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Tuscaloosa is a city in Tuscaloosa County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named from the Choctaw words meaning "black warrior," after legendary Indian chief
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Alabama named Tuscaloosa. For links to other places called Tuscaloosa, AL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Tuscaloosa is 33.209N. The longitude is -87.569W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 223 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 79,294.


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Median household income
Local
$27,731
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tuscaloosa demographic reports
Tuscaloosa is on the Black Warrior River
Former and merged names include:
· Black Warrior Falls
· Mathildaville
· Shelbyville
· Shelleyville
· Shellytown
· Tuscaloosa Falls
State capital from 1826 to 1846

Union forces burned much of the university during the Civil War

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 555. The number of murders and homicides was 7. The violent crime rate was 7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Dinah Washington, singer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Bad Ass Coffee, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Mid-South Flute Festival - March 23-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tuscaloosa web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Oake Lurleen State Park
Historic sites and museums: Old Tavern Museum, Alabama Museum of Natural History, Paul W. Bryant Museum, Children's Hands-On Museum, Battle-Friedman House
Colleges and universities: Stillman College, University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 76

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Tuscaloosa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tuscaloosa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Tuscaloosa area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35401 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Tuscaloosa residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tuscaloosa ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tuscaloosa was $19,129, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Tuscaloosa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Tuscaloosa include Audubon Place Historic District, Capitol Park Historic District, Caplewood Drive Historic District, Downtown Tuscaloosa Historic District, Druid City Historic District, Gorgas-Manly Historic District, Pinehurst Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Tuscaloosa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $880.


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Libraries in Tuscaloosa include Tuscaloosa Public Library, Weaver-Bolden Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Tuscaloosa include Tuscaloosa News

TV stations in Tuscaloosa include WCFT, WUOA.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WUAL-FM.

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Tuscaloosa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tuscaloosa political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Tuscaloosa workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 18 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tuscaloosa between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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