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Attalla is a city in Etowah County, in the Gadsden metro area.
One tradition says the name derives from Cherokee term for "mountain." Another translates it as "my home"
The latitude of Attalla is 34.021N. The longitude is -86.088W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 545 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,394.
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7% of Attalla residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Attalla ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Attalla was $15,727, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Attalla residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Attalla, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $265. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $620.
Libraries in Attalla include Attalla-Etowah County Public Library ... View libraries
Etowah County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Attalla political report.
The average commute time for Attalla workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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