Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Population 2024

238,056

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama's estimated 2024 population is 238,056 with a growth rate of 0.29% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Tuscaloosa County, Alabama is the 5th largest county in Alabama. The 2010 population was 195,008 and has seen a growth of 22.07% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029241,4716830.28%
2028240,7886830.28%
2027240,1056830.29%
2026239,4226830.29%
2025238,7396830.29%
2024238,0566830.29%
2023237,3736830.29%
2022236,6901,0200.43%
2021235,6704,1231.78%
2020231,54721,22610.09%
2019210,3211,7140.82%
2018208,6077580.36%
2017207,8491,1120.54%
2016206,7371,7840.87%
2015204,9531,7250.85%
2014203,2282,0361.01%
2013201,1922,3081.16%
2012198,8842,0961.07%
2011196,7881,7800.91%
2010195,00800%
1990150,52212,9819.44%
1980137,54121,51218.54%
1970116,0296,9826.4%
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%
18208,229-233,242-96.59%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.29% (683)
County Website
Tuscaloosa County
State
Alabama
County Seat
2020 Population
231,547
Area
1321 mi²
Density
180 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
2.81% (6,509)
Founded
February 6, 1818

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White143,88962.14%
Black or African American74,22232.05%
Two or more races7,2043.11%
Asian3,8171.65%
Other race2,0090.87%
Native American3930.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander240.01%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Population by Race

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Population Pyramid 2024

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Median Age

32.8

Total

31.7

Male

33.7

Female

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Adults

There are 184,343 adults, (31,567 of whom are seniors) in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Age Dependency

51.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female119,75151.72%
Male111,80748.28%

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Population by Age

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All84,7432.5862.337.7
Married39,2473.2284.915.1
Non Family31,2131.3540.659.4
Female11,4443.5145.554.5
Male2,8393.4355.544.5

3.22

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

62.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,5942.53%
9th to 12th Grade9,6936.83%
High School Graduate41,75429.41%
Some College30,36521.39%
Associates Degree12,7218.96%
Bachelors Degree25,83818.2%
Graduate Degree17,99412.68%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White89,55683,33933,176
Black44,34339,0497,910
Hispanic3,9952,773727
2+ Races2,7402,229735
Asian2,4962,2021,533
Other Race1,004576127
Native American23815425
Islander24240

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.42%.

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,407$52,537$37,276
Less Than 9th Grade$30,223$35,238$23,783
High School Graduate$34,806$42,957$28,367
Some College$42,701$49,944$35,757
Bachelors Degree$58,556$74,309$46,947
Graduate Degree$63,089$82,907$57,035

$45,407

Average Earnings

$52,537

Average Male

$37,276

Average Female

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Language

94.8% of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 5.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.8% of the population.

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Language

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black70,66916,54123.41%
White132,33316,47012.45%
Hispanic8,0401,77822.11%
Multiple6,3481,70826.91%
Asian3,63587824.15%
Other1,63824514.96%
Native38621355.18%

16.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.19%

Male Poverty Rate

18.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama is Native, with 55.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama is White, with 12.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.79%.

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.1%
High School14.41%
Some College9.97%
Bachelors or Greater5.19%

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed53.48%
Male Unemployed34.72%
Female Employed10.5%
Male Employed6.03%

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$61,645$82,543
Families$83,129$102,175
Married Families$101,093$121,028
Non Families$33,596$45,626

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11,597

Number of Veterans

10,131

Male Veterans

1,466

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam3,775
First Gulf War3,079
Second Gulf War2,904
Korea281
World War II120

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 543,210
65 to 742,911
55 to 642,605
75+1,763
18 to 341,108

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7,6156.4%
Black3,7156.63%
Hispanic1813.2%
2+ Races1052.45%
Other Race714.85%
Asian662.12%
Native American259.88%

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.49%

Born in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

96.47%

Native Born

3.53%

Foreign Born

2.11%

Non Citizen

1.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.47% of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 71.49% having been born in Alabama. 2.11% 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

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