City of Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuscaloosa is located in Tuscaloosa County in Alabama. The median income is $35,785 and the median home value is $161,600. The unemployment rate is 8.36% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 17.7 minutes to work each day. The population is 53% White, 43% Black, 2% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 1% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Tuscaloosa, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Tuscaloosa has a Walk Score® of 30.
Median Household Income$35,785
Median Home Price$161,600
In Tuscaloosa, there’s no excuse for being a couch potato. Whether it’s a leisurely walk through the University of Alabama Arboretum or training with the Tuscaloosa Triathletes, there’s an activity to suit every age and fitness level in the Druid City. Visitors to the arboretum can meander down trails through native woodland, wildflower and children’s gardens. The arboretum sponsors a walking tour on the third Wednesday of each month.
Dreamland. The moniker of the city’s most famous eatery pretty much sums up the whole culinary picture here. Because today in Tuscaloosa diners can have it all, from the traditional Southern meat-and-three to world-class international cuisine. The famous Dreamland Bar-b-que has been dishing up its signature succulent ribs since 1958, when “Big Daddy” Bishop opened the first location. The meat is still cooked in a hickory-fired brick pit and diners agree that, truly, there “ain’t nothing like ‘em nowhere.”
As the site of Mercedes-Benz’s only manufacturing plant in the U.S., Tuscaloosa already has a natural link with Germany, but there is another one as well: Schorndorf, Germany, is one of Tuscaloosa’s sister cities, as is Narashino, Japan. The Tuscaloosa Sister Cities Commission not only facilitates exchanges of students and business people between the cities, but it also sponsors exhibits, workshops and activities such as the annual Sakura Art Contest in the Tuscaloosa City School System.
SchoolsIn Tuscaloosa, Alabama
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Tuscaloosa rates.
BusinessIn Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Tuscaloosa.
HealthIn Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Tuscaloosa.