Talladega, AL
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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.

When you are in Talladega, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.45% of Talladega’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 percentage of adults in Talladega with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 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.