Tallapoosa, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Tallapoosa, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Tallapoosa had a population of 3,122 as of July 1, 2018. Tallapoosa ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tallapoosa is located at latitude 33.7367 and longitude -85.2874 in Haralson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tallapoosa (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Haralson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,142 feet.

The City of Tallapoosa (GNIS ID: 2405564) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Tallapoosa is located within Tallapoosa Division of Haralson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tallapoosa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tallapoosa: Possum Snout, Talabouchi, Talapoosa.

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Tallapoosa, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,122
Population in Households 3,110
Population in Familes 2,580
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 311
Diversity Index2 15


Median Household Income $39,485
Average Household Income $53,824
Per Capita Income $21,315


Total Housing Units 1,565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 736 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 524 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 305 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $125,682
Average Home Value $163,027


Total Households 1,260
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 860
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.17% 0.17%
Households -0.2% 0.13%
Families 0.23% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Tallapoosa, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tallapoosa to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 226 64th
Population Density # 439 30th
Diversity Index # 603 4th
Median Household Income # 351 44th
Per Capita Income # 313 50th

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