Income/capita 21%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 4%
Income per capita$23,465$24,736$29,829
Median household income$40,542$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,513$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,048$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$23,425$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$17,219$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate4.5%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level23.9%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Tuscaloosa is 21% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Tuscaloosa is 27% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Tuscaloosa is 4% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Tuscaloosa is 58% higher than the national average

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      Tuscaloosa employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.9%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector17.8%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services2.2%2.1%
      Wholesale & retail services13.4%11.0%
      Public administration3.8%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.7%2.2%
      Education, health & social services23.8%44.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Coaling, AL1,637$57,6794%
      Brookwood, AL2,029$53,9582%
      Northport, AL24,544$52,2815%
      Cottondale, AL3,546$50,06310%
      Coker, AL817$47,91713%
      Tuscaloosa, AL96,352$40,54227%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mission Viejo, CA96,178$104,88690%
      Portsmouth, VA96,071$47,05015%
      Lawton, OK96,728$43,67421%
      Arden-Arcade, CA96,898$46,61716%
      Vacaville, CA95,607$76,18838%
      Tuscaloosa, AL96,352$40,54227%
      Source: The Tuscaloosa, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).