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The 2000 Census showed that Tuscaloosa County had a population of 164,875 people. This represented 3.71% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Tuscaloosa had a population of 184,035 people. This is an increase of 11.62% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010194,656+18.06%+5.77% since 2009
2009184,035+11.62%+1.24% since 2008
2008181,780+10.25%+1.55% since 2007
2007178,998+8.57%+1.19% since 2006
2006176,899+7.29%+2.81% since 2005
2005172,060+4.36%+1.78% since 2004
2004169,051+2.53%+0.94% since 2003
2003167,484+1.58%+0.52% since 2002
2002166,610+1.05%+0.3% since 2001
2001166,110+0.75%+0.75% since 2000
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2000164,875The Last Census

Tuscaloosa County had 71,429 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Tuscaloosa County has a total area<3> of 1,351 square miles [3,499 km²]. Of this total, 1,324 square miles [3,430 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.99%) being water (26.85 square miles [69.6 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Tuscaloosa County had a population density of 124.5 people per square mile [48.07 people/km²], making it the state's 13th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Tuscaloosa County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Tuscaloosa County QuickFact (QF-01125).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Tuscaloosa County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
TuscaloosaQF-017725693,13877,90619.55%
NorthportQF-015520023,42219,43520.51%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BibbQF-01007   SE21,58720,8263.65%
FayetteQF-01057   N17,37118,495-6.08%
GreeneQF-01063   SW8,8299,974-11.48%
HaleQF-01065   S17,97517,1854.6%
JeffersonQF-01073   NE665,027662,0470.45%
PickensQF-01107   W19,21820,949-8.26%

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Census QuickFact for Tuscaloosa County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Tuscaloosa. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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