February 1, 2023

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Tuscaloosa County, cities and towns all show growth

The population across Tuscaloosa County, from the largest cities to the smallest towns, grew during the past decade, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census.

Tuscaloosa County’s overall population climbed 16.6%, from 184,656 in 2010 to 227,036 in 2020, in what came as no surprise to Tuscaloosa County Commission Chairman Rob Robertson.

Robertson, who also serves as the county’s probate judge, said Tuscaloosa County is projected to continue growing through at least 2030 and possibly 2040, based on growth trends predicted for the automotive sector, local industry and the University of Alabama, among others.

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“There’s a lot of attractive things about Tuscaloosa County,” Robertson said, “and I do anticipate this growth to continue.