Fort Payne DeKalb County, Alabama

Fort Payne: City in Alabama, US


Fort Payne is a city located in the county of DeKalb in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its population at the 2010 census was 14,012. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 14,041 inhabitants.

The city was created 132 years ago in 1888.

Fort Payne Quick Facts

Population : 14,041 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Alabama (United States)
County : DeKalb County
Postal code : 35967–35968
Phone Area Codes : 256
Water as percent of area : 0.64%
Land as percent of area : 99.36%
Altitude : 906 feet / 276 meters
Capital city : Fort Payne is capital of DeKalb County
Establishment : January 01, 1889 (132 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 14:30:33 (4th December 2021)
Population growth : 0.21% (2010-2020)
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Location of Fort Payne on Alabama map.
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Fort Payne is located at 34°26'39"N 85°43'11"W (34.4442500, -85.7196900).

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The population of Fort Payne increased by 0.21% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 12,938 - estimation process
2010 14,012 7.66% census
2011 14,245 1.64% estimation process
2012 14,140 -0.74% estimation process
2013 14,107 -0.23% estimation process
2014 14,112 0.04% estimation process
2015 14,122 0.07% estimation process
2016 14,113 -0.06% estimation process
2017 14,145 0.23% estimation process
2018 14,099 -0.33% estimation process
2019 14,074 -0.18% estimation process
2020 14,041 -0.24% estimation process

Fort Payne zip code is 35967. County name: DeKalb, County fips: 01049

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Local Places in Fort Payne

People born in Fort Payne (19)

People born in Fort Payne, including aviator Katherine Stinson, racecar driver Fonty Flock, racecar driver Tim Flock, you can see a list of people who born in Fort Payne.

  • Thomas H. Cook (American writer) he was born in 19/09/1947
  • Philip Ober (American stage, film and television actor) he was born in 23/03/1902
  • Larry Nelson (American professional golfer) he was born in 10/09/1947
  • Bob Flock (American racing driver) he was born in 16/04/1918
  • Duward Crow (United States Air Force general) he was born in 26/06/1919
  • Edward Anderson Stinson (aviation pioneer and entrepreneur) he was born in 11/07/1893
  • Ethel Mobley (American stock car racing driver) she was born in 08/03/1920
  • Forrest S. McCartney (United States Air Force lieutenant general) he was born in 23/03/1931
  • Jeff Cook (American musician) he was born in 27/08/1949
  • Jerry Ellis (author) he was born in 01/01/1947
  • Randy Owen (American musician) he was born in 13/12/1949
  • Ron Sparks (Alabama Democratic politician) he was born in 29/10/1952
  • Weston Burt (American musician)
  • Sheila LaBarre (American woman convicted of murder in New Hampshire) she was born in 04/07/1958
  • Leon Hardeman (American football player (1932-2019)) he was born in 06/06/1932
  • James Dean (American illustrator, born 1957, creator of Pete the Cat) he was born in 17/12/1957

Schools in Fort Payne

College & universities near Fort Payne, AL

Code Name City ZIP
101277 New Beginning College of Cosmetology Albertville (AL) 35951
102076 Snead State Community College Boaz (AL) 35957-0734

Stations (1)

Amtrak & bus stations near Fort Payne, AL

Code Name Address Type
ATN Anniston 126 West 4th St RAIL

Post offices near Fort Payne

Post Office Name City ZIP
Fort Payn Post Office Fort Payne (AL) 35967

Other places with the same name (1)

Other cities in DeKalb County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in DeKalb County , AL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Rainsville 5,149 City in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States
Henagar 2,367 City in Alabama
Collinsville 1,938 Town in Alabama
Sylvania 1,860 City in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States of America
Crossville 1,847 Town of the United States
Mount Vernon 1,504 Town in Mobile County, Alabama
Fyffe 1,076 City in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States of America
Powell 908 City in Alabama, United States
Geraldine 896 Town in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States
Douglas 780 Town in Marshall County, Alabama, in the United States
Ider 737 Town in Alabama, USA
Valley Head 563 Town
Hammondville 485 Town
Mentone 332 Town in Alabama
Pine Ridge 273 Town in Alabama
Oak Hill 23 Town in Alabama, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Fort Payne distances to largest Alabama cities