|Location within Staffordshire|
|Population||76,696 (2019 est.)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||B77, B78, B79|
It used to be divided between the counties of Warwickshire and Staffordshire. In 1889, the town was placed entirely in Staffordshire.
The town's railway station is located on the West Coast Main Line. Passengers can board direct local-stopping trains to Birmingham, London and Crewe. Cross-country trains, operated by CrossCountry, also call at Tamworth, providing direct trains to Nottingham, Yorkshire, Scotland, South Wales and Cornwall.