Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

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Population

98,332

26% Growth

Unemployment Rate

8.0%

Median Income

$38,762

Avg. Home Price

$144,500

Best Places to Live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

College town - West-central Alabama along I-20/I-59, 60 miles west of Birmingham
Pros
-College-town amenities
-Strong economy
-Healthcare
Cons
-Summer heat and humidity
-Educational attainment
-Isolation

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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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Alabama
County: Tuscaloosa County
Metro Area: Tuscaloosa Metro Area
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 8.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tuscaloosa jobs have increased by 1.51%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Tuscaloosa's cost of living is 4.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Tuscaloosa's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Tuscaloosa's population is 98,332 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 26.46%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Tuscaloosa is $144,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.85%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Tuscaloosa

It's a good time to buy in Tuscaloosa. Home Appreciation is up 2.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Tuscaloosa Real Estate.

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Reviews for Tuscaloosa    6 Reviews
tuscaloosa - 8/26/2010
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good place to live - 11/20/2008
university of Alabama home town .It have greet football... (Read More)

Public Transportaion is Poor - 9/27/2008
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ZIP CODES IN TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA
35405 35401 35404 35406 35456 35446