Tuscaloosa County

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

PO Box 20113
Tuscaloosa, AL 35402
Phone: (205) 349-3870
Fax: (205) 469-6313

In west-central AL, west of Birmingham; organized Feb 7, 1818 (prior to statehood) from Indian lands. Name Origin: Indian name for the Black Warrior River, which runs through it

Area (sq mi):: 1351.23 (land 1324.37; water 26.85) Population per square mile: 127.50
Population 2005: 168,908 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 2.40%; 1990-2000 9.50% Population 2000: 164,875 (White 67.50%; Black or African American 29.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.90%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 31.90
Income 2000: per capita $18,998; median household $34,436; Population below poverty level: 17.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,496-$27,845
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 21.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Tuscaloosa County seat (80,181)
  • Northport (20,451)

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    He attended the Tuscaloosa County High School and later transferred to the Shades Valley High School in Birmingham because his father was then a pastor at Brookview Wesleyan Church in Birmingham.
    Former NASA space shuttle commander and pilot James Halsell, 59, has been charged with reckless murder in the crash and now faces wrongful-death lawsuits in Tuscaloosa County and in federal court.
    Sloan filed court documents in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court requesting the subpoenas and depositions of Bentley, Mason and Byrne.
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    Of the 3,228 people statewide who were still in temporary housing provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on April 1, more than one-third lived in Tuscaloosa County. Statistics show 1,135 homeowners there remain in temporary housing.
    Legislation by two Tuscaloosa County lawmakers would separate the college from its affiliation with Shelton State, although it would remain on the Shelton State campus under a long-term lease.
    Dominion Resources Black Warrior Trust (NYSE: DOM), a grantor trust established to acquire and hold certain overriding royalty interests burdening proved natural gas properties located in the Pottsville coal formation of the Black Warrior Basin, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (the Underlying Properties) owned by HighMount Black Warrior Basin LLC, has announced a quarterly cash distribution.
    “The integrated system was proven reliable in the worst case scenario, when deadly tornados swept across Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, on April 27.”
    Costanzo, superintendent of the Tuscaloosa County (Ala.) School System for seven years, had seen many storms and tornadoes hit his district, but this was by far the worst.
    However, 2000-2004 data for Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, indicated a startling sevenfold increase in cervical cancer mortality for African-American women when compared to white women (Higginbotham, 2006).
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