Talladega County

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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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