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Fort Payne, Alabama
Welcome to Fort Payne ...
The location of Fort Payne has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
A typical abbreviation for Fort Payne: Ft. Payne
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Fort Payne has a population of 14,071 people<2> (see below for details).
Fort Payne was established in 1889.
The community of Fort Payne is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Fort Payne lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Fort Payne (for example, toward Menlo (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Telephone area codes for Fort Payne: (256) and (938)<4>
The ZIP codes for Fort Payne: 35967-35968<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Payne had a population of 14,012 people (or 19.7% of the total population of DeKalb County). This makes Fort Payne the county's most populous community.
The population of Fort Payne represents 0.29% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 14,012 people, the population of Fort Payne increased 8.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,938 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Fort Payne had an population of 14,071 people. This is an increase of 0.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.76% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Payne.
Communities near Fort Payne ...
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Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Fort Payne and not the distance if you are driving.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Fort Payne.
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Websites for Fort Payne ...
Official Website: www.fortpayne.org/
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Payne ...
Looking for more information about Fort Payne? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Fort Payne, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Payne.
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The official website for Fort Payne: www.fortpayne.org/
The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019