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-College-town amenities
-Strong economy


-Summer heat and humidity
-Educational attainment

What Bert Has To Say About Tuscaloosa Metro Area

Tuscaloosa is home to the University of Alabama, a large quality institution known among other things for its sports programs, notably football’s “Crimson Tide.” The city has a strong college-town character with the usual entertainment and cultural amenities. For such a college town, the economy has always been fairly diverse, but more recently, the arrival of a Mercedes-Benz plant has done a lot for the city’s economy as well as its image. As found elsewhere in the South, the new auto plant not only brings direct employment but also supports smaller businesses, further strengthening the economy, and that pattern is evident in the strong job statistics.


Quick Facts About Tuscaloosa

    The unemployment rate in Tuscaloosa is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Tuscaloosa jobs have Decreased by 0.42 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Tuscaloosa's cost of living is 5.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Tuscaloosa's population is 90,766 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.16 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Tuscaloosa is $137,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.10 percent.
    Tuscaloosa public schools spend $9,154 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in Tuscaloosa.

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