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Wetumpka is a city in Elmore County, in the Montgomery metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Muskogean for "water sounding"

The latitude of Wetumpka is 32.543N. The longitude is -86.211W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 200 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,510.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$35,536
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wetumpka demographic reports
Wetumpka is on the Coosa River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 28. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2003 movie, "Big Fish"
Local festivals include:
  • Alabama Frontier Days - Nov. 7-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wetumpka web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Fort Jackson / Ft. Toulouse, Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Wetumpka demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Elmore County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Montgomery area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 36093 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Wetumpka residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wetumpka ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wetumpka was $15,729, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Wetumpka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Wetumpka festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wetumpka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $299.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $823.


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Libraries in Wetumpka include Wetumpka Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Elmore County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wetumpka political report.

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The average commute time for Wetumpka workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Wetumpka include Key West Inn Wetumpka.

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