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Welcome to Talladega ...

The city of Talladega is located in Talladega County and is the County Seat for Talladega County.

The location of Talladega has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Talladega has a population of 15,291 people<2> (see below for details).

Talladega is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Talladega lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Talladega (for example, toward Ephesus (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Talladega: (256) & (938)<4>

The ZIP codes for Talladega: 35160-35161<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Talladega had a population of 15,676 people (which is 19.05% of the total population of Talladega County). This makes Talladega the county's most populous community.

The population of Talladega represents 0.33% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,676 people, the population of Talladega increased 3.52% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 15,143 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Talladega had an population of 15,291 people. This is a decrease of 2.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.98% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Talladega.

Communities near Talladega ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Oxford   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Talladega

Located in Calhoun County

Pell City   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Talladega

Located in Saint Clair County

Sylacauga   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Talladega

Lincoln   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Talladega

Childersburg   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Talladega

Riverside   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Talladega

Located in Saint Clair County

Vincent   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Talladega

Located in Shelby County

Ashland   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Talladega

Located in Clay County

Munford   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Talladega

Hobson City   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Talladega

Located in Calhoun County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Talladega.

Websites for Talladega ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Talladega. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Talladega. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Talladega. Our list includes 30 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Talladega:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Talladega ...

Looking for more information about Talladega? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Talladega, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Talladega.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Talladega.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Talladega - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Talladega). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Talladega or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Talladega includes: 35160 & 35161.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Talladega) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Talladega. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Talladega

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Talladega. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4307, Longitude: -86.0990     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Talladega have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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