Tuscaloosa, AL
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Tuscaloosa is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 98,332 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Tuscaloosa is the fifth largest community in Alabama.

Tuscaloosa real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Tuscaloosa house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Tuscaloosa is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tuscaloosa is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tuscaloosa who work in office and administrative support (11.60%), sales jobs (10.00%), and teaching (9.68%).

Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Tuscaloosa really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Tuscaloosa is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Tuscaloosa more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Tuscaloosa’s character and quality of life.

The citizens of Tuscaloosa are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.57% of adults in Tuscaloosa have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Tuscaloosa in 2010 was $22,141, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,564 for a family of four. However, Tuscaloosa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tuscaloosa is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tuscaloosa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tuscaloosa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Tuscaloosa include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Tuscaloosa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.