Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Population 2021

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama's estimated population is 211,427 with a growth rate of 0.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama is the 7th largest county in Alabama. The 2010 Population was 194,996 and has seen a growth of 8.43% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021211,4271,0360.49%
2020210,3911,0360.49%
2019209,3551,0360.50%
2018208,3197010.34%
2017207,6181,1540.56%
2016206,4641,6970.83%
2015204,7671,6810.83%
2014203,0862,0021.00%
2013201,0842,2771.15%
2012198,8072,0621.05%
2011196,7451,7490.90%
2010194,99644,47429.55%
1990150,52212,9819.44%
1980137,54121,51218.54%
1970116,0296,9826.40%
1960109,04714,95515.89%
195094,09218,05623.75%
194076,03611,88318.52%
193064,15310,47319.51%
192053,6806,12112.87%
191047,55911,41231.57%
190036,1475,79519.09%
189030,3525,39521.62%
188024,9574,87624.28%
187020,081-3,119-13.44%
186023,2005,14428.49%
185018,0561,4738.88%
184016,5832,93721.52%
183013,6465,41765.83%
18208,2290.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.49%
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State
Founded
February 6, 1818
County Seat
2010 Population
194,996
Growth Since 2010
8.43%
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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White133,13064.22%
Black or African American66,30731.99%
Asian3,3411.61%
Two or More Races2,2001.06%
Some Other Race1,7860.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native4480.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander930.04%
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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Population by Race

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Population Pyramid $2021

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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Median Age

33


Total

31.7


Male

34.3


Female

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Adults

There are 163,687 adults, (26,673 of whom are seniors) in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Age Dependency

51.3

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

107,299

51.76%

Male

100,006

48.24%

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Population by Age

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All63.7%36.3%
Male57.4%42.6%
Female46.6%53.4%
Non Family45.1%54.9%

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All72,4612.7263.7
Married32,8503.2884.5
Non Family25,4941.4345.1
Female10,8133.6946.6
Male3,3043.9557.4

3.32

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,0603.15%
9th to 12th Grade10,9768.50%
High School Graduate38,58029.89%
Some College27,00320.92%
Associates Degree8,7776.80%
Bachelors Degree23,72618.38%
Graduate Degree15,93412.35%
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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White83,62875,84830,407
Black39,02333,3097,607
Hispanic3,6882,617410
Asian1,7351,403909
2+ Races834750270
Other Race81358832
Native American32112247
Islander727239

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 54.17%.

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,154$44,451$31,875
Less Than 9th Grade$25,013$27,034$18,672
High School Graduate$30,734$35,450$22,530
Some College$32,995$42,299$29,465
Bachelors Degree$50,856$60,952$43,657
Graduate Degree$54,506$73,136$50,600

$38,154

Average Earnings

$44,451

Average Male

$31,875

Average Female

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Language by Age

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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Language

94.47% of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 5.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.05% of the population.

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Language

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black64,59117,69627.40%
White119,82314,20311.85%
Hispanic7,1671,43019.95%
Asian3,10881726.29%
Multiple1,95158429.93%
Other1,77142924.22%
Native43314733.95%
Islander725779.17%

17.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.53%

Male Poverty Rate

19.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama is Islander, with 79.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama is White, with 11.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.93%.

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.99%
High School15.87%
Some College10.68%
Bachelors or Greater5.23%

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.58%
Male Unemployed38.18%
Female Employed11.86%
Male Employed6.07%

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,326$71,528
Families$68,736$86,652
Married Families$87,428$105,674
Non Families$30,087$41,721
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Income by Household Type

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 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 County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Marital Status

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10,059

Number of Veterans

8,848

Male Veterans

1,211

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,422
First Gulf War2,118
Second Gulf War2,008
Korea507
World War II241

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,721
35 to 542,655
55 to 642,032
75+1,747
18 to 34904

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,0586.50%
Black2,8805.82%
Hispanic1222.54%
2+ Races765.00%
Other Race302.83%
Asian100.39%
Native American51.51%

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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8.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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59.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Employment by Age

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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Employment by Race

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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 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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73.62%

Born in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

96.22%

Native Born

3.78%

Foreign Born

2.60%

Non Citizen

1.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.22% of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 73.62% having been born in Alabama. 2.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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