Tuscaloosa Metro Area, Alabama 

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Population

253,211

+6.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.7%

Median Income

$43,567

Median Home Price

$180,300

Median Age

33.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

4.8 / 7.1

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Tuscaloosa Metro Area, 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 the Tuscaloosa metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.
State: Alabama
County: Tuscaloosa, Pickens, 3 total
Metro Area: Tuscaloosa Metro Area
City: Tuscaloosa, Northport, 21 total
Zip Codes: 35405, 35401, 35404, 35406, 35473, 35475, 35453, 35476, 35474, 36744, 27 total
Cost of Living: -19.3% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 160 ft above sea level
Tuscaloosa, AL Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
College-town amenities
Strong economy
Healthcare
Cons
Summer heat and humidity
Educational attainment
Isolation


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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Tuscaloosa Metro Area is 3.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tuscaloosa Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Tuscaloosa Metro Area's cost of living is 19.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Tuscaloosa Metro Area's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Tuscaloosa metro area remained strongly Republican, 55.8% to 42.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Tuscaloosa Metro Area's population is 253,211 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Tuscaloosa Metro Area is Real Estate: $180,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.3%.

SCHOOLS
Tuscaloosa Metro Area public schools spend $11,198 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.9 students per teacher in Tuscaloosa Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Tuscaloosa

It's a good time to buy in Tuscaloosa. Home Appreciation is up 9.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Tuscaloosa is $180,300.
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ZIP CODES IN TUSCALOOSA METRO AREA, ALABAMA
35405, 35401, 35404, 35406, 35473, 35475, 35453, 35476, 35474, 36744, 27 total

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