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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2016: 206,102 (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: 156 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tuscaloosa County: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.2%), Educational, health and social services (17.7%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (62.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (31.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  32.9 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years
Males: 99,017  (48.0%)
Females: 107,085  (52.0%)
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Tuscaloosa County,AL real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Tuscaloosa County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,787 ($34,436 in 1999)

This county:

$47,787
Alabama:

$46,257

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $627 (lower quartile is $511, upper quartile is $816)
This county:

$627
State:

$559


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $168,300 (it was $95,400 in 2000)
Tuscaloosa:

$168,300
Alabama:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $111,800 - $252,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $206,869
Here:

$206,869
State:

$193,465

Townhouses or other attached units: $223,655
Here:

$223,655
State:

$157,531

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $314,622
Here:

$314,622
State:

$131,625

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $189,719
Here:

$189,719
State:

$223,470

Mobile homes: $61,554
Here:

$61,554
State:

$55,650
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,193
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $345

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
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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:

  • 2004: 1124 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 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
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $694 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $523 (0.3%)

Tuscaloosa County household income distribution in 2013 Tuscaloosa County home values distribution in 2013 Tuscaloosa County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.8%
Tuscaloosa County:

17.8%
Alabama:

17.1%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.2% for Black residents, 26.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.8% for American Indian residents, 70.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 19.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 32.9 years old
(Males: 31.7 years old, Females: 33.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35.6 years old, Black residents: 29.7 years old, American Indian residents: 31.5 years old, Asian residents: 28.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.4 years old, Other race residents: 26.6 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

2012 air pollution in Tuscaloosa County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.022 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.4 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:

5.2%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 21,141
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,493 (32.0% naturalized citizens)

Tuscaloosa County:

3.6%
Whole state:

3.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Tuscaloosa County population
  • 3,0732010 or later
  • 2,5782000 to 2009
  • 7791990 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: 55,985
  • One, attached: 960
  • Two: 2,615
  • 3 or 4: 2,979
  • 5 to 9: 5,421
  • 10 to 19: 6,643
  • 20 to 49: 4,625
  • 50 or more: 3,230
  • Mobile homes: 7,157
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 133

Housing units in Tuscaloosa County with a mortgage: 27,804 (923 second mortgage, 2,866 home equity loan, 140 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,568

Here:

61.4% with mortgage
State:

56.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Tuscaloosa County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (26%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • Guatemala (9%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Ethiopia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Tuscaloosa County


  • American (16%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Tuscaloosa County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 86,737 (84.3%)
  • Carpooled: 9,882 (9.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 219 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 395 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 413 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 1,105 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 4,112 (4.0%)
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 mentally retarded
  • 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 $53,345.

5.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,219 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Alabama average:

6.02%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($196 average AGI)
Tuscaloosa County:

0.02%
Alabama average:

0.05%

3.48% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($17,956 average AGI)
2.36% relocated from other states ($15,067 average AGI)
Tuscaloosa County:

2.36%
Alabama average:

2.63%

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% ($34,947 average AGI)
from Hale County, AL  0.31% ($28,670)
from Pickens County, AL  0.23% ($28,105)
from Shelby County, AL  0.20% ($33,443)
from Bibb County, AL  0.15% ($34,121)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.13% ($34,198)
from Mobile County, AL  0.12% ($22,972)


5.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,842 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Alabama average:

6.06%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($328 average AGI)
Tuscaloosa County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.06%

3.07% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($20,556 average AGI)
2.43% relocated to other states ($15,958 average AGI)
Tuscaloosa County:

2.43%
Alabama average:

2.67%

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  0.83% ($45,360 average AGI)
to Shelby County, AL  0.22% ($42,206)
to Hale County, AL  0.20% ($31,098)
to Bibb County, AL  0.18% ($32,973)
to Madison County, AL  0.14% ($25,136)
to Pickens County, AL  0.14% ($32,786)
to Mobile County, AL  0.13% ($31,872)

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: 206,102
  • In family households: 156,376 (25,020 male householders, 21,025 female householders)
    32,364 spouses, 59,375 children (55,373 natural, 1,309 adopted, 2,693 stepchildren), 7,105 grandchildren, 2,125 brothers or sisters, 1,808 parents, 3,620 other relatives, 3,934 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 39,483 (12,434 male householders (8,790 living alone)), 15,346 female householders (12,656 living alone)), 11,703 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 10,243

Size of family households: 20,727 2-persons, 12,387 3-persons, 7,826 4-persons, 3,758 5-persons, 958 6-persons, 389 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 21,446 1-person, 5,370 2-persons, 622 3-persons, 231 4-persons, 111 5-persons.

23,365 married couples with children.
13,608 single-parent households (2,445 men, 11,163 women).

94.6% of residents of Tuscaloosa speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (50% speak English very well, 46% speak English well, 4% 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:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.7

Year house built in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Tuscaloosa County population
  • 1,9472014 or later
  • 6,4172010 to 2013
  • 16,1202000 to 2009
  • 18,9551990 to 1999
  • 10,5341980 to 1989
  • 13,8031970 to 1979
  • 9,3631960 to 1969
  • 5,9671950 to 1959
  • 3,7681940 to 1949
  • 2,8741939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Tuscaloosa County population
  • 1061 room
  • 2502 rooms
  • 6633 rooms
  • 2,3574 rooms
  • 11,0605 rooms
  • 10,0426 rooms
  • 6,5127 rooms
  • 6,4758 rooms
  • 7,9079+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Tuscaloosa County population
  • 2951 room
  • 1,4052 rooms
  • 4,7823 rooms
  • 9,4194 rooms
  • 7,6135 rooms
  • 2,5176 rooms
  • 1,4297 rooms
  • 6068 rooms
  • 3879+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Tuscaloosa County population
  • 219no bedroom
  • 3871 bedroom
  • 4,6532 bedrooms
  • 26,9373 bedrooms
  • 11,1464 bedrooms
  • 2,0305+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Tuscaloosa County population
  • 357no bedroom
  • 5,2511 bedroom
  • 12,5332 bedrooms
  • 8,2403 bedrooms
  • 1,5624 bedrooms
  • 5105+ 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 Note: State values scaled to Tuscaloosa County population
  • 849no vehicle
  • 10,2691 vehicle
  • 20,7622 vehicles
  • 8,0083 vehicles
  • 3,3564 vehicles
  • 2,1285+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Tuscaloosa County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Tuscaloosa County population
  • 2,858no vehicle
  • 14,9731 vehicle
  • 8,3342 vehicles
  • 1,2803 vehicles
  • 8214 vehicles
  • 1875+ vehicles

82.4% of Tuscaloosa County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Alabama.

Tuscaloosa County:

82.4%
State average:

86.1%

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

  • This state: 151,711
  • Other state: 44,871
  • Northeast: 4,597
  • Midwest: 9,144
  • South: 27,295
  • West: 3,835
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tuscaloosa County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.4%Electricity
  • 35.8%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 79.7%Electricity
  • 18.0%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%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): 2,603
Here:

13.5%
Alabama:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 798
Here:

9.3%
Alabama:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,233
Here:

5.2%
Alabama:

14.3%

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 2004:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $22,063,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,976,000
    Police Protection: $6,558,000
    Financial Administration: $6,300,000
    General - Other: $4,596,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,547,000
    Libraries: $3,236,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,564,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,179,000
    Health Services - Other: $447,000
    Fire Protection: $372,000
    Housing & Community Development: $207,000
    Solid Waste Management: $182,000
    Welfare - Other: $94,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,282,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $158,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $690,000
    Regular Highways: $451,000
    Financial Administration: $205,000
    Judicial: $39,000
    General - Other: $22,000
    Corrections - Other: $17,000
    Central Staff: $6,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,333,000

Tuscaloosa County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,095,000
    Solid Waste Management: $190,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $195,000
    Highways: $92,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $988,000
    All Other: $798,000
    Health & Hospitals: $50,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,588,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $871,000
    Rents: $404,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,353,000
    General Support: $5,934,000
    Health & Hospitals: $76,000
    All Other: $38,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,669,000
    Total General Sales: $10,111,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,558,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,143,000
    Tobacco Sales: $856,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $793,000
    NEC: $616,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $225,000

Tuscaloosa County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $14,645,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $15,208,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $15,005,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $12,578,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,814,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,831,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $17,635,000

Tuscaloosa County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $11,661,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $16,135,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $12,814,000

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
Tuscaloosa County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Tuscaloosa County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
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Fatalities
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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
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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

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  • #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"
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  • #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+)"