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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

Tuscaloosa County Alabama
US county information
NameTuscaloosa County
StateAlabama
SeatTuscaloosa
Largest cityTuscaloosa
US Area
Total Area1351.23 sq mi (3499.7 km2)
Land Area1324.37 sq mi (3430.1 km2)
Water Area26.85 sq mi (69.5 km2)
Population194656 (2010)
Density56.7/km2 (146.9/sq mi)
FoundedFebruary 6, 1818

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Tuscaloosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama.

It is named in honor of the pre-Choctaw chief Tuskaloosa. In 2010, the population was 194,656. In 2000, the population was 164,875.

The county is the second-largest in the state in terms of area (trailing only Baldwin County) and sixth-largest in terms of population (behind Jefferson, Mobile, Madison, Montgomery,and Shelby counties).

Its seat and largest city is Tuscaloosa, the former state capital from 1826 to 1845. It is also the largest county in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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