Tuskegee, AL
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Tuskegee is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 8,817 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Tuskegee is the 65th largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tuskegee is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tuskegee is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tuskegee who work in office and administrative support (16.95%), sales jobs (10.90%), and management occupations (9.36%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Tuskegee spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.21 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Tuskegee citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.44% of adults in Tuskegee have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tuskegee in 2010 was $14,758, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,032 for a family of four.

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 Irish, German, Jamaican, and Haitian.

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