Talladega, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Talladega, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Talladega had a population of 15,471 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 15,471
Daytime Population: Workers 7,975
Daytime Population: Residents 9,676
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,651
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 13,376
Population in Familes 10,656
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,095
Population Density2 607
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $31,383
Average Household Income $45,315
Per Capita Income $18,109


Total Housing Units 6,680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,242 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,354 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,084 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $94,337
Average Home Value $129,173


Total Households 5,596
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 3,610
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.2% -0.33%
Households -0.31% -0.37%
Families -0.44% -0.52%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   0.9%

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, 2017 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 # 40 93rd
Population Density # 101 83rd
Diversity Index # 40 93rd
Median Household Income # 475 18th
Per Capita Income # 477 18th

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