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Tuscaloosa is the Fastest Growing Top 5 City in State Since 2010 Census

The City of Tuscaloosa has increased its population by 10.2 percent since the 2010 census, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates, more than any of the top five cities in Alabama.

According to the 2016 Census snapshot, Tuscaloosa's population stands at 99,543, an increase of 1.23 percent of its 2015 estimate of 98,332. The 2010 census has Tuscaloosa's population at 90,353.

“Strategic, comprehensive planning is an essential core belief of this administration, as is thriving residentially and commercially,” said Mayor Walt Maddox. “The quality of life in Tuscaloosa is outstanding people recognize that and want to be a part of our amazing community.”

The only other city in the state to increase in population, Huntsville is at 193,79, an increase of 7 percent since the 2010 census. Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile have all slightly decreased.