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Overview

Introduction to Talladega, Alabama

Talladega, Alabama, in Talladega county, is 40 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 101 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the county seat of Talladega County.

Talladega History

A Spanish explorer named Hernando De Soto came to Tampa, Florida, in the year 1539 in quest of gold. He was informed about present-day Alabama from the native Indians. The city was then called Coosa and was situated between Tallassahatchee Creek and Talladega Creek, just north of Childersburg. Approximately 20 years later, a member of the De Soto party visited the area and brought diseases which the Native Americans could not treat. As a result, the population decreased drastically. In 1834, Talladega became the county seat of Talladega County, which was founded on December 18, 1832.

Talladega and nearby Attractions

  • Talladega Battleground
  • Talladega Country Club
  • Talladega Shopping Center
  • Star of Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Talladega Recreational Complex
  • Spring Lake

Things To Do In Talladega

While staying in the city of Talladega you can visit the Talladega Battleground, Talladega Country Club, and the Jemison Carnegie Heritage Hall. The local parks are McMillan Park, Pines Park, and Talladega Recreational Complex. Churches in Talladega include Trinity United Methodist Church, Saint Peters Episcopal Church, Cherry Street Church of God, and Central Baptist Church. The Coxs Pond and Spring Lake are also worth visiting.

Talladega Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Talladega Muni Airport.

Talladega Higher Education

Institutes offering higher education to Talladega residents include Jacksonville State University, Southern Union State Community College, Gadsden State Community College, and Samford University.

People

Total Population 15,931
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,774
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 33.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,510
% Above Poverty Level 72.8%
% Below Poverty Level 27.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.7%
Median Gross Rent $543
Median House Value $84,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41%
US/American 0%
English 4%
Irish 6.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Talladega Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Talladega
Standard Zip Codes 35160
P.O. Box Zip Codes 35161
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.435
Longitude -86.105

Talladega Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TALLADEGA
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
Station ANNISTON METRO AP
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station ASHLAND 3 SE
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 52 to 73 F
Annual Precip 59.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashland 2,667 $41,875
Childersburg 5,105 $26,542
Lincoln 6,391 $67,891
Pell City 13,312 $52,307
Riverside 2,296 $65,455
Vincent 2,032 $57,885

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Talladega Public Libraries

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Talladega Public Library
202 SOUTH ST. E.
Talladega, Alabama
(256) 362-4211

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Talladega Hospitals

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(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
604 STONE AVENUE
(256) 362-8111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Talladega High Schools

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TALLADEGA HIGH SCHOOL
1177 MCMILLIAN ST
256-315-5666
Serves 783 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

TALLADEGA COUNTY CENTRAL HIGH
5104 HOWELL COVE RD
256-315-5340
A Title I School.
Serves 292 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

ALABAMA SCHOOL FOR DEAF
205 E SOUTH STREET
256-761-3214
A Special Education School
Serves 190 students.

ALABAMA SCHOOL FOR BLIND
705 E SOUTH STREET
256-761-3259
A Special Education School
Serves 110 students.

HELEN KELLER SCHOOL
1221 COCHRAN AVE
256-761-3250
A Special Education School
Serves 90 students.

E H GENTRY TECHNICAL FACILITY
1105 FORT LASHLEY
256-761-3402
A Special Education School

TALLADEGA CAREER TECHNICAL CENTER
110 PICCADILLY CIR
256-315-5688
A Vocational School

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