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Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Tuscaloosa is a populated place located in Tuscaloosa County at latitude 33.2344 and longitude -87.5283. Tuscaloosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 220 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Tuscaloosa, but most people and references simply refer to it as Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The Census Class Code for Tuscaloosa indicates a . The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Tuscaloosa (see map below) encompass a land area of 61.47 sq. miles and a water area of 10.22 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tuscaloosa: Black Warrior Town, Druid City, Louiseville, Matildaville, Shelbyville, Shelleyville, Shelltown, Shellytown, Tuskalloosa, Tuskaloosa.

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Tuscaloosa, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 94,595
Population in Households 85,228
Population in Familes 54,873
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,367
Population Density1 1,571
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 38,133
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 18,587
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 42,920 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,815 (36.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,318 (52.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,787 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $192,598
Average Home Value $271,597


Median Household Income $30,425
Average Household Income $49,746
Per Capita Income $21,073
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.06% 1.06%
Households 1.24% 1.14%
Families 1.3% 1.06%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Tuscaloosa, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tuscaloosa to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 13 98th
Diversity Index2 # 37 94th
Median Household Income # 440 24th
Per Capita Income # 173 70th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.