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The 2000 Census showed that Talladega County had a population of 80,321 people. This represented 1.81% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Talladega had a population of 80,242 people. This is a decrease of 0.1% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201082,291+2.45%+2.55% since 2009
200980,242-0.1%-0.31% since 2008
200880,495+0.22%+0.39% since 2007
200680,124-0.25%+0.28% since 2005
200579,902-0.52%+0.2% since 2004
200379,776-0.68%-0.59% since 2002
200080,321The Last Census

Talladega County had 34,469 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Talladega County has a total area<3> of 760 square miles [1,969 km²]. Of this total, 739 square miles [1,915 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.73%) being water (20.72 square miles [53.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Talladega County had a population density of 108.6 people per square mile [41.93 people/km²], making it the state's 15th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Talladega County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Talladega and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Talladega County QuickFact (QF-01121).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Talladega County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CalhounQF-01015   NE114,081112,2491.63%
ClayQF-01027   E13,64014,254-4.31%
CleburneQF-01029   NE14,75914,1234.5%
CoosaQF-01037   S10,55612,202-13.49%
Saint ClairQF-01115   NW81,89564,74226.49%
ShelbyQF-01117   W192,503143,29334.34%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Talladega. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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