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%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Attalla is worth considering.
Attalla is a very car-oriented city. 97.86% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Attalla is a small city , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Attalla has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Being a small city, Attalla does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Attalla have a very low rate of college education: just 8.92% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
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.