Fort Payne, Alabama Population 2020

14,041

Fort Payne is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 14,041, it is the 50th largest city in Alabama and the 2423rd largest city in the United States. Fort Payne is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually and its population has increased by 0.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,012 in 2010. Fort Payne reached it's highest population of 14,132 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 $52,800 with a poverty rate of 23.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $596 per month, and the median house value is $119,400. The median age in Fort Payne is 38.7 years, 38 years for males, and 39.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.2 males.

Fort Payne Demographics

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

  • White: 82.34%
  • Other race: 6.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 3.73%
  • Black or African American: 3.37%
  • Two or more races: 3.21%
  • Asian: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.36%
The current population of Fort Payne, Alabama is 14,041, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,987.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,012.

Fort Payne, Alabama Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202071,347-19-0.03%
201971,366-19-0.03%
201871,385-19-0.03%
201771,4043030.42%
201671,101-11-0.02%
201571,1121130.16%
201470,999880.12%
201370,911-26-0.04%
201270,937-415-0.59%
201171,3521930.27%
201071,1590.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,53382.34%
Some Other Race9026.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5223.73%
Black or African American4723.37%
Two or More Races4493.21%
Asian770.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native510.36%

Fort Payne Population Pyramid 2020

Fort Payne Median Age

38.7


Total

38


Male

39.3


Female

Fort Payne Adults

There are 10,493 adults, (2,006 of whom are seniors) in Fort Payne.

Fort Payne Age Dependency

65

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Payne Sex Ratio

Female

7,104

50.72%

Male

6,902

49.28%

Fort Payne Households and Families

Fort Payne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fort Payne Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
Male72.2%27.8%
All64.7%35.3%
Female52.8%47.2%
Non Family46.8%53.2%

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1872.6264.7
Married2,2563.5283.8
Non Family1,9981.1846.8
Female7353.3252.8
Male1984.3272.2

3.41

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fort Payne Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,08311.87%
9th to 12th Grade1,50816.53%
High School Graduate2,44626.82%
Some College1,74619.14%
Associates Degree9029.89%
Bachelors Degree6867.52%
Graduate Degree7508.22%

Fort Payne Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,5035,9131,324
Hispanic1,092152
Other Race38715
Black36830621
Islander220
Multiple Races154109
Asian777772
Native American191919

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,882$39,722$22,403
Less Than High School$19,031$23,804$14,417
High School Grad$30,164$41,779$20,641
Some College$32,042$43,488$24,984
Bachelors Degree$66,250$68,654$42,188
Graduate Degree$45,655$52,969$40,833

$28,882

Average Earnings

$39,722

Average Male

$22,403

Average Female

Fort Payne Language

Fort Payne Language by Age

Fort Payne Language

83.41% of Fort Payne residents speak only English, while 16.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.90% of the population.

Fort Payne Poverty

Fort Payne Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,8621,54215.64%
Hispanic2,8571,32246.27%
Other90234638.36%
Multiple44826258.48%
Black4066115.02%

23.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.55%

Male Poverty Rate

25.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Payne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Payne is Multiple, with 58.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Payne is Black, with 15.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.42%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.37%
High School13.63%
Some College12.21%
Bachelors or Greater1.33%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.51%
Female Employed12.33%
Male Employed8.15%
Male Unemployed8.07%

Fort Payne Income

Fort Payne Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,382$52,800
Families$49,530$63,221
Married Families$52,974-
Non Families$26,114$33,124

Fort Payne Marital Status

Fort Payne Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Payne Married by Age and Sex

Fort Payne Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fort Payne Marital Status by Race

Fort Payne Veterans

681

Number of Veterans

619

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam302
First Gulf War77
Second Gulf War60
Korea25
World War II13
Name Veterans % of Total
White6236.92%
2 or More2813.08%
Black235.58%
Hispanic140.98%
Indian724.14%

$Fort Payne Veterans by Education

19.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Payne Employment Status

56.8%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Payne Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

64.02%

Born in Alabama

91.00%

Native Born

9.00%

Foreign Born

5.95%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.00% of Fort Payne residents were born in the United States, with 64.02% having been born in Alabama. 5.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,041270.19%
201914,014270.19%
201813,987-43-0.31%
201714,030270.19%
201614,003-14-0.10%
201514,017120.09%
201414,005100.07%
201313,995-33-0.24%
201214,028-104-0.74%
201114,132270.19%
201014,1051,1670.87%
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%