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Talladega Springs, Alabama

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Census Data for Talladega Springs ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2015 and it gives Talladega Springs a population of 163 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Talladega Springs a population of 166 people.

The town of Talladega Springs is located in Talladega County. The 2010 Census gave Talladega County a population of 82,291 people. This means that Talladega Springs had 0.2% of the county's total population, making it Talladega's 8th most populous community.

At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Talladega Springs, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the town.

Things like the population, area and housing for Talladega Springs reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of&$160;Talladega Springs might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.

The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Talladega Springs has a total area of 1.24 square miles [3.2 km²]. Of this total, a small amount of the area is covered by water (0.01 square miles [0 km²]).

Talladega County has a land area of 736 square miles [1,908.2 km²]. At 1.23 square miles [3.2 km²], Talladega Springs has 0.17% of the county's total land area.

Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   33° 7' 14"   (or 33.12°)

Lon:   -86° 26' 42"   (or -86.45°)

More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Population Density ...

Using the population (166 people) and land area (1.23 square miles [3.2 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Talladega Springs had a population density of 133.7 people per square mile [51.6 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Talladega Springs had a population of 124 people and a land area of 1.24 square miles [3.2 km²]. This gives a population density of 98.7 people per square mile [38.11 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Talladega Springs. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an apple-to-oranges comparison. More information about the changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Talladega Springs had 71 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 166 people, this averages 2.34 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Talladega Springs had a land area of 1.23 square miles [3.2 km²]. This translates to 57.2 Housing Units per square mile [22.07 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Talladega Springs had 65 Housing Units, a population of 124 people and a land area of 1.24 square miles [3.2 km²]. This gives a density of 1.91 people per Housing Unit and 51.7 Housing Units per square mile [19.98 housing units/km²].

NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Talladega Springs and you need to be careful when comparing results between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Talladega County ...

The community of Talladega Springs is located in Talladega County.

The county had a population of 82,291 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 166 people, Talladega Springs represented 0.2% of the county's total.

In addition, where the town of Talladega Springs has a population density of 133.7 people per square mile [51.6 people/km²], Talladega County averages 111.7 people per square mile [43.12 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Talladega County.

Population Rings for Talladega Springs ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Talladega Springs and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Talladega Springs. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>

RadiusNo of
Since 2010
5 mi [8 km]1163-1.81%
10 mi [16 km]46,828+1.64%
15 mi [24 km]826,326-0.26%
20 mi [32 km]1458,259+6.85%
25 mi [40 km]23136,140+6.45%
30 mi [48 km]30322,040+4.4%

US Census QuickFacts ...

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information called QuickFacts. Although they haven't created a QuickFact for Talladega Springs, there are QuickFacts available for the following nearby communities:

2015 Est.
Since 2010
ChildersburgQF-01144645,046-2.49%   NE  
SylacaugaQF-017435212,657-0.72%   E  
CaleraQF-011141613,213+13.71%   W  
ChelseaQF-011410412,059+18.42%   NW  
ClantonQF-01151368,844+2.61%   SW  
PelhamQF-015884822,885+7.18%   NW  
MontevalloQF-01503126,648+5.14%   W  
AlabasterQF-010082032,707+7.76%   W  

For more about neighboring communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Talladega Springs. For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Talladega Springs, see our County-by-County Page for Talladega Springs.

A Census QuickFact is available for Talladega County (QF-01121).

Below are QuickFacts for the counties that border Talladega County.

2015 Est.
Since 2010
CalhounQF-01015115,620-2.49%   NE  
ClayQF-0102713,555-2.71%   E  
CleburneQF-0102915,018+0.31%   NE  
CoosaQF-0103710,724-7.06%   S  
Saint ClairQF-0111587,074+4.16%   NW  
ShelbyQF-01117208,713+6.99%   W  

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Talladega Springs, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Talladega Springs. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 1.14% smaller than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Talladega Springs was 1.24 square miles [3.2 km²]. Of this total, 1.23 square miles [3.2 km²] is land, with the balance (0.89%) being water (0.01 square miles [0 km²]).

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 1.26 square miles [3.3 km²]. Of this total, 1.24 square miles [3.2 km²] is land, with the balance (1.05%) being water (0.01 square miles [0 km²]).

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Talladega Springs, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Talladega Springs.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   33.120452°   (or 33°7'13" N)

Lon:   -86.437761°   (or -86°26'15" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   33.120713°   (or 33°7'14" N)

Lon:   -86.445266°   (or -86°26'42" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 2,293 feet to the east<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2406710) to Talladega Springs. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Talladega Springs. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   33.119081°   (or 33°7'8" N)

Lon:   -86.442011°   (or -86°26'31" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 1,390 feet to the east<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Talladega Springs. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Talladega Springs.

Miscellaneous Information for Talladega Springs ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Talladega County or the town of Talladega Springs:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Talladega Springs:

GNIS ID for Talladega Springs: 2406710

GNIS ID for Talladega County: 161586

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 01 (Alabama)

County Code: 121 (Talladega County)

Place Code: 74616 (Talladega Springs)

State & County Code: 01/121 (Alabama / Talladega County)

State & Place Code: 01/74616 (Alabama / Talladega Springs)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Talladega Springs is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Talladega Springs.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Talladega Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2015.

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<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<3>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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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the 2010 Census location is 267 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the GNIS point is 291 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Talladega Springs.


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