Tuscaloosa is a city located in Tuscaloosa County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Tuscaloosa County. With a 2020 population of 101,426, it is the 5th largest city in Alabama and the 341st largest city in the United States. Tuscaloosa is currently growing at a rate of 0.91% annually and its population has increased by 0.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 100,633 in 2020. Spanning over 72 miles, Tuscaloosa has a population density of 1,640 people per square mile.
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 - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Tuscaloosa is 29.3 years, 27.8 years for males, and 30.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tuscaloosawas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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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.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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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.