The City of Huntsville had a population of 197,899 as of July 1, 2017. Huntsville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Huntsville is located at latitude 34.699 and longitude -86.673 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Huntsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 212.4 sq. miles and a water area of 1.34 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Huntsville are located in Madison County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Limestone County.
The City of Huntsville (GNIS ID: 2404746) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Huntsville is located within Redstone Arsenal Division of Madison County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Huntsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Huntsville: Hunts Spring, Twickenham.
|Daytime Population: Workers||131,444|
|Daytime Population: Residents||104,612|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||236,056|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||1.19|
|Population in Households||191,335|
|Population in Familes||144,978|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||6,564|
|Median Household Income||$52,674|
|Average Household Income||$76,703|
|Per Capita Income||$33,327|
|Total Housing Units||94,308 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||47,630 (50.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||37,571 (39.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||9,107 ( 9.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$172,509|
|Average Home Value||$219,014|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.98%|
|Per Capita Income||2.34%|
The table below compares Huntsville to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 3||100th|
|Population Density||# 52||91st|
|Diversity Index||# 27||96th|
|Median Household Income||# 88||85th|
|Per Capita Income||# 32||95th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.