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. 39.53% of Talladega’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Talladega is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Talladega who work in office and administrative support (11.04%), teaching (7.41%), and management occupations (7.24%).

In Talladega, just 11.39% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Talladega in 2010 was $16,203, 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 $64,812 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Talladega include English, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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