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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2014: 202,212 (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: 153 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: Retail trade (20.0%), Educational, health and social services (16.4%), Manufacturing (15.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.6%), Construction (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (65.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (29.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.1%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  31.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years
Males: 98,064  (48.5%)
Females: 104,148  (51.5%)
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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 2013: $46,538 ($34,436 in 1999)

This county:

$46538
Alabama:

$42849

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $565 (lower quartile is $451, upper quartile is $726)
This county:

$565
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $152,100 (it was $95,400 in 2000)
Tuscaloosa:

$152,100
Alabama:

$122,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,300 - $222,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $196,593
Here:

$196,593
State:

$176,830

Townhouses or other attached units: $164,598
Here:

$164,598
State:

$151,279

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $80,556
Here:

$80,556
State:

$128,273

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $184,073
Here:

$184,073
State:

$176,013

Mobile homes: $36,921
Here:

$36,921
State:

$41,825

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,902
Here:

$6,902
State:

$16,905
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,161
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $367

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 cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $636 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $577 (0.5%)

Tuscaloosa County household income distribution in 2009 Tuscaloosa County home values distribution Tuscaloosa County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.4%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.0% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.3% for American Indian residents, 15.5% for other race residents, 19.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.4%
Tuscaloosa County:

16.4%
Alabama:

18.7%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.0% for Black residents, 25.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.1% for American Indian residents, 13.6% for other race residents, 16.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 31 years old
(Males: 30 years old, Females: 32 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 34 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 23 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: 78.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,459 (32% naturalized citizens)

Tuscaloosa County:

2.1%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,525
  • 1990 to 1994: 531
  • 1985 to 1989: 343
  • 1980 to 1984: 267
  • 1975 to 1979: 195
  • 1970 to 1974: 178
  • 1970 to 1974: 181
  • 1965 to 1969: 239

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: 41,772
  • One, attached: 1,568
  • Two: 1,561
  • 3 or 4: 3,926
  • 5 to 9: 3,688
  • 10 to 19: 3,184
  • 20 or more: 5,462
  • Mobile homes: 10,237
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 31

Housing units in Tuscaloosa County with a mortgage: 21,329 (2,092 second mortgage, 2,917 home equity loan, 34 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,461

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Tuscaloosa County

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:

  • AlabamaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3319): April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • AlabamaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1971): April 28, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1971, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • AlabamaHurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 3, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3292): August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • AlabamaHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to September 26, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1605): August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1605, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • AlabamaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3237): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • AlabamaHurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1593): July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1593, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • AlabamaHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1549): September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • AlabamaSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 5, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1466): May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1466, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • AlabamaSevere Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 5, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1442): November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1442, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • AlabamaSevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to February 17, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1362): March 5, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1362, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Tuscaloosa County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (16%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Other Western Asia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Tuscaloosa County (%):

  • United States or American (20%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (2%)

Tuscaloosa County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 61,537 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 7,799 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 115 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 46 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 187 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 22 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 133 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,629 (2%)
  • Other means: 334 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,481 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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%

Percentage of residents relocating from 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%

Percentage of residents relocating to 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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1556)
  • Congestive heart failure (1050)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1042)
  • 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: 184,233
  • In family households: 143,210 (29,721 male householders, 16,583 female householders)
    31,696 spouses, 49,693 children (45,682 natural, 1,086 adopted, 2,925 stepchildren), 5,058 grandchildren, 2,271 brothers or sisters, 1,372 parents, 2,520 other relatives, 3,457 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 41,023 (14,401 male householders (10,327 living alone)), 15,436 female householders (11,897 living alone)), 11,186 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 10,423 (1,605 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 19,973 2-persons, 11,466 3-persons, 8,925 4-persons, 3,842 5-persons, 1,299 6-persons, 799 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 22,224 1-person, 5,285 2-persons, 1,402 3-persons, 734 4-persons, 131 5-persons, 30 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

23,190 married couples with children.
10,948 single-parent households (1,507 men, 9,441 women).

95.6% of residents of Tuscaloosa County speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (40% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,007,121,000 ($6027 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:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,967
  • 2000 to 2004: 24,296
  • 1990 to 1999: 16,981
  • 1980 to 1989: 12,155
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,975
  • 1960 to 1969: 8,358
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,494
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,736
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,591
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 33
  • 2 rooms: 337
  • 3 rooms: 1,069
  • 4 rooms: 3,311
  • 5 rooms: 10,044
  • 6 rooms: 10,382
  • 7 rooms: 6,991
  • 8 rooms: 4,537
  • 9+ rooms: 4,254
  • 1 room: 671
  • 2 rooms: 2,219
  • 3 rooms: 4,696
  • 4 rooms: 6,849
  • 5 rooms: 5,311
  • 6 rooms: 2,320
  • 7 rooms: 922
  • 8 rooms: 393
  • 9+ rooms: 178
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 57
  • 1 bedroom: 813
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,840
  • 3 bedrooms: 23,703
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,937
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,608
  • no bedroom: 777
  • 1 bedroom: 6,298
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,304
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,241
  • 4 bedrooms: 764
  • 5+ bedrooms: 175
Cars and other vehicles available in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,653
  • 1 vehicle: 10,270
  • 2 vehicles: 17,490
  • 3 vehicles: 8,146
  • 4 vehicles: 2,482
  • 5+ vehicles: 917
  • no vehicle: 3,752
  • 1 vehicle: 11,998
  • 2 vehicles: 6,093
  • 3 vehicles: 1,362
  • 4 vehicles: 266
  • 5+ vehicles: 88

52% of Tuscaloosa County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Alabama.

Tuscaloosa County:

51.9%
State average:

58.1%

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

  • This state: 125713
  • Northeast: 3632
  • Midwest: 6906
  • South: 21545
  • West: 2608

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $79,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tuscaloosa County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.9%)
  • Electricity (44.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.4%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Electricity (64.4%)
  • Utility gas (30.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,621
Here:

9.3%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 862
Here:

9.9%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,722
Here:

9.4%
Alabama:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

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 (per 100,000 population)

Tuscaloosa County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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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  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
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  • #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"
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  • #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+)"
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