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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

\nTuscaloosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. Its name is in honor of an American Indian chief named Tuscaloosa. As of 2000 the population was 164,875. Its county seat is Tuscaloosa.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Demographics
4 Cities and towns


\nTuscaloosa County was established on February 6, 1818.


\nAccording to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,500 km² (1,351 mi²). 3,430 km² (1,324 mi²) of it is land and 70 km² (27 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.99% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 164,875 people, 64,517 households, and 41,677 families residing in the county. The population density is 48/km² (124/mi²). There are 71,429 housing units at an average density of 21/km² (54/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 68.12% White, 29.31% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 64,517 households out of which 30.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.20% are married couples living together, 14.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.40% are non-families. 28.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.00. In the county the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 16.50% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 92.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.50 males. The median income for a household in the county is $34,436, and the median income for a family is $45,485. Males have a median income of $34,807 versus $24,128 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,998. 17.00% of the population and 11.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.50% are under the age of 18 and 13.20% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Brookwood\n*Coaling\n*Coker\n*Holt\n*Lake View\n*Moundville (part - part of Moundville is in Hale County)\n*North Bibb (part - part of North Bibb is in Bibb County)\n*Northport\n*Tuscaloosa\n*Vance (part - part of Vance is in Bibb County)