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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Northport is a town in Alabama with a population of 24,708. Northport is in Tuscaloosa County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Northport offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Northport there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Northport and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Northport are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$789
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Northport Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    193.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    74.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    78.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    485.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,406
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    153.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Northport

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,969
National
$55,322
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Northport Reviews

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Northport and Tuscaloosa are very busy areas since it is a major college town. The people are relatively friendly but it varies. The construction on major roads and highways that constantly goes on around the city needs to be finished as soon as possible. However, it seems that will not happen as the construction has been going on for over a year and its still is nowhere near finished.
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Northport is filled with amazing, caring people. The city is always alive and filled with entertainment and historical sites. There is always something to do and somewhere to go. I will never leave Northport Alabama.
We need more shopping centers, healthy food options, more play stuff and stores for a Children. I believe that the town itself is a quaint little town, although,my colleagues and myself who have small children do not have much option when it comes to us going places for our children.