Tuscaloosa, AL
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Tuscaloosa is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 100,287 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 (10.41%), teaching (10.17%), and sales jobs (9.36%).

Tuscaloosa is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Tuscaloosa is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.

Not only is Tuscaloosa a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Tuscaloosa a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

The citizens of Tuscaloosa are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.44% of adults in Tuscaloosa have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Tuscaloosa in 2010 was $24,280, 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 $97,120 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 Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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