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1.57% growth
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Median Household Income
3.03% growth
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Number of Employees
4.12% growth
Median Property Value
1.49% growth

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The economy of Tuscaloosa, AL employs 40,940 people. The economy of Tuscaloosa, AL is specialized in Educational Services; Manufacturing; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.08; 1.36; and 1.27 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Tuscaloosa, AL are Educational Services (7,952), Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,991), and Manufacturing (5,379), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($70,972), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($60,769), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($52,620).

Median household income in Tuscaloosa, AL is $40,542. Males in Tuscaloosa, AL have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,097. The income inequality of Tuscaloosa, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Tuscaloosa, AL. In Tuscaloosa County, AL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 73 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,028. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Tuscaloosa, AL is from the county of Tuscaloosa County, AL.

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Tuscaloosa, AL is home to a population of 96,352 people, from which 96.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Tuscaloosa, AL is composed of 48,410 White residents (50.2%), 41,668 Black residents (43.2%), 2,711 Hispanic residents (2.81%), 2,414 Asian residents (2.51%), and 945 Two+ residents (0.98%). The most common foreign languages in Tuscaloosa, AL are Spanish (3,143 speakers), Chinese (866 speakers), and German (393 speakers), but compared to other places, Tuscaloosa, AL has a relative high number of Other (127 speakers), Other Pacific Island (290 speakers), and German (393 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Tuscaloosa, AL awarded 9,143 degrees. The student population of Tuscaloosa, AL is skewed towards females, with 3,860 male students and 5,283 female students. Most students in Tuscaloosa, AL are White (7,075 and 77.4%), followed by Black or African American (1,171 and 12.8%), Hispanic or Latino (214 and 2.34%), and Two or more races (141 and 1.54%). The largest universities in Tuscaloosa, AL by number of graduates are The University of Alabama (8,438 and 92.3%), Shelton State Community College (583 and 6.38%), and Stillman College (122 and 1.33%). The most popular majors in Tuscaloosa, AL are General Business Administration & Management (446 and 4.88%), Accounting (314 and 3.43%), and Registered Nursing (310 and 3.39%). 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tuscaloosa, AL is $170,800, which is 0.83 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $168,300 to $170,800, a 1.49% increase. The homeownership rate of Tuscaloosa, AL is 47.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Tuscaloosa, AL have an average commute time of 18.4 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.


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