Elmore County Demographics

At the 2000 census there were 65,874 people, 22,737 households, and 17,552 families living in the county. The population density was 106 people per square mile (41/km2). There were 25,733 housing units at an average density of 41 per square mile (16/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 77.02% White, 20.64% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 1.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[13] Of the 22,737 households 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.80% were non-families. 20.00% of households were one person and 7.70% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.07.

The age distribution was 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.70% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.30 males.

The median household income was $41,243 and the median family income was $47,155. Males had a median income of $32,643 versus $24,062 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,650. About 7.40% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 11.30% of those age 65 or over. In the late 1990s, voters voted to pass a mandatory fire fee for volunteer fire services. All citizens pay this same fee regardless of valuation of the property or income levels.

City: Wetumpka
County: Elmore
State: Alabama
Zip Codes: 36092 and 36093

Location

Latitude 32:32:38 Longitude 86:12:43
City Distance City Distance
Montgomery 10 NYC, NY 1,032
Birmingham 90 Chicago 765
Mobile 190 LA, CA 2,109
Atlanta 169 Nashville 297
Tampa 468 Memphis 337

Tax Structure

State Millage County Millage
General Fund 2.5 General Fund 5.0
School Fund 3.0 Road & Bridge 2.5
Soldier Fund 1.0 School 7.0
6.5 Hospital 1.0
15.5

Population

2000 Census 2011 Est 1990 Census
City: 5,726 P.J. 12,794 7,798 4,670
County: 65,874 80,188 49,210
Population within 30 miles 387,561
Income:
 CityCounty
Per Capita:$21,924$29,723
Avg. Household$48,178$62,164
Median Household$38,914$54,558
Households 2,31826,535

Climate

Mean Annual Temperature 61°

January 40° July 78°

Average Rainfall 55” Snowfall 0”

Length of growing season 212 days

Altitude above mean sea level 179

Prevailing Winds 4-6 mph south

Property Tax Classification and Assessment:

Class 1—All property of utilities used in the business of such utilities 30%

Class 2—Aircraft, business, industrial, personal, and undeveloped real property 20%

Class 3—Agricultural, forest, single family owner-occupied residential property and historic buildings and sites 10%

Class 4—Private passenger automobiles and pickups, individually owned 15%

Lodging Tax: 16% (State 4% – City 12%)

Rental Tax 3%

Sales Tax: 8%
City PJ County School State
3% 1.5% 1% 4%
Gasoline Tax:
City County State Federal
0 16¢ 18.4¢

Corporate Income Tax 6.5%

Individual Income Tax Sliding scale up to 5%

Federal Tax is an allowable deduction for State Income Tax

No occupational tax

Government

Type Municipal Government: Mayor/Council

FY 2010-2011 Budget $9,125,000

Type County Government: Commission

Police/Sheriff City County

# Full Time Personnel 40 59

# Patrol Cars 25 28

Enhanced E-911 yes

Fire Protection yes

Full Time Personnel 1 0

Part Time Personnel 2

# volunteers 42 500+

Fire Insurance Rating 4/9

Labor Force

Elmore County Statistics:

Total Labor Force: 35,122

Employment Number: 32,070

Unemployment Number: 3,052

Unmployment Rate: 7.9%

Wetumpka Statistics:

Labor Force: 1,824

Blue Collar—414; White Collar – 1,151; Service-Farm 258

Utilities

Electricity: Alabama Power Company

And Central Alabama Electric Cooperative

Natural Gas: Alabama Gas Corporation

Water and Sewer: Wetumpka Water Works and Sewer Board/Storage Capacity 4.8MGD

Water: Central Alabama Water Authority

Solid Waste Disposal: Sanitary Landfill-inert

Garbage Disposal: Private contract

Telecommunication provider: A T & T

Community Data

Health

Hospitals: Number—1 Beds—69

Clinics: Number—3

Nursing Homes/Assisted Living — 2

Doctors: 53 (active & consulting) Dentists: 6

Education
Grades Faculty Students
Elementary K-4 82 960
Middle 5-8 74 937
High 9-12 93 1,143
Communications

Newspaper—Wetumpka Herald—bi-weekly

Wetumpka Progress—weekly

Montgomery Advertiser—daily

Area Television Stations 10 Radio 20

Cable—Bright House – Channels 97

Report a Problem

City Channel

Municipal Court

Bid Invitation

Recreation

education