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Welcome to Tuscaloosa ...

The city of Tuscaloosa is located in Tuscaloosa County<1> and is the County Seat for Tuscaloosa County.

When the people of Tuscaloosa refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Tuscaloosan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tuscaloosa has a population of 101,129 people<3> (see below for details).

Tuscaloosa was established in 1819.

The community of Tuscaloosa is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Tuscaloosa lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Tuscaloosa: (205)

The ZIP codes for Tuscaloosa: 35401-35407, 35485-35487<5>

Websites for Tuscaloosa ...

Official Website:   www.ci.tuscaloosa.al.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.tuscaloosachamber.com/

Junior League:   jltuscaloosa.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tuscaloosa had an population of 101,129 people. This is an increase of 11.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tuscaloosa had a population of 90,468 people (which is 46.48% of the total population of Tuscaloosa County). This makes Tuscaloosa the county's most populous community.

The population of Tuscaloosa represents 1.89% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 90,468 people, the population of Tuscaloosa increased 16.12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 77,906 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tuscaloosa.

Communities near Tuscaloosa ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tuscaloosa.

  • Moundville [Hale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moundville
    • Moundville [Hale County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Tuscaloosa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,459 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moundville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moundville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundville<8>
  • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookwood
    • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Tuscaloosa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,848 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookwood<8>
  • Coaling [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaling
    • Coaling [Tuscaloosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Tuscaloosa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,663 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaling have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaling
  • Vance [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
    • Vance [Tuscaloosa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Tuscaloosa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,654 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vance have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Coker [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coker
      • Coker [Tuscaloosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Tuscaloosa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 964 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coker have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coker<8>
    • Holt [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holt
      • Holt [Tuscaloosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Tuscaloosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holt have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holt
    • Wood Village [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Village
      • Wood Village [Tuscaloosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Tuscaloosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Village
    • Cottondale [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottondale
      • Cottondale [Tuscaloosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Tuscaloosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottondale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottondale<8>
    • Lake Front Village [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Front Village
      • Lake Front Village [Tuscaloosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Tuscaloosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Front Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Front Village
    • Peterson [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterson
      • Peterson [Tuscaloosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Tuscaloosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peterson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterson

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tuscaloosa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tuscaloosa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tuscaloosa. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tuscaloosa.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tuscaloosa. Our list includes 48 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tuscaloosa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tuscaloosa ...

Looking for more information about Tuscaloosa? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tuscaloosa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tuscaloosa.

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About Tuscaloosa County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tuscaloosa: www.ci.tuscaloosa.al.us/

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Tuscaloosa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Tuscaloosa refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Tuscaloosa may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tuscaloosa.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tuscaloosa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Tuscaloosa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tuscaloosa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Tuscaloosa includes: 35401, 35402, 35403, 35404, 35405, 35406, 35485, 35486 & 35487.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tuscaloosa) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tuscaloosa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tuscaloosa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tuscaloosa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1995, Longitude: -87.5504    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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