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Overview

Introduction to Wetumpka, Alabama

Wetumpka, Alabama, in Elmore county, is 12 miles NE of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center) and 134 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. Part of the surrounding Montgomery metro area, the city is not an isolated city.

Wetumpka History

Wetumpka derived its name from the Indian terms 'we - wau,' which meant water, and 'tum - cau,' which meant rumbling. The French settled in the area in the late 1700s and remained in the city until 1763. It was under British rule until 1798. It was permanently settled by the whites in the early 1800s. The city was incorporated in 1834.

Wetumpka and nearby Attractions

  • Civil Rights Memorial Center
  • F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum
  • Wetumpka Church of Christ
  • Toulouse Shopping Center
  • Meadowbrook Park

Things To Do In Wetumpka

Wetumpka is near several museums including the Civil Rights Memorial Center, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, First White House of the Confederacy, and Hank Williams Museum. One can also visit the Wetumpka Public Library and the many Baptist, Methodist, and other churches in the city. A variety of recreational facilities are provided at the many city parks. One can also visit Taylor Creek and Corn Creek.

Wetumpka Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Montgomery Regional Airport.

Wetumpka Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational opportunities to residents of Wetumpka are Faulkner University, Alabama State University, Community College of the Air-Force, Auburn University Montgomery, and Tuskegee University.

People

Total Population 7,406
Male Share of the Population 40.4%
Female Share of the Population 59.6%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,718
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 37.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,177
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $743
Median House Value $137,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 10.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wetumpka Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NE of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 134 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Elmore
Metro Area Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 36092, 36093
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.543
Longitude -86.211

Wetumpka Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MARTIN DAM
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.2 inches
Station MILSTEAD
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Station CLANTON
Distance 31.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 48 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 59.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coosada 1,374 $68,846
Deatsville 1,218 $90,905
Eclectic 912 $56,429
Elmore 1,671 $44,205
Millbrook 14,983 $68,412
Montgomery 202,967 $53,365

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wetumpka Public Libraries

Library
Wetumpka Public Library
212 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Wetumpka, Alabama
(334) 567-1308

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Wetumpka Hospitals

ELMORE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
500 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(334) 567-4311
Emergency Service: Yes

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Wetumpka High Schools

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WETUMPKA HIGH SCHOOL
1251 COOSA RIVER PKWY
334-567-5158
Serves 973 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

ELMORE COUNTY TECHNICAL CENTER
800 KELLY-FITZPATRICK DR
334-567-1219
A Vocational School

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