Attalla, AL


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Attalla is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 5,899 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Attalla is the 102nd largest community in Alabama.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Attalla is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.58% of the Attalla workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Attalla is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Attalla who work in sales jobs (13.48%), office and administrative support (11.48%), and teaching (5.83%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Attalla has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Attalla a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The rate of college-level education in Attalla is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.46% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Attalla in 2010 was $17,258, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,032 for a family of four.

Attalla is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Attalla home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Attalla residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Attalla include Irish, Scots-Irish, German, and French .

The most common language spoken in Attalla is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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