TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa is one of several Alabama cities showing positive population growth.
Information from the U.S. Census released Thursday, shows the city's population is slighly more than 98,000 people.
City leaders say they're doing a lot to encourage people to make the Druid City home. Tuscaloosa City spokeswoman Deidre Stalnaker credits good schools and better job opportunities.
Student enrollment at the University of Alabama topped 37,000 in 2015.
Stalnaker believes the increase in students at the University of Alabama and the area's growing automotive industry is bringing more people to the area. She says the Tuscaloosa has experienced a ten per cent growth rate over the past 10 years.
"World class education opportunities. There's fun things going on like Holidays on the River and love on the plaza, a concert series. Believe it or not, there's a decent traffic flow around the city and its just a great quality of life," Stalnaker said..