Fort Payne, Alabama Population 2021

14,024
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Fort Payne is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 14,024, it is the 51st largest city in Alabama and the 2422nd largest city in the United States . Fort Payne is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually but its population has increased by 0.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,012 in 2010. Fort Payne reached it's highest population of 14,245 in 2011. Spanning over 57 miles, Fort Payne has a population density of 250 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fort Payne is $53,315 with a poverty rate of 24.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $595 per month, and the median house value is $124,900. The median age in Fort Payne is 38.8 years, 37.2 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Fort Payne Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Payne was:

  • White: 80.31%
  • Other race: 9.69%
  • Black or African American: 3.46%
  • Two or more races: 2.96%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.91%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Asian: 0.12%
The current population of Fort Payne, Alabama is 14,024 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,099.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,012.

Fort Payne, Alabama Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202171,7251060.15%
202071,6191060.15%
201971,5131060.15%
201871,407-30-0.04%
201771,4373330.47%
201671,104170.02%
201571,087940.13%
201470,993810.11%
201370,912-32-0.05%
201270,944-421-0.59%
201171,3652020.28%
201071,1630.00%

Fort Payne Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,33680.31%
Some Other Race1,3689.69%
Black or African American4893.46%
Two or More Races4182.96%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4112.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native760.54%
Asian170.12%
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Fort Payne Population by Race

Fort Payne Population Pyramid $2021

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Fort Payne Median Age

38.8


Total

37.2


Male

39.8


Female

Fort Payne Adults

There are 10,493 adults, (2,216 of whom are seniors) in Fort Payne.

Fort Payne Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Payne Sex Ratio

Female

7,151

50.66%

Male

6,964

49.34%

Fort Payne Population by Age

Fort Payne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fort Payne Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.4%14.6%
Male79.7%20.3%
All66.9%33.1%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Female46%54%

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fort Payne Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0662.766.9
Married2,4243.5285.4
Non Family1,8471.1449.2
Female6673.6446
Male1284.8779.7

3.49

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Fort Payne Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,29414.08%
9th to 12th Grade1,39415.17%
High School Graduate2,53127.54%
Some College1,52616.60%
Associates Degree8719.48%
Bachelors Degree7598.26%
Graduate Degree8168.88%
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Fort Payne Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Payne Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,3865,9471,514
Hispanic1,3181347
Other Race5557
Black37230719
Islander180
2+ Races10772
Native American453626
Asian17179

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 57.78%.

Fort Payne Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,955$38,051$23,870
Less Than 9th Grade$20,420$21,970$13,962
High School Graduate$31,361$43,738$16,141
Some College$34,941$42,162$30,536
Bachelors Degree$45,952$73,438$36,645
Graduate Degree$50,645$53,452$50,323

$30,955

Average Earnings

$38,051

Average Male

$23,870

Average Female

Fort Payne Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Payne Language by Age

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Fort Payne Language

79.71% of Fort Payne residents speak only English, while 20.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.20% of the population.

Fort Payne Language

Fort Payne Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,2351,63850.63%
White9,6481,35314.02%
Other1,36869050.44%
Multiple41725861.87%
Black3896316.20%
Native765065.79%

24.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.88%

Male Poverty Rate

25.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Payne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Payne is Native, with 65.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Payne is White, with 14.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.79%.

Fort Payne Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.58%
High School11.93%
Some College11.27%
Bachelors or Greater4.72%

Fort Payne Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed31.23%
Male Employed12.91%
Female Employed12.42%
Male Unemployed12.14%

Fort Payne Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Payne Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,273$53,315
Families$49,932$64,302
Married Families$54,435-
Non Families$22,677$30,195
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Income by Household Type

Fort Payne Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Payne Married by Age and Sex

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Fort Payne Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fort Payne Marital Status by Race

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Fort Payne Marital Status

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574

Number of Veterans

504

Male Veterans

70

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam304
First Gulf War74
World War II13
Second Gulf War10
Korea

Fort Payne Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74261
55 to 64177
75+68
35 to 5468
18 to 34

Fort Payne Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5245.91%
Black256.02%
2+ Races1912.42%
Native American613.33%

Fort Payne Veterans by Race

Fort Payne Veterans by Education

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19.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Payne Veterans by Education

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55.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Payne Employment by Age

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Fort Payne Employment by Race

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Fort Payne Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.56%

Born in Fort Payne

89.25%

Native Born

10.75%

Foreign Born

8.33%

Non Citizen

2.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.25% of Fort Payne residents were born in the United States, with 63.56% having been born in Alabama. 8.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fort Payne Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,024-25-0.18%
202014,049-25-0.18%
201914,074-25-0.18%
201814,099-46-0.33%
201714,145320.23%
201614,113-9-0.06%
201514,122100.07%
201414,11250.04%
201314,107-33-0.23%
201214,140-105-0.74%
201114,2451421.01%
201014,1031,1650.87%
200012,9381,1000.89%
199011,8383530.30%
198011,4853,0503.13%
19708,4351,4061.84%
19607,0298031.22%
19506,2261,8023.48%
19404,4241,0492.74%
19303,3756770.56%
18902,6980.00%

Fort Payne Population by Year