Sylacauga, AL
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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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sylacauga who work in office and administrative support (10.72%), sales jobs (10.61%), and teaching (8.69%).

The percentage of adults in Sylacauga who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.07% of the adults in Sylacauga have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sylacauga in 2010 was $19,555, 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 $78,220 for a family of four. However, Sylacauga contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Sylacauga also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.70% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 English, German, Scots-Irish, and European.

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