Tuscaloosa, Alabama Population 2020

103,369

Tuscaloosa is a city located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. With a 2020 population of 103,369, it is the 5th largest city in Alabama (after Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Mobile) and the 305th largest city in the United States. Tuscaloosa is currently growing at a rate of 1.10% annually and its population has increased by 14.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 90,468 in 2010. Spanning over 72 miles, Tuscaloosa has a population density of 1,671 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tuscaloosa is $66,136 with a poverty rate of 24.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $843 per month, and the median house value is $173,900. The median age in Tuscaloosa is 28.7 years, 27.2 years for males, and 29.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.0 males.

Tuscaloosa Al Demographics

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

  • White: 51.12%
  • Black or African American: 44.05%
  • Asian: 2.43%
  • Two or more races: 1.10%
  • Other race: 0.96%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Tuscaloosa, Alabama is 103,369, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 101,113. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 90,468.
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020245,3258750.36%
2019244,4508750.36%
2018243,5758750.36%
2017242,7009420.39%
2016241,7581,2280.51%
2015240,5302,1030.87%
2014238,4272,7911.17%
2013235,6362,1700.92%
2012233,4662,0350.87%
2011231,4319410.41%
2010230,4900.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,54551.12%
Black or African American43,55944.05%
Asian2,4012.43%
Two or More Races1,0841.10%
Some Other Race9470.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native2720.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander730.07%

Tuscaloosa Al Population Pyramid 2020

Tuscaloosa Al Median Age

28.7


Total

27.2


Male

29.7


Female

Tuscaloosa Al Adults

There are 80,259 adults, (11,561 of whom are seniors) in Tuscaloosa Al.

Tuscaloosa Al Age Dependency

43.9

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Tuscaloosa Al Sex Ratio

Female

51,778

52.36%

Male

47,103

47.64%

Tuscaloosa Al Households and Families

Tuscaloosa Al Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Tuscaloosa Al Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.1%23.9%
All47.3%52.7%
Male45.7%54.3%
Non Family31.7%68.3%
Female31.5%68.5%

47.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All35,1922.5447.3
Non Family15,6941.5231.7
Married11,9683.1876.1
Female6,1433.6231.5
Male1,3873.8345.7

3.25

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Tuscaloosa Al Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4822.66%
9th to 12th Grade4,3667.85%
High School Graduate15,01627.00%
Some College11,49020.66%
Associates Degree2,9165.24%
Bachelors Degree11,76121.15%
Graduate Degree8,58415.43%

Tuscaloosa Al Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White27,33025,95214,706
Black25,09721,2274,394
Hispanic1,4691,097178
Asian1,2981,163934
Other Race36727110
Multiple Races276230120
Native American25772
Islander505032

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 asian people with a rate of 71.96%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,305$38,373$29,824
Less Than High School$21,306$25,952$18,000
High School Grad$26,011$30,601$22,335
Some College$28,926$33,986$25,645
Bachelors Degree$45,577$53,570$40,619
Graduate Degree$54,259$69,620$48,551

$33,305

Average Earnings

$38,373

Average Male

$29,824

Average Female

Tuscaloosa Al Language

Tuscaloosa Al Language by Age

Tuscaloosa Al Language

93.36% of Tuscaloosa Al residents speak only English, while 6.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.96% of the population.

Tuscaloosa Al Poverty

Tuscaloosa Al Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black42,04211,78928.04%
White41,1368,03719.54%
Hispanic2,85665923.07%
Asian2,17060227.74%
Multiple91148353.02%
Other94712813.52%
Native26411643.94%
Islander5050100.00%

24.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.25%

Male Poverty Rate

25.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tuscaloosa Al

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tuscaloosa Al is Other, with 13.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.26%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.42%
High School21.66%
Some College14.62%
Bachelors or Greater6.46%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed53.34%
Male Unemployed39.50%
Female Employed16.59%
Male Employed8.98%

Tuscaloosa Al Income

Tuscaloosa Al Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,120$66,136
Families$59,587$86,029
Married Families$85,409$116,930
Non Families$26,678$39,933

Tuscaloosa Al Marital Status

Tuscaloosa Al Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.0%

Male Marriage Rate

30.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Tuscaloosa Al Married by Age and Sex

Tuscaloosa Al 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 Al Marital Status by Race

Tuscaloosa Al Veterans

4,909

Number of Veterans

4,248

Male Veterans

661

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,525
First Gulf War942
Second Gulf War934
Korea438
World War II180
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9856.82%
Black1,8795.73%
Hispanic432.07%
2 or More232.63%
Other224.35%

$Tuscaloosa Al Veterans by Education

8.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tuscaloosa Al Employment Status

56.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Tuscaloosa Al Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

67.56%

Born in Alabama

95.50%

Native Born

4.50%

Foreign Born

3.14%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.50% of Tuscaloosa Al residents were born in the United States, with 67.56% having been born in Alabama. 3.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020103,3691,1281.10%
2019102,2411,1281.12%
2018101,1139950.99%
2017100,1181,1281.14%
201698,9901,0021.02%
201597,9881,8411.91%
201496,1471,7691.87%
201394,3781,5711.69%
201292,8071,3781.51%
201191,4298790.97%
201090,55012,6441.52%
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%