A medium-sized city located in Alabama, Huntsville has approximately 187,000 residents. The city's population, at an average age of just under 39, is fairly typical compared to other cities in the state, which has an average age of 38. Most residents own their homes in Huntsville, and 42% of residents rent. At $810 a month, the average rent is roughly the same as the state average.
There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Huntsville. The four most common are scientific, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 24% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of almost $70,000, Huntsville workers bring in more than the average Alabama resident. The city's average income, however, is fairly average compared to the national level of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Huntsville has a high percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 10% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 17% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
Huntsville residents have an average commute of about 21 minutes, shorter than the Alabama average of about 25 minutes. Many residents (43%) commute to work by car, while public transit isn't used widely. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.