Tuscaloosa County, AL

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2022 Population
231,558
3.4% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.8
2.38% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.7%
5.63% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,645
7.19% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$218,800
19% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
109,994
4.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Tuscaloosa County, AL had a population of 232k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $61,645. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tuscaloosa County, AL grew from 223,945 to 231,558, a 3.4% increase and its median household income grew from $57,508 to $61,645, a 7.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tuscaloosa County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (32%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.78%), White (Hispanic) (1.66%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.58%).

None of the households in Tuscaloosa County, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Tuscaloosa County, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tuscaloosa County, AL are The University of Alabama (10,025 degrees awarded in 2022), Shelton State Community College (853 degrees), and Stillman College (100 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Tuscaloosa County, AL was $218,800, and the homeownership rate was 62.3%.

Most people in Tuscaloosa County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Tuscaloosa County, AL was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Tuscaloosa County, AL is home to a population of 232k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.51% of Tuscaloosa County, AL residents were born outside of the country (8.13k people).

In 2022, there were 1.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (140k people) in Tuscaloosa County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 74.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Tuscaloosa County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tuscaloosa County, AL was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tuscaloosa County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    140k ± 211
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    74.1k ± 800
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.13k ± 855
4%
Hispanic Population
9.26k people

In 2022, there were 1.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (140k people) in Tuscaloosa County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 74.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4% of the people in Tuscaloosa County, AL are hispanic (9.26k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tuscaloosa County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    45,935 ± 5,238 people
  2. Guatemala
    15,043 ± 3,007 people
  3. India
    10,012 ± 2,454 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 45,935 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 15,043 and India with 10,012.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.13k people
3.53%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.91k people

As of 2022, 3.51% of Tuscaloosa County, AL residents (8.13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tuscaloosa County, AL was 3.53%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,573 ± 443
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,904 ± 652
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,216 ± 503

Tuscaloosa County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tuscaloosa County, AL employs 110k people. The largest industries in Tuscaloosa County, AL are Manufacturing (17,042 people), Educational Services (15,810 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (15,590 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($170,164), Utilities ($80,142), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,060).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,264. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

110k
2022 Value
± 3,351
4.1%
1 Year growth
± 4.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tuscaloosa County, AL grew at a rate of 4.1%, from 106k employees to 110k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tuscaloosa County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,432 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,722 people), and Management Occupations (10,125 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tuscaloosa County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

110k
2022 Value
± 3,351
4.1%
1 Year growth
± 4.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tuscaloosa County, AL grew at a rate of 4.1%, from 106k employees to 110k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tuscaloosa County, AL, are Manufacturing (17,042 people), Educational Services (15,810 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (15,590 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tuscaloosa County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Tuscaloosa County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,870
Median earning men ± $1,574
$32,715
Median earning women ± $1,404

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($70,085), Public Administration ($66,895), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,788).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,333), Wholesale Trade ($46,765), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,700).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,514
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,043
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 912
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tuscaloosa County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 56.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.9%), followed by Other (1.43%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Tuscaloosa County, AL awarded 11,015 degrees. The student population of Tuscaloosa County, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 18,532 male students and 25,066 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tuscaloosa County, AL are White (8,411 and 78.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,191 and 11.2%), Hispanic or Latino (478 and 4.48%), and Two or More Races (332 and 3.11%).

The largest universities in Tuscaloosa County, AL by number of degrees awarded are The University of Alabama (10,025 and 91%), Shelton State Community College (853 and 7.74%), and Stillman College (100 and 0.908%).

The most popular majors in Tuscaloosa County, AL are General Marketing & Marketing Management (763 and 6.93%), Registered Nursing (633 and 5.75%), and General Finance (581 and 5.27%).

The median tuition costs in Tuscaloosa County, AL are $9,548 for private four year colleges, and $11,100 and $31,460 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Tuscaloosa County, AL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 43,598 (42.5% men and 57.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 43,598 students enrolled in Tuscaloosa County, AL, 42.5% men and 57.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 29,827 records, of which 56.3% were women and 43.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 581 degrees awarded
  2. 540 degrees awarded
  3. 420 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tuscaloosa County, AL was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 581 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 10,025 degrees awarded
  2. 853 degrees awarded
  3. 100 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Alabama with 10,025 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,496 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tuscaloosa County, AL, which is 0.69 times less than the 6,519 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 8,411 degrees mean that there were 7.06 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,191 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($11,100) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,844) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tuscaloosa County, AL was $218,800 in 2022, which is 0.776 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $183,800 to $218,800, a 19% increase. The homeownership rate in Tuscaloosa County, AL is 62.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tuscaloosa County, AL have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tuscaloosa County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tuscaloosa County, AL is $61,645. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Tuscaloosa County, AL was Census Tract 104.05 with a value of $134,814, followed by Census Tract 101.01 and Census Tract 104.06, with respective values of $132,887 and $132,568.

In 2022, 16% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tuscaloosa County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.65%.

Property

$218,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,594
$52,792
Median Property Taxes
±$1,843

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tuscaloosa County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.3%
Homeownership
2022
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.3% of the housing units in Tuscaloosa County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 104.05
  2. Census Tract 101.01
  3. Census Tract 104.06

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tuscaloosa County, AL was Census Tract 104.05 with a value of $134,814, followed by Census Tract 101.01 and Census Tract 104.06, with respective values of $132,887 and $132,568.

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

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Household Income

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$61,645
Median Household Income
± $2,209
84.7k
Number of Households
± 2,434

In 2022, the median household income of the 84.7k households in Tuscaloosa County, AL grew to $61,645 from the previous year's value of $57,508.

The following chart displays the households in Tuscaloosa County, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tuscaloosa County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.46%)

In 2022, 81.8% of workers in Tuscaloosa County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (5.46%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tuscaloosa County, AL have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.41% of the workforce in Tuscaloosa County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tuscaloosa County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.65%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tuscaloosa County, AL (36.4k out of 218k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17.4% of the children was living in poverty in Tuscaloosa County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 402 in Tuscaloosa County, AL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 30.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.3% of the population of Tuscaloosa County, AL has health coverage, with 53.9% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.64% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tuscaloosa County, AL see 1396 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.215% increase from the previous year (1393 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2046 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,396 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tuscaloosa County, AL

Primary care physicians in Tuscaloosa County, AL see an average of 1,396 patients per year. This represents a 0.215% increase from the previous year (1,393 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 29.3% between 18 and 34 years, 33.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.69%
Uninsured
53.9%
Employer Coverage
13.8%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.64%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tuscaloosa County, AL declined by 4.01% from 6.96% to 6.69%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 76.3 in Tuscaloosa County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.3% in Tuscaloosa County, AL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.1% in Tuscaloosa County, AL.

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