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Income/capita 9%
Household income 7%
Unemployment 9%
IndexHuntsvilleAlabamaNational
Income per capita$32,374$24,736$29,829
Median household income$51,441$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$74,295$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,710$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$35,947$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$23,939$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate5.1%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level17.5%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Huntsville is 9% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Huntsville is 7% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Huntsville is 9% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Huntsville is 16% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $34,290$51,441$102,882
      City
      $29,835$44,758$89,516
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Huntsville median earnings by income bracket

      Huntsville employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.5%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector14.6%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services1.6%3.4%
      Wholesale & retail services13.4%12.7%
      Public administration9.2%6.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.6%1.6%
      Education, health & social services12.0%32.8%
      Other36.5%31.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Madison, AL46,396$95,42372%
      Redstone Arsenal, AL1,584$71,25029%
      Owens Cross Roads, AL1,799$71,09429%
      Meridianville, AL6,568$68,77524%
      Moores Mill, AL6,493$68,76824%
      Huntsville, AL188,973$51,4417%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Tallahassee, FL188,466$40,94726%
      Spring Valley, NV190,661$51,2287%
      Salt Lake City, UT191,446$50,3539%
      Grand Prairie, TX185,631$60,2469%
      Sunrise Manor, NV192,873$39,40829%
      Huntsville, AL188,973$51,4417%
      Source: The Huntsville, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).