Attalla is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 5,771 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Attalla is the 102nd largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Attalla is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Attalla is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Attalla who work in sales jobs (11.61%), office and administrative support (8.47%), and management occupations (7.09%).
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.
Attalla is very much a car-oriented city. This is because the population of Attalla isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 97.86% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Being a small city, Attalla does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Attalla has a very low overall level of education: only 8.92% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Attalla in 2018 was $23,704, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,816 for a family of four. However, Attalla contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Attalla is a very 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, German, African, English, and Haitian.
The most common language spoken in Attalla is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.