Tuscaloosa, AL

Add Comparison

Population

97,373

1.06% growth

Median Age

28.6


Median Household Income

$42,428

4.65% growth

Poverty Rate

23.7%


Number of Employees

40,964

0.0586% growth

Median Property Value

$172,000

0.703% growth

About

In 2017, Tuscaloosa, AL had a population of 97.4k people with a median age of 28.6 and a median household income of $42,428. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tuscaloosa, AL grew from 96,352 to 97,373, a 1.06% increase and its median household income grew from $40,542 to $42,428, a 4.65% increase.

The population of Tuscaloosa, AL is 49.5% White Alone, 44.1% Black or African American Alone, and 2.6% Hispanic or Latino. 7.05% of the people in Tuscaloosa, AL speak a non-English language, and 96.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tuscaloosa, AL are The University of Alabama (9,088 degrees awarded in 2016), Shelton State Community College (659 degrees), and Stillman College (121 degrees).

The median property value in Tuscaloosa, AL is $172,000, and the homeownership rate is 47.2%. Most people in Tuscaloosa, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Tuscaloosa, AL is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Lake Harris Spillway

Economy

The economy of Tuscaloosa, AL employs 41k people. The largest industries in Tuscaloosa, AL are Educational Services (7,964 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,984 people), and Manufacturing (5,517 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,295), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($83,914), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($59,308).

Median household income in Tuscaloosa, AL is $42,428. Males in Tuscaloosa, AL have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,615. The income inequality in Tuscaloosa, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,428

2017 value

± $1,899

4.65%

1 Year Growth

± 5.61%

Households in Tuscaloosa, AL have a median annual income of $42,428, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,542 in 2016, which represents a 4.65% annual growth.

Look at the chart to see how the median household income in Tuscaloosa, AL compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Alabama.

$58,549

Average Male Salary

± $1,465

$40,615

Average Female Salary

± $997

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tuscaloosa, AL made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Tuscaloosa, AL by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Alabama.

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,018 ± $10,489

  2. White

    $47,885 ± $1,063

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $45,909 ± $38,465

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tuscaloosa, AL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Tuscaloosa, AL by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tuscaloosa, AL is from Alabama.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.343% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.

Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 101.01

  2. Census Tract 104.05

  3. Census Tract 125.03

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tuscaloosa, AL was Census Tract 101.01 with a value of $116,750, followed by Census Tract 104.05 and Census Tract 125.03, with respective values of $81,917 and $77,917.

The following map shows all of the places in Tuscaloosa, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tuscaloosa, AL (20.8k out of 87.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    11,476 ± 895

  2. White

    8,034 ± 756

  3. Asian

    678 ± 248

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tuscaloosa, AL is Black, followed by White and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

41k

2017 Value

± 1,628

0.0586%

1 Year growth

± 5.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tuscaloosa, AL grew at a rate of 0.0586%, from 40.9k employees to 41k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tuscaloosa, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,266 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (4,164 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,835 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tuscaloosa, AL.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tuscaloosa, AL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,266 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (4,164 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,835 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Tuscaloosa, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.05 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.68 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.57 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tuscaloosa, AL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,188), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,231), and Management Occupations ($59,988).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

41k

2017 Value

± 1,628

0.0586%

1 Year growth

± 5.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tuscaloosa, AL grew at a rate of 0.0586%, from 40.9k employees to 41k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tuscaloosa, AL, are Educational Services (7,964 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,984 people), and Manufacturing (5,517 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tuscaloosa, AL, though some of these residents may live in Tuscaloosa, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Tuscaloosa, AL, by number of employees, are Educational Services (7,964 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,984 people), and Manufacturing (5,517 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Tuscaloosa, AL has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.1 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.51 times), and Manufacturing (1.33 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tuscaloosa, AL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,295), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($83,914), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($59,308).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.7B

  2. $28B

  3. $21.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $40.7B, followed by Mixed freight with $28B and Coal-n.e.c. and $21.5B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alabama products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Alabama state.

$243B

2015 Value

$367B

Projected 2045 Value

50.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alabama trade was $243B. This is expected to increase 50.7% to $367B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.3B

  2. $16.7B

  3. $14.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $25.3B, followed by Florida with $16.7B and Tennessee and $14.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

90.7% of the population of Tuscaloosa, AL has health coverage, with 50.4% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 8.53% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Tuscaloosa, AL was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Tuscaloosa, AL see 1535 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1552 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.1%). Additionally, Macon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (47.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Alabama.

1,535 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Alabama see an average of 1,535 patients per year. This represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1,552 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Alabama in comparison to neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Alabama.

$7,281

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,641

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,042

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,267

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alabama (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.07%, from $6,996 to $7,281.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

9.27%

Uninsured

50.4%

Employer Coverage

15.1%

Medicaid

8.53%

Medicare

15.1%

Non-Group

1.63%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tuscaloosa, AL declined by 11.8% from 10.5% to 9.27%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tuscaloosa, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 21.1% prevalence

  2. 20.9% prevalence

  3. 20.4% prevalence

Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alabama, at 21.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alabama by county over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Tuscaloosa, AL is home to a population of 97.4k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.89% of Tuscaloosa, AL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Tuscaloosa, AL is composed of 48.2k White Alone residents (49.5%), 42.9k Black or African American Alone residents (44.1%), 2.53k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.6%), 2.4k Asian Alone residents (2.46%), 1.03k Two or More Races residents (1.06%), 116 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.119%), 67 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0688%), and 66 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0678%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Tuscaloosa, AL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,143 speakers), Chinese (866 speakers), and German (393 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

31

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tuscaloosa, AL was 28.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Tuscaloosa, AL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Tuscaloosa, AL residents was 29.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.89%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.54%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.89% of Tuscaloosa, AL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tuscaloosa, AL was 4.54%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Tuscaloosa, AL compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,837 ± 5,560 people

  2. Guatemala

    11,080 ± 2,581 people

  3. India

    9,229 ± 2,356 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tuscaloosa, AL was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 Tuscaloosa, AL residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

96.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.5% of Tuscaloosa, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tuscaloosa, AL was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Tuscaloosa, AL compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    48.2k ± 982

  2. Black or African American Alone

    42.9k ± 1.01k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.53k ± 728

In 2017, there were 1.12 times more White Alone residents (48.2k people) in Tuscaloosa, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42.9k Black or African American Alone and 2.53k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Tuscaloosa, AL as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,143 speakers (3.5%)

  2. Chinese

    866 speakers (0.965%)

  3. German

    393 speakers (0.438%)

7.05% of Tuscaloosa, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Tuscaloosa, AL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.5% of the overall population of Tuscaloosa, AL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.965% speak Chinese and 0.438% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,357 ± 213

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    874 ± 274

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    817 ± 229

Tuscaloosa, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2016, universities in Tuscaloosa, AL awarded 9,868 degrees. The student population of Tuscaloosa, AL is skewed towards women, with 18,972 male students and 24,129 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tuscaloosa, AL are White (7,573 and 79.9%), followed by Black or African American (1,207 and 12.7%), Hispanic or Latino (284 and 3%), and Two or More Races (182 and 1.92%).

The largest universities in Tuscaloosa, AL by number of degrees awarded are The University of Alabama (9,088 and 92.1%), Shelton State Community College (659 and 6.68%), and Stillman College (121 and 1.23%).

The most popular majors in Tuscaloosa, AL are General Business Administration & Management (649 and 6.58%), Registered Nursing (433 and 4.39%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (432 and 4.38%).

The median tuition costs in Tuscaloosa, AL are $9,548 for private four year colleges, and $10,470 and $26,950 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 361 degrees awarded

  2. 354 degrees awarded

  3. 513 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tuscaloosa, AL was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 361 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Tuscaloosa, AL according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 9,088 degrees awarded

  2. 659 degrees awarded

  3. 121 degrees awarded

$10,470

Median In-State Public

$9,548

Median Private

In 2016, the Tuscaloosa, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Alabama with 9,088 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,240

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,628

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,240 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tuscaloosa, AL, which is 0.753 times less than the 5,628 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Tuscaloosa, AL by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,573 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,207 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    284 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tuscaloosa, AL were to White students. These 7,573 degrees mean that there were 6.27 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,207 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Tuscaloosa, AL was $172,000 in 2017, which is 0.79 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $170,800 to $172,000, a 0.703% increase. The homeownership rate in Tuscaloosa, AL is 47.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tuscaloosa, AL have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tuscaloosa, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$42,428

Median Household Income

± $1,899

34.7k

Number of Households

± 1,307

In 2017, the median household income of the 34.7k households in Tuscaloosa, AL grew to $42,428 from the previous year's value of $40,542.

The following chart displays the households in Tuscaloosa, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing

Property Value

$172,000

2017 Median

± $6,182

$170,800

2016 Median

± $5,559

In 2017, the median property value in Tuscaloosa, AL grew to to $172,000 from the previous year's value of $170,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tuscaloosa, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tuscaloosa, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Tuscaloosa, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tuscaloosa, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

47.2%

2017 Homeownership

47.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.2% of the housing units in Tuscaloosa, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 47.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Tuscaloosa, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tuscaloosa, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tuscaloosa, AL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tuscaloosa, AL have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.836% of the workforce in Tuscaloosa, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Tuscaloosa, AL compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.83%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.81%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Tuscaloosa, AL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart