Nationwide Claims to Fame

Huntsville is 36th out of 6,406 other cities in Size in square miles

Statewide Claims to Fame

Huntsville is 1st in Alabama out of 114 other cities in Size in square miles

Huntsville is 2nd in Alabama out of 101 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Huntsville is 2nd in Alabama out of 104 other cities in Retail sales

Huntsville is 4th in Alabama out of 104 other cities in Current population (2012)

Huntsville is 4th in Alabama out of 114 other cities in Households

Huntsville is 4th in Alabama out of 114 other cities in Housing units

Huntsville is 4th in Alabama out of 98 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Huntsville is 8th in Alabama out of 114 other cities in Race - Two or More

Huntsville is 10th in Alabama out of 114 other cities in Race - Asian

Huntsville is 14th in Alabama out of 114 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Huntsville, Alabama Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Huntsville Rank Alabama US
Current population (2012) 183,739 4th 4,822,023 313,914,040
Size in square miles 209.1 1st 50,645.3 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 861.5 45th 94.4 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Huntsville Rank Alabama US
Residents younger than 5 6.2% 67th 6.3% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 21.5% 95th 23.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.2% 60th 14.5% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Huntsville Rank Alabama US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 88.3% 36th 81.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 37.9% 17th 22.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Huntsville Rank Alabama US
Race - White 60.3% 83rd 70.0% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 31.2% 38th 26.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6% 27th 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.4% 10th 1.2% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 44th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.5% 8th 1.5% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.8% 24th 4.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 58.0% 84th 66.6% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Huntsville Rank Alabama US
Female residents 51.4% 88th 51.5% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 6.5% 20th 3.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Huntsville Rank Alabama US
Housing units 84,949 4th 2,182,088 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 30.7% 14th 15.5% 25.9%
Households 74,073 4th 1,831,269 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 60.4% 79th 70.7% 66.1%
Home median value $151,200 35th $120,800 $186,200
People per household 2.3 96th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Huntsville Rank Alabama US
Income per capita $29,635 18th $23,483 $27,915
Income per household $48,043 42nd $42,934 $52,762
Income below poverty line 15.9% 64th 17.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Huntsville Rank Alabama US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 14,556 4th 382,350 27,092,908
Retail sales $3,675,778 2nd $57,344,851 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $21,473 39th $12,364 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $471,899 2nd $6,426,342 $613,795,732

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