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The City of Fort Payne had a population of 14,769 as of July 1, 2022. Fort Payne ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Fort Payne is located at latitude 34.4443 and longitude -85.7197 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Payne encompass a land area of 56.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 906 feet.
The City of Fort Payne has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fort Payne is located within Fort Payne Division of DeKalb County.
|Total Population||14,769 (100%)|
|Population in Households||14,427 (97.7%)|
|Population in Families||11,928 (80.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||342 ( 2.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$48,535|
|Average Household Income||$61,016|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||16%|
|Per Capita Income||$22,618|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||5,982 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,594 (60.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,833 (30.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||556 ( 9.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$145,150|
|Average Home Value||$186,519|
|Housing Affordability Index3||169|
|Average Household Size||2.66|
|Average Family Size||3.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.87%|
|Per Capita Income||2.32%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.15%|
The table below compares Fort Payne to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 51||92nd|
|Population Density||# 267||55th|
|Median Household Income||# 320||46th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 271||46th|
|Per Capita Income||# 490||18th|
|Diversity Index||# 12||98th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.