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Tallassee, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Tallassee had a population of 5,247 as of July 1, 2016. Tallassee ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tallassee is located at latitude 32.5327 and longitude -85.892 in Elmore County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tallassee (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.59 sq. miles. Elmore County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 390 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Tallassee are located in Elmore County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Tallapoosa County.

The City of Tallassee (GNIS ID: 2405565) 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 Tallassee is located within Tallassee Division of Elmore County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tallassee 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 Tallassee: Talasse, Tallasee, Tallesee.

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


Total Population 5,247
Population in Households 5,206
Population in Familes 4,310
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 489
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 2,088
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 1,415
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,488 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,324 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 764 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 400 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $97,410
Average Home Value $131,005


Median Household Income $39,464
Average Household Income $50,966
Per Capita Income $20,005
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.36%
Households 0.65% 0.34%
Families 1.29% 0.24%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Tallassee, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tallassee 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 # 111 81st
Population Density1 # 146 75th
Diversity Index2 # 198 66th
Median Household Income # 239 59th
Per Capita Income # 300 48th

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