Tuscaloosa County

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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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