Tuscaloosa demographics profile

StatisticTuscaloosaAlabamaNational
Population96,3524,841,164318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,5639291
Median age28.638.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)38%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%40%43%
Speak English94%95%79%
Speak Spanish3%3%13%
Tuscaloosa, AL has a population of 96,352 and is the 324th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,563 per sq mi which is 1599% higher than the Alabama average and 1625% higher than the national average. The median age in Tuscaloosa is 29 which is approximately 26% lower than the Alabama average of 39. In Tuscaloosa, 38% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 66% of Tuscaloosa residents were born in Alabama, 28% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Tuscaloosa is 1599% higher than Alabama.
  • The median age in Tuscaloosa is 26% lower than Alabama.
  • In Tuscaloosa 52.23% of the population is White.
  • In Tuscaloosa 43.34% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Tuscaloosa 2.52% of the population is Asian.

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Tuscaloosa population breakdown by race

RaceTuscaloosaAlabamaNational
White52.23%68.68%73.35%
Black or African American43.34%26.48%12.63%
Asian2.52%1.25%5.22%
American Indian0.15%0.49%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race1.00%1.76%3.06%
Other race0.74%1.28%4.75%
In Tuscaloosa, 2.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Tuscaloosa, AL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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