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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2017: 207,811 (74% urban, 26% rural); it was 164,875 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 31,320
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 14,339
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 40,958
Renter-occupied apartments: 30,482 (it was 23,559 in 2000)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

30%

Land area: 1324 sq. mi.

Water area: 26.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 157 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Tuscaloosa County: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.3%), Retail trade (14.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Tuscaloosa County, AL (2017)
    • 127,30277.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 64,90239.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,2574.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,2902.0%Asian alone
    • 2,2611.4%Two or more races
    • 2720.2%Some other race alone
    • 2450.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 650.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

32.6 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years
Males: 100,874  (48.5%)
Females: 106,937  (51.5%)
Average household size:
Tuscaloosa County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,313 ($34,436 in 1999)
This county:

$52,313
Alabama:

$48,123

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $647 (lower quartile is $512, upper quartile is $853)
This county:

$647
State:

$565


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $167,400 (it was $95,400 in 2000)
Tuscaloosa:

$167,400
Alabama:

$141,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $110,700 - $250,400

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $202,641
Here:

$202,641
State:

$197,224

Townhouses or other attached units: $595,044
Here:

$595,044
State:

$203,496

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,648,721
Here:

$1,648,721
State:

$183,401

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $299,739
Here:

$299,739
State:

$263,638

Mobile homes: $94,634
Here:

$94,634
State:

$74,580

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,171
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $360

Institutionalized population: 1,605

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 20
  • Robberies: 18
  • Assaults: 216
  • Burglaries: 611
  • Thefts: 1044
  • Auto thefts: 218
Tuscaloosa County, AL map from a distance

Health of residents in Tuscaloosa County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
68.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
42.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
98.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
63.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 549 buildings, average cost: $67,600
  • 1998: 552 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 1999: 673 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2000: 582 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2001: 702 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2002: 687 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2003: 880 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2004: 1124 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2005: 1231 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2006: 1092 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 2007: 860 buildings, average cost: $165,600
  • 2008: 487 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2009: 334 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2010: 327 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2011: 317 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2012: 496 buildings, average cost: $204,200
  • 2013: 574 buildings, average cost: $228,500
  • 2014: 429 buildings, average cost: $237,800
  • 2015: 448 buildings, average cost: $258,700
  • 2016: 522 buildings, average cost: $254,400
  • 2017: 554 buildings, average cost: $255,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Tuscaloosa, AL residents
Average permit cost in Tuscaloosa, AL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $697 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $458 (0.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Tuscaloosa, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Tuscaloosa, AL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Tuscaloosa, AL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.5%
Tuscaloosa County:

15.5%
Alabama:

16.9%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.2% for Black residents, 24.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.6% for American Indian residents, 97.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.4% for other race residents, 24.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 32.6 years old
(Males: 31.4 years old, Females: 34.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35.9 years old, Black residents: 29.6 years old, American Indian residents: 36.3 years old, Asian residents: 31.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.7 years old, Other race residents: 19.7 years old)

Area name: Tuscaloosa, AL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tuscaloosa County is $452 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $586 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $753 a month.

Cities in this county include: Tuscaloosa, Northport, Big Sandy-Duncanville, Abernant, Holt, Samantha, Windham Springs, Fosters, Brookwood, Lake View.

Tuscaloosa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Tuscaloosa County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Kershaw County, South Carolina , Monroe County, Mississippi , Franklin County, Texas , Howard County, Texas , Hudspeth County, Texas , Jones County, Texas , Lubbock County, Texas , Scurry County, Texas , Sterling County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Alabama:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in Tuscaloosa, AL
County total employment by year in Tuscaloosa, AL
County average yearly wages by year in Tuscaloosa, AL

Current college students: 21,141
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,401 (25.5% naturalized citizens)

Tuscaloosa County:

3.1%
Whole state:

3.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,2642010 or later
  • 2,6252000 to 2009
  • 1,1321990 to 1999
  • 6101980 to 1989
  • 3731970 to 1979
  • 420Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.1%

Tuscaloosa County marital status for males Tuscaloosa County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 54,144
  • One, attached: 1,512
  • Two: 2,451
  • 3 or 4: 3,864
  • 5 to 9: 6,498
  • 10 to 19: 6,839
  • 20 to 49: 4,411
  • 50 or more: 3,089
  • Mobile homes: 9,012

Housing units in Tuscaloosa County with a mortgage: 28,713 (871 second mortgage, 1,872 home equity loan, 58 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,709

Here:

63.6% with mortgage
State:

56.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Tuscaloosa County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant71,803208
Black Protestant14,42845
Mainline Protestant12,41547
Catholic3,7292
Other1,9409
None90,341-
Tuscaloosa County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 36
Tuscaloosa County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 101
Tuscaloosa County:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 97
This county:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Tuscaloosa County:

10.7%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Tuscaloosa County:

32.2%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Tuscaloosa County:

Average size of farms: 188 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $37,501
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $297.37
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.83%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,854
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.35%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.53%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,327
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.77%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.27
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.98%
Corn for grain: 2911 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 541 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4853 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1627 harvested acres
Vegetables: 65 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 113 acres

Earthquake activity:

Tuscaloosa County-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 18.9 miles away from Tuscaloosa County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 38.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 138.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 146.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.4 miles away from Tuscaloosa County center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 19.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2014 to May 05, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4176: May 02, 2014, FEMA Id: 4176, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1971: April 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 1971, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to September 26, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1605: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1605, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1593: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1593, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1549: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1466: May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 1466, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 05, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1442: November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1442, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Tuscaloosa County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 10, Floods: 9, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Tuscaloosa

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 84,973 (85.6%)
  • Carpooled: 8,660 (8.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 279 (0.3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 69 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 487 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 383 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 1,379 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 3,050 (3.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (24%)
  • Guatemala (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Ethiopia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Tuscaloosa County


  • American (18%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 5,904 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,172 people in nursing homes
  • 541 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 484 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 179 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 177 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 72 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 52 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 45 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 29 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 28 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 28 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 17 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 8,172 people in college/university student housing
  • 807 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 615 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 254 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 212 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 150 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 115 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 45 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 30 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $63,127.

5.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,701 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Alabama average:

5.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.21% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($22,173 average AGI)
2.34% relocated from other states ($21,529 average AGI)
Tuscaloosa County:

2.34%
Alabama average:

2.56%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, AL  0.69% ($41,890 average AGI)
from Hale County, AL  0.29% ($36,466)
from Pickens County, AL  0.22% ($33,550)
from Shelby County, AL  0.19% ($47,602)
from Bibb County, AL  0.18% ($41,683)
from Greene County, AL  0.13% ($26,409)
from Fayette County, AL  0.10% ($39,471)


5.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,358 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Alabama average:

5.97%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($257 average AGI)
Tuscaloosa County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.05%

3.26% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($23,304 average AGI)
2.62% relocated to other states ($19,797 average AGI)
Tuscaloosa County:

2.62%
Alabama average:

2.59%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, AL  0.97% ($47,158 average AGI)
to Hale County, AL  0.20% ($41,294)
to Shelby County, AL  0.20% ($48,917)
to Pickens County, AL  0.18% ($38,225)
to Bibb County, AL  0.17% ($44,455)
to Madison County, AL  0.15% ($39,908)
to Baldwin County, AL  0.14% ($66,473)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Tuscaloosa County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Tuscaloosa County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Tuscaloosa County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tuscaloosa County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Tuscaloosa County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Tuscaloosa County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Tuscaloosa County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Tuscaloosa County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Tuscaloosa County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 26,758 (19,109 aged, 7,649 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,292 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,556)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,050)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,042)
  • Unspecified dementia (936)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (911)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (889)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (866)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (816)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (668)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (600)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 82.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 54.9
  • Other - 27.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 112.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 87.9
  • Other - 24.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 207,811
  • In family households: 160,750 (25,014 male householders, 22,184 female householders)
    32,710 spouses, 63,735 children (58,733 natural, 1,785 adopted, 3,217 stepchildren), 5,562 grandchildren, 2,972 brothers or sisters, 2,120 parents, 4,283 other relatives, 2,170 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 37,065 (12,173 male householders (9,333 living alone)), 12,872 female householders (11,175 living alone)), 12,020 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,996

Size of family households: 22,719 2-persons, 12,068 3-persons, 8,055 4-persons, 2,673 5-persons, 907 6-persons, 776 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 20,508 1-person, 3,600 2-persons, 477 3-persons, 460 4-persons.

25,374 married couples with children.
14,982 single-parent households (2,305 men, 12,677 women).

94.3% of residents of Tuscaloosa speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,007,121,000 ($6,027 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $85,347,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $398,825,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $216,495,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,747,000
Federal grants: $194,079,000
Federal procurement contracts: $105,166,000 ($46,588,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $87,809,000 ($17,868,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $184,878,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $97,745,000
Federal Government insurance: $85,731,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 11,839
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,925
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,316
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,019
Here -6 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Tuscaloosa County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 26.57 millions of gallons per day (13% from ground, 87% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.7

Year house built in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
  • Year house built in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
  • 3,4862014 or later
  • 7,1052010 to 2013
  • 19,4292000 to 2009
  • 16,2431990 to 1999
  • 12,4921980 to 1989
  • 12,4351970 to 1979
  • 7,0451960 to 1969
  • 6,6911950 to 1959
  • 3,0731940 to 1949
  • 3,8211939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
  • 01 room
  • 312 rooms
  • 6743 rooms
  • 2,7754 rooms
  • 12,0625 rooms
  • 11,8146 rooms
  • 6,8397 rooms
  • 4,9608 rooms
  • 6,2679+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
  • 7931 room
  • 7192 rooms
  • 4,3833 rooms
  • 7,4254 rooms
  • 8,4245 rooms
  • 2,6626 rooms
  • 1,2737 rooms
  • 7748 rooms
  • 3689+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
  • 65no bedroom
  • 2241 bedroom
  • 4,5892 bedrooms
  • 25,9353 bedrooms
  • 12,3484 bedrooms
  • 2,2615+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
  • 812no bedroom
  • 4,1591 bedroom
  • 10,3052 bedrooms
  • 10,1203 bedrooms
  • 1,2784 bedrooms
  • 1475+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Tuscaloosa County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Tuscaloosa County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,182no vehicle
  • 11,4801 vehicle
  • 21,2872 vehicles
  • 7,8093 vehicles
  • 2,9834 vehicles
  • 6815+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Tuscaloosa County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Tuscaloosa County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,451no vehicle
  • 13,8911 vehicle
  • 7,8952 vehicles
  • 2,0483 vehicles
  • 5364 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

82.1% of Tuscaloosa County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Alabama.

Tuscaloosa County:

82.1%
State average:

86.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 154,162
  • Other state: 45,446
  • Northeast: 5,876
  • Midwest: 8,256
  • South: 26,542
  • West: 4,772
Year householders moved into unit in Tuscaloosa County, AL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tuscaloosa County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.9%Electricity
  • 35.5%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 79.1%Electricity
  • 18.2%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,012
Here:

10.9%
Alabama:

10.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,387
Here:

14.3%
Alabama:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 322
Here:

1.4%
Alabama:

12.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Tuscaloosa County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $17,110,000
    Police Protection: $14,268,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,069,000
    Financial Administration: $7,109,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,623,000
    Libraries: $3,786,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,948,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,642,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,672,000
    Local Fire Protection: $618,000
    Health - Other: $557,000
    Solid Waste Management: $478,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $352,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $190,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,389,000
    General Local Government Support: $656,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,418,000
    Sale of Property: $473,000
    Interest Earnings: $129,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $95,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $17,220,000
    Regular Highways: $2,399,000
    Police Protection: $548,000
    General Public Building: $348,000
    Financial Administration: $196,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $63,000
    Correctional Institutions: $37,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,961,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,647,000
    Highways: $7,010,000
    Other: $202,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,139,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,040,000
    Severance: $1,885,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,200,000
    Other: $951,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $912,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $885,000
    Other License: $756,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $296,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $258,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,423,000

Tuscaloosa County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $17,110,000
    Police Protection: $14,268,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,069,000
    Financial Administration: $7,109,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,623,000
    Libraries: $3,786,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,948,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,642,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,672,000
    Local Fire Protection: $618,000
    Health - Other: $557,000
    Solid Waste Management: $478,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $352,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $190,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,389,000
    General Local Government Support: $656,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,418,000
    Sale of Property: $473,000
    Interest Earnings: $129,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $95,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $17,220,000
    Regular Highways: $2,399,000
    Police Protection: $548,000
    General Public Building: $348,000
    Financial Administration: $196,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $63,000
    Correctional Institutions: $37,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,961,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,647,000
    Highways: $7,010,000
    Other: $202,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,139,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,040,000
    Severance: $1,885,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,200,000
    Other: $951,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $912,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $885,000
    Other License: $756,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $296,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $258,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,423,000

Tuscaloosa County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $17,110,000
    Police Protection: $14,268,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,069,000
    Financial Administration: $7,109,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,623,000
    Libraries: $3,786,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,948,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,642,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,672,000
    Local Fire Protection: $618,000
    Health - Other: $557,000
    Solid Waste Management: $478,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $352,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $190,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,389,000
    General Local Government Support: $656,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,418,000
    Sale of Property: $473,000
    Interest Earnings: $129,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $95,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $17,220,000
    Regular Highways: $2,399,000
    Police Protection: $548,000
    General Public Building: $348,000
    Financial Administration: $196,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $63,000
    Correctional Institutions: $37,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,961,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,647,000
    Highways: $7,010,000
    Other: $202,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,139,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,040,000
    Severance: $1,885,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,200,000
    Other: $951,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $912,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $885,000
    Other License: $756,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $296,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $258,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,423,000

Tuscaloosa County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $17,110,000
    Police Protection: $14,268,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,069,000
    Financial Administration: $7,109,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,623,000
    Libraries: $3,786,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,948,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,642,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,672,000
    Local Fire Protection: $618,000
    Health - Other: $557,000
    Solid Waste Management: $478,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $352,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $190,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,389,000
    General Local Government Support: $656,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,418,000
    Sale of Property: $473,000
    Interest Earnings: $129,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $95,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $17,220,000
    Regular Highways: $2,399,000
    Police Protection: $548,000
    General Public Building: $348,000
    Financial Administration: $196,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $63,000
    Correctional Institutions: $37,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,961,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,647,000
    Highways: $7,010,000
    Other: $202,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,139,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,040,000
    Severance: $1,885,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,200,000
    Other: $951,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $912,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $885,000
    Other License: $756,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $296,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $258,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,423,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,275
  • Number of aged recipients: 393
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,882
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,536
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,769
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 970
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,179
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,008
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 45 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED945$134,112882$151,6893,663$166,613137$57,13120$2,176,200632$146,092151$45,298
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED35$138,28635$154,943224$159,34817$57,7650$013$93,92332$64,188
APPLICATIONS DENIED96$133,542158$110,3671,121$148,499133$39,3832$44,50098$103,418120$55,367
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN69$143,76883$167,855871$162,29725$94,4001$3,500,00057$139,03520$74,100
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS20$156,65022$146,364220$171,36416$80,0000$09$133,1118$76,250
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 40 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED140$205,907167$195,4736$150,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED37$185,78454$210,1306$104,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$204,11826$221,6150$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$198,0008$212,2500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$211,5008$221,6251$171,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Tuscaloosa, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Tuscaloosa, AL - Value
Most common first names in Tuscaloosa County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,31571.6 years
Mary1,03278.2 years
William91872.5 years
John84273.8 years
Willie55171.8 years
Robert53270.6 years
Annie42778.5 years
George38074.5 years
Charles36370.7 years
Thomas29872.9 years
Most common last names in Tuscaloosa County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith46975.4 years
Jones44074.6 years
Brown39174.2 years
Williams38071.8 years
Johnson33073.5 years
Davis28674.5 years
Wilson24975.5 years
Thomas23971.8 years
White19971.7 years
Taylor19974.8 years
Businesses in Tuscaloosa County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1Lowe's2
AT&T7Marriott1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts5Mazda1
Aeropostale1McDonald's10
American Eagle Outfitters1Men's Wearhouse1
Ann Taylor1Microtel2
Applebee's2Motel 61
Arby's5Motherhood Maternity1
Ashley Furniture1New Balance5
AutoZone3New York & Co1
BMW1Nike22
Barnes & Noble1Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Office Depot2
Best Western2OfficeMax1
Blockbuster1Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King5Outback1
CVS7Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Panera Bread1
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza3
Chevrolet1Payless3
Chick-Fil-A4Penske1
Chico's1Pier 1 Imports1
Chipotle1Pizza Hut6
Chuck E. Cheese's1Plato's Closet1
Church's Chicken2Popeyes1
Cinnabon 1Publix Super Markets4
Cold Stone Creamery1Quality1
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack2
Comfort Suites1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster1
Curves2Rite Aid8
Dairy Queen2Ruby Tuesday2
Days Inn1Rue211
Domino's Pizza4Ryan's Grill1
Econo Lodge2SAS Shoes1
Express1SONIC Drive-In5
FedEx15Sam's Club1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sears4
Foot Locker1Shoe Carnival1
Ford1Sleep Inn1
GNC2Soma Intimates1
GameStop3Spencer Gifts1
Gap1Sprint Nextel1
Gymboree1Starbucks2
H&R Block6Subway12
Hardee's6Super 81
Havertys Furniture1T-Mobile5
Hilton2T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell4
Holiday Inn2Talbots1
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1The Athlete's Foot2
Howard Johnson1The Limited1
Hyundai1The Room Place1
JCPenney1Toyota1
Jimmy John's2Toys"R"Us1
JoS. A. Bank1U-Haul6
Jones New York2UPS30
Journeys1Vans1
Justice1Verizon Wireless1
KFC4Victoria's Secret1
Kmart2Volkswagen1
La Quinta1Waffle House4
La-Z-Boy3Walgreens3
Lane Bryant1Walmart2
Lane Furniture7Wet Seal1
LensCrafters1Wingate1
Little Caesars Pizza1World Gym1
Long John Silver's1YMCA3

Tuscaloosa County on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"