Fort Payne demographics profile

StatisticFort PayneAlabamaNational
Population density (sq mi)2519291
Median age37.638.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%40%43%
Speak English80%95%79%
Speak Spanish19%3%13%
Fort Payne, AL has a population of 14,101 and is the 2,975th largest city in the United States. The population density is 251 per sq mi which is 173% higher than the Alabama average and 177% higher than the national average. The median age in Fort Payne is 38 which is approximately 3% lower than the Alabama average of 39. In Fort Payne, 56% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 80% speak English and 19% speak Spanish. 65% of Fort Payne residents were born in Alabama, 22% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 11% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Fort Payne is 173% higher than Alabama.
  • The median age in Fort Payne is 3% lower than Alabama.
  • In Fort Payne 81.00% of the population is White.
  • In Fort Payne 3.87% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Fort Payne 0.52% of the population is Asian.

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Fort Payne population breakdown by race

RaceFort PayneAlabamaNational
Black or African American3.87%26.48%12.63%
American Indian0.85%0.49%0.82%
Native Hawaiian3.03%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race4.02%1.76%3.06%
Other race6.71%1.28%4.75%
In Fort Payne, 23.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Fort Payne, AL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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