Talladega, Alabama Population 2021

15,341
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Talladega is a city located in Talladega County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Talladega County. With a 2020 population of 15,341, it is the 40th largest city in Alabama and the 2283rd largest city in the United States . Talladega is currently declining at a rate of -0.38% annually and its population has decreased by -2.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,676 in 2010. Talladega reached it's highest population of 19,128 in 1980. Spanning over 26 miles, Talladega has a population density of 601 people per square mile.

The average household income in Talladega is $46,214 with a poverty rate of 27.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $548 per month, and the median house value is $86,600. The median age in Talladega is 38.3 years, 38.3 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

Talladega Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Talladega was:

  • Black or African American: 48.75%
  • White: 47.80%
  • Two or more races: 1.85%
  • Other race: 0.75%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.43%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Asian: 0.13%
The current population of Talladega, Alabama is 15,341 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,515.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,676.

Talladega, Alabama Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202179,660-159-0.20%
202079,819-159-0.20%
201979,978-159-0.20%
201880,137-5-0.01%
201780,142-410-0.51%
201680,552-576-0.72%
201581,128-384-0.47%
201481,512-66-0.08%
201381,578-568-0.70%
201282,1462830.34%
201181,863-309-0.38%
201082,1720.00%

Talladega Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American7,56748.75%
White7,41947.80%
Two or More Races2871.85%
Some Other Race1170.75%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander670.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native450.29%
Asian200.13%
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Talladega Population by Race

Talladega Population Pyramid $2021

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Talladega Median Age

38.3


Total

38.3


Male

38.3


Female

Talladega Adults

There are 12,612 adults, (2,567 of whom are seniors) in Talladega.

Talladega Age Dependency

54.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Talladega Sex Ratio

Female

8,009

51.60%

Male

7,513

48.40%

Talladega Population by Age

Talladega Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Talladega Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.9%17.1%
All55.1%44.9%
Non Family54.7%45.3%
Male34.3%65.7%
Female33.1%66.9%

55.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Talladega Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5532.3455.1
Non Family2,2191.254.7
Female1,5822.9133.1
Married1,4843.282.9
Male2683.6534.3

3.01

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Talladega Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6276.00%
9th to 12th Grade2,02319.36%
High School Graduate3,51933.67%
Some College2,03219.44%
Associates Degree7387.06%
Bachelors Degree8758.37%
Graduate Degree6366.09%
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Talladega Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Talladega Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,1583,864873
Black4,8923,674626
Hispanic2972157
2+ Races102635
Other Race8949
Islander6767
Native American17
Asian88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.93%.

Talladega Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,048$25,855$27,548
Less Than 9th Grade$18,701$22,137$
High School Graduate$22,963$26,613$21,843
Some College$26,006$23,877$26,494
Bachelors Degree$42,368$39,425$49,688
Graduate Degree$51,688$72,986$51,167

$27,048

Average Earnings

$25,855

Average Male

$27,548

Average Female

Talladega Earnings by Educational Attainment

Talladega Language by Age

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Talladega Language

94.13% of Talladega residents speak only English, while 5.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.16% of the population.

Talladega Language

Talladega Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black6,3561,97231.03%
White5,8011,21520.94%
Hispanic67937755.52%
Multiple2057938.54%

27.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.26%

Male Poverty Rate

29.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Talladega

The race most likely to be in poverty in Talladega is Hispanic, with 55.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Talladega is White, with 20.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.53%.

Talladega Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.53%
Some College21.37%
High School20.77%
Bachelors or Greater3.00%

Talladega Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed79.59%
Male Unemployed17.61%
Female Employed8.75%
Male Employed6.57%

Talladega Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Talladega Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,719$46,214
Families$35,665$55,784
Married Families$61,833-
Non Families$21,116$30,599
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Income by Household Type

Talladega Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.1%

Male Marriage Rate

24.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Talladega Married by Age and Sex

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Talladega Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Talladega Marital Status by Race

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Talladega Marital Status

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856

Number of Veterans

804

Male Veterans

52

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam400
Second Gulf War177
First Gulf War122
Korea56
World War II44

Talladega Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64208
35 to 54206
65 to 74201
75+130
18 to 34111

Talladega Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4707.37%
Black3445.96%
2+ Races4219.44%
Hispanic243.58%

Talladega Veterans by Race

Talladega Veterans by Education

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15.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Talladega Veterans by Education

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42%

Labor Force Participation

35.8%

Employment Rate

14.5%

Unemployment Rate

Talladega Employment by Age

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Talladega Employment by Race

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Talladega Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.20%

Born in Talladega

97.99%

Native Born

2.01%

Foreign Born

1.76%

Non Citizen

0.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.99% of Talladega residents were born in the United States, with 80.20% having been born in Alabama. 1.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Talladega Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,341-58-0.38%
202015,399-58-0.38%
201915,457-58-0.37%
201815,5151761.15%
201715,339-178-1.15%
201615,517-258-1.64%
201515,775-203-1.27%
201415,978800.50%
201315,898-372-2.29%
201216,2702751.72%
201115,995-15-0.09%
201016,0108670.56%
200015,143-3,032-1.81%
199018,175-953-0.51%
198019,1281,4660.80%
197017,662-80-0.05%
196017,7424,6083.05%
195013,1343,8363.51%
19409,2981,7022.04%
19307,5961,0501.50%
19206,5466921.12%
19105,8547981.48%
19005,0560.00%

Talladega Population by Year