Tuscaloosa, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Tuscaloosa had a population of 98,301 as of July 1, 2017. Tuscaloosa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tuscaloosa is located at latitude 33.2344 and longitude -87.5283 in Tuscaloosa County. 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. Tuscaloosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 220 feet.

The City of Tuscaloosa (GNIS ID: 2405614) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Tuscaloosa is located within Tuscaloosa Division of Tuscaloosa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tuscaloosa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 98,301
Daytime Population: Workers 61,861
Daytime Population: Residents 59,093
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 120,954
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 88,321
Population in Familes 56,285
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,980
Population Density2 1,599
Diversity Index3 58
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,687
Average Household Income $56,809
Per Capita Income $23,830

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 44,241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,589 (35.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,589 (53.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,063 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $169,593
Average Home Value $230,332
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 39,178
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 18,829
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.09% 0.96%
Households 1.04% 1.0%
Families 0.83% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Tuscaloosa, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tuscaloosa to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 14 98th
Diversity Index # 34 94th
Median Household Income # 430 26th
Per Capita Income # 157 73rd

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