Tuscaloosa, Alabama (AL)

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Tuscaloosa is a city in west central Alabama in the southern United States. Located on the Black Warrior River, it is the seat of Tuscaloosa County[2] and the fifth-largest city in Alabama with a population of 83,052 (2006 U.S. Census Bureau Estimate).[1] Tuscaloosa is named after the Choctaw chieftain Tuskalusa (which means Black Warrior in that language), who battled and was defeated by Hernando de Soto in 1540 in the Battle of Mauvila.
Best known as the home of The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa is also the center of industry, commerce, healthcare, and education for the region commonly known as West Alabama. Tuscaloosa attracted international attention when Mercedes-Benz announced it would build its first automotive assembly plant in North America in Tuscaloosa County. Nevertheless, the University remains the dominant economic and cultural engine in the city.

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Total Population: 78,265
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $27,731
Median Home Value: $99,600
State sales tax: 4.0%
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