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Population in 2012: 183,739 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.1%
 

Males: 89,777  (48.9%)
Females: 93,962  (51.1%)

Median resident age:  36.6 years
Alabama median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 35649, 35741, 35757, 35758, 35759, 35763, 35801, 35802, 35803, 35805, 35806, 35808, 35810, 35811, 35816, 35824, 35896.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,818 (it was $41,074 in 2000)
Huntsville:

$47,818
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,530

Huntsville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $158,200 (it was $95,600 in 2000)
Huntsville:

$158,200
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $184,261; Detached houses: $189,024; Townhouses or other attached units: $146,869; In 2-unit structures: $135,635; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $118,003; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $130,638; Mobile homes: $55,108; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $117,172

Median gross rent in 2012: $698.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 35741, 35756, 35757, 35763, 35773, 35801, 35802, 35803, 35805, 35806, 35810, 35811, 35816, 35824.

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  • White alone - 106,196 (58.0%)
  • Black alone - 57,769 (31.6%)
  • Hispanic - 10,009 (5.5%)
  • Two or more races - 4,374 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 3,884 (2.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 527 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 179 (0.10%)
  • Other race alone - 138 (0.08%)

Races in Huntsville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Huntsville: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (10.4%), English (10.0%), United States (9.9%), German (9.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1811

Elevation: 641 feet

Land area: 174.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,056 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Huntsville:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Huntsville city:

  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

9,698 residents are foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 1.5% Asia, 0.9% Europe).

This city:  5.4%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 169 registered sex offenders living in Huntsville, Alabama as of October 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Huntsville to the number of sex offenders is 1,087 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $856 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $740 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (83.1 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (496.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Redstone Arsenal, AL (2.0 miles ), Arsenal, AL (2.3 miles) , Madison, AL (2.9 miles ), Moores Mill, AL (3.0 miles ), Triana-Blackwall, AL (3.2 miles) , Meridianville, AL (3.3 miles ), Owens Cross Roads, AL (3.4 miles ), Triana, AL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 500 buildings, average cost: $40,900
  • 1998: 446 buildings, average cost: $42,800
  • 1999: 448 buildings, average cost: $41,500
  • 2000: 531 buildings, average cost: $33,900
  • 2001: 400 buildings, average cost: $45,100
  • 2002: 514 buildings, average cost: $45,800
  • 2003: 525 buildings, average cost: $42,700
  • 2004: 714 buildings, average cost: $42,800
  • 2005: 992 buildings, average cost: $54,400
  • 2006: 1375 buildings, average cost: $45,400
  • 2007: 1558 buildings, average cost: $44,600
  • 2008: 1004 buildings, average cost: $44,900
  • 2009: 1096 buildings, average cost: $42,600
  • 2010: 1073 buildings, average cost: $42,300
  • 2011: 1018 buildings, average cost: $51,900
  • 2012: 960 buildings, average cost: $51,200

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Latitude: 34.71 N, Longitude: 86.60 W

Huntsville nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): The Rocket City, Watercress Capital of the World, Huntsvegas

Daytime population change due to commuting: +52,939 (+28.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 62,611 (75.7%)

Area code: 256

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Crime rates in Huntsville by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 81551962216211813121314
per 100,000 4.49.43.111.73.613.39.512.410.47.36.57.27.6
Rapes 6210982849388100969389765172
per 100,000 34.268.651.451.556.353.359.656.753.849.841.428.239.2
Robberies 299345315316363500617586412433463405456
per 100,000 165.2217.2197.3193.8219.6302.8367.7345.9238.4242.4252.5223.8248.2
Assaults 8755705595696476107066766996296311,0491,154
per 100,000 483.3358.9350.2349.0391.4369.4420.7399.1404.5352.2344.1579.6628.2
Burglaries 1,8821,8021,7141,7401,9242,4462,4932,2832,3692,5202,6772,6772,165
per 100,000 1039.61134.51073.81067.11163.91481.11485.51347.81371.01411.01460.01479.21178.6
Thefts 8,3307,8026,7186,7747,5377,9797,6437,2827,1966,3756,2306,3066,386
per 100,000 4601.34912.24208.84154.54559.34831.54554.44298.94164.53569.43397.73484.53476.5
Auto thefts 7837707748749261,0881,3591,1661,082895861766710
per 100,000 432.5484.8484.9536.0560.2658.8809.8688.3626.2501.1469.6423.3386.5
Arson 514145N/A61N/AN/A49N/AN/A212320
per 100,000 28.225.828.2N/A36.9N/AN/A28.9N/AN/A11.512.710.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 465.1515.7450.4467.4495.7572.8600.8564.4519.2470.3457.9487.6489.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Huntsville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 522 (401 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Alabama average:

2.28

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Huntsville tourist attractions:

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -2,131 (-1.3%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (6%)
  • Software developers and programmers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Other business operations specialists (3%)
  • Customer service representatives (3%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Huntsville-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 266% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.0 miles away from the Huntsville city center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 3/22/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Huntsville-area historical earthquake activity is below Alabama state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 98.0 miles away from Huntsville center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 98.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 20.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 95.3 miles away from Huntsville center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Tallulah Bankhead - Actress, Bo Bice - Singer, Debby Ryan - Actress, Bobby Eaton - Semi-retired professional wrestler, Joseph Lowery - Religious leader, Felicia Day - Actor, Van Vandegrift - Businessman, John Hunt Morgan - (1826-1864) Confederate general in Civil War, Terri Sewell - Politician, Bryan Shelton - Professional tennis player.

Main business address for: WOLVERINE TUBE INC (ROLLING DRAWING & EXTRUDING OF NONFERROUS METALS), INTERGRAPH CORP (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN), ADTRAN INC (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Huntsville:

  • ENDEAVOR DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1675 SPARKMAN DRIVE)
  • FMC CHASE (Dialysis Facility, 1849 KEATS DRIVE NORTHWEST)
  • FMC DISCOVERY (Dialysis Facility, 1131 EAGLETREE LN, STE100)
  • FMC HUNTSVILLE (Dialysis Facility, 2325 PANSY STREET)
  • FMC NORTH ALABAMA (Dialysis Facility, 1311 N MEMORIAL PKWY #200)
  • FMC PARKWAY (Dialysis Facility, 1311 N MEMORIAL PKWY STE 100)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF HUNTSVILLE (Home Health Center, 7047 OLD MADISON PIKE, SUITE 305)
  • HGA HOMECARE OF HUNTSVILLE (Home Health Center, 6767 OLD MADISON PIKE- BUILDING 4, SUITE 400)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, 185 CHATEAU DRIVE, SW, SUITE 102)
  • SPECTRUM HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, 3125 UNIVERSITY DRIVE SUITE C,)
  • CRESTWOOD MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, ONE HOSPITAL DR SE)
  • DAY SURGERY OF HUNTSVILLE (Hospital, 911 BIG COVE RD)
  • HOSPICE FAMILY CARE (Hospital, 3304 WESTMILL DRIVE SOUTHWEST)
  • HOSPICE OF NORTH ALABAMA, LLC (Hospital, 2720 GOVERNORS DRIVE SUITE A)
  • HUNTSVILLE HOSPICE CARE INC (Hospital, 2225 DRAKE AVENUE SOUTHWEST SUITE 14)
  • HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 101 SIVLEY RD)
  • HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL EAST (Hospital, provides emergency services, 911 BIG COVE RD)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF HUNTSVILLE (Hospital, 2745 BOB WALLACE AVE, SUITE C)
  • SOUTHERN CARE HUNTSVILLE (Hospital, 3322 SOUTH MEMORIAL PARKWAY SUITE 212)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE HUNTSVILLE (Hospital, 303 WILLIAMS AVENUE, SUITE 116)
  • BIG SPRINGS MANOR (Nursing Home, 500 ST CLAIR AVE SW)
  • BROOKSHIRE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 4320 JUDITH LANE)
  • FAIRVIEW AT REDSTONE VILLAGE (Nursing Home, 12000 TURNMEYER DRIVE)
  • HUNTSVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, 4010 CHRIS DRIVE)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-BIG SPRINGS (Nursing Home, 500 ST. CLAIR AVENUE SOUTHWEST)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CAREANDREHAB-WHITESBURG GARDENS (Nursing Home, 105 TEAKWOOD DRIVE)
  • MILLENNIUM NURSING AND REHAB CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, 5275 MILLENNIUM DRIVE)
  • REGENCY HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 2004 MAX LUTHER DRIVE)
  • WHITESBURG MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 105 TEAKWOOD DRIVE NW)
  • WILLOWBROOKE COURT AT MAGNOLIA TRACE (Nursing Home, ONE CROWN CIRCLE)
  • WINDSOR HOUSE (Nursing Home, 4411 MCALLISTER DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Huntsville, AL

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Local government website: www.ci.huntville.al.us

Colleges/Universities in Huntsville:

  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (Full-time enrollment: 5,084; Location: 301 Sparkman Dr; Public; Website: www.uah.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Oakwood University (FT enrollment: 1,713; Location: 7000 Adventist Blvd NW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.oakwood.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • J F Drake State Technical College (FT enrollment: 754; Location: 3421 Meridian St N; Public; Website: www.drakestate.edu)
  • Virginia College-Huntsville (FT enrollment: 671; Location: 2800 Bob Wallace Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.VC.EDU)
  • Huntsville Bible College (FT enrollment: 8; Location: 904 Oakwood Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hbc1.edu)
  • Mimi's Beauty Academy of Cosmetology (Location: 2115 Johnathan Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mimisbeautyacademy.info)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Huntsville:

  • Alabama A & M University (about 6 miles; Normal, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,473)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 21 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 4,995)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 46 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 3,575)
  • Motlow State Community College (about 49 miles; Tullahoma, TN; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 61 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,222)
  • Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals (about 62 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,417)
  • University of North Alabama (about 62 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,338)

Biggest public high schools in Huntsville:

Private high schools in Huntsville:

  • RANDOLPH SCHOOL (Students: 875; Location: 1005 DRAKE AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 659; Location: 1400 EVANGEL DR NW; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 4810 BRADFORD DR NW; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • OAKWOOD ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 226; Location: 7000 ADVENTIST BLVD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • VALLEY FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 195; Location: 3616 HOLMES AVE NW; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CALVARY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 50; Location: 126 DOUGLASS RD NW; Grades: KG - 12)
  • HUNTSVILLE ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: 406 1/2 GOVERNORS DR SW; Grades: 12 - 12)
  • JANICE MITCHELL ISBELL ACADEMY (Students: 4; Location: 1100 JORDAN LN STE H; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Huntsville:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Huntsville:

  • HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL (Students: 444; Location: 619 AIRPORT RD SW; Grades: KG - 8)
  • WHITESBURG CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 296; Location: 6806 WHITESBURG DR S; Grades: 1 - 10)
  • UNION CHAPEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 230; Location: 315-B WINCHESTER RD NE; Grades: PK - 7)
  • HOLY FAMILY PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 199; Location: 2300 BEASLEY AVE NW; Grades: PK - 8)
  • COVENANT CLASSICAL SCHOOL (Students: 160; Location: 220 EXCHANGE PL; Grades: PK - KG)
  • GRACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 3321 MEMORIAL PKWY SW; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FIRST MISSIONARY BAPT CHURCH DCD/ACADEMY (Students: 131; Location: 3509 BLUE SPRING RD NW; Grades: PK - 3)
  • MAYFAIR CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 130; Location: 1095 CARL T JONES DR SE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • WHITESBURG BAPTIST WEEKDAY EARLY EDUCATION (Students: 116; Location: 6806 WHITESBURG DR S; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF HUNTSVILLE #1 (Students: 100; Location: 15975 CHANEY THOMPSON RD SE; Grades: 1 - 2)
See full list of schools located in Huntsville, map of school districts: HUNTSVILLE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, MADISON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Huntsville:

  • HUNTSVILLE-MADISON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,445,789; Location: 915 MONROE STREET; 596,594 books; 11,079 e-books; 46,106 audio materials; 54,914 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 1,142 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The tornado which killed over 20 people in Huntsville in November 1989 is not mentioned. It destroyed Airport Road at evening rush hour and had a live feed to the NBC Nightline TV show that day.
  • New Century Technology High School has merged locations with the new Columbia H.S. located at the Columbia Campus in Huntsville.
  • Don't forget the 1989 tornado on Airport Road.
  • in the Birthplace of section: Aaron Hase - College Rugby Player (University of Alabama)
  • I would like to add my church to the list for zip code 35806: Potter's Hand Church Ministries 983 Indian Creek Road Huntsville AL 35806 (256) 721-0807 We are Primitive Baptist denomination.
  • The Janice Mitchell Isbell Academy (http://www.angelfire.com/al4/isbell_academy) serves students with learning disabilities or are perforoming below grade level expectations.
  • Under private schools: Madison Academy, 800 students, preschool- 12th grade. located 325 Slaughter Road.
  • The Janice Mitchell Isbell Academy (http://www.angelfire.com/al4/isbell_academy) serves students with learning disabilities or are perforoming below grade level expectations.
  • Two other major tornadoes: (1) Nov (14) 1989 City of Huntsvile, down Airport Road and into Jones Valley. 19+ killed. (2) 1993 (April?) Monrovia near Anderson Hills and Hazel Green area. Would have to research to get exact statistics on both of these. The one in Nov 1989 was very bad. (Also one in 1984 in Monrovia area that hit the house we subsequently bought.)
  • WAFF Channel 48 is also in Huntsville, AL http://www.waff.com

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Notable locations in Huntsville: Huntsville Filtration Plant (A), Huntsville Golf and Country Club (B), Huntsville Municipal Golf Course (C), Rocket Siding (D), Valley Hill Golf and Country Club (E), Nunn Store (F), Valley View Golf Course (G), Chickasaw Old Fields (H), Cummings Research Park (I), Cummings Research Park West (J), Executive Plaza Research Center (K), Hobbs Island Sewage Treatment Plant (L), Huntsville Industrial Center (M), Huntsville Sewage Treatment Plant (N), Jetport Municipal Golf Course (O), Lily Flagg Club (P), Ditto Landing Marina (Q), Lowe Industrial Park (R), Madison County Industrial Park (S), Manley Crossroads (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Willowbrook Village Shopping Center (1), Willowbrook Square Shopping Center (2), Ardmore Shopping Center (3), Central Plaza Shopping Center (4), Clowers Shopping Center (5), Dunnavants Mall Shopping Center (6), Five Points Shopping Center (7), Hamilton Square Shopping Center (8), Haysland Square Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Huntsville include: Mount Olive Church (A), Parkway Church of God (B), Owens Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (C), Northside Baptist Church (D), Mountain View Baptist Church (E), Morris Chapel Baptist Church (F), Memorial Parkway Church of Christ (G), Meadow Hills Baptist Church (H), Meadow Drive Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Northside Cemetery (1), Holding Cemetery (2), Conley Cemetery (3), Merrimack Cemetery (4), Binford Cemetery (5), Sivley Cemetery (6), Jamar Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Williams Pond (A), Mouzon Lake (B), Pickett Pond (C), John Blue Co Tank (D), Lady Ann Lake (E), General Shoe Tank (F), Lake Clark (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sherwood Creek (A), Pinhook Creek (B), Merrimac Branch (C), McDonald Creek (D), Hambrick Slough (E), Fagan Creek (F), Dry Creek (G), Dallas Branch (H), Chase Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Huntsville include: Brahan Spring Park (1), Windsor Manor Park (2), Willow Park (3), Whitesburg Park (4), University Park (5), Robe Park (6), Pine Park (7), Piedmont Recreation Area (8), Pear Tree Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Huntsville Museum of Art (300 Church Street Southwest) (1), The Alabama Center for Military History (Museums; 7811 Double Tree) (2), Professional Care Security (Museums; 2003 Poole Drive Northwest) (3), Constitution Village (Museums; 404 Madison Street Southeast) (4), Burritt Museum (3101 Burritt Drive Southeast) (5), North Alabama Railroad Museum Inc (694 Chase Road Northeast) (6), Banquet Facilities-Us Space & Rocket Center (Museums; 1 Tranquility Base) (7), Veterans Memorial Museum (2060 Airport Road Southwest # A) (8), Sci-Quest Hands-On Science Center (Museums; 102 Wynn Drive Northwest # D) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: King's Inn (11245 Memorial Parkway Southwest) (1), Candlewood Suites (201 Exchange Place) (2), Economy Inn (3772 University Drive Northwest) (3), Huntsville AL Days Inn&Suites (1145 Mc Murtrie Drive) (4), Sheraton Airport Inn - Lounge- Restaurant (1000 Glenn Hearn Boulevard Southwest) (5), Park Valley Laundromat & Dry Cleaners (11821 Memorial Parkway Southwest) (6), Porter's Steakhouse (5 Tranquility Base) (7), Radisson Suite Htl Huntsville (6000 Memorial Parkway South) (8), LA Quinta Inn - Research Park (4870 University Drive Northwest) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Marshals Service (101 Holmes Avenue Northeast) (1), Madison County - Court Administrator- Judges (100 Northside Square) (2), Madison County - Court Appointed Juvenile Advocate CAJA (205 Eastside Square) (3), Huntsville City - Housing Authority- Councill Court Site Office (710 Gallatin Street Southwest) (4), Huntsville City - Housing Authority- Councill Court Boys & Girls Club (400 Pelham Avenue Southwest Ofc) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.2. This is about average.
City:

33.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.0. This is significantly better than average. There were 85 monitors within city limits.
City:

15.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.0. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.0
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Huntsville that have no violations reported:

  • HUNTSVILLE UTILITIES (Address: P O BOX 2048, Population served: 219168, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • MADISON COUNTY WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 70605, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.0%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.1% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.0%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Huntsville, AL

People in group quarters in Huntsville in 2010:

  • 4,247 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,012 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 874 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 262 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 226 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 59 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 58 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Huntsville in 2000:

  • 3,381 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 885 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 736 people in nursing homes
  • 304 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 105 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 45 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 35 people in other group homes
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 14 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Huntsville compared to Alabama state average:

Huntsville, Alabama environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Von Braun Center. Capacity: 13,000.

Banks with most branches in Huntsville (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: 13 branches. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Compass Bank: Governors Drive Branch, Madison Square Mall Branch, Huntsville Northwest Branch, Haysland Square Branch, Jordan Lane Branch, Whitesburg Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Downtown Branch, Jones Valley Office Branch, North Parkway Branch, Research Park Branch, South Parkway Branch, University Drive Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Huntsville Branch, Huntsville-Church Street Branch, Piedmont Point Branch, University Drive Branch, Lily Flagg Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Westbury Branch, Madison Square Branch, Huntsville Main Branch, South Memorial Parkway Branch, Huntsville Northwest Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Synovus Bank: Huntsville Branch, Piedmont Branch, Westside Centre Branch. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • SouthBank, a Federal Savings Bank: Jones Valley Branch, Southbank, A Federal Savings Bank, 2801 Memorial Parkway Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $242.2 mil, Deposits: $183.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • CB&S Bank, Inc.: Huntsville Branch, Huntsville Research Park Branch, Huntsville Downtown Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $1,276.1 mil, Deposits: $1,018.1 mil, headquarters in Russellville, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 42 total offices, Holding Company: Cbs Banc-Corp.
  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: Jones Valley Branch at 1804 Four Mile Post Road Southeast, branch established on 2006/11/24; Huntsville Branch at 300 Clinton Avenue West, branch established on 1992/08/10. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc
  • 11 other banks with 16 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Huntsville, Alabama:

  • Country Inn & Suites, 4880 University Dr, Huntsville, AL 35816 , Phone: (256) 837-4070, Fax: (256) 837-4535
  • Huntsville Marriott, 5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805 , Phone: (256) 830-2222, Fax: (256) 830-2929
  • La Quinta Inn, 3141 University Dr, Huntsville, AL 35816 , Phone: (256) 533-0756, Fax: (256) 539-5414
  • Economy Inn, 1304 N Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL 35801 , Phone: (256) 539-9671
  • Four Points Sheraton Huntsville Airport, 1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd, Huntsville, AL 35824 , Phone: (256) 772-9661, Fax: (256) 464-9116
  • Super 8 Motel Of Huntsville, 3803 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35816 , Phone: (800) 800-8000, Fax: (256) 533-5322
  • Knights Inn Huntsville, 4404 University Dr, Huntsville, AL 35816 , Phone: (256) 864-0388, Fax: (256) 864-0388
  • Hampton Inn Huntsville, 4815 University Dr, Huntsville, AL 35816 , Phone: (256) 830-9400, Fax: (256) 830-0978
  • 46 other hotels and motels
All 54 fire-safe hotels and motels in Huntsville, Alabama

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Huntsville travel time to work - commute


Huntsville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Huntsville city (based on Madison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.22%
Here55.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of Christ USA National Primitive Baptist Convention
Adherents40.6%13.9%10.4%7.1%5.6%
Congregations23.9%12.5%1.7%12.2%12.5%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.7%2.9%1.9%1.5%12.5%
Congregations2.3%3.5%1.5%1.7%28.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 35
Madison County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Madison County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 177
Madison County:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 202
Here:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

30.9%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 80$356,120$53,4181$1,548
Other Government Administration 66$287,344$52,2440$0
Judicial and Legal 56$243,852$52,2544$5,945
Police Protection - Officers 357$1,561,058$52,47316$18,153
Police - Other 107$330,659$37,08388$60,161
Firefighters 314$1,303,404$49,8120$0
Fire - Other 23$76,713$40,0240$0
Streets and Highways 190$707,056$44,6562$3,159
Health 32$112,717$42,2690$0
Solid Waste Management 114$320,364$33,7232$2,949
Sewerage 104$404,728$46,6997$8,869
Parks and Recreation 214$685,718$38,45193$71,302
Housing and Community Development(Local) 26$111,413$51,4213$6,580
Water Supply 139$566,600$48,9156$8,070
Electric Power 332$1,452,924$52,51531$59,034
Gas Supply 104$399,848$46,1363$5,037
Transit 24$78,770$39,38512$16,337
Other and Unallocable 146$517,937$42,57050$49,822
Totals for Government 2,428$9,517,225$47,037318$316,966

Huntsville government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $21,829,000 ($118.80)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $19,880,000 ($108.20)
    Correctional Institutions: $12,711,000 ($69.18)
    Regular Highways: $12,355,000 ($67.24)
    General - Other: $6,280,000 ($34.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,135,000 ($17.06)
    General Public Buildings: $2,918,000 ($15.88)
    Parking Facilities: $2,800,000 ($15.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $643,000 ($3.50)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $275,824,000 ($1501.17)
    Gas Utilities: $48,536,000 ($264.16)
    Police Protection: $30,002,000 ($163.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,073,000 ($141.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,620,000 ($112.22)
    Water Utilities: $12,068,000 ($65.68)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,400,000 ($62.04)
    General - Other: $11,179,000 ($60.84)
    Sewerage: $10,713,000 ($58.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,597,000 ($57.67)
    Regular Highways: $8,485,000 ($46.18)
    Financial Administration: $7,498,000 ($40.81)
    General Public Buildings: $6,739,000 ($36.68)
    Libraries: $5,003,000 ($27.23)
    Health - Other: $3,740,000 ($20.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,723,000 ($20.26)
    Transit Utilities: $2,396,000 ($13.04)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,575,000 ($8.57)
    Central Staff Services: $1,558,000 ($8.48)
    Parking Facilities: $1,407,000 ($7.66)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $624,000 ($3.40)
    Natural Resources - Other: $521,000 ($2.84)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,386,000 ($7.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,904,000 ($135.54)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $1,535,000 ($8.35)
    General - Other: $100,000 ($0.54)
    Health - Other: $35,000 ($0.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $5,057,000 ($27.52)
    Parking Facilities: $2,995,000 ($16.30)
    General Public Building: $1,804,000 ($9.82)
    Regular Highways: $1,154,000 ($6.28)
    General - Other: $1,059,000 ($5.76)
    Police Protection: $806,000 ($4.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $660,000 ($3.59)
    Financial Administration: $523,000 ($2.85)
    Transit Utilities: $430,000 ($2.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $200,000 ($1.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $26,000 ($0.14)
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $135,307,000 ($736.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,257,000 ($6.84)

Huntsville government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,910,000 ($130.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,201,000 ($50.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,691,000 ($41.86)
    Parking Facilities: $1,656,000 ($9.01)
    All Other: $695,000 ($3.78)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $206,000 ($1.12)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,779,000 ($20.57)
    General Local Government Support: $2,377,000 ($12.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,941,000 ($10.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,174,000 ($33.60)
    Special Assessments: $5,037,000 ($27.41)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,765,000 ($15.05)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,671,000 ($14.54)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,539,000 ($8.38)
    Sale of Property: $475,000 ($2.59)
    Rents: $128,000 ($0.70)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $301,719,000 ($1642.11)
    Gas Utilities: $47,309,000 ($257.48)
    Water Utilities: $16,866,000 ($91.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,213,000 ($82.80)
    General Local Government Support: $3,401,000 ($18.51)
    Highways: $3,271,000 ($17.80)
    Sewerage: $1,108,000 ($6.03)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $104,963,000 ($571.26)
    Property: $22,421,000 ($122.03)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $14,555,000 ($79.22)
    Public Utilities Sales: $12,453,000 ($67.78)
    Other Selective Sales: $7,129,000 ($38.80)
    Other License: $2,676,000 ($14.56)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,492,000 ($8.12)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $1,294,000 ($7.04)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,038,000 ($5.65)

Huntsville government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $520,805,000 ($2834.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $500,755,000 ($2725.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $114,685,000 ($624.17)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,635,000 ($515.05)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $86,637,000 ($471.52)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $84,137,000 ($457.92)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,500,000 ($13.61)

Huntsville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,651,000 ($79.74)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $183,331,000 ($997.78)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $90,979,000 ($495.15)

6.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
Alabama average:

6.81%

0.22% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,181 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.22%
Alabama average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Limestone County, AL  0.42% ($39,473 average AGI)
from Morgan County, AL  0.34% ($41,316)
from Marshall County, AL  0.24% ($37,276)


5.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,818 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Alabama average:

6.16%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($970 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.12%
Alabama average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Limestone County, AL  0.59% ($57,934 average AGI)
to Morgan County, AL  0.30% ($36,948)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.24% ($36,265)

Strongest AM radio stations in Huntsville:

  • WBHP (1230 AM; 1 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WTKI (1450 AM; 1 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: MOUNTAIN MIST MEDIA, LLC)
  • WEUP (1600 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR. & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WEUV (1700 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WUMP (730 AM; 1 kW; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Huntsville:

  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W249BB (97.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W275AA (102.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ARCHIE C. BOBO, PERSONAL REP. OF DORSEY E. NEWMAN ESTATE)
  • W300AH (107.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PORTER L. BATTS)
  • W202BV (88.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W222AK (92.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)
  • WYFD (91.7 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • WLRH (89.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDRM (102.1 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJAB (90.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY)
  • WOCG (90.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: OAKWOOD COLLEGE)
  • WAYH (88.1 FM; HARVEST, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Huntsville:

  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • W67CO (Channel 67; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHIQ (Channel 25; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W38BQ (Channel 38; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTZT-LP (Channel 11; ATHENS, AL; Owner: WTZT-LP TELEVISION STATION, L.L.C.)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYAM-LP (Channel 56; DECATUR, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATION PROPERTIES, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Huntsville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 442
Total length: 13,618 meters (44,678ft)
Total costs: $1,615,331,000
Total average daily traffic: 8,707,097
Total average daily truck traffic: 442,316

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 8
  • 1940-1949: 9
  • 1950-1959: 23
  • 1960-1969: 67
  • 1970-1979: 50
  • 1980-1989: 85
  • 1990-1999: 149
  • 2000-2009: 47
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Huntsville, AL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Huntsville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 492 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Huntsville, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 115 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 151 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1722 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Huntsville)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Huntsville)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 268 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 39 full and 21 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED883$143,445966$168,1993,305$174,673348$36,5039$1,571,131465$104,7368$42,160
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED18$142,87846$193,436213$164,40628$42,8530$012$65,5745$44,066
APPLICATIONS DENIED108$112,878104$153,0711,026$142,996165$41,6851$9,759,00058$90,0186$63,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN107$154,269124$187,970804$157,32419$73,7360$043$87,9272$43,025
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS21$121,85427$207,836195$145,41418$96,7250$013$112,2651$36,890

Detailed mortgage data for all 55 tracts in Huntsville, AL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full and 20 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED168$183,828141$174,0424$76,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED30$168,46846$179,2734$113,690
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$149,82619$190,2800$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$228,99319$184,2320$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$143,2566$139,9723$87,873

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 953
  • Hazardous Condition: 437
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Huntsville


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Huntsville, AL

Most common first names in Huntsville, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,26569.9 years
Mary1,02378.2 years
William96272.5 years
John88273.3 years
Robert69571.1 years
Charles48070.8 years
George40675.0 years
Willie34774.2 years
Thomas33671.2 years
Annie28478.9 years
Most common last names in Huntsville, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith52874.1 years
Jones43272.3 years
Johnson28974.7 years
Moore26271.5 years
Davis21373.5 years
Williams21272.6 years
Brown20471.9 years
Miller18874.0 years
Taylor17675.6 years
Turner17274.0 years
Businesses in Huntsville, AL
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling2KFC5
AT&T4Kincaid1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kmart1
Abercrombie Kids1Knights Inn1
Aeropostale2Kroger6
American Eagle Outfitters2La Quinta3
Ann Taylor2La-Z-Boy1
Apple Store1Lane Bryant2
Applebee's2Lane Furniture1
Arby's5LensCrafters2
Ashley Furniture1Little Caesars Pizza3
AutoZone3Long John Silver's1
Avenue1Lowe's2
BMW1Marriott5
Banana Republic1Marshalls2
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Bath & Body Works3McDonald's10
Bebe1Men's Wearhouse3
Bed Bath & Beyond2Microtel1
Ben & Jerry's1Motherhood Maternity1
Best Western1New Balance5
Blockbuster2New York & Co2
Brookstone1Nike21
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot2
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy1
Burger King9Olive Garden1
Burlington Coat Factory1Outback1
CVS7Outback Steakhouse1
Cache1Pac Sun1
CarMax1Panera Bread1
Casual Male XL1Papa John's Pizza4
Catherines1Payless3
Charlotte Russe2Penske3
Chick-Fil-A6PetSmart2
Chico's2Pier 1 Imports2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut4
Church's Chicken2Popeyes3
Cinnabon 1Publix Super Markets3
Clarks1Quality1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos5
Coldwater Creek1RadioShack3
Comfort Inn1Red Lobster1
Comfort Suites1Red Robin2
Costco1Rite Aid4
Cracker Barrel1Ruby Tuesday2
Curves2Rue211
Dairy Queen1Ryan's Grill1
Days Inn1SAS Shoes1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In7
Domino's Pizza8Sam's Club2
DressBarn2Sears3
Express1Shoe Carnival2
Extended Stay America1Sleep Inn1
FedEx47Soma Intimates1
Finish Line2Spencer Gifts2
Firestone Complete Auto Care5Sprint Nextel3
Foot Locker2Staples2
Forever 211Starbucks7
GNC4Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop5Subway24
Gap1Super 81
Goodwill3T-Mobile8
Gymboree3T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block9T.J.Maxx2
Hardee's2Taco Bell7
Havertys Furniture1Talbots1
Haworth1Target2
Hobby Lobby2The Athlete's Foot1
Holiday Inn4The Room Place1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us2
Home Depot2U-Haul11
Hot Topic2UPS30
IHOP2Vans1
InTown Suites1Verizon Wireless3
J. Jill1Victoria's Secret3
J.Crew1Waffle House5
JCPenney1Walgreens6
Jimmy Jazz1Walmart4
JoS. A. Bank2Wendy's6
Jones New York6Westin1
Journeys2Wet Seal1
Juicy Couture1YMCA5
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