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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,050
Male Share of the Population43%
Female Share of the Population57%
Senior Citizens12.1%
Employed Population 16+3,335
Age of the Population26

Families

% of people married16.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.4%
Median Earnings25+$25,099
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,313
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,643

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,571
% Above Poverty Level72.4%
% Below Poverty Level27.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work12.9%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone42%
Median Gross Rent$599
Median House Value$77,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)88%
African2.2%
West Indian1.8%
Jamaican0.9%
Irish0.9%
French Except Basque0.6%
Nigerian0.5%
Haitian0.4%
German0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
British0.2%
English0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Italian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Tuskegee Almanac

CategoryValue
County Macon County
Standard Zip Codes36083
Phone Area Codes334
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.39
Approximate Longitude-85.68

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)

StationMILSTEAD
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 77 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationMARTIN DAM
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip55.2 inches
StationLAFAYETTE 2 W
Distance36.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn60,318$75,659
Loachapoka234$49,375
Notasulga951$58,214
Shorter581$39,083
Tallassee5,657$53,986
Union Springs3,808$33,311

Tuskegee Public Libraries

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

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Tuskegee Hospitals

Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System East Campus
(Government - Federal)
2400 Hospital Rd
(334) 727-0550

Tuskegee Public Schools

Booker T Washington High
3803 M L K Highway
ZIP: 36083
High
Total Enrollment 584
George Washington Carver Elem Sch
303 Union Springs Highway
ZIP: 36083
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Tuskegee Public Elem
101 E Price St
ZIP: 36083
Middle
Total Enrollment 325

Tuskegee Private Schools

Sequel Youth And Family Services
4280 Us Highway 29 S
ZIP: 36083
Secondary
Total Enrollment 52
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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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