Wedowee, Alabama

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Wedowee, Alabama

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High Points

Wedowee strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Wedowee Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Wedowee Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Wedowee Affordability of Property Taxes
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 19% Wedowee College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Wedowee, Alabama

Comparing Wedowee to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 8 6
Senior Citizens 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 8
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 3
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 9
Median Family Income 4 6
People Above Poverty 2 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 5
Working at Home 2 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 5
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Housing Recently Built 4 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 7 8

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Wedowee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles NW of Columbus, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Randolph
Standard Zip Codes 36278
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.308
Longitude -85.484

Wedowee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 77 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 46 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station HEFLIN
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 56.7 inches
Distance 38.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
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Wedowee Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 818 100%
Male 404 49.4%
Female 414 50.6%
Under 18 178 21.8%
18+ 640 78.2%
65+ 166 20.3%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 2.95
White 562 68.7%
African-American 247 30.2%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Wedowee Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 824
Growth 6
Growth % 0.7%

Wedowee Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.2%
US/American 29.8%
English 8.5%
Irish 6%
Scotch-Irish 3.4%
German 3.4%
Italian 2.6%
Scottish 2.6%
Norwegian 1.2%
European 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Greek 0.5%
African 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wedowee, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Corinth (36278)
Haywood (36278)
Malone (36278)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wedowee 818 $37,292
Lineville 2,401 $31,326
Macedonia 291 $29,688
Ranburne 459 $40,250
Roanoke 6,563 $32,405
Wadley 640 $24,219
Woodland 192 $41,250

Wedowee Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(256) 357-2111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Wedowee High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

A Title I School.
Serves 664 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

A Vocational School

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Wedowee Colleges

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