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Wetumpka, Alabama

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Welcome to Wetumpka ...

The city of Wetumpka is located in Elmore County and is the County Seat for Elmore County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Wetumpka has a population of 7,994 people<1> (see below for details).

Wetumpka was established in 1834.

The community of Wetumpka is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Wetumpka lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wetumpka is located in the (334) area code.

The ZIP codes for Wetumpka: 36092-36093<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wetumpka had a population of 6,528 people (which is 8.23% of the total population of Elmore County). This makes Wetumpka the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wetumpka represents 0.14% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 85th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,528 people, the population of Wetumpka increased 14.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,726 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Wetumpka had an population of 7,994 people. This is an increase of 22.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 39.61% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wetumpka.

Communities near Wetumpka ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2015
Coosada   [Map]   1,240   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Deatsville   [Map]   1,157   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Eclectic   [Map]   1,029   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elmore   [Map]   1,271   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,314   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Montgomery   [Map]   200,602   S   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wetumpka.

Communities Also Named Wetumpka ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Wetumpka - it's located in Florida.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wetumpka.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wetumpka. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wetumpka. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wetumpka. Our list includes 32 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wetumpka:

Websites for Wetumpka ...

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Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wetumpka ...

Looking for more information about Wetumpka? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wetumpka, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Wetumpka.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Wetumpka. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wetumpka.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wetumpka - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wetumpka). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wetumpka or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Wetumpka includes: 36092 & 36093.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Wetumpka. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wetumpka) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wetumpka. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wetumpka

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wetumpka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5394, Longitude: -86.2052     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wetumpka have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wetumpka.


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