Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area AL Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 247,600
Daytime Population: Workers 103,208
Daytime Population: Residents 144,105
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 247,313
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 234,335
Population in Familes 178,185
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,265
Population Density2 87
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $42,887
Average Household Income $60,856
Per Capita Income $24,416


Total Housing Units 108,518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57,169 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,069 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,280 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $154,381
Average Home Value $186,425


Total Households 96,238
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 58,371
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.01% 0.8%
Households 0.86% 0.8%
Families 0.58% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

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