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, Tuskegee isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tuskegee are a mix 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 (17.80%), sales jobs (8.60%), and management occupations (8.57%).

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.

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 18.85 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Tuskegee who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.87% of adults in Tuskegee have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tuskegee in 2010 was $14,926, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,704 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, Jamaican, French , and German.

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