Talladega is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 15,709 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Talladega is the 37th largest community in Alabama.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Talladega is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.45% of the Talladega workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Talladega is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Talladega who work in teaching (10.00%), office and administrative support (9.58%), and management occupations (9.58%).
The citizens of Talladega are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.30% of adults in Talladega have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Talladega in 2010 was $16,882, 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 $67,528 for a family of four. However, Talladega contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Talladega is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Talladega home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Talladega residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Talladega include English, German, Dutch, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Talladega is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.