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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    B
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    B-
Tuscaloosa County is located in Alabama with a population of 206,213. Tuscaloosa County is one of the best places to live in Alabama. In Tuscaloosa County, most residents own their homes. In Tuscaloosa County there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Tuscaloosa County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Tuscaloosa County are above average.
Population
206,213

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$843
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Tuscaloosa County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    219.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    49.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    138.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    725.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,908.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    177.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Tuscaloosa County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,221
National
$55,322

Tuscaloosa County Reviews

67 reviews
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I love the way the community support the University of Alabama and other local colleges. Tuscaloosa county has always been recognized for it's volunteers for local and national disasters. Our friendly natives stand community strong when ever times are needed, the Tuscaloosa police and fire rescue department always on call ready to protect and serve. The Tuscaloosa county board of education is rapidly growing with educators ready to educated our youth. The best part about Tuscaloosa is the people that live in this beautiful county we have some of the best small and local businesses in the country. Tuscaloosa is quickly growing economically and socially, as I drive through my beautiful city I see growth and development for current and future residents. I love my city !
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Tuscaloosa is a diverse community with many good people. As far as my experience living here for over a decade, I am happy with the community. However, every community has room for improvement, especially in areas such as the West side of Tuscaloosa. Their community has been neglected safety, financial aid, and even extracurricular activities for the children in that area.
I have lived in Tuscaloosa for my entire life. This area is a modern yet suburban living of people of different races all together colliding into the city where it is always alive in the evenings until midnight. I rated it very well, but it is not good enough. Sometimes I believe that having more activities for everyone here would help improve this score. I think it will help this area become a better time to get a great experience, otherwise, this is the best area for me.