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F Fort Payne Amenities Not many amenities close to this location
A- Fort Payne Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than Alabama
Fort Payne
8515% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fort Payne cost of living
F Fort Payne Crime Total crime is 11% higher than Alabama
Total crime
3,85140% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2640% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Fort Payne crime
F Fort Payne Employment Household income is 14% lower than Alabama
Median household income
$38,44531% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,22136% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%25% higher than the US average
Fort Payne employment
D Fort Payne Housing Home value is 10% lower than Alabama
Median home value
$115,60037% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$56640% lower than the US average
Home ownership
64%1% higher than the US average
Fort Payne real estate or Fort Payne rentals
F Fort Payne Schools HS graduation rate is 18% lower than Alabama
High school grad. rates
65%22% lower than the US average
School test scores
38%23% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:15% higher than the US average
Fort Payne K-12 schools

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A Great Place to Call Home

Living in Fort Payne, Alabama has been a great experience for me so far. This town is centrally located to many other larger towns including Atlanta and Birmingham, so taking a day trip for some city fun is simple. This are though offers me that small-town hometown feel that I was desperately craving.

The best areas in Fort Payne, Alabama include the multiple outdoor recreational areas. Desoto State Park is located nearby and if you love the outdoors, the, you will be happy with the different opportunities that it provides you for outdoor fun. Fishing, hiking, biking, and boating opportunities can all be found within an easy driving distance of Fort Payne, Alabama.

If you are looking to expand your educational opportunities, then that will also be possible here. There are three local community colleges all within an easy driving distance of the town. I attend Snead State part time and love the experience and education that I am getting. There is just so much here and just so many opportunities that this is a great place to call home.
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Source: The Fort Payne, AL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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