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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,117
Male Share of the Population41%
Female Share of the Population59%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+3,246
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married39.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.3%
Median Earnings25+$40,346
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,086

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,750
% Above Poverty Level90.7%
% Below Poverty Level9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$911
Median House Value$138,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.5%
Irish7.2%
English5.6%
German5.4%
Italian3.3%
Dutch3%
Swedish1.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
Scottish0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Polish0.3%
Greek0.2%
African0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Wetumpka Almanac

CategoryValue
County Elmore County
Standard Zip Codes36092, 36093
Phone Area Codes334
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.54
Approximate Longitude-86.2

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)

StationMARTIN DAM
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip55.2 inches
StationMILSTEAD
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 77 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationCLANTON
Distance31.7 miles
Jan Temp32 to 54 F
Apr Temp48 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip59.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coosada1,116$49,563
Deatsville1,350$88,167
Eclectic1,042$60,833
Elmore1,607$37,946
Millbrook15,160$74,628
Montgomery200,156$57,358

Wetumpka Public Libraries

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

Wetumpka Public Schools

Elmore Co Tech Ctr
800 Kelly-fitzpatrick Dr
ZIP: 36092
High
Tutwiler Prison
Route 1 Box 33
ZIP: 36092
Wetumpka Elem Sch
510 Micanopy St
ZIP: 36092
Primary
Total Enrollment 984
Wetumpka High Sch
1251 Coosa River Pkwy
ZIP: 36092
High
Total Enrollment 1151
Wetumpka Intermediate Sch
1000 Micanopy St
ZIP: 36092
Middle
Total Enrollment 932
Redland Elem Sch
495 Scholars Drive
ZIP: 36093
Primary
Total Enrollment 917

Wetumpka Private Schools

First Baptist Child Development Center
205 W Bridge St
ZIP: 36092
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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