Tuscaloosa, Alabama Population 2021

103,007
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Tuscaloosa Demographics

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

  • White: 51.19%
  • Black or African American: 44.00%
  • Asian: 2.54%
  • Two or more races: 1.04%
  • Other race: 0.87%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Tuscaloosa, Alabama is 103,007based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 100,190.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 90,468.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Tuscaloosa Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,87451.19%
Black or African American43,73244.00%
Asian2,5262.54%
Two or More Races1,0381.04%
Some Other Race8620.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native2800.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander780.08%
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Tuscaloosa Population By Race

Tuscaloosa Population Pyramid 2021

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Tuscaloosa Median Age

29.3


Total

27.8


Male

30.5


Female

Tuscaloosa Adults

There are 81,488 adults, (12,158 of whom are seniors) in Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa Age Dependency

43.4

Age Dependency Ratio

17.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Tuscaloosa Sex Ratio

Mujer

51,672

51.99%

Masculino

47,718

48.01%

Tuscaloosa Population by Age

Tuscaloosa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tuscaloosa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.7%22.3%
All48.4%51.6%
Masculino43%57%
Mujer36.4%63.6%
Non Family31.5%68.5%

48.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tuscaloosa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All35,2642.5548.4
Non Family15,9191.5631.5
Married11,8613.1477.7
Mujer5,7633.736.4
Masculino1,7213.8443

3.25

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Tuscaloosa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6732.93%
9th to 12th Grade4,5537.99%
High School Graduate15,54027.26%
Some College11,33719.89%
Associates Degree2,8675.03%
Bachelors Degree11,97521.01%
Graduate Degree9,06215.90%
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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
White27,89326,45015,445
Black25,86021,7574,564
Hispanic1,4491,070166
Asian1,3461,138713
Other Race342253
2+ Races302279130
Native American25556
Islander575739

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 68.42%.

Tuscaloosa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$34,821$38,163$31,454
Less Than 9th Grade$23,233$26,529$18,054
High School Graduate$26,447$30,978$20,843
Some College$30,334$33,090$27,187
Bachelors Degree$45,728$55,598$41,609
Graduate Degree$54,308$69,596$49,786

$34,821

Average Earnings

$38,163

Average Male

$31,454

Average Female

Tuscaloosa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tuscaloosa Language by Age

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Tuscaloosa Language

93.41% of Tuscaloosa residents speak only English, while 6.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.95% of the population.

Tuscaloosa Language

Tuscaloosa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black42,25312,02628.46%
White41,5657,72418.58%
Asian2,29367629.48%
Hispanic2,83656219.82%
Multiple82148859.44%
Native26511744.15%
Other84710612.51%
Islander5757100.00%

23.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.12%

Male Poverty Rate

25.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tuscaloosa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tuscaloosa is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tuscaloosa is Other, with 12.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.22%.

Tuscaloosa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.21%
High School21.50%
Some College14.89%
Bachelors or Greater6.89%

Tuscaloosa Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.93%
Male Unemployed47.97%
Female Employed17.01%
Male Employed8.87%

Tuscaloosa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tuscaloosa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,268$68,837
Families$63,073$90,170
Married Families$94,252$122,195
Non Families$27,725$41,411
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Income by Household Type

Tuscaloosa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.4%

Male Marriage Rate

29.3%

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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4,809

Number of Veterans

4,157

Male Veterans

652

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,559
Second Gulf War1,103
First Gulf War1,068
Korea204
World War II186

Tuscaloosa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,249
65 to 741,221
75+926
55 to 64898
18 to 34515

Tuscaloosa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8256.38%
Black1,9445.82%
Hispanic622.91%
2+ Races242.73%
Other Race163.37%

Tuscaloosa Veterans by Race

Tuscaloosa Veterans by Education

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9.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tuscaloosa Veterans by Education

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55.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

6.7%

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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67.01%

Born in Tuscaloosa

95.37%

Native Born

4.63%

Foreign Born

3.19%

Non Citizen

1.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.37% of Tuscaloosa residents were born in the United States, with 67.01% having been born in Alabama. 3.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Tuscaloosa Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021103,0079390.92%
2020102,0689390.93%
2019101,1299390.94%
2018100,1905610.56%
201799,6291,2011.22%
201698,4288520.87%
201597,5761,8881.97%
201495,6881,8021.92%
201393,8861,5791.71%
201292,3071,3941.53%
201190,9134570.51%
201090,45612,5501.50%
200077,9061470.02%
199077,7592,5480.33%
198075,2119,4381.35%
197065,7732,4030.37%
196063,37016,9743.17%
195046,39618,9035.37%
194027,4936,8342.90%
193020,6598,6635.59%
192011,9963,5893.62%
19108,4073,3135.14%
19005,0948791.91%
18904,2152260.18%
18603,9890.00%

Tuscaloosa Population by Year