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Huntsville, AL: What you need to know

Nicknamed “Rocket City,” Huntsville is in the northern region of Alabama near the Tennessee border and known as home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center as well as the United States Army Aviation & Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal. Besides aerospace and military technology, other key economic sectors include biotechnology and retail, and higher education is represented by the University of Alabama at Huntsville.


Huntsville, AL City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 185,594
Median Age 37
Median Household Income $48,775
Median Home Price $162,800
Walkscore 22

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Huntsville, AL Demographics

Median Population in Huntsville, AL

Median Age 36.9%
Age 18 Over 78.8%
Age 21 Over 74.2%
Age 62 Over 17.7%
Age 65 Over 14.6%

Race in Huntsville, AL

  Ethnicity White 62.6%
  Ethnicity Black 30.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.4%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 5.7%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 1.2%

Population By Gender in Huntsville, AL

  Male 48.7%
  Female 51.3%

Language in Huntsville, AL

  English Only 91.9%
  English Other 8.1%

Economics in Huntsville, AL

  Median Household Income $48,775
  Median Home Price $162,800
  Homes Owned 41.6%
  Homes Rent 58.4%
  Median Property Rent $733

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Commute Types in Huntsville, AL

  Walked 1.4%
  Worked at Home 2.9%
  Public Transportation 0.5%
  Other Means 2.1%
  Drove Alone 85.8%
  Carpooled 7.3%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 155
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