Huntsville, AL
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Huntsville is a relatively large city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 193,079 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 (12.74%), sales jobs (10.11%), and management occupations (9.90%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Huntsville is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Huntsville area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Huntsville are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.48% of adults in Huntsville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Huntsville in 2010 was $32,374, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,496 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, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Huntsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.