Huntsville, AL

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2022 Population
215,025
2.35% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.5
1.62% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.1%
3.63% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,874
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$236,300
21.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
106,869
3.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Huntsville, AL had a population of 215k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $67,874. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Huntsville, AL grew from 210,081 to 215,025, a 2.35% increase and its median household income grew from $60,959 to $67,874, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Huntsville, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.7%), Other (Hispanic) (2.4%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.09%).

None of the households in Huntsville, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.8% of the residents in Huntsville, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Huntsville, AL are University of Alabama in Huntsville (2,371 degrees awarded in 2022), Alabama A & M University (769 degrees), and Oakwood University (247 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Huntsville, AL was $236,300, and the homeownership rate was 57.5%.

Most people in Huntsville, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Huntsville, AL was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Huntsville, AL is home to a population of 215k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.2% of Huntsville, AL residents were born outside of the country (13.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (122k people) in Huntsville, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 64.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.96k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.8%
2022 Citizenship
96.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.8% of Huntsville, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Huntsville, AL was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Huntsville, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    122k ± 2.38k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    64.9k ± 2.01k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.96k ± 982
6.43%
Hispanic Population
13.8k people

In 2022, there were 1.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (122k people) in Huntsville, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 64.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.96k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.43% of the people in Huntsville, AL are hispanic (13.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Huntsville, AL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
13.3k people
6.36%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.4k people

As of 2022, 6.2% of Huntsville, AL residents (13.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Huntsville, AL was 6.36%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,046 ± 804
  2. Vietnam
    4,245 ± 412
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,277 ± 445

Huntsville, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Huntsville, AL employs 107k people. The largest industries in Huntsville, AL are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (15,105 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (14,693 people), and Manufacturing (12,697 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($153,547), Public Administration ($102,036), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($84,388).

Occupations

107k
2022 Value
± 3,039
3.8%
1 Year growth
± 3.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Huntsville, AL grew at a rate of 3.8%, from 103k employees to 107k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Huntsville, AL, are Management Occupations (10,442 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,658 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,546 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Huntsville, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

107k
2022 Value
± 3,039
3.8%
1 Year growth
± 3.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Huntsville, AL grew at a rate of 3.8%, from 103k employees to 107k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Huntsville, AL, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (15,105 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (14,693 people), and Manufacturing (12,697 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Huntsville, AL, though some of these residents may live in Huntsville, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$56,028
Median earning men ± $2,939
$32,640
Median earning women ± $1,386

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($118,247), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($85,611), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,870).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,890), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,510), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,339).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 62% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Huntsville, AL awarded 3,663 degrees. The student population of Huntsville, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,769 male students and 9,161 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Huntsville, AL are White (1,782 and 50.5%), followed by Black or African American (1,190 and 33.7%), Unknown (239 and 6.78%), and Hispanic or Latino (131 and 3.71%).

The largest universities in Huntsville, AL by number of degrees awarded are University of Alabama in Huntsville (2,371 and 64.7%), Alabama A & M University (769 and 21%), and Oakwood University (247 and 6.74%).

The most popular majors in Huntsville, AL are Registered Nursing (355 and 9.69%), General Business Administration & Management (267 and 7.29%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (241 and 6.58%).

The median tuition costs in Huntsville, AL are $11,707 for private four year colleges, and $9,365 and $20,116 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Huntsville, AL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 17,930 (48.9% men and 51.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 17,930 students enrolled in Huntsville, AL, 48.9% men and 51.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 7,756 records, of which 60.8% were women and 39.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 222 degrees awarded
  2. 194 degrees awarded
  3. 184 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Huntsville, AL was General Biological Sciences with 222 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Huntsville, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,371 degrees awarded
  2. 769 degrees awarded
  3. 247 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Alabama in Huntsville with 2,371 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,701 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Huntsville, AL, which is 0.867 times less than the 1,962 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,782 degrees mean that there were 1.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,190 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($11,707) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,586) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Huntsville, AL was $236,300 in 2022, which is 0.838 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $194,500 to $236,300, a 21.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Huntsville, AL is 57.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Huntsville, AL have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Huntsville, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Huntsville, AL is $67,874. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Huntsville, AL was Census Tract 17 with a value of $170,192, followed by Census Tract 19.03 and Census Tract 18.01, with respective values of $154,821 and $143,636.

Property

$236,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,790
$53,060
Median Property Taxes
±$1,818

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Huntsville, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.5%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.5% of the housing units in Huntsville, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 17
  2. Census Tract 19.03
  3. Census Tract 18.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Huntsville, AL was Census Tract 17 with a value of $170,192, followed by Census Tract 19.03 and Census Tract 18.01, with respective values of $154,821 and $143,636.

The following map shows all of the places in Huntsville, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$67,874
Median Household Income
± $2,380
92.3k
Number of Households
± 2,623

In 2022, the median household income of the 92.3k households in Huntsville, AL grew to $67,874 from the previous year's value of $60,959.

The following chart displays the households in Huntsville, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Huntsville, AL is from Huntsville, AL.
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In N/A, the income inequality in N/A was N/A according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a N/A N/A from N/A to N/A, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat N/A even. The GINI for N/A was N/A than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed N/A evenly in N/A in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.4%)
  3. Carpooled (6.36%)

In 2022, 79.4% of workers in Huntsville, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.4%) and those who carpooled to work (6.36%).

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Huntsville, AL have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.671% of the workforce in Huntsville, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Huntsville, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Huntsville, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Huntsville, AL (28.8k out of 204k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Huntsville, AL is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.7% of the population of Huntsville, AL has health coverage, with 48.1% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 2.83% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Madison County, AL see 1120 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.356% decrease from the previous year (1124 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1833 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 619 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,120 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Madison County, AL

Primary care physicians in Madison County, AL see an average of 1,120 patients per year. This represents a 0.356% decrease from the previous year (1,124 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Madison County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.4% under 18 years, 26.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.3%
Uninsured
48.1%
Employer Coverage
13.1%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
2.83%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Huntsville, AL declined by 5.79% from 9.87% to 9.3%.

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