Huntsville, Texas

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Population in 2013: 39,795 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.4%
 
Males: 24,925  (62.6%)
Females: 14,870  (37.4%)
Median resident age:  28.6 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 77320, 77340, 77342.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,789 (it was $27,075 in 2000)
Huntsville:

$27,789
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,077 (it was $13,576 in 2000)

Huntsville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $123,763 (it was $78,200 in 2000)
Huntsville:

$123,763
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $117,448; Detached houses: $139,940; Townhouses or other attached units: $109,526; In 2-unit structures: $112,312; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $56,979; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $47,482; Mobile homes: $30,754; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,331

Median gross rent in 2012: $700.

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  • White alone - 19,264 (49.8%)
  • Black alone - 11,085 (28.7%)
  • Hispanic - 7,408 (19.2%)
  • Asian alone - 717 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 120 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 88 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Huntsville: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (11.2%), English (8.2%), Irish (8.2%), United States (5.6%), French (2.4%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 366 feet

Land area: 30.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,288 people per square mile   (low).

Huntsville,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Huntsville:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Huntsville city:

  • Never married: 52.0%
  • Now married: 30.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

2,996 residents are foreign born

This city:  7.6%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 97 registered sex offenders living in Huntsville, Texas as of April 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Huntsville to the number of sex offenders is 409 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,967 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,465 (1.5%)

Huntsville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Southeast Montgomery, TX (35.4 miles , pop. 208,076).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (66.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: New Waverly, TX (3.5 miles ), Riverside, TX (3.6 miles ), Oakhurst, TX (3.8 miles ), Trinity, TX (4.4 miles ), Point Blank, TX (4.5 miles ), Westwood Shores, TX (4.5 miles ), Willis, TX (4.5 miles ), Evergreen, TX (4.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 74 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 1998: 74 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 1999: 69 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2000: 56 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2001: 76 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2002: 45 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2003: 45 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2004: 153 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2006: 54 buildings, average cost: $180,600
  • 2007: 64 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2008: 55 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2009: 57 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2010: 201 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $172,600
  • 2012: 47 buildings, average cost: $177,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.71 N, Longitude: 95.55 W

Huntsville nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Prison City of Texas, The Big H

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,290 (+23.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,735 (64.0%)

Area code: 936

Huntsville household income distribution Huntsville home values distribution

Crime rates in Huntsville by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1100302103211
per 100,000 3.02.80.00.08.30.05.32.60.07.75.22.52.5
Rapes 8127161078141312131628
per 100,000 23.933.519.144.127.719.221.236.934.130.934.040.771.4
Robberies 38113421262939443549472413
per 100,000 113.630.792.857.971.979.6103.3116.191.9126.0122.861.033.1
Assaults 1079812712193999310912812497147160
per 100,000 319.9273.2346.6333.5257.2271.8246.4287.6336.0319.0253.4373.5407.7
Burglaries 264237193257264269176207238289283269263
per 100,000 789.4660.6526.8708.3730.0738.4466.4546.1624.7743.4739.4683.5670.2
Thefts 9038497129251,0361,0588237888831,066845750740
per 100,000 2700.12366.61943.32549.22864.72904.22180.82078.82317.82742.12207.71905.51885.7
Auto thefts 78836548557758536852462635
per 100,000 233.2231.4177.4132.3152.1211.4153.7139.8178.5133.8120.266.189.2
Arson 6154230754012
per 100,000 17.92.813.611.05.58.20.018.513.110.30.02.55.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 305.6256.0241.6281.9290.0278.8240.4260.1273.2314.7275.3260.4283.6

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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: 60 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Texas average:

1.95

Huntsville tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +4,160 (+13.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Huntsville: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Huntsville, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Huntsville-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/12/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Huntsville city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/31/1957, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Huntsville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 345.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 378.8 miles away from Huntsville center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 202.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 466.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 278.0 miles away from Huntsville center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 194.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Walker County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 4, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Huntsville topographic map

Birthplace of: Anthony Davis (running back, born 1952) - Player of and football, Ben Rappaport - Actor, James A. Baker, Sr. - Lawyer, Robert A. Lovett, Erin Cummings - Actress, Steve Forrest (actor) - Actor, Derrick Ross - Football player, Justin Wells - College football player (Sam Houston St. Bearkats), Quinton Spears - Football player, Robert Holmes (American football) - Football player.

Main business address for: MITCHAM INDUSTRIES INC (SERVICES-EQUIPMENT RENTAL & LEASING, NEC).

Hospitals and medical centers in Huntsville:

  • HUNTSVILLE HOUSE (63 STATE HWY 75 N)
  • HUNTSVILLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 110 MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • GAMBRO HEALTHCARE HUNTSVILLE (521 IH 45 S STE 20)
  • HOME HEALTH CARE OF HUNTSVILLE (2505 LAKE ROAD SUITE 6)
  • HUNTSVILLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOME CARE AGENCY (116D MEDICAL PARK LANE)
  • ELLA SMITHER GERIATRIC CENTER (1115 AVENUE O)
  • FAIR PARK NURSING CENTER (2628 MILAM)
  • GREEN ACRES CONVALESCENT CENTER (1302 INVERNESS)
  • GREEN ACRES OF HUNTSVILLE (1302 NOTTINGHAM ST)
  • HUNTSVILLE HEALTH CARE CENTER (2628 MILAM)

Airports and heliports located in Huntsville:

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Colleges/Universities in Huntsville:

  • Sam Houston State University (Full-time enrollment: 16,233; Location: 1806 Ave J; Public; Website: www.shsu.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Sebring Career Schools-Huntsville (FT enrollment: 32; Location: 2505 Lake Road , Suite 1; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sebringcareerschools.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Huntsville:

  • Lone Star College System (about 37 miles; The Woodlands, TX; Full-time enrollment: 45,205)
  • Texas A & M University-College Station (about 48 miles; College Station, TX; FT enrollment: 46,550)
  • Prairie View A & M University (about 51 miles; Prairie View, TX; FT enrollment: 7,517)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc. (about 51 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 3,236)
  • Angelina College (about 63 miles; Lufkin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,478)
  • Blinn College (about 64 miles; Brenham, TX; FT enrollment: 8,959)
  • University of Houston-Downtown (about 67 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 10,122)

Public high schools in Huntsville:

Private high school in Huntsville:

  • ALPHA OMEGA ACADEMY (Students: 320; Location: 3891 HWY 30 W; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Huntsville:

Private elementary/middle schools in Huntsville:

  • FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 120; Location: 111 SUMAC RD; Grades: PK - 2)
  • TOMORROW'S PROMISE (Students: 66; Location: 2817 OLD HOUSTON RD; Grades: PK - 4)
  • SUMMIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 64; Location: 3122 MONTGOMERY RD; Grades: PK - 5)
See full list of schools located in Huntsville, School District: HUNTSVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Huntsville:

  • HUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $569,561; Location: 1216 14TH ST; 56,270 books; 2,553 audio materials; 3,920 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 93 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Sam Houston State enrollment is around 16,000 now. I don't know the exact numbers, but the main line is 1-866-BEARKAT and the website is www.shsu.edu if you need to check.
  • Huntsville main employment is with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and at Sam Houston State University.
  • Huntsville main employment is with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and at Sam Houston State University.

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Notable locations in Huntsville: Goree State Prison Farm (A), Wynne State Prison Farm (B), Lone Oak Ranch (C), Walker County Courthouse (D), John W Thomason House (E), Gibbs-Powell House Museum (F), Texas Prison Museum (G), Sam Houston Memorial Museum (H), Huntsville City Fire Department Headquarters (I), Huntsville Fire Department Station 2 (J), Huntsville Fire Department Station 3 (K), Huntsville Fire Department Station 1 (L), Texas Forest Service Huntsville Office (M), Sam Houston House (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Huntsville include: Wesley Memorial Church (A), Good Hope Church (B), Mount Calvary Church (C), Pine Bluff Church (D), Saint Galilee Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Prison Cemetery (1), Harper Cemetery (2), Hume Cemetery (3), Sam Houston Grave (4), South Side Cemetery (5), North Side Cemetery (6), Oakwood Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Elkins Lake (A), Spring Lake (B), King Lake (C), Mathews Lake (D), Pizzo Lake (E), Baldwin Lake (F), Azalea Lake (G), Camelia Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Huntsville include: Josey Park (1), Kate Barr Ross Park (2), Sam Houston Park (3), Bearkat Field (4), Bernard G Johnson Coliseum (5), Pritchett Field (6), Bowers Stadium (7), D C Holleman Field (8), Emancipation Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Chamber of Commerce-Huntsville Walker CO (1327 11th Street) (1), Cabin On the Square (1105 University Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn & Suites (160 IH-45) (1), Baker Motel (2406 Sam Houston Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Walker County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Huntsville and their reported violations in the past:

ST PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 452, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 20 routine major monitoring violations
FOREST GLEN SPRINGS (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-25-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-17-2013)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
FOREST GLEN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
BELL & FORD MARINA CAMPGROUND (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2014)
  • 75 regular monitoring violations
TDCJ BUFFALO RANCH (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
TDCJ WATER HAULER RIII FACILITIES MAINT (Population served: 25, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • TDCJ WATER HAULER RI FACILITIES MAINT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.0%
(26.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.1% for Black residents, 33.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.3% for American Indian residents, 13.0% for other race residents, 20.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  48.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Huntsville in 2010:

  • 8,187 people in state prisons
  • 2,615 people in college/university student housing
  • 190 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 112 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 75 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 45 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Huntsville in 2000:

  • 8,385 people in state prisons
  • 2,295 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 249 people in nursing homes
  • 178 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 170 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 94 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 6 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Huntsville, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Huntsville compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Banks with branches in Huntsville (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Huntsville West Banking Center at One Financial Placa, branch established on 1992/06/30; Huntsville Branch at 1015 13th Street, branch established on 1931/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First Victoria National Bank: Huntsville Branch at 2033 11th Street, branch established on 1934/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,911.3 mil, Deposits: $1,700.2 mil, headquarters in Victoria, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Mow/Rpw Ii, Ltd.
  • First Community Bank, National Association: Huntsville Branch at 1224 University Avenue, branch established on 1999/08/01. Info updated 2009/03/24: Bank assets: $634.7 mil, Deposits: $559.1 mil, headquarters in Sugar Land, TX, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Jll/Fch Holdings I, Llc
  • First Financial Bank: at 33 Highway 75 North, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/25: Bank assets: $181.2 mil, Deposits: $154.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Bankshares, Inc.
  • The East Texas National Bank of Palestine: American Branch at 1718 Eleventh Street, branch established on 1975/03/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $139.2 mil, Deposits: $128.8 mil, headquarters in Palestine, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: East Texas National, Inc.
  • Compass Bank: Huntsville Branch at 1410 Brazos Drive, branch established on 1919/01/01. 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.
  • First National Bank of Huntsville: First National Bank Of Huntsville at 1300 Eleventh Street, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $406.7 mil, Deposits: $360.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bancshares Of Huntsville, Inc.
  • First National Bank Texas: Huntsville Banking Center - Rc 605 at 1716 Highway Interstate 45, branch established on 1997/01/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $944.3 mil, Deposits: $815.9 mil, headquarters in Killeen, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 250 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Huntsville, Texas:

  • Motel 6 #0339 Huntsville, 1607 Interstate 45, Huntsville, TX 77340 , Phone: (936) 291-6927, Fax: (936) 291-8963
  • La Quinta Inn #947 Huntsville, 1407 I-45 North, Huntsville, TX 77320 , Phone: (936) 295-9245
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Huntsville, 1801 I-45, Huntsville, TX 77340 , Phone: (800) 228-5150
  • Days Inn & Suites, 160 Ih 45 S, Huntsville, TX 77340 , Phone: (936) 438-8400, Fax: (936) 438-8007
  • University Hotel, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341 , Phone: (936) 291-2151
  • Gateway Inn & Suites, 606 I-45 S, Huntsville, TX 77340 , Phone: (936) 295-7595
  • University Hotel Shsu, PO Box 2388, Huntsville, TX 77341 , Phone: (936) 291-2151, Fax: (936) 294-1683
  • Best Western, 201 W Hl Park Cir, Huntsville, TX 77320 , Phone: (936) 295-9000, Fax: (936) 295-0292
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Huntsville, Texas

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 (78%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhood in Huntsville (Huntsville, Texas Neighborhood Map):

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.14%
Here: 33.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents58.1%13.1%8.1%4.4%2.6%
Congregations25.0%19.2%1.9%13.5%5.8%
NameAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents2.6%2.3%2.3%1.9%4.8%
Congregations3.8%3.8%1.9%1.9%23.1%
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: 7
Walker County:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Walker County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Walker County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Walker County:

30.5%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.0%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$57,441$62,6630$0
Other Government Administration 55$186,553$40,7029$7,537
Judicial and Legal 5$16,209$38,9022$2,538
Police Protection - Officers 55$242,522$52,9140$0
Police - Other 12$52,359$52,35929$6,782
Firefighters 12$52,359$52,35929$6,782
Streets and Highways 25$73,207$35,1390$0
Solid Waste Management 18$63,127$42,0852$1,864
Sewerage 22$70,959$38,7050$0
Parks and Recreation 19$49,507$31,2686$7,442
Water Supply 23$71,730$37,4240$0
Local Libraries 6$21,246$42,4926$5,815
Other and Unallocable 29$119,846$49,5910$0
Totals for Government 292$1,077,065$44,26383$38,760

Huntsville government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,394,000 ($185.80)
    Sewerage: $5,659,000 ($142.20)
    Water Utilities: $399,000 ($10.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $134,000 ($3.37)
    General: $128,000 ($3.22)
    General Public Buildings: $94,000 ($2.36)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $4,610,000 ($115.84)
    Sewerage: $3,254,000 ($81.77)
    Police Protection: $2,976,000 ($74.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,873,000 ($72.19)
    General - Other: $2,626,000 ($65.99)
    Regular Highways: $1,811,000 ($45.51)
    Central Staff Services: $1,538,000 ($38.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $990,000 ($24.88)
    General Public Buildings: $658,000 ($16.53)
    Financial Administration: $610,000 ($15.33)
    Fire Protection: $593,000 ($14.90)
    Libraries: $573,000 ($14.40)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $360,000 ($9.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $339,000 ($8.52)
    Housing & Community Development: $218,000 ($5.48)
    Health Services - Other: $122,000 ($3.07)
    Air Transportation: $18,000 ($0.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,656,000 ($41.61)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $255,000 ($6.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $621,000 ($15.60)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($0.83)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($0.35)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,206,000 ($206.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,209,000 ($30.38)

Huntsville government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,414,000 ($136.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,117,000 ($78.33)
    All Other: $141,000 ($3.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($0.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $227,000 ($5.70)
    General Support: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,195,000 ($55.16)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,515,000 ($38.07)
    Special Assessments: $85,000 ($2.14)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,866,000 ($222.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $300,000 ($7.54)
    Housing & Community Development: $203,000 ($5.10)
    General Support: $55,000 ($1.38)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,585,000 ($115.22)
    Property: $2,932,000 ($73.68)
    Public Utilities: $1,641,000 ($41.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $390,000 ($9.80)
    NEC: $244,000 ($6.13)

Huntsville government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $21,945,000 ($551.45)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $30,889,000 ($776.20)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,000,000 ($125.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $16,888,000 ($424.37)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $125,000 ($3.14)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $20,149,000 ($506.32)
    Other, NEC: $16,825,000 ($422.79)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,176,000 ($54.68)
    Water Utilities: $1,670,000 ($41.97)

Huntsville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $11,368,000 ($285.66)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,303,000 ($510.19)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,804,000 ($120.72)

9.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,796 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.83%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  1.82% ($28,762 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, TX  1.82% ($28,067)
from Trinity County, TX  0.43% ($29,459)


10.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,858 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.82%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($145 average AGI)
Walker County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, TX  2.18% ($35,222 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  2.11% ($23,919)
to Trinity County, TX  0.38% ($27,318)

Strongest AM radio stations in Huntsville:

  • KHVL (1490 AM; 1 kW; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Owner: HEH COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHCH (1400 AM; 1 kW; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BCSTERS, INC.)
  • KM2XVL (1220 AM; 0 kW; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Owner: LEON HUNT D/B/A HUNT BROADCASTING)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KJOJ (880 AM; 10 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KYOK (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: MARTIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZNE (1150 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • WTAW (1620 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Huntsville:

  • KSHU (90.5 FM; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Owner: SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSAM-FM (101.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Owner: HEH COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KUST (99.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Owner: NEW WAVO COMMUNICATION GROUP, INC.)
  • KHPT (106.9 FM; CONROE, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KVST (103.7 FM; WILLIS, TX; Owner: NEW WAVO COMMUNICATION GROUP, INC.)
  • KTHT (97.1 FM; CLEVELAND, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KAXF (88.3 FM; CONROE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KETX-FM (92.3 FM; LIVINGSTON, TX; Owner: LONE STAR NETWORK)
  • K218CG (91.5 FM; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Huntsville:

  • KHTX-LP (Channel 30; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KHXL-LP (Channel 7; HUNTSVILLE, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KBTX-TV (Channel 3; BRYAN, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KYLE (Channel 28; BRYAN, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF BRYAN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCTL-LP (Channel 25; LIVINGSTON, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Huntsville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Huntsville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 426 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Huntsville, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 149 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Huntsville)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 58 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Huntsville)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 403
  • Hazardous Condition: 90
  • Service Call: 99
  • Good Intent Call: 100

Incident types - Huntsville

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Huntsville, TX
Most common first names in Huntsville, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20671.6 years
John17874.2 years
Mary16780.0 years
William15673.0 years
Robert14772.5 years
George11075.3 years
Charles8769.8 years
Willie8677.0 years
Thomas6876.4 years
Henry6175.9 years
Most common last names in Huntsville, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13071.9 years
Johnson11073.6 years
Williams10975.2 years
Davis8676.6 years
Jones7276.9 years
Brown6073.5 years
Walker5574.3 years
Wilson5077.5 years
White4271.1 years
Hightower4271.5 years
Businesses in Huntsville, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger1
Ace Hardware1La Quinta1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western1Long John Silver's1
Burger King2McDonald's3
CVS1Motel 61
Chevrolet1Nike4
Chick-Fil-A1Office Depot1
Church's Chicken1Papa John's Pizza1
Cinnabon 1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
DHL1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rue211
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In2
Discount Tire1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks3
FedEx9Super 81
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile1
Foot Locker1Taco Bell2
GNC1Target1
GameStop1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS5
Holiday Inn1Vans1
Home Depot1Walgreens1
IHOP1Walmart1
JCPenney1Wendy's2
Jack In The Box2YMCA1

Huntsville on our top lists:

  • #61 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #28 (77320) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Unclassified or not reported first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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