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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
About Huntsville...
Population
188,973

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$750
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Huntsville Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    625
    283
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    69
    41
  • Robbery
    215
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    879
    500
  • Theft
    3,537
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    464
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,441
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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I've lived in Huntsville for 13 years, I've seen it grow for over a decade into a large, almost metropolis type area. This is a great place for engineering, computer science, and various other technical type jobs due to attractions and various companies. The economy and population is booming. It's a pretty diverse place and not like most other areas in the South.

There's such a wide variety of restaurants, stores, and places to be! Bridge Street, Providence, and anywhere along Highway 72 from Madison to Huntsville has a plethora of stuff to do and diverse places to eat. Sometimes it's choose just once place to go out.

Huntsville is a much safer place than many other cities I can list and is full of opportunity. Definitely family friendly and has a low cost of living.

I do wish there weren't such a dense population sometimes, it's a very busy area. Sometimes I'd like to see more metropolitan works come up, and see how much the community and city as a whole can grow further.
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Huntsville, Alabama is fast growing city that is paving the way to the future in the fields of science and engineering. Not only is it a wonderful place for government employees and the scientifically minded, it has a thriving artistic culture and supports local artists and musicians. There is always something exciting to do in Huntsville!
Very nice, homey, and chill town! Perfect for all families and young people. Schools are excellent, traffic very, very smooth, and there are plenty of stores for groceries and other supplies. Plenty of stuff to do including Ditto Landing, Space and Rocket Center, Museum of Art, Big Spring Park, and so much more!