Tallapoosa County, AL

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2022 Population
41,251
0.0799% 1-year decline
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
45.2
0.222% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.8%
0.425% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$53,282
5.19% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$127,100
13.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,600
1.51% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Tallapoosa County, AL had a population of 41.3k people with a median age of 45.2 and a median household income of $53,282. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tallapoosa County, AL declined from 41,284 to 41,251, a −0.0799% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,652 to $53,282, a 5.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tallapoosa County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.78%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.07%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.798%).

None of the households in Tallapoosa County, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Tallapoosa County, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tallapoosa County, AL are Central Alabama Community College (560 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Tallapoosa County, AL was $127,100, and the homeownership rate was 75.5%.

Most people in Tallapoosa County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Tallapoosa County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Tallapoosa County, AL is home to a population of 41.3k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.71% of Tallapoosa County, AL residents were born outside of the country (704 people).

In 2022, there were 2.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.3k people) in Tallapoosa County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 734 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Tallapoosa County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tallapoosa County, AL was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tallapoosa County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.3k ± 81
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.9k ± 201
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    734 ± 228
2.45%
Hispanic Population
1.01k people

In 2022, there were 2.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.3k people) in Tallapoosa County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 734 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.45% of the people in Tallapoosa County, AL are hispanic (1.01k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    45,935 ± 5,238 people
  2. Guatemala
    15,043 ± 3,007 people
  3. India
    10,012 ± 2,454 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 45,935 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 15,043 and India with 10,012.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.71%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
704 people
1.75%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
723 people

As of 2022, 1.71% of Tallapoosa County, AL residents (704 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tallapoosa County, AL was 1.75%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,066 ± 200
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    577 ± 204
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    392 ± 152

Tallapoosa County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tallapoosa County, AL employs 15.6k people. The largest industries in Tallapoosa County, AL are Manufacturing (3,321 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,358 people), and Retail Trade (1,661 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,417), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,459), and Information ($64,550).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,264. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

15.6k
2022 Value
± 1,025
−1.51%
1 Year decline
± 9.46%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tallapoosa County, AL declined at a rate of −1.51%, from 15.8k employees to 15.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tallapoosa County, AL, are Production Occupations (2,021 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,839 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,806 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tallapoosa County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.6k
2022 Value
± 1,025
−1.51%
1 Year decline
± 9.46%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tallapoosa County, AL declined at a rate of −1.51%, from 15.8k employees to 15.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tallapoosa County, AL, are Manufacturing (3,321 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,358 people), and Retail Trade (1,661 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tallapoosa County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Tallapoosa County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,599
Median earning men ± $1,616
$32,926
Median earning women ± $2,103

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($112,866), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,306), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,513).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($63,100), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,316), and Public Administration ($43,606).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 254
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 208
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 192
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tallapoosa County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 71.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.9%), followed by Other (0.805%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Tallapoosa County, AL awarded 560 degrees. The student population of Tallapoosa County, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 751 male students and 1,026 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tallapoosa County, AL are White (443 and 79.5%), followed by Black or African American (87 and 15.6%), Hispanic or Latino (16 and 2.87%), and Two or More Races (6 and 1.08%).

The largest universities in Tallapoosa County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Central Alabama Community College (560 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Tallapoosa County, AL are General Studies (207 and 37%), Welding Technology (64 and 11.4%), and Registered Nursing (60 and 10.7%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,777 students enrolled in Tallapoosa County, AL, 42.3% men and 57.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,268 records, of which 56.3% were women and 43.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 124 degrees awarded
  2. 60 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tallapoosa County, AL was General Studies with 124 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Tallapoosa County, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
560 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Alabama Community College with 560 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 273 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tallapoosa County, AL, which is 0.951 times less than the 287 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 443 degrees mean that there were 5.09 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 87 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,230) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tallapoosa County, AL was $127,100 in 2022, which is 0.451 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $111,900 to $127,100, a 13.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Tallapoosa County, AL is 75.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tallapoosa County, AL have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tallapoosa County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tallapoosa County, AL is $53,282. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Tallapoosa County, AL was Census Tract 9625.01 with a value of $66,196, followed by Census Tract 9625.02 and Census Tract 9619, with respective values of $63,487 and $56,678.

In 2022, 15.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tallapoosa County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.84%.

Property

$127,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,451
$12,409
Median Property Taxes
±$789

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tallapoosa County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.5%
Homeownership
2022
67%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.5% of the housing units in Tallapoosa County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9625.01
  2. Census Tract 9625.02
  3. Census Tract 9619

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tallapoosa County, AL was Census Tract 9625.01 with a value of $66,196, followed by Census Tract 9625.02 and Census Tract 9619, with respective values of $63,487 and $56,678.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Tallapoosa County, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$53,282
Median Household Income
± $3,175
16.4k
Number of Households
± 990

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.4k households in Tallapoosa County, AL grew to $53,282 from the previous year's value of $50,652.

The following chart displays the households in Tallapoosa County, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tallapoosa County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.85%)

In 2022, 83.9% of workers in Tallapoosa County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (3.85%).

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tallapoosa County, AL have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.3% of the workforce in Tallapoosa County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tallapoosa County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tallapoosa County, AL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tallapoosa County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.84%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tallapoosa County, AL (6.83k out of 40.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tallapoosa County, AL is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 26.3% of the children was living in poverty in Tallapoosa County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 639 in Tallapoosa County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 181 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.5% of the population of Tallapoosa County, AL has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 1.84% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tallapoosa County, AL see 2018 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.346% decrease from the previous year (2025 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3344 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3087 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,018 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tallapoosa County, AL

Primary care physicians in Tallapoosa County, AL see an average of 2,018 patients per year. This represents a 0.346% decrease from the previous year (2,025 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tallapoosa County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.55%
Uninsured
36.6%
Employer Coverage
19.8%
Medicaid
17.4%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
1.84%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tallapoosa County, AL grew by 5.05% from 9.09% to 9.55%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 60 in Tallapoosa County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.6% in Tallapoosa County, AL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.1% in Tallapoosa County, AL.

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