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.

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 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 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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.85 minutes getting to work every day.

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: 25.87% of adults 25 and older in the city 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.