Northport is a city in Tuscaloosa County and located on the Black Warrior River across from downtown Tuscaloosa. It is currently the 21st largest city in Alabama with an estimated population of 24,497 in 2013. It incorporated in 1871.
At the 2010 census, there were 23,330 people, 9,430 households, and 6,060 families living in the city. The population density was 1,597.9 people per square mile (615.6/km2). There were 10,256 housing units at an average density of 702.5 per square mile (270.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 68.4% White, 26.9% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 2.0% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. 4.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
One of Northport’s cultural activities is the Kentuck Festival of the Arts. Each October, artists gather at Kentuck Park to showcase their work in front of visitors. The festival celebrates folk and contemporary art as well as traditional crafts. Potters, quilters, and basketmakers offer educational craft demonstrations throughout the weekend.
A tradition of Northport is Art Night, which is held on the first Thursday of each month. Many of Northport’s art galleries open their doors after hours for this event and art or craft demonstrations are offered. A bus system runs between downtown Northport and downtown Tuscaloosa as a collaboration with Tuscaloosa’s Art and Soul event.
Dickens Downtown is held the first Tuesday in December. This annual holiday event attracts participants to come and see the period setting of 19th-century England.
The Northport Heritage Museum houses a collection of artifacts and photographs that documents the history and evolution of the city.
Northport City Hall
3500 McFarland Boulevard
Northport AL 35476