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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,793
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+4,603
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married32.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.5%
Median Earnings25+$24,069
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,196
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,727

Wealth

Median Family Income$33,408
% Above Poverty Level73.6%
% Below Poverty Level26.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone35.4%
Median Gross Rent$548
Median House Value$83,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.1%
Irish5.4%
English4.6%
German2.8%
Dutch1.3%
Italian1.2%
African1%
Scottish0.9%
French Except Basque0.6%
Swedish0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Arab0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Russian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Talladega Almanac

CategoryValue
County Talladega County
Standard Zip Codes35160
P.O. Box Zip Codes35161
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.43
Approximate Longitude-86.09

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)

StationTALLADEGA
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 54 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches
StationANNISTON METRO AP
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationASHLAND 3 SE
Distance21.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp52 to 73 F
Annual Precip59.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ashland2,231$44,936
Childersburg5,062$32,847
Lincoln6,429$60,000
Pell City13,489$63,712
Riverside2,018$66,534
Vincent2,103$51,012

Talladega Public Libraries

Talladega - Armstrong-osborne Public Library
202 SOUTH STREET EAST
Talladega, Alabama
(256) 362-4211

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Talladega Hospitals

Citizens Baptist Medical Center
(Non-profit)
604 Stone Avenue
(205) 715-5309

Talladega Public Schools

Alabama School For Blind
705 E South Street
ZIP: 35160
Other
Alabama School For Deaf
205 E South Street
ZIP: 35160
Other
C L Salter Elem Sch
106 Brecon Access Rd
ZIP: 35160
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
E H Gentry Technical Facility
1105 Fort Lashley
ZIP: 35160
High
Evelyn D Houston Elem Sch
1310 Ashland Hwy
ZIP: 35160
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Graham Elem Sch
403 Cedar St
ZIP: 35160
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Northside-henderson Elem Sch
400 N Spring St
ZIP: 35160
Raymond L Young Elem Sch
200 E Damon Ave
ZIP: 35160
Primary
Total Enrollment 235
Stemley Road Elem Sch
2760 Stemley Bridge Rd
ZIP: 35160
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Talladega Career Tech Ctr
110 Piccadilly Cir
ZIP: 35160
High
Talladega Co Central High
5104 Howell Cove Rd
ZIP: 35160
High
Total Enrollment 244
Talladega High Sch
1177 Mcmillan Street East
ZIP: 35160
High
Total Enrollment 583
Zora Ellis Jr High Sch
414 Elm St
ZIP: 35160
Middle
Total Enrollment 286
Helen Keller School
1221 Cochran Ave
ZIP: 35161
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