Attalla is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 5,771 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Attalla is the 102nd largest community in Alabama.
Attalla is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Attalla is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Attalla who work in sales jobs (11.61%), office and administrative support (8.47%), and management occupations (7.09%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Attalla has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Attalla a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Attalla is a very car-oriented city. 97.86% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Attalla is a small city , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Attalla has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
As is often the case in a small city, Attalla doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Attalla, just 8.92% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Attalla in 2018 was $23,704, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,816 for a family of four. However, Attalla contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Attalla is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Attalla home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Attalla residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Attalla include Irish, German, African, English, and Haitian.
The most common language spoken in Attalla is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.