Attalla has the 3303rd largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Attalla is part of the Birmingham metro area. Unemployment in the Birmingham area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Birmingham has the 50th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Attalla is below average at $45,590, and the median cost of a home in Attalla is $57,900, which is below the national average. 11% of workers in Attalla hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 72% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Attalla. 86% of Attalla workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Attalla spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.