Tuscaloosa, AL Population

By | June 4, 2019

Tuscaloosa is located at 80 km southwest of Birmingham. The home of the University of Alabama since 1831, and many stately antebellum homes from that era still stand. Visit Battle-Friedman House, an 1835 Greek Revival mansion; the Gorgas Home, built in 1825 and Mildred Warner House, parts of which date from the 1820s. Dont miss to visit the art collection, which includes works by Mary Cassatt and Edward Hopper.

At the university, stop by the Alabama Museum of Natural History, which has a collection of 140,000 fossils from a number of prehistoric eras. Moundville Archaeological Park in Moundville, 32 km south of Tuscaloosa. The site is nationally recognized as the most important prehistoric Native American settlement and ceremonial center of the South.

Population: 77,906. Estimated population in July 2020: 81,358 (+4.4% change)
Males: 37,081 (47.6%), Females: 40,825 (52.4%)

Tuscaloosa County

Zip codes: 35401, 35403, 35404, 35405, 35406.

Median resident age: 28.4 years
Median household income: $27,731
Median house value: $99,600

Races in Tuscaloosa:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.5%)
  • Black (42.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)

Ancestries: English (8.1%), United States (7.4%), Irish (7.0%), German (5.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%), Scottish (1.9%).

Elevation: 227 feet

Land area: 56.2 square miles

Map of Tuscaloosa, AL

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Tuscaloosa:

  • BRYCE HOSPITAL (200 UNIVERSITY BLVD)
  • D C H REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (809 UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD EAST)
  • MARY S HARPER GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY CTR (201 UNIVERSITY BLVD)
  • TAYLOR HARDIN SECURE MEDICAL FACILITY (1301 RIVER ROAD NORTHEAST)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tuscaloosa:

  • TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL (about 5 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Abbreviation: TCL)
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 60 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Abbreviation: BHM)
  • COLUMBUS AFB (about 69 miles; COLUMBUS, MS; Abbreviation: CBM)

Other public-use airports nearest to Tuscaloosa:

  • MOUNDVILLE (about 18 miles; MOUNDVILLE, AL; Abbreviation: L44)
  • NORTH PICKENS (about 35 miles; REFORM, AL; Abbreviation: 3M8)
  • EUTAW MUNI (about 35 miles; EUTAW, AL; Abbreviation: 3A7)
Amtrak station:
TUSCALOOSA (2105 GREENSBORO AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Tuscaloosa:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (Full-time enrollment: 17,453; Location: PO BOX 870166; Public; Website: www.ua.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,635; Location: 9500 OLD GREENSBORO RD; Public; Website: www.shelton.cc.al.us)
  • STILLMAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,501; Location: PO DRAWER 1430; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stillman.edu)
  • SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-C A FREDD CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 113; Location: 3401 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD; Public; Website: www.shelton.cc.al.us)
  • DCH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER RADIOGRAPHER PROGRAM (Location: 809 UNIVERSITY BLVD E; Public)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SYSTEM OFFICE (Location: 401 QUEEN CITY AVE; Public; Website: www.uasystem.ua.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Tuscaloosa:

  • UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO (about 47 miles; MONTEVALLO, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,651)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (about 48 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 12,178)
  • BEVILL STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; SUMITON, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,670)
  • SAMFORD UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,106)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,279)
  • MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN (about 66 miles; COLUMBUS, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,115)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 77 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)

Schools

Public high schools in Tuscaloosa:

  • HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,169; Location: 300 PATRIOT PKWY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTHRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 907; Location: 2901 NORTHRIDGE RD.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CENTRAL HIGH EAST CAMPUS (Students: 654; Location: 1715 MLK,JR. BLVD.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HOLT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 489; Location: 3801 ALABAMA AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 21; Location: 1715 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR,BLV; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • TUSC REGIONAL DETENTION CTR (Location: 6001 12TH AVENUE EAST; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • TUSCALOOSA CENTER TECHNOLOGY (Location: 1300 37TH ST E; Grades: 10 – 12)

Private high schools in Tuscaloosa:

  • HOLY SPIRIT REGIONAL CATHOLIC (Students: 683; Location: 711 37ST EAST; Grades: PK – 12)
  • TUSCALOOSA ACADEMY (Students: 514; Location: 420 RICE VALLEY RD. N; Grades: PK – 12)
  • OPEN DOOR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 253; Location: 1785 MCFARLAND BLVD NE; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Tuscaloosa:

  • HILLCREST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 991; Location: 401 HILLCREST SCHOOL RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • TUSCALOOSA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 962; Location: 315 MCFARLAND BLVD E; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • UNIVERSITY PLACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 675; Location: 2000 FIRST AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • TAYLORVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 636; Location: 350 BOBBY MILLER PARKWAY; Grades: KG – 02)
  • ENGLEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 596; Location: 10300 OLD GREENSBORO RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ROCK QUARRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 575; Location: 2000 ROCK QUARRY DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WOODLAND FORREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 563; Location: 6001 E HARGROVE RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WESTLAWN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 529; Location: 2800 MARTIN L KING JR BLVD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • VERNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 504; Location: 2701 N RIDGE RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ALBERTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 501; Location: 2700 UNIVERSITY BLVD E; Grades: PK – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in Tuscaloosa:

  • THE CAPITOL SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 2828 6TH ST; Grades: PK – UG)
  • KIDDIE KOLLEGE PRESCHOOL KINDE (Students: 80; Location: 800 GREENSBORO AVE; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Tuscaloosa:

  • TUSCALOOSA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,420,632; Location: 1801 JACK WARNER PARKWAY; 161,579 books; 2,331 audio materials; 2,357 video materials; 232 serial subscriptions)