Talladega, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Talladega, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Talladega had a population of 15,847 as of July 1, 2016. Talladega ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Talladega is located at latitude 33.4318 and longitude -86.0995 in Talladega County. The formal boundaries for the City of Talladega (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Talladega County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 554 feet.

The City of Talladega (GNIS ID: 2405562) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Talladega is located within Talladega Division of Talladega County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Talladega population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Talladega: Bride of the Mountain, Highland City, Taladega, Talatekah, Talladegee, Talladigger, Teledega, Telladega, Tulladega.

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Talladega, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,847
Population in Households 13,539
Population in Familes 10,827
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,308
Population Density1 621
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 5,686
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 3,692
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,697 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,372 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,314 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,011 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $92,079
Average Home Value $123,101


Median Household Income $30,720
Average Household Income $44,754
Per Capita Income $17,910
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% -0.19%
Households -0.11% -0.15%
Families -0.15% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Talladega, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Talladega to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 39 93rd
Population Density1 # 96 84th
Diversity Index2 # 41 93rd
Median Household Income # 461 21st
Per Capita Income # 446 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.