Huntsville is a relatively large city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 197,318 people and 54 constituent neighborhoods, Huntsville is the fourth largest community in Alabama.
Huntsville real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Huntsville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Huntsville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Huntsville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huntsville who work in office and administrative support (12.21%), management occupations (10.05%), and sales jobs (10.01%).
Also of interest is that Huntsville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Huntsville, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Huntsville is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Huntsville a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The education level of Huntsville ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Huntsville, 41.61% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Huntsville in 2010 was $33,070, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,280 for a family of four. However, Huntsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Huntsville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Huntsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Huntsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Huntsville include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Huntsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.