Tuscaloosa, AL Profile: Facts & Data

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Tuscaloosa had a population of 97,981 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 97,981
Population in Households 87,856
Population in Familes 55,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,125
Population Density2 1,594
Diversity Index3 59
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,605
Average Household Income $58,443
Per Capita Income $24,629

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 44,789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,224 (34.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 24,089 (53.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,476 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $172,220
Average Home Value $242,034
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 39,313
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 18,790
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.91% 0.88%
Households 0.95% 0.98%
Families 0.71% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

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, 2018 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 # 15 98th
Diversity Index # 34 94th
Median Household Income # 414 29th
Per Capita Income # 157 73rd

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