Wetumpka, Alabama Population 2021

8,429
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Wetumpka is a city located in Elmore County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Elmore County. With a 2020 population of 8,429, it is the 79th largest city in Alabama and the 3486th largest city in the United States . Wetumpka is currently growing at a rate of 0.35% annually and its population has increased by 29.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,528 in 2010. Wetumpka reached it's highest population of 8,429 in 2021. Spanning over 11 miles, Wetumpka has a population density of 771 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wetumpka is $64,679 with a poverty rate of 12.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $792 per month, and the median house value is $137,100. The median age in Wetumpka is 35 years, 28.1 years for males, and 37.2 years for females.

Wetumpka Demographics

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

  • White: 61.71%
  • Black or African American: 33.14%
  • Two or more races: 2.47%
  • Other race: 1.67%
  • Asian: 0.91%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wetumpka, Alabama is 8,429 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,342.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,528.

Wetumpka, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,08761.71%
Black or African American2,73233.14%
Two or More Races2042.47%
Some Other Race1381.67%
Asian750.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native70.08%
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Wetumpka Population by Race

Wetumpka Population Pyramid $2021

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Wetumpka Median Age

35


Total

28.1


Male

37.2


Female

Wetumpka Adults

There are 6,628 adults, (1,353 of whom are seniors) in Wetumpka.

Wetumpka Age Dependency

56.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wetumpka Sex Ratio

Female

4,850

58.84%

Male

3,393

41.16%

Wetumpka Population by Age

Wetumpka Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wetumpka Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.3%24.7%
All58.7%41.3%
Non Family47.6%52.4%
Female44.2%55.8%
Male0%100%

58.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wetumpka Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9172.4758.7
Married1,3713.1875.3
Non Family9091.0347.6
Female5573.0244.2
Male802.690

3.05

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Wetumpka Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2865.14%
9th to 12th Grade5189.31%
High School Graduate1,96235.28%
Some College1,14320.55%
Associates Degree5008.99%
Bachelors Degree74913.47%
Graduate Degree4047.26%
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Wetumpka Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wetumpka Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,7933,273872
Black1,4551,287245
Other Race13867
2+ Races11475
Asian424229
Hispanic137
Native American777

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%.

Wetumpka Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,097$46,336$29,291
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$21,503$21,793$21,264
Some College$40,465$84,087$30,518
Bachelors Degree$50,565$$50,788
Graduate Degree$57,663$82,935$53,445

$33,097

Average Earnings

$46,336

Average Male

$29,291

Average Female

Wetumpka Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wetumpka Language by Age

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Wetumpka Language

97.24% of Wetumpka residents speak only English, while 2.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.17% of the population.

Wetumpka Language

Wetumpka Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,21649111.65%
Black2,49327911.19%
Hispanic6969100.00%
Multiple2033919.21%

12.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.74%

Male Poverty Rate

13.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wetumpka

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wetumpka is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wetumpka is Black, with 11.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.43%.

Wetumpka Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.02%
High School11.20%
Bachelors or Greater6.42%
Some College1.86%

Wetumpka Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed71.54%
Female Employed12.06%
Male Employed3.20%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Wetumpka Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wetumpka Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,820$64,679
Families$57,050$76,724
Married Families$71,654-
Non Families$21,493$28,254
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Income by Household Type

Wetumpka Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Wetumpka Married by Age and Sex

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Wetumpka 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.

Wetumpka Marital Status by Race

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Wetumpka Marital Status

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542

Number of Veterans

382

Male Veterans

160

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War223
Second Gulf War162
Vietnam151
Korea61
World War II

Wetumpka Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54221
65 to 74142
18 to 3495
75+84
55 to 64

Wetumpka Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2806.51%
Black1206.01%
2+ Races7565.79%
Other Race6748.55%

Wetumpka Veterans by Race

Wetumpka Veterans by Education

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2.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wetumpka Veterans by Education

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51.1%

Labor Force Participation

47.1%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wetumpka Employment by Age

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Wetumpka Employment by Race

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Wetumpka 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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77.73%

Born in Wetumpka

99.05%

Native Born

0.95%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

0.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.05% of Wetumpka residents were born in the United States, with 77.73% having been born in Alabama. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wetumpka Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,429290.35%
20208,400290.35%
20198,371290.35%
20188,3421261.53%
20178,216-8-0.10%
20168,2241792.22%
20158,0453424.44%
20147,7032583.47%
20137,4452423.36%
20127,2031982.83%
20117,0051682.46%
20106,8371,1111.79%
20005,7261,0562.06%
19904,6703290.73%
19804,3415551.38%
19703,7861140.31%
19603,672-141-0.38%
19503,8137242.13%
19403,0890.00%

Wetumpka Population by Year