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Overview

Introduction to Tuskegee, Alabama

Tuskegee, Alabama, in Macon county, is 35 miles E of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center) and 118 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in Macon County.

Tuskegee History

Tuskegee was founded in 1833 by General Thomas Simpson Woodward, who fought under Andrew Jackson in the Indian Wars. The city derived its name from an Indian language meaning Warrior. The name is shared with a minimum of two Indian tribes, one living in Tennessee and the other living in central Alabama. This city was incorporated in the year 1843.

Tuskegee and nearby Attractions

  • Tuskegee Industrial Park
  • Washington African Methodist Episcopal Chapel
  • Bulger Creek
  • Green Fork Park
  • Kirk's Museum

Things To Do In Tuskegee

Tuskegee has a number of churches including Washington African Methodist Episcopal Chapel, Saint Josephs Catholic Church, and Saint Mark Church. Green Fork Park and Abbott Park are some of the local parks that offer a number of recreational facilities. Kirk's Museum and Craver Museum are visited for their historical significance. The Tuskegee Industrial Park is also worth visiting.

Tuskegee Transportation

Montgomery Regional airport is the closest airport to Tuskegee.

Tuskegee Higher Education

The institutes of higher education in Tuskegee are Southern Community College and Tuskegee University. There are other institutions that can be attended from the city including Auburn University main campus, Alabama State University, and Faulkner University.

People

Total Population 9,218
Male Share of the Population 43.1%
Female Share of the Population 56.9%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,396
Age of the Population 27

Families

% of people married 16.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.9%
Median Earnings25+ $24,426
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,648

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,169
% Above Poverty Level 72.4%
% Below Poverty Level 27.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.8%
Median Gross Rent $583
Median House Value $79,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 87.8%
US/American 0%
English 0.5%
Irish 0.9%

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

Tuskegee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles E of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 118 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Macon
Standard Zip Codes 36083
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.423
Longitude -85.691

Tuskegee 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 MILSTEAD
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Station MARTIN DAM
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.2 inches
Station LAFAYETTE 2 W
Distance 36.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Tuskegee, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Tuskegee Institute (36083)

Veterans Admin. Fac. (36083)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn 58,693 $76,066
Loachapoka 217 $51,042
Notasulga 974 $52,083
Shorter 436 $47,750
Tallassee 5,380 $46,860
Union Springs 3,915 $38,162

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

Tuskegee Public Libraries

Library
Macon County-tuskegee Public Library
302 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Tuskegee, Alabama
(334) 727-5192
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Tuskegee High Schools

BOOKER T WASHINGTON HIGH
3803 M L K HIGHWAY
334-727-0073
Serves 976 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

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Historic Tuskegee

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Residence of Booker T. Washington (Tuskegee Institute) c1906.

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Residence of Booker T. Washington (Tuskegee Institute) c1906.

Carnegie Library (Tuskegee Institute) c1906.

Dorothy Hall (girls' trades building, Tuskegee Institute) c1906.

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