Tuscaloosa, Alabama Population 2022

101,426
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Tuscaloosa is a city located in Tuscaloosa County Alabama. Tuscaloosa has a 2020 population of 101,426. It is also the county seat of Tuscaloosa County. Tuscaloosa is currently growing at a rate of 0.91% annually and its population has increased by 1.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 99,600 in 2010.

The average household income in Tuscaloosa is $68,837 with a poverty rate of 23.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $858 per month, and the median house value is $190,100. The median age in Tuscaloosa is 29.3 years, 27.8 years for males, and 30.5 years for females.

Tuscaloosa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tuscaloosawas:

  • White: 50.89%
  • Black or African American: 44.10%
  • Asian: 2.48%
  • Two or more races: 1.47%
  • Other race: 0.77%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Tuscaloosa, Alabama is 101,426 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 99,600.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010239,4810.00%
2011240,3638820.37%
2012242,3281,9650.81%
2013244,3782,0500.84%
2014246,9882,6101.06%
2015249,0662,0780.83%
2016250,0991,0330.41%
2017250,9338340.33%
2018251,2573240.13%
2019252,0477900.31%
2020252,8377900.31%
2021253,6277900.31%

Tuscaloosa Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White51,21050.89%
Black or African American44,37844.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native2830.28%
Asian2,4932.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.02%
Some Other Race7700.77%
Two or More Races1,4751.47%
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Tuscaloosa Population by Race

Tuscaloosa Population Pyramid 2022

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Tuscaloosa Median Age

29.5


Total

27.9


Male

31.2


Female

Tuscaloosa Adults

There are 82,690 adults, (13,068 of whom are seniors) in Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Tuscaloosa Sex Ratio

Female

52,062

51.73%

Male

48,571

48.27%

Tuscaloosa Population by Age

Tuscaloosa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tuscaloosa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.1%22.9%
All48.2%51.8%
Male40.8%59.2%
Female38.1%61.9%
Non Family30.1%69.9%

48.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tuscaloosa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,7492.4948.2
Married12,8953.1477.1
Male1,4233.5540.8
Female5,5013.7638.1
Non Family16,9301.4930.1

3.24

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Tuscaloosa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5392.63%
9th to 12th Grade3,8016.50%
High School Graduate15,47326.44%
Some College11,35219.40%
Associates Degree3,9326.72%
Bachelors Degree12,76921.82%
Graduate Degree9,64516.48%
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Tuscaloosa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tuscaloosa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,5031,352965
White28,50827,28416,608
2+ Races433371115
Black26,68523,1844,605
Hispanic1,3501,039128
Other Race349253
Native American26136

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.20%.

Tuscaloosa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,785$37,752$32,180
Less Than 9th Grade$24,506$26,831$18,470
High School Graduate$27,220$32,045$21,587
Some College$31,108$32,534$30,052
Bachelors Degree$45,535$57,789$40,415
Graduate Degree$54,789$72,210$52,089

$34,785

Average Earnings

$37,752

Average Male

$32,180

Average Female

Tuscaloosa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tuscaloosa Language by Age

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Tuscaloosa Language

93.84% of Tuscaloosa residents speak only English, while 6.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.32% of the population.

Tuscaloosa Language

Tuscaloosa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple1,13047241.77%
Native27610738.77%
Asian2,35169529.56%
Black42,78711,04025.80%
White42,9618,47519.73%
Other91NaN%
Hispanic2,39256423.58%

23.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.41%

Male Poverty Rate

24.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tuscaloosa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tuscaloosa is Multiple, with 41.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tuscaloosa is Hispanic, with 23.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.37%.

Tuscaloosa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.81%
High School19.87%
Some College15.49%
Bachelors or Greater8.36%

Tuscaloosa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed10.61%
Male Unemployed44.29%
Female Employed15.63%
Female Unemployed62.27%

Tuscaloosa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tuscaloosa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,507$68,382
Families$66,990$91,591
Married Families$94,537$117,665
Non Families$27,261$39,751
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Income by Household Type

Tuscaloosa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.4%

Male Marriage Rate

31.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Tuscaloosa Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Tuscaloosa Marital Status by Race

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Tuscaloosa Marital Status

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5,267

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,344
First Gulf War1,534
Vietnam1,414
Korea201
World War II127

Tuscaloosa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34561
35 to 541,726
55 to 64930
65 to 741,277
75+773

Tuscaloosa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,0786.89%
Black2,1456.28%
Other Race173.76%
2+ Races272.31%
Hispanic914.63%

Tuscaloosa Veterans by Race

Tuscaloosa Veterans by Education

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8.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tuscaloosa Veterans by Education

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58.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Tuscaloosa Employment by Age

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Tuscaloosa Employment by Race

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Tuscaloosa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.70%

Born in Tuscaloosa

95.95%

Native Born

4.05%

Foreign Born

2.75%

Non Citizen

1.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.95% of Tuscaloosa residents were born in the United States, with 67.70% having been born in Alabama. 2.75% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18603,9890.00%
18904,2152260.18%
19005,0948791.91%
19108,4073,3135.14%
192011,9963,5893.62%
193020,6598,6635.59%
194027,4936,8342.90%
195046,39618,9035.37%
196063,37016,9743.17%
197065,7732,4030.37%
198075,2119,4381.35%
199077,7592,5480.33%
200077,9061470.02%
201090,46812,5621.51%
201191,3819131.01%
201292,2949131.00%
201393,2079130.99%
201494,1209130.98%
201595,0339130.97%
201695,9469130.96%
201796,8599130.95%
201897,7729130.94%
201998,6859130.93%
202099,6009150.93%
2021100,5139130.92%
2022101,4269130.91%

Tuscaloosa Population by Year