Tuscaloosa, AL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 34,969 housing units in Tuscaloosa. This represents a 12.1% growth from 31,194 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 34,313 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 656 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Tuscaloosa is about 48.1%. Tuscaloosa's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 9.9%. Average household size is 2.23 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Tuscaloosa were built after 1973.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2%
One Bedroom17.60%
Two Bedrooms31.40%
Three Bedrooms34.70%
Four Bedrooms11.90%
Five Bedrooms or more2.40%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.53
Median year structure was built1971
Median Value of occupied units$99,600
Median Price asked for vacant units$81,700

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.95
Median year structure was built1975
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$375

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage5.90%
Home Equity Loan8.10%
Simple Mortgage52.80%
Debt Free33%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.7%