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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.
Union forces burned much of the university during the Civil War
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 35403 ZIP code.
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.
31% of Tuscaloosa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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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
Median rent in Tuscaloosa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $880.
Libraries in Tuscaloosa include Tuscaloosa Public Library, Weaver-Bolden Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Tuscaloosa include Tuscaloosa News
TV stations in Tuscaloosa include WCFT, WUOA.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WUAL-FM.
Tuscaloosa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tuscaloosa political report.
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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