Talladega County

Talladega County, Alabama

PO Box 6170
Talladega, AL 35161
Phone: (256) 362-1357
Fax: (256) 761-2147

In east-central AL, southeast of Birmingham; organized Dec 18, 1832 from Creek cession. Name Origin: For the town, from Cree talwa 'town' and atigi 'border,' being the boundary between the Creeks and the Natchez.

Area (sq mi):: 760.25 (land 739.53; water 20.72) Population per square mile: 108.80
Population 2005: 80,457 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 8.40% Population 2000: 80,321 (White 66.50%; Black or African American 31.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 36.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,704; median household $31,628; Population below poverty level: 17.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,014-$24,182
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Talladega County seat (17,090)
  • Sylacauga (12,883)

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    Honda Manufacturing of Alabama builds Odyssey minivans, Ridgeline pickups and the Pilot utility vehicle, last year making 357,316 vehicles in Talladega County.
    The City of Talladega, Talladega County, and the State of Alabama have been incredibly supportive of this new venture and we look forward to a long and beneficial relationship.
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    Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens has said he is investigating the no-bid work painting classrooms at Central Alabama Community College, which cost nearly $50,000 and which state auditors have questioned.
    Allen McBride, who is a director at Camp Mac in Talladega County, was president of the association at the time.
    Wager Swayne of the Freedmen's Bureau, who convinced the American Missionary Society to purchase a building that once housed a failed Baptist academy in Talladega County and the 20 acres of land on which the building stood.
    The goal: to help students understand the relationship between people and the environment, said Coy Mills, assistant superintendent for Talladega County schools.
    An anonymous parent in nearby Talladega County joined Chandler in filing the lawsuit.
    The Mercedes-Benz factory in Tuscaloosa County has long been the states top exporter overall, but Honda Manufacturing of Alabamas Talladega County operation (HMA) is increasing its exports, too, said Hilda Lockhart, director of Commerces Office of International Trade.
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