Huntsville, AL
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Huntsville is a relatively large city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 190,582 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.

Huntsville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.47%), sales jobs (10.94%), and management occupations (9.55%).

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.

The education level of Huntsville citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.65% of adults in Huntsville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Huntsville in 2010 was $30,979, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,916 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 German.