Huntsville demographics profile

StatisticHuntsvilleAlabamaNational
Population188,9734,841,164318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)8869291
Median age37.038.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%40%43%
Speak English92%95%79%
Speak Spanish4%3%13%
Huntsville, AL has a population of 188,973 and is the 129th largest city in the United States. The population density is 886 per sq mi which is 863% higher than the Alabama average and 878% higher than the national average. The median age in Huntsville is 37 which is approximately 4% lower than the Alabama average of 39. In Huntsville, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 54% of Huntsville residents were born in Alabama, 37% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Huntsville is 863% higher than Alabama.
  • The median age in Huntsville is 4% lower than Alabama.
  • In Huntsville 62.54% of the population is White.
  • In Huntsville 30.70% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Huntsville 2.46% of the population is Asian.

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Huntsville population breakdown by race

RaceHuntsvilleAlabamaNational
White62.54%68.68%73.35%
Black or African American30.70%26.48%12.63%
Asian2.46%1.25%5.22%
American Indian0.37%0.49%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.16%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race2.48%1.76%3.06%
Other race1.30%1.28%4.75%
In Huntsville, 5.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Huntsville, AL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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