Moving to Huntsville, AL

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Should you move to Huntsville, AL?

Huntsville, AL is home to 491,723 residents. Over the past decade, Huntsville has seen an increase in population of 2.51%, making it #28 out of 392 US Metros in population growth.

The primary occupations in Huntsville, AL are Management, business, science, and arts occupations, followed by Sales and office occupations, earning a median revenue of $49,980. The median household income in Huntsville, AL is $76,963, ranking it #60.

Taking household income and the median home price of $424,900 into consideration, Huntsville, AL received a home affordability grade of B.

Who is Huntsville, AL for?

Based on the aged population, plus factors like weather and affordability, Huntsville is Not great for retirees. Families are 66% of households, which is one consideration for why this Metro is great for families —  B grade — and okay for singles — scoring a C.

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How Does Huntsville Rank?

D
Retirement
C
Diversity
C
Professionals
B
Raising a Family
B
Affordable Living

Who Lives in Huntsville?

Discover more about the people who make up the Metro

Total Population

491,723

10-Year Change

2.51%

C
Diversity Grade
White alone
67.2%
Black or African American alone
20.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
0.6%
Asian alone
2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
0.2%
Hispanic or Latino
5.7%

Total Households

205,178

Per Household

2.38

Men vs. Women
Female 50.5%
D
Retirement
B
Raising a Family
Under 5 years
5.2%
Under 18 years
21.7%
Over 65 years
15.7%

How does Huntsville compare?

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Housing in Huntsville

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Total Households

Own vs. Rent

Own 68.8%
Rent 31.2%

Typical Age of Homes

1980 to 1999

Common Residence Type

single-family homes

Median Home Price (Q1 2023)

$424,900

Median Square Footage

2,406

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Monthly Mortgage (Median)

$1,305

Annual Property Taxes (Median)

$881

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Cost of Living in Alabama

How Does Alabama Compare?

4
in Cost of Living
31
in Minimum Wage
12
in Living Wage

Alabama State Taxes

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Should you move to Alabama?

Alabama, fondly referred to as the Heart of Dixie, is a place where Southern hospitality, history, and natural beauty thrive. Home to spectacular mountains, beautiful beaches, and bustling cities, Alabama offers an impressive range of landscapes and lifestyles.

Alabama’s economy is diverse and dynamic. Once dominated by agriculture, the state now has flourishing aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, and healthcare sectors. Huntsville, known as Rocket City, is a significant aerospace and military tech center, while Birmingham has a thriving medical research environment at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Living in Alabama is all about embracing Southern charm and the great outdoors. Whether it’s relaxing on the stunning Gulf Coast beaches, hiking in the Appalachian foothills, or visiting the historic sites of Montgomery and Selma, there’s always something to discover. The state also loves college football – when the Alabama Crimson Tide or Auburn Tigers are playing, expect everything to come to a halt!

Alabama takes pride in its education, with notable institutions such as the University of Alabama, Auburn University, and Tuskegee University offering diverse programs.

So, if a warm, hospitable state with a mix of vibrant cities, historic charm, and outdoor wonders sounds like your kind of place, Alabama could be your next destination. But, keep in mind, the summers here can get quite hot and humid!

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Huntsville Economy

The industries, jobs, and economics of the Metro

Median Household Income

$76,963

US Average $74,580

Per Capita Income

$41,897

How does Huntsville compare?

Primary Occupations

Management, business, science, and arts occupations

Secondary Occupations

Sales and office occupations

Is Huntsville Safe?

How much crime is in the Metro?

Total Crimes (2022)

2359

Crime Rate

Per 100,000 residents

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