Tuscaloosa, Alabama Population 2024

116,990

Tuscaloosa is a city located in Jefferson County and Tuscaloosa County Alabama. Tuscaloosa has a 2024 population of 116,990. It is also the county seat of Tuscaloosa County. Tuscaloosa is currently growing at a rate of 2.81% annually and its population has increased by 12.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 104,214 in 2020.

The average household income in Tuscaloosa is $77,686 with a poverty rate of 23.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Tuscaloosa is 28.8 years, 27.8 years for males, and 29.5 years for females.

Tuscaloosa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tuscaloosa was:

  • White: 50.6%
  • Black or African American: 42.86%
  • Asian: 2.71%
  • Two or more races: 2.68%
  • Other race: 1.1%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
62.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,882.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
12.26% (12,776)
The current population of Tuscaloosa, Alabama is 116,990 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 104,214.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White53,53050.6%
Black or African American45,34042.86%
Asian2,8632.71%
Two or more races2,8322.68%
Other race1,1651.1%
Native American670.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Tuscaloosa Population by Race

Tuscaloosa Population Pyramid 2024

Tuscaloosa Median Age

28.8

Total

27.8

Male

29.5

Female

Tuscaloosa Adults

There are 87,257 adults, (13,952 of whom are seniors) in Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa Age Dependency

44.3

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Tuscaloosa Sex Ratio

Female55,42252.39%
Male50,37547.61%

Tuscaloosa Population by Age

Tuscaloosa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All39,0972.3945.754.3
Non Family18,5511.4427.572.5
Married13,3763.1275.224.8
Female5,8383.5438.161.9
Male1,3323.3235.564.5

3.17

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

45.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Tuscaloosa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3542.3%
9th to 12th Grade3,9526.71%
High School Graduate15,54126.39%
Some College11,49319.52%
Associates Degree4,1237%
Bachelors Degree12,31520.91%
Graduate Degree10,11017.17%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Tuscaloosa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tuscaloosa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White28,35127,31816,427
Black26,43422,9024,070
Asian1,8601,7111,271
Hispanic1,8461,404504
2+ Races949821366
Other Race47024451
Native American6040

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.33%.

Tuscaloosa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,361$46,427$35,606
Less Than 9th Grade$29,942$31,816$24,902
High School Graduate$32,406$37,362$26,186
Some College$35,237$40,586$34,084
Bachelors Degree$53,194$71,115$45,850
Graduate Degree$64,100$84,359$57,457

$41,361

Average Earnings

$46,427

Average Male

$35,606

Average Female

Tuscaloosa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tuscaloosa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Tuscaloosa Language

94.13% of Tuscaloosa residents speak only English, while 5.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.55% of the population.

Tuscaloosa Language

Tuscaloosa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black42,21010,80425.6%
White44,4219,50021.39%
Asian2,68170626.33%
Multiple1,99939719.86%
Hispanic3,23033310.31%
Native604880%
Other810131.6%

23.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.19%

Male Poverty Rate

24.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tuscaloosa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tuscaloosa is Native, with 80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tuscaloosa is Other, with 1.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.3%.

Tuscaloosa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.52%
High School19.37%
Some College15.09%
Bachelors or Greater7.6%

Tuscaloosa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed63.77%
Male Unemployed45.48%
Female Employed16.47%
Male Employed9.04%

Tuscaloosa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tuscaloosa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$47,257$77,686
Families$77,126$105,895
Married Families$108,665$-999,999,999
Non Families$30,284$43,856

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Tuscaloosa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.6%

Male Marriage Rate

30.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Tuscaloosa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Tuscaloosa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Tuscaloosa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Tuscaloosa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,979

Number of Veterans

4,182

Male Veterans

797

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War1,440
Vietnam1,417
Second Gulf War1,123
World War II101
Korea85

Tuscaloosa Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 541,434
65 to 741,201
55 to 641,091
75+808
18 to 34445

Tuscaloosa Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,7035.76%
Black2,1606.19%
Hispanic1073.35%
Asian572.45%
Other Race546.12%
2+ Races50.25%

Tuscaloosa Veterans by Race

Tuscaloosa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tuscaloosa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Tuscaloosa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Tuscaloosa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Tuscaloosa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.5%

Born in Tuscaloosa

95.6%

Native Born

4.4%

Foreign Born

2.59%

Non Citizen

1.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.6% of Tuscaloosa residents were born in the United States, with 66.5% having been born in Alabama. 2.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Tuscaloosa Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029132,9603,1942.46%
2028129,7663,1942.52%
2027126,5723,1942.59%
2026123,3783,1942.66%
2025120,1843,1942.73%
2024116,9903,1942.81%
2023113,7963,1942.89%
2022110,6021,5201.39%
2021109,0824,8684.67%
2020104,2142,3172.27%
2019101,8971,6421.64%
2018100,2555830.58%
201799,6721,1821.2%
201698,4908870.91%
201597,6031,9091.99%
201495,6941,8161.93%
201393,8781,5941.73%
201292,2841,4071.55%
201190,8774680.52%
201090,40912,50316.05%
200077,9061470.19%
199077,7592,5483.39%
198075,2119,43814.35%
197065,7732,4033.79%
196063,37016,97436.59%
195046,39618,90368.76%
194027,4936,83433.08%
193020,6598,66372.22%
192011,9963,58942.69%
19108,4073,31365.04%
19005,09487920.85%
18904,2152265.67%
18603,98900%
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Tuscaloosa Population by Year