Tuskegee, AL
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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.

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 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 (14.26%), teaching (9.44%), and food service (8.41%).

Tuskegee is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Tuskegee to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

Overall, Tuskegee’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

In terms of college education, Tuskegee is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.97% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tuskegee in 2010 was $16,385, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,540 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, Irish, and Haitian.

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