35968 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Fort Payne, AL (18.11%), Henagar, AL (2.98%), Rainsville, AL (2.81%), Pine Ridge, AL (2.32%), Sylvania, AL (1.87%)
County: DeKalb County, AL
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 3,483
Zip code population in 2010: 4,575
Zip code population in 2000: 1,367

Houses and condos: 1,710
Renter-occupied apartments: 232
% of renters here:

16%
State:

32%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 35968: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 53.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 65 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 35968
Zip code 35968 (Fort Payne, Alabama) real estate house value trends
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.3% ($327)
Alabama:

0.4% ($532)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $375 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $287 (0.3%)

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Males: 1,832  (52.6%)
Females: 1,651  (47.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 35968:

For population 15 years and over in 35968:

Zip code 35968 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 35968

  • Zip code 35968 races chart
    • 4,085White population
    • 46Black population
    • 36American Indian population
    • 12Asian population
    • 5Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 1Some other race population
    • 62Two or more races population
    • 328Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $94,700
35968:

$94,700
Alabama:

$122,700
Median resident age:
This zip code:

48.1 years
Alabama median age:

38.3 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
Alabama:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 35968, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $41,586 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$41,586
State:

$52,001

Salary/wage: $36,322 (reported on 82.3% of returns)
Here:

$36,322
State:

$43,822
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 76.1% for AGIs below $25k, 82.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 94.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,586 (reported on 29.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,586
Alabama:

$1,592
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,033 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
Here:

$4,033
State:

$5,697
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$9,347 (reported on 8.4% of returns)
Here:

+$9,347
State:

+$13,286
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,971 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

+$6,971
State:

+$9,151
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $12,276 (reported on 9.3% of returns)
35968:

$12,276
Alabama:

$14,992
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $20,942 (24% of AGI, reported on 19.9% of returns)
Here:

$20,942
State:

$21,388

Here:

23.9% of AGI
State:

20.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $25k, 7.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $5,786 (reported on 15.9% of returns)
Here:

$5,786
State:

$5,925
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $4,255 (reported on 19.5% of returns)
35968:

$4,255
State:

$5,272
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,322 (reported on 26.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,322
State:

$2,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 74.3%
Here:

74%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 72.6% for AGIs below $25k, 74.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 84.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 100.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 35968, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $41,401 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$41,401
State:

$42,302

Salary/wage: $34,680 (reported on 86.1% of returns)
Here:

$34,680
State:

$36,626
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 136.9% for AGIs below $10k, 84.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 88.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 44.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,159 (reported on 35.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,159
Alabama:

$1,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $8,254 (reported on 14.6% of returns)
Here:

$8,254
State:

$4,206
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$8,604 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
Here:

+$8,604
State:

+$13,031
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,207 (reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here:

+$5,207
State:

+$8,302
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.9% for AGIs below $10k, 2.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,180 (reported on 2.6% of returns)
35968:

$3,180
Alabama:

$3,006
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,761 (17% of AGI, reported on 19.8% of returns)
Here:

$17,761
State:

$17,623

Here:

16.8% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.9% for AGIs below $10k, 5.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $5,337 (5% of AGI, reported on 17.0% of returns)
Here:

$5,337
State:

$4,768

Here:

5.0% of AGI
State:

5.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $7,373 (reported on 70.3% of returns)
35968:

$7,373
State:

$6,905
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 22.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,848 (reported on 23.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,848
State:

$2,048

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 77.3%
Here:

77%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 72.9% for AGIs below $10k, 78.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 86.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$32,500
Alabama:

$42,849
Fort Payne, AL (35968) map Nearest zip codes: 35988, 35978, 35986, 35989, 35967, 35765.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.6%
Alabama:

50.6%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

0.4%
Alabama:

3.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 97
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,323


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 9 (7 now married, 2 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 652 (362 now married, 290 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 35968 with a mortgage: 505 (24 second mortgage, 60 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 683

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,108
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S325

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

9.6%
Whole state:

18.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

9.1%
Whole state:

10.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.7
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 35968: Fort Payne Water Works (A), Swindell Gap (B), Pine Ridge Fire Protection (C), Blake Fire Protection Authority (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 35968 include: Chavies Church (A), Walnut Grove Baptist Church (B), Union Church (C), Pine Grove Church (D), Mountain View Church (E), Mount Olive Church (F), Mount Herman Church (G), Kings Chapel (H), Hawkins Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Green Cemetery (1), Franklin Cemetery (2), Antioch Cemetery (3), Lankford Cemetery (4), Mount Herman Cemetery (5), Mountain View Memorial Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ashberry Branch (A), Beeson Branch (B), Bing Branch (C), Day Branch (D), Glade Branch (E), Mahan Branch (F), Walker Branch (G), West Fork Bengis Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 212010 or later
  • 2562000 to 2009
  • 3891990 to 1999
  • 2881980 to 1989
  • 2781970 to 1979
  • 2531960 to 1969
  • 1291950 to 1959
  • 341940 to 1949
  • 621939 or earlier

Zip code 35968 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Fort Payne, AL (35968)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 41 bedroom
  • 2022 bedrooms
  • 8143 bedrooms
  • 1494 bedrooms
  • 195+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fort Payne, AL (35968)

  • 64no bedroom
  • 281 bedroom
  • 842 bedrooms
  • 413 bedrooms
  • 114 bedrooms
  • 45+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Fort Payne, AL (35968) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 38no vehicle
  • 2031 vehicle
  • 4402 vehicles
  • 2473 vehicles
  • 2114 vehicles
  • 495+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Fort Payne, AL (35968) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 74no vehicle
  • 971 vehicle
  • 462 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 44 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $512.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $94,700
35968:

$94,700
Alabama:

$122,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,700 - $157,800

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 17.1%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 87.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,345

Size of family households: 584 2-persons, 219 3-persons, 88 4-persons, 54 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 431 1-person, 29 2-persons

396 married couples with children.
54 single-parent households (34 men, 20 women).

99.1% of residents of 35968 zip code speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% very well, 39% not well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 72 (2.1%)
(27.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.1%
Whole state:

3.4%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 31%England
  • 28%Philippines
  • 22%Mexico
  • 11%Scotland
  • 6%Guatemala
  • 3%Germany

Most common first ancestries reported in 35968 (%)

  • 25%Other groups
  • 22%American
  • 7%English
  • 5%Irish
  • 3%German
  • 2%Scottish
  • 2%Dutch

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 282000 to 2009
  • 291990 to 1999
  • 19Before 1990

Zip code 35968 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 35968:

All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 35968

Zip code 35968 marital status for males
Zip code 35968 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 65%Electricity
  • 28%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3%Utility gas
  • 3%Wood
  • 1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


61% of the 35968 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Alabama.

95% of the 35968 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school):
Here:

0.0%
Alabama:

9.7%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Alabama:

10.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Alabama:

14.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 57,798Material moving occupations
  • 50,938Business and financial operations occupations
  • 50,469Education, training, and library occupations
  • 42,422Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 40,625Production occupations
  • 34,471Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 198 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 35968 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1370.9 years
Mary1381.2 years
John1169.1 years
Robert1068.0 years
Billy873.5 years
William870.7 years
Charles770.4 years
Dorothy776.7 years
Marie681.7 years
Ruby679.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 35968 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson975.8 years
Smith874.6 years
Williams872.9 years
Black777.0 years
Jones774.7 years
Wright674.0 years
Brown678.0 years
Miller578.4 years
Davis464.8 years
Horton482.8 years
Businesses in zip code 35968
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Kmart1
Cracker Barrel1Lowe's1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Ford1Ryan's Grill1
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop1UPS1
Hardee's1Verizon Wireless1
Hilton1Walgreens1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1

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