Tuskegee, AL

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Tuskegee profile

Living in Tuskegee

Tuskegee is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 8,413 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Tuskegee is the 65th largest community in Alabama.

Tuskegee is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tuskegee is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tuskegee who work in office and administrative support (12.50%), sales jobs (8.85%), and teaching (8.47%).

Also of interest is that Tuskegee has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Tuskegee is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Tuskegee area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Tuskegee maintain a good economy.

Tuskegee’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

The percentage of people in Tuskegee who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.57% of adults in Tuskegee have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tuskegee in 2010 was $16,599, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,396 for a family of four. However, Tuskegee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Tuskegee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tuskegee residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Tuskegee include African, Jamaican, French, Haitian, and Nigerian.

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