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Wetumpka Demographics

The Bibb Graves Bridge, which serves as a focal point is renowned to be one of only two of its kind south of the Mason-Dixon Line.  Its arches are suspended with reinforced concrete! Wetumpka sets out the welcome mat in true Southern style.  Located in the heart of central Alabama and serving as the seat of Elmore County, this friendly city invites newcomers to come see this “surprise waiting for you.”  Wetumpka boasts a little bit of everything for everybody.  Mild year-round climate, low taxes, and a low crime rate are attractive features, while at the same time Wetumpka offers complete health care services, an abundance of sports activities, and a rich cultural environment.

 

Two large lakes, two major rivers and several small bodies of water make it possible o have plenty of outdoor fun, including boating, skiing and canoeing.  For the outdoors man and hunter, Wetumpka is a veritable paradise of deer, turkey, quail, dove and squirrel hunting.  Recreational activities are possible year round with the mild climate, and residents enjoy swimming, tennis, baseball/softball, and challenging golf courses with driving ranges.

 

Wetumpka offers some unique tourist sites and local activities for everyone’s enjoyment.  Check out the action at the Wetumpka Depot Players new location where local actors stage several presentations each year.  Or meet your friends at Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum, a 17-acre garden of flowers and statuary which maintains an authentic reproduction of the ruins of the Greek Temple of Hera and Olympian Center (it is called “Alabama’s Little Corner of Greece”).  Don’t miss “Christmas on the Coosa” with its large daytime street parade and night boat parade on the Coosa River.  The Coosa River Whitewater Festival features nationally sanctioned whitewater rodeo competition, with kayak and canoe, for professionals and amateurs.  Fort Toulouse/Fort Jackson Park has a partially restored French Fort around which re-enactors participate numerous times each year.  The two largest annual events, the French and Indian War Encampment in April and the Alabama Frontier Days in early November, along with the other monthly events bring some 150,000 visitors to the park each year.  While there, one can also camp, picnic, hike, bike, visit the museum or arboretum, and bring family for other activities.

 

Live in Wetumpka and you will feel like you’ve found it all:  varied terrain with the natural beauty of lakes, rivers and wildflowers, as well as good farm acreage and domesticated animals.  As part of the third fastest growing county in Alabama, Wetumpka offers a comfortable lifestyle associated with good schools, plenty of churches, and a flourishing economy.

 

Community Profile of WETUMPKA


Population:  

6,528 in City Limits

Source: US Census 2010

County Name:

Elmore County            79,303

Source: US Census 2010

Public Airport: Wetumpka Municipal Airport, no commercial flights
Nearest Regional Airport: Montgomery
Distance to: 22 miles
Interstate Highways: No
Distance to Interstate Highways: Approximately 12 miles to I-65 and I-85
Four Lane Highways U. S. Highway 231
State Highways Alabama Highways 9, 14, and 111 (not four-lane)
Distance to: Atlanta :           169

Birmingham:     103

Mobile:             190

Nashville:          297

Tallahassee:      300 (estimate)

Nearest Coastal City: Mobile  190 miles
Public Transportation:   No
Sales Tax: 4% Elmore County 4% state of AL = 8% Total Sales Tax
Property Taxes on $100,000 Home with Homestead Exemption: $177.00  (Elmore County 8.5 mills)
Total Mileage Rate: State 6.5 (.0065); County 15.5 (.0155)
Sales Tax (Total): 8%
Automobile Tax & Tag:   

Tag Cost - $24.25;

Tax – County 22 Mils; City 5 Mils

Sales Tax:  County ½%; City ½%; State 2%

School District Tax: 6 Mils
Median Household Income:

$50,194

Source: U.S. Census

 

Housing Costs

Approximate cost of 1,800 square foot home with two-car garage – 5 to 10 years old: $145,000 - $150,000
Approximate cost of 1,800 square foot home with two-car garage – new: $175,000 - $185,000

 

Utilities/Services 

Public Water: Yes
Cost per 1000 gallons:

Minimum $14.00; 

Sewer Minimum $10.00;

Tax $.56 - $24.56

Public Sewer: Yes
Approximate percent of community with sewage service: Wetumpka 90% – 95%
Cost of Sewage Service: Minimum $10.00
Electricity Cost per 1000kwh (effective 1/2007):

Summer Rate $117.76

Winter Rate  $110.44

Garbage Service Cost $40.54 S.F.
Number of Pick-Ups per Week One
Website: www.advanceddisposal.com
Cost for Basic Cable TV Service $6.14   $38.95
Number of Channels: 13        73
Percent of community coverage: 100% City of Wetumpka
Website: www.mybrighthouse.com

 

Health Care

Number of Physicians: City:   12 active; 51 courtesy

County:  23 active; 69 courtesy (total)

Number of Hospital Beds:    City:   Licensed for 69

County:  Licensed for 69

Nursing Home Facilities: City:    One  (110 beds)

County:            Three  (300 beds)

Assisted Living Facilities: City:    One   (85 beds) 

County:            Three  (105 beds)

Regional Health Care Center: Yes,  Montgomery
Military Posts No
Maxwell AFB/Gunter AFB Montgomery    Approximately 12 miles
Public Library Yes
Places of Worship Approximately 53 with Wetumpka Addresses
Denominations: 16
 Post/Secondary Institutions:        No

 

Elmore County's Largest Employers

Board of Education (Education) 1300 employees

GKN Aerospace (Aerospace Component Parts)

955 employees

Walmart Stores (Retail Stores)

733 employees

Neptune Technologies (Water Meters)

540 employees

Wind Creek Wetumpka (Casino & Hotel)

700 employees

Tallassee Community Hospital (Healthcare) 325 employees

Madix, Inc. (Store Shelving)

312 employees

Hanil USA (Brake Tubes)

279 employees

Bass Pro Shops (Retail Store)

237 employees

Elmore Community Hospital (Healthcare)

230 employees

Frontier Yarns (Textile Spinning)

125 employees

Information Transport Solutions (IT)

125 employees

AES Industries (Steel Roof Curbs) 110 employees

Target (Retail Store)

108 employees

YESAC (Automotive Automation Equipment) 67 employees

 For specific, detailed information on Elmore County statistics such as Demographics, Available Property, Taxes, Utilities, Transportation, Labor & Training, Local Industry, Latest Corporate News and Business Incentives, etc... please contact Leisa Finley, Executive Director at the Elmore County Economic Development Authority by email: Lfinley@elmoreeda.com or visit the ECEDA Website at:  http://www.elmoreeda.com/Default.aspx .