Tuscaloosa County

Tuscaloosa County

The area now known as Tuscaloosa County was discovered in 1540 by troops of Hernando DeSoto. The name Tuscaloosa is derived from the Choctaw Indian Chief Tushkauloosa, which, literally translated, means "Black Warrior". The Black Warrior River, which runs through Tuscaloosa County, is an essential link in Alabama's inland water system. In 1819, Tuscaloosa County was officially created by an act of the first State Legislature. Today, Tuscaloosa County is the second largest in the state with an area of 1,340 square miles. The population of the County is 201,872 people.

*2012 Estimate, Experian/Applied Geographic Solutions

Population of Cities

Population of Cities

Sources: US Census Bureau. Link

Tuscaloosa County Population

Tuscaloosa County Population

Sources: Demographic Data Copyright 2012 by Experion/ Applied Geographic Solutions / US Census

Economic Trends

Economic Trends

Households and Income

Households and Income

Sources: Demographic Data Copyright by Experion/ Applied Geographic Solutions

Educational Attainment

Educational Attainment

Source: 2011 Estimate, Experian Applied Geographic Solutions

Labor Market Data

Labor Market Data

Source: 2000 Census of Population and Housing. Link

Tax Rates

Tax Rates

Sales tax percent (gross receipts) Link
Source: Alabama Department of Revenue, 2012 Link

Transportation Facts

Transportation Facts

Source: Alabama Department of Transportation, 2012.

Source: Alabama Department of Transportation 2001 Rail Survey

Source: Alabama State Data Center, The University of Alabama 2012