Fort Payne, AL 35968 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 35968: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Payne, AL 35968

Acceptable Alternative
Pine Ridge, AL 35968

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ft Payne, AL 35968

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: De Kalb County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.442, Longitude -85.719
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 470
  • PO Box Addresses: 531
  • Residential Addresses: 2,016
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 90
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,926

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Fort Payne, AL 35968 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,967
Daytime Population: Workers 3,690
Daytime Population: Residents 2,860
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,550
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 4,849
Population in Familes 4,111
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density2 79
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $41,060
Average Household Income $54,977
Per Capita Income $22,237


Total Housing Units 2,245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,462 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 511 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 272 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $111,017
Average Home Value $145,708


Total Households 1,973
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,377
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.15% 0.29%
Households 0.2% 0.29%
Families -0.01% 0.19%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.43%

Fort Payne, AL 35968 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 35968 to the other 614 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 294 52nd
Population Density # 282 54th
Diversity Index # 398 35th
Median Household Income # 271 56th
Per Capita Income # 256 58th

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