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Tuscaloosa City, Alabama Housing Analysis

   (County: Tuscaloosa County)

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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Tuscaloosa City, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 8,320

Renter-occupied housing units : 2,891

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 584

Renter-occupied housing units : 895

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,954

Renter-occupied housing units : 3,678

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 4,697

Renter-occupied housing units : 8,614


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Tuscaloosa City, Alabama)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 1,380

Householder 35 to 44 years : 1,872

Householder 45 to 54 years : 2,571

Householder 55 to 59 years : 1,728

Householder 60 to 64 years : 1,129

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,105

Householder 75 years and over : 580

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 310

Householder 35 to 44 years : 274

Householder 45 to 54 years : 458

Householder 55 to 59 years : 690

Householder 60 to 64 years : 534

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,218

Householder 75 years and over : 1,706


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Tuscaloosa City, Alabama)

Less than 10.0 percent : 435

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 1,308

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 1,278

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 1,963

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 1,432

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 1,020

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 921

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 1,539

50.0 percent or more : 5,223

Not computed : 959


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Tuscaloosa City, Alabama)

Built 2010 or later : $146,200

Built 2000 to 2009 : $221,100

Built 1990 to 1999 : $236,700

Built 1980 to 1989 : $197,400

Built 1970 to 1979 : $140,200

Built 1960 to 1969 : $140,600

Built 1950 to 1959 : $113,700

Built 1940 to 1949 : $153,100

Built 1939 or earlier : $190,900


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Tuscaloosa City, Alabama: 48.6%

Percentage of Family Households in Alabama: 67.8%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Tuscaloosa City, Alabama

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 6.37%
  • Juvenile facilities : 0.7%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 1.49%
  • Other institutional facilities : 1.19%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 84.61%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 5.64%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Tuscaloosa City, Alabama

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 539 539 $71,216,315
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 3 55 $1,417,000
  Total

542 594 $72,633,315
2000        
  Single Family 430 430 $59,252,975
  Two Family 3 6 $432,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 13 121 $5,106,285
  Total

446 557 $64,791,260
2001        
  Single Family 511 511 $74,099,082
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 26 416 $15,352,088
  Total

537 927 $89,451,170
2002        
  Single Family 486 486 $72,424,747
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 31 606 $13,570,750
  Total

517 1,092 $85,995,497
2003        
  Single Family 614 614 $88,164,575
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 21 270 $7,717,000
  Total

635 884 $95,881,575
2004        
  Single Family 685 685 $90,506,959
  Two Family 7 14 $1,729,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 4 77 $3,935,840
  Total

696 776 $96,171,799
2005        
  Single Family 689 689 $113,232,417
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 22 412 $21,425,446
  Total

711 1,101 $134,657,863
2006        
  Single Family 506 506 $90,941,561
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 82 1,345 $74,542,732
  Total

588 1,851 $165,484,293


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Tuscaloosa City, AL): $27,731
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alabama): $34,135


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Tuscaloosa City): $97,400
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alabama): $76,700


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Tuscaloosa City): $481
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alabama): $447


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Tuscaloosa City, Alabama

Utility Gas: 48.8%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.2%
Electricity: 49.7%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.1%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.2%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.1%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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