Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

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Population

97,373

+11.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Median Income

$38,762

Median Home Price

$152,900

Best Places to Live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

College town - West-central Alabama along I-20/I-59, 60 miles west of Birmingham. October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Tuscaloosa, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
College-town amenities
Strong economy
Healthcare
Cons
Summer heat and humidity
Educational attainment
Isolation
 $599,500 
1943 Nottingham Pl
Bed 5 | Bath 5 | 4185 SqFt
 $179,900 
1300 Maxwell Cir
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1907 SqFt
 $189,260 
9169 Cotton Field Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1355 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Tuscaloosa
Zip Codes: 35405 35401 35404 35406 35456 35446
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 160 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Tuscaloosa is 3.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tuscaloosa jobs have increased by 1.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Tuscaloosa's cost of living is 12.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Tuscaloosa's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Tuscaloosa, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Tuscaloosa county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Tuscaloosa's population is 97,373 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 11.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Tuscaloosa is $152,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.6%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Tuscaloosa public schools spend $13,544 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Tuscaloosa. More Education



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Housing Market in Tuscaloosa

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Reviews for Tuscaloosa   8 Reviews
If you're not rich and white, stay away - 6/10/2020
I've lived in Tuscaloosa for 6 years and unfortunately, I'll be here for another year. Tuscaloosa is no big enough for the number of people that live here. Quite... Read More

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A Great Place to live. Lots of conservatives here? - 4/12/2020
I’ve lived in the city for 40 years. Love the small town feel. The only negative I would mention is being in the Dixie Alley for tornadoes in the Spring and Fall.... Read More

tuscaloosa - 8/26/2010
Time to move on... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA
35405 35401 35404 35406 35456 35446

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NEW LISTINGS IN TUSCALOOSA
$599,500
1943 Nottingham Pl
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$179,900
1300 Maxwell Cir
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$189,260
9169 Cotton Field Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$250,000
2920 Woodland Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$239,900
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Bed 4 | Bath 3

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Bed 3 | Bath 2

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