Income/capita 36%
Household income 31%
Unemployment 25%
IndexFort PayneAlabamaNational
Income per capita$19,221$24,736$29,829
Median household income$38,445$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$44,982$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,507$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$31,585$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$18,000$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate5.8%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level21.9%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fort Payne is 36% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Fort Payne is 31% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fort Payne is 25% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fort Payne is 45% higher than the national average

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      Fort Payne employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.2%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector42.4%0.9%
      Financial & insurance services1.1%3.8%
      Wholesale & retail services8.7%22.2%
      Public administration4.8%3.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.1%1.1%
      Education, health & social services9.1%26.3%

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      Dutton, AL342$47,50014%
      Fyffe, AL1,465$46,08017%
      Fort Payne, AL14,101$38,44531%

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      Fort Payne, AL14,101$38,44531%
      Source: The Fort Payne, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).