Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 100,287 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +28.7%
 
Males: 47,813  (47.7%)
Females: 52,474  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

28.6 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35405, 35446, 35456.

Tuscaloosa Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,243 (it was $27,731 in 2000)
Tuscaloosa:

$47,243
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,601 (it was $19,129 in 2000)

Tuscaloosa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $170,500 (it was $97,400 in 2000)
Tuscaloosa:

$170,500
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $238,323; detached houses: $229,272; townhouses or other attached units: $441,120; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $334,464; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $179,362; mobile homes: $79,110

Median gross rent in 2017: $826.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tuscaloosa: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.2%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.2% for Black residents, 25.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.3% for other race residents, 41.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Tuscaloosa, AL (2017)
    • 48,14349.2%White alone
    • 43,64044.6%Black alone
    • 2,5252.6%Asian alone
    • 2,5732.6%Hispanic
    • 1,0531.1%Two or more races
    • 1140.1%American Indian alone
    • 760.08%Other race alone
    • 650.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Tuscaloosa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 115 registered sex offenders living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama as of October 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tuscaloosa is 842 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Tuscaloosa by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
7
(8.7)
15
(18.3)
10
(11.9)
11
(12.2)
5
(5.5)
7
(7.3)
3
(3.3)
4
(4.3)
8
(8.5)
9
(9.3)
7
(7.2)
14
(14.0)
9
(8.9)
5
(4.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
39
(48.3)
47
(57.3)
32
(38.2)
28
(31.1)
28
(30.5)
31
(32.4)
39
(42.9)
37
(40.2)
44
(46.7)
53
(55.0)
45
(46.1)
54
(54.0)
54
(53.4)
47
(46.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
200
(247.9)
221
(269.2)
264
(315.0)
199
(220.7)
195
(212.7)
190
(198.8)
194
(213.4)
170
(184.8)
161
(171.0)
176
(182.5)
200
(205.1)
172
(172.1)
168
(166.1)
140
(137.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
258
(319.8)
321
(391.0)
251
(299.5)
232
(257.3)
190
(207.2)
221
(231.2)
196
(215.6)
267
(290.3)
221
(234.8)
228
(236.5)
308
(315.9)
240
(240.2)
243
(240.3)
322
(316.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,191
(1,476)
1,256
(1,530)
1,199
(1,431)
1,513
(1,678)
1,507
(1,644)
1,462
(1,530)
1,249
(1,374)
1,182
(1,285)
1,165
(1,238)
1,042
(1,081)
1,132
(1,161)
794
(794.6)
814
(805.0)
753
(739.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,582
(4,440)
3,709
(4,518)
3,569
(4,258)
3,553
(3,941)
3,355
(3,659)
3,188
(3,336)
2,963
(3,260)
2,965
(3,224)
3,196
(3,395)
2,913
(3,021)
2,892
(2,966)
2,708
(2,710)
3,161
(3,126)
3,347
(3,289)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
260
(322.3)
269
(327.7)
279
(332.9)
330
(366.0)
220
(239.9)
178
(186.3)
190
(209.0)
202
(219.6)
151
(160.4)
183
(189.8)
186
(190.7)
230
(230.2)
199
(196.8)
315
(309.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A6
(6.3)
20
(22.0)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)501.1555.3505.9471.3421.2401.9391.4390.9388.0376.4391.1353.4355.5359.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Tuscaloosa, AL

Crime rate in Tuscaloosa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 349 (274 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (9.4%), English (3.9%), Irish (3.9%), German (2.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%), African (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/13/1819

Elevation: 227 feet

Land area: 56.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,783 people per square mile   (low).

Tuscaloosa, Alabama map

4,927 residents are foreign born (1.5% Latin America, 0.9% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

5.0%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $991 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $734 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (47.2 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (520.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Holt, AL (1.8 miles ),
Northport, AL (2.2 miles ),
Coker, AL (3.0 miles ),
Big Sandy-Duncanville, AL (3.2 miles ),
Coaling, AL (3.4 miles ),
Brookwood, AL (3.6 miles ),
Fosters, AL (3.7 miles ),
Moundville, AL (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 33.21 N, Longitude: 87.53 W

Tuscaloosa nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): The Druid City, T-Town

Daytime population change due to commuting: +26,143 (+26.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 33,312 (76.0%)

Area code: 205

Distribution of median household income in Tuscaloosa, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Tuscaloosa, AL in 2017
Tuscaloosa satellite photo by USGS

Tuscaloosa tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 424 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 1998: 459 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 1999: 539 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 2000: 430 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2001: 511 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2002: 486 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2003: 614 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2004: 685 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 2005: 753 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2006: 596 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2007: 443 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2008: 262 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2009: 207 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 2010: 222 buildings, average cost: $195,100
  • 2011: 213 buildings, average cost: $192,200
  • 2012: 335 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2013: 417 buildings, average cost: $228,200
  • 2014: 286 buildings, average cost: $237,100
  • 2015: 273 buildings, average cost: $266,400
  • 2016: 303 buildings, average cost: $276,400
  • 2017: 320 buildings, average cost: $280,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Tuscaloosa, AL residents
Average permit cost in Tuscaloosa, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Alabama:

3.8%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Tuscaloosa, AL
Historical housing units in Tuscaloosa, AL
Most common industries in Tuscaloosa, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (18.8%)
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.0%)
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Tuscaloosa, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.1%)
  • Cashiers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.2. This is about average.

City:

65.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.310. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.310
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 13.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.2
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Tuscaloosa-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 109% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/3/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Tuscaloosa city center killed 58 people and injured 518 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 18.2 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tuscaloosa-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 21.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 39.6 miles away from the city 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 141.1 miles away from the city 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 144.9 miles away from Tuscaloosa 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 45.0 miles away from the city 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 22.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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).
Tuscaloosa topographic map

Hospitals in Tuscaloosa:

  • BRYCE HOSPITAL (200 UNIVERSITY BLVD)
  • CARING HANDS HOSPICE INC (225 UNIVERSITY BLVD E SUITE 203)
  • D C H REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 809 UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD EAST)
  • HOSPICE OF WEST ALABAMA (3851 LOOP ROAD)
  • LTC HOSPITAL OF TUSCALOOSA (809 UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD EAST 4TH FLOOR)
  • TUSCALOOSA VA MEDICAL CENTER (Government Federal, 3701 LOOP ROAD)

Nursing Homes in Tuscaloosa:

  • ALICE M KIDD INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITY (201 UNIVERSITY BLVD)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH CARE AND REHAB INC (1101 SNOWS MILL AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Tuscaloosa:

  • TUSCALOOSA DIALYSIS (805 OLD MILL STREET)
  • TUSCALOOSA NEPHROLOGY ASSOC HOME DIALYSIS (1649 N MCFARLAND BLVD)
  • TUSCALOOSA UNIVERSITY DIALYSIS (220 15TH STREET)

Home Health Centers in Tuscaloosa:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF TUSCALOOSA (1300 MCFARLAND BOULEVARD NORTHEAST, SUITE 320)
  • DCH HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY (1401 GREENSBORO AVENUE)
  • TUSCALOOSA COUNTY HOME CARE (2350 HARGROVE ROAD EAST)

Airports and heliports located in Tuscaloosa:

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Amtrak station:

TUSCALOOSA (2105 GREENSBORO AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Tuscaloosa:

  • The University of Alabama (Full-time enrollment: 30,931; Location: 739 University Blvd; Public; Website: www.ua.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Shelton State Community College (Full-time enrollment: 4,106; Location: 9500 Old Greensboro Rd; Public; Website: www.sheltonstate.edu)
  • Stillman College (Full-time enrollment: 940; Location: 3601 Stillman Boulevard; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stillman.edu)
  • University of Alabama System Office (Location: 401 Queen City Ave; Public; Website: www.uasystem.ua.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Tuscaloosa:

  • University of Montevallo (about 40 miles; Montevallo, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,826)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 41 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 46 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 47 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • Samford University (about 47 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 47 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 55 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)

Public high schools in Tuscaloosa:

  • NORTHRIDGE HIGH SCH (Students: 1,061, Location: 2901 NORTHRIDGE RD., Grades: 9-12)
  • OAK HILL SCH (Students: 78, Location: 3834 21ST STREET, Grades: 6-12)
  • HILLCREST HIGH SCH (Students: 1, Location: 300 PATRIOT PKWY, Grades: 9-12)
  • TUSCALOOSA CTR TECH (Location: 2800 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BO, Grades: 9-12)
  • CENTRAL HIGH SCH (Location: 905 15TH STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • TUSC REG DET CTR (Location: 6001 12TH AVENUE EAST, Grades: 7-12)

Private high schools in Tuscaloosa:

  • AMERICAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 886, Location: 2300 VETERANS MEMORIAL PKWY, Grades: PK-12)
  • TUSCALOOSA ACADEMY (Students: 416, Location: 420 RICE VALLEY RD N, Grades: PK-12)
  • NORTH RIVER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 276, Location: 1785 MCFARLAND BLVD N, Grades: PK-12)
  • HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 245, Location: 601 JAMES I HARRISON JR PKWY E, Grades: 7-12)
  • THE CAPITOL SCHOOL (Students: 139, Location: 2828 6TH ST, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Tuscaloosa:

Private elementary/middle school in Tuscaloosa:

  • UPPERROOM DELIVERANCE CENTER (Students: 36, Location: 4103 GREENSBORO AVE, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Tuscaloosa

Library in Tuscaloosa:

  • TUSCALOOSA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,523,125; Location: 1801 JACK WARNER PARKWAY; 195,592 books; 20 e-books; 11,986 audio materials; 17,853 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 411 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add SKYLAND BLVD. BAPTIST CHURCH to list of churches in Tuscaloosa
  • The capital school is preschool through highschool
  • Great site. Keep up the fine work. I think the unemployment figure for Tuscaloosa is considerably high. The most recent MSA unemployment rate was about 3%
  • Tuscaloosa Christian School is located at p.o. box 250 cottondale, alabama 35453 and is pk-12. thank you.
  • The capital school is preschool through highschool

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Tuscaloosa: Indian Hills Country Club (A), Memorial Coliseum (B), Denny Chimes (C), Foster Auditorium (D), Barton's Nursery (E), Thomas Field District Substation (F), Rivermont Office Park (G), Five Points (H), Woodland Forest Country Club (I), Tuscaloosa Sailing Club (J), Tuscaloosa Jaycees Fairground (K), Tuscaloosa County Industrial Park (L), South Plaza Industrial Park (M), Main Street Professional Park (N), Ed E Love Water Treatment Plant (O), Riverwood Professional Center (P), Falcon Field (Q), North River Yacht Club (R), Interstate Industrial Park (S), Tuscaloosa Country Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Downtown Plaza Shopping Center (1), McFarland Mall Shopping Center (2), Fifteenth Street Plaza Shopping Center (3), University Town Center Shopping Center (4), Wood Square Shopping Center (5), Westgate Shopping Center (6), Village East Shopping Center (7), University Mall Shopping Center (8), Meadowbrook Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tuscaloosa include: Plum Grove Baptist Church (A), Phillips Temple Church of God (B), Saint Lukes Church (C), Southwood Church (D), African Methodist Episcopal Zion Tabernacle (E), Saint Peters African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (F), Saint Marks African Methodist Episcopal Church (G), Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (H), Hunters African Methodist Episcopal Zion Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Memory Hill Gardens (1), The Old Cemetery (2), Old Prewitte Cemetery (3), Evergreen Cemetery (4), West Highland Memorial Cemetery (5), Robertson Chapel Cemetery (6), Alberta Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Echo Lake (A), Lake Tuscaloosa (B), Patton Lake (C), East Lake (D), Yacht Club Bay Lake Number 8 (E), Yacht Club Bay Lake Number 15 (F), Springhill Lake (G), Bryce Hospital Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thomas Mill Branch (A), Rum Creek (B), Mill Creek (C), Pole Bridge Creek (D), North River (E), Tater Hill Creek (F), Hamner Creek (G), Dry Creek (H), Brush Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tuscaloosa include: Carrolls Creek Island County Park (1), Monnish Park (2), Baker Field (3), Audubon Place Historic District (4), Caplewood Drive Historic District (5), Downtown Tuscaloosa Historic District (6), Druid City Historic District (7), Gorgas-Manley Historic District (8), Pinehurst Historic District (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society (Museums; 500 28th Avenue) (1), Old Tavern Museum (500 28th Avenue) (2), Bryant Paul W Museum (300 Bryant Drive) (3), Murphy African American Museum (2601 Paul W Bryant Drive) (4), Children's Hands-On Museum (2213 University Boulevard) (5), University of Alabama - Communication & Information Sciences College (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1500 Greensboro Avenue Suite 2) (6), The University of Alabama - Commerce and Business Administgration- Culverhouse Col (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1500 Greensboro Avenue Suite 2) (7), Westervelt Wildlife Services (Recreation Areas; 5101 Summit Rdg) (8), Cyber Station (Amusement & Theme Parks; Univ Mall) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Bel-Aire Motel (3715 University Blvd E) (1), Moon WINX Lodge (3410 University Boulevard East) (2), Howard Johnson (4808 Skyland Boulevard East) (3), Hampton Inn Tuscaloosa-University (600 Harper Lee Drive) (4), SLEEP INN (4300 Skyland Blvd E) (5), Home-Towne Suites (1650 15th Street) (6), Jameson Inn Tuscaloosa (Sj) (5021 Oscar Baxter Dr) (7), Sleep Inn Tuscaloosa (4300 Skyland Boulevard East) (8), Best Western Park Plaza Motor (3801 McFarland Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Tuscaloosa County District Attorney Check Unit (2504 7th Street) (1), Us Bankruptcy Court (1118 Greensboro) (2), United States Government - Federal Bureau of Investigation (1118 Greensboro Avenue) (3), Davis Artur Congressman (1118 Greensboro Suite 204) (4), Court Security Main Entrance Tuscaloosa Federal Bldg (1118 Greensboro Avenue) (5), United States Government - Bankruptcy Court (1118 Greensboro Avenue) (6), Tuscaloosa City - Municipal Court (2122 6th Street) (7), Tuscaloosa County - County Court House Offices- Bridge Unit (2810 35th Street) (8), Tuscaloosa County - County Court House Offices- Community Corrections (3130 35th Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Debra Marshall - Professional wrestler, Coleman Young - Politician, Lurleen Wallace - Politician, Hootie Ingram - Football player and coach, Deontay Wilder - Boxer, Dylan Riley Snyder - Actor, Andy Phillips - 2005 Major League Baseball player (New York Yankees, born: Apr 6, 1977), Angel Martino - Swimmer, Tony Dixon - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Jun 18, 1979), John C. C. Sanders - Confederate States Army brigadier general.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tuscaloosa and their reported violations in the past:

TUSCALOOSA WATER & SEWER (Population served: 132,936, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-24-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-24-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-24-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2012)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tuscaloosa that have no violations reported:

  • MITCHELL WATER SYSTEM INC (Address: 8718 CHESAPEAK DRIVE , Population served: 9,000, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • ENGLEWOOD-HULLS WATER SYSTEM, INC. (Population served: 4,950, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

48.6%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.0%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Tuscaloosa in 2010:

  • 8,172 people in college/university student housing
  • 615 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 243 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 212 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 144 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 115 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 79 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 45 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 23 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Tuscaloosa in 2000:

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

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Bryant-Denny Stadium. Capacity: 92,138. Alabama Crimson Tide football.
  • Coleman Coliseum. University of Alabama.

Banks with most branches in Tuscaloosa (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: 9 branches. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Downtown Tuscaloosa Branch, North River Branch, University Town Center, Indian Hills Branch, Skyland Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Synovus Bank: Academy Drive Branch, Taylorville Banking Center Branch, Tuscaloosa Branch, Lake Tuscaloosa Branch. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: Hillcrest Center Branch, Greensboro Avenue Branch, University Mall Branch, North Tuscaloosa Branch. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Skyland Branch, Tuscaloosa Main Branch, University Campus Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • First Federal Bank, A FSB: First Federal Bank, A Fsb, Tuscaloosa Branch, Ninth Street Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $188.8 mil, Deposits: $132.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Bryant Bank: at 1550 Mcfarland Boulevard North, branch established on 2005/06/10; North River Branch at 1755 New Watermelon Rd, branch established on 2008/12/29. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $951.1 mil, Deposits: $781.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • Compass Bank: Mcfarland Branch at 2350 Mcfarland Boulevard East, branch established on 1979/07/23; University Branch at 630 University Boulevard East, branch established on 1985/07/02. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Capstone Bank: Indian Hills Branch at 230 Mcfarland Circle North, branch established on 1999/12/01; at 2301 University Boulevard, branch established on 1978/12/15. Info updated 2011/03/21: Bank assets: $382.0 mil, Deposits: $327.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Capstone Bancshares, Inc.
  • 6 other banks with 6 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Tuscaloosa:

Marital status in Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Never married: 51.0%
  • Now married: 33.6%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Tuscaloosa:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Tuscaloosa
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tuscaloosa, AL (based on Tuscaloosa County data)

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-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 36
Tuscaloosa County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Tuscaloosa County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Tuscaloosa 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%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Tuscaloosa:

48.1%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.0%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Tuscaloosa:

28.8
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.6%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.0%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tuscaloosa:

31.7%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Tuscaloosa:

55.1%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Tuscaloosa:

81.0%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tuscaloosa, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 283$1,288,741$54,6460$0
Firefighters 245$1,158,844$56,7600$0
Streets and Highways 199$707,770$42,6802$7,046
Water Supply 117$432,607$44,3700$0
Solid Waste Management 96$295,516$36,9400$0
Other and Unallocable 86$286,954$40,04027$4,079
Police - Other 74$260,515$42,2461$926
Sewerage 58$213,639$44,2010$0
Other Government Administration 57$270,194$56,88316$16,206
Financial Administration 50$241,959$58,0702$4,504
Judicial and Legal 27$143,371$63,7200$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 7$34,751$59,5730$0
Fire - Other 5$17,066$40,9580$0
Health 4$14,594$43,7820$0
Airports 1$5,379$64,5480$0
Totals for Government 1,309$5,371,900$49,24648$32,761

Tuscaloosa government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $12,062,000 ($120.27)
    Water Utilities: $11,501,000 ($114.68)
    Regular Highways: $4,450,000 ($44.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,190,000 ($21.84)
    Police Protection: $784,000 ($7.82)
    Air Transportation: $483,000 ($4.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $428,000 ($4.27)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $28,931,000 ($288.48)
    Regular Highways: $20,716,000 ($206.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,538,000 ($204.79)
    Water Utilities: $13,962,000 ($139.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,369,000 ($73.48)
    General - Other: $6,629,000 ($66.10)
    Sewerage: $6,273,000 ($62.55)
    Financial Administration: $5,429,000 ($54.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,850,000 ($48.36)
    Central Staff Services: $4,844,000 ($48.30)
    General Public Buildings: $3,436,000 ($34.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,473,000 ($24.66)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,062,000 ($20.56)
    Libraries: $1,919,000 ($19.14)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,124,000 ($11.21)
    Correctional Institutions: $395,000 ($3.94)
    Health - Other: $196,000 ($1.95)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $66,000 ($0.66)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $27,644,000 ($275.65)
    Corporate Bonds: $20,883,000 ($208.23)
    Benefit Payments: $9,856,000 ($98.28)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $2,829,000 ($28.21)
    Withdrawals: $474,000 ($4.73)
    Other Investments - Other: $265,000 ($2.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,479,000 ($34.69)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $8,840,000 ($88.15)
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $13,000 ($0.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $827,000 ($8.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,528,000 ($244.58)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,192,000 ($31.83)

Tuscaloosa government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $32,231,000 ($321.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,880,000 ($48.66)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $16,000 ($0.16)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $3,894,000 ($38.83)
    Local Employee Contribution: $3,580,000 ($35.70)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,266,000 ($32.57)
    Water Utilities: $791,000 ($7.89)
    Other: $333,000 ($3.32)
    Air Transportation: $210,000 ($2.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $28,766,000 ($286.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,063,000 ($50.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,112,000 ($21.06)
    Interest Earnings: $186,000 ($1.85)
    Rents: $41,000 ($0.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,813,000 ($137.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $19,536,000 ($194.80)
    Highways: $424,000 ($4.23)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $39,426,000 ($393.13)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $19,161,000 ($191.06)
    Property: $14,870,000 ($148.27)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,827,000 ($58.10)
    Other: $5,808,000 ($57.91)
    Other License: $3,136,000 ($31.27)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $463,000 ($4.62)

Tuscaloosa government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,402,000 ($1818.80)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $171,170,000 ($1706.80)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,815,000 ($237.47)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,583,000 ($125.47)

Tuscaloosa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $15,115,000 ($150.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $66,741,000 ($665.50)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,387,000 ($53.72)

5.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)


5.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($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%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)
Businesses in Tuscaloosa, AL
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1Marriott1
AT&T4Maurices1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Mazda1
Advance Auto Parts4McDonald's6
Aeropostale1Men's Wearhouse1
American Eagle Outfitters1Microtel1
Ann Taylor1Motel 61
Applebee's1Motherhood Maternity1
Arby's3New Balance4
Ashley Furniture1New York & Co1
AutoZone2Nike22
BMW1Nissan1
Barnes & Noble1Office Depot1
Bath & Body Works1OfficeMax1
Best Western1Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
Burger King5Outback Steakhouse1
CVS5Panera Bread1
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza2
Charlotte Russe1Payless2
Chick-Fil-A4Penske1
Chico's1Pier 1 Imports1
Chipotle1Pizza Hut4
Chuck E. Cheese's1Plato's Closet1
Church's Chicken2Publix Super Markets3
Cinnabon 1Quality1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos1
Coldwater Creek1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Comfort Suites1Red Lobster1
Cracker Barrel1Rite Aid7
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Days Inn1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza3SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In3
Express1Sam's Club1
FedEx13Sears4
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Shoe Carnival1
Ford1Sleep Inn1
GNC1Soma Intimates1
GameStop2Spencer Gifts1
Gap1Sprint Nextel1
Gymboree1Starbucks3
H&R Block5Subway9
Hardee's4Super 81
Havertys Furniture1T-Mobile3
Hilton2T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell3
Holiday Inn2Talbots1
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1The Athlete's Foot1
Howard Johnson1The Limited1
Hyundai1The Room Place1
JCPenney1Toyota1
Jimmy John's3Toys"R"Us1
JoS. A. Bank1U-Haul3
Jones New York2UPS23
Journeys1Vans2
Justice1Verizon Wireless1
KFC3Victoria's Secret1
Kmart1Volkswagen1
La Quinta1Waffle House3
La-Z-Boy2Walgreens2
Lane Bryant1Walmart1
Lane Furniture5Wet Seal1
LensCrafters1Wingate1
Little Caesars Pizza1World Gym1
Long John Silver's1YMCA3
Lowe's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Tuscaloosa:

  • WWPG (1280 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: LAWSON OF TUSCALOOSA, INC.)
  • WACT (1420 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WTBC (1230 AM; 1 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: JOHN SISTY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WSPZ (1150 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: RADIO SOUTH, INC)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tuscaloosa:

  • WVUA-FM (90.7 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIVERSITY OF AL)
  • WBHJ (95.7 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRTR (105.5 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W300AE (107.9 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W247AN (97.3 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WTUG-FM (92.9 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUAL-FM (91.5 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
  • WBEI (101.7 FM; REFORM, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WQZZ (104.3 FM; EUTAW, AL; Owner: JIM LAWSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDGM (99.1 FM; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: WARRIOR BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tuscaloosa:

  • WVUA-CA (Channel 7; TUSCALOOSA/NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WLDM (Channel 23; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 23, LLC)
  • W46BU (Channel 46; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDVZ-CA (Channel 3; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: TTI, INC.)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Tuscaloosa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 252Number of bridges
  • 4,081ft / 1,244mTotal length
  • $645,654,000Total costs
  • 3,087,956Total average daily traffic
  • 623,669Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,820,677Total future (year 2024) average daily traffic
New bridges in Tuscaloosa, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 71920-1929
  • 71930-1939
  • 61940-1949
  • 201950-1959
  • 791960-1969
  • 371970-1979
  • 251980-1989
  • 221990-1999
  • 392000-2009
  • 92010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Tuscaloosa, AL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tuscaloosa)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 513 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Tuscaloosa, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 390 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tuscaloosa)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Tuscaloosa)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 89 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full and 17 partial 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 ORIGINATED200$130,426334$172,2441,079$183,86439$72,13317$2,439,002335$171,5259$35,882
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$112,1969$268,30452$160,9431$28,5400$09$104,5642$64,915
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$131,90442$135,245332$144,44235$30,4310$056$123,92811$33,224
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$143,92929$178,989240$157,0337$94,0140$030$127,4372$43,025
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$125,1887$191,68676$172,7995$59,8380$05$182,6980$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 27 tracts in Tuscaloosa, AL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 17 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED37$214,34725$215,7584$164,523
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$155,54512$223,9903$111,003
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$187,8506$259,6020$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$287,2600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$206,2701$282,1200$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Tuscaloosa, AL
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2003 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 628. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 839 took place in 2006, and the least - 94 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Tuscaloosa, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (38.2%), and Outside Fires (37.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Tuscaloosa, AL
    • 3,60038.2%Structure Fires
    • 3,52537.4%Outside Fires
    • 1,77118.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 5355.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tuscaloosa, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Tuscaloosa, Alabama:

  • Best Western University Inn, 3801 Mcfarland Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 , Phone: (205) 556-9690, Fax: (205) 556-9690
  • La Quinta Tuscaloosa, 4122 Mcfarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 , Phone: (205) 349-3270, Fax: (205) 758-0440
  • Hotel Capstone, 320 Bryant Dr, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401 , Phone: (205) 752-3200, Fax: (205) 759-9314
  • Sleep Inn, 4300 Skyland Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35403 , Phone: (205) 556-5696, Fax: (205) 556-3205
  • Motel 6, 4700 Mcfarland Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 , Phone: (205) 759-4942, Fax: (205) 759-1093
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 4501 Mcfarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 , Phone: (205) 345-1434, Fax: (205) 345-1434
  • Hampton Inn Tuscaloosa University, 600 Harper Lee Dr, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35404 , Phone: (205) 553-9800, Fax: (205) 553-0082
  • Fairfield Inn-tuscaloosa, 4101 Courtney Dr, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 , Phone: (205) 366-0900
  • 21 other hotels and motels
All 29 fire-safe hotels and motels in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Most common first names in Tuscaloosa, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James86371.2 years
Mary72178.0 years
William63772.4 years
John59973.2 years
Willie41670.5 years
Robert34970.3 years
Annie30877.1 years
George28574.5 years
Charles25470.1 years
Thomas19972.9 years
Most common last names in Tuscaloosa, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith31175.1 years
Jones29073.2 years
Williams28071.4 years
Brown27474.2 years
Johnson24572.2 years
Davis21174.9 years
Thomas18270.9 years
Wilson17475.4 years
Harris15172.3 years
White14370.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tuscaloosa, AL
  • 52.0%Utility gas
  • 46.7%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tuscaloosa, AL
  • 79.7%Electricity
  • 18.9%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Tuscaloosa compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Tuscaloosa on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 males in this group)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 females in this group)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in household income from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest house values disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #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"
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