Fort Payne SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
7
Education
5
Commute
8.5

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Fort Payne, Alabama Info Snack

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 14,012.
Population
14,006
Unemployment
7.1%
Poverty
23.3%
Median Home
$119,400
Median Income
$40,382
Median Rent
$596

3 Reviews & Comments About Fort Payne

Overall User Rating
4.7
/5

SHENANIGANS

I do not understand why Fort Payne is on this list. There's virtually no violent crime whatsover, the schools have state of the art security systems and the place is becoming a center for local music scenes to take off. The only thing I could possibly think of that's wrong with this place is the high amount of undocumented immigrants. But if you're like me and love Mexican women, it's not a problem.

I'm from Scottsboro Alabama and I moved to Fort Payne for two years. I can tell you that Fort Payne was like Utopia to me.

And there's also no way Gasden is worse than Birmingham, this is madness.


Bailey Pryor

I'm from fort Payne and it is not crummy there are tons of places for jobs and the house like never get broke into the schools are great as well


HomeSnacks User

The worst thing about this small rural town- Is good healthcare and no decent hospitals. Chattanooga, Gadsden or Huntsville is where you need to go in case of severe life threatening emergency. Otherwise, young families would do great here but not so much for the chronically ill or elderly. That's why I try to grow most all my food but since I'm getting older, I'd rather move to a more upscale rural area in a different state. But plenty of good stuff to say about Fort Payne AL as well.

No crime at all on lookout mountain.

I don't see many high paying jobs but I'm retired so I am not looking. It's a great place to raise children because there's no crime like in big cities or really busy counties. There lots to do outside to get kids off the internet so much. That's important in my opinion in today's world.

Schools are good if you help your child with homework. You can pass the test for graduation and still remain not too Smart. So I suggest that you work with your child and make sure they're getting help with good education but this is the same everywhere. If parents aren't involved with they're children and the schools then your going to get less no matter where you live.

Very small class room size. The kids stay in one school until high school. So they don't have to switch schools so often.

Again, help your children with home work and ask the teacher to give your children harder more challenging studies if they're ready to move up and on.

Rankings for Fort Payne in Alabama

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Map Of Fort Payne, AL

Population over time in Fort Payne

Year Population % Change
2017 14,006 -0.7%
2016 14,101 -0.1%
2015 14,112 -0.0%
2014 14,115 0.0%
2013 14,108 0.3%
2012 14,068 0.5%
2011 13,997 1.0%
2010 13,862 -

Race / Ethnicity in Fort Payne

White
73.0% (10,218)
African American
3.2% (452)
American Indian
0.4% (51)
Asian
0.5% (77)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.4% (340)
Hispanic
20.5% (2,868)
Race Fort Payne AL USA
White 73.0% 65.7% 61.1%
African American 3.2% 26.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 0.5% 1.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.4% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 20.5% 4.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Fort Payne, Alabama

Less than $10,000
9.7% (136,360)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.6% (106,928)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.5% (189,554)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.7% (178,213)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.4% (243,559)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.5% (287,302)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.5% (104,768)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.8% (95,587)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.0% (13,771)
$200,000 or more
3.2% (44,553)
Income Fort Payne AL USA
Less than $10,000 9.7% 877.9% 633.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.6% 632.3% 460.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.5% 1197.8% 931.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.7% 1067.9% 928.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.4% 1345.0% 1263.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.5% 1743.4% 1746.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.5% 1146.7% 1247.6%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.8% 1193.6% 1464.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.0% 421.7% 627.5%
$200,000 or more 3.2% 373.6% 697.9%

Gender in Fort Payne

Female
50.7% (7,104)
Male
49.3% (6,902)
Gender Fort Payne AL USA
Female 50.7% 51.6% 50.8%
Male 49.3% 48.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Fort Payne for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
10.0% (1,400)
9-12th Grade
17.0% (2,381)
High School / GED
27.0% (3,781)
Some College
19.0% (2,661)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (1,400)
Bachelor's Degree
8.0% (1,120)
Master's Degree
7.0% (980)
Professional Degree
2.0% (280)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Fort Payne AL USA
< 9th Grade 10.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 17.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 16.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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