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Tuscaloosa (zip 35405), Alabama 0 Reviews | Leave a Comment


-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.


  • Profile: College town
  • Time zone: Central Standard Time
  • Elevation: 160
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: Tuscaloosa
  • Zip Codes: Tuscaloosa (zip 35405)

Quick Facts About Tuscaloosa

    The unemployment rate in Tuscaloosa (zip 35405) is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Tuscaloosa (zip 35405) jobs have Decreased by 0.42 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Tuscaloosa (zip 35405)'s cost of living is 0.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Tuscaloosa (zip 35405)'s population is 42,068 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 36.37 percent.
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Tuscaloosa (zip 35405) is $162,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.20 percent.
    Tuscaloosa (zip 35405) public schools spend $9,154 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Tuscaloosa (zip 35405).

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