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Welcome to Huntsville ...
When the people of Huntsville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Huntsvillian<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Huntsville has a population of 194,585 people<2> (see below for details).
Huntsville was established in 1805.
The community of Huntsville is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Huntsville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Huntsville, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Area codes for Huntsville: (256) & (938)<4>
The ZIP codes for Huntsville: 35801-35816, 35824, 35893-35899<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Huntsville had a population of 180,105 people (which is 53.79% of the total population of Madison County). This makes Huntsville the county's most populous community.
The population of Huntsville represents 3.77% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 180,105 people, the population of Huntsville increased 13.83% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 158,216 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Huntsville had an population of 194,585 people. This is an increase of 8.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.99% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Huntsville.
Communities near Huntsville ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Huntsville and not the distance if you drove.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Huntsville.
Communities Also Named Huntsville ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Huntsville - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Huntsville.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Huntsville:
Websites for Huntsville ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Huntsville ...
Looking for more information about Huntsville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Huntsville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Huntsville.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Huntsville: www.ci.huntsville.al.us/
The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified: 22 Apr 2019