Sylacauga is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 12,657 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Sylacauga is the 54th largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sylacauga is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sylacauga is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sylacauga who work in office and administrative support (12.63%), sales jobs (11.39%), and management occupations (8.79%).
The education level of Sylacauga citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.35% of adults 25 and older in Sylacauga have a college degree.
The per capita income in Sylacauga in 2010 was $19,357, 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 $77,428 for a family of four. However, Sylacauga contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Sylacauga is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sylacauga home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sylacauga residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sylacauga include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Sylacauga is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.