Huntsville, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Huntsville, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Huntsville had a population of 40,538 as of July 1, 2016. Huntsville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Huntsville is located at latitude 30.7043 and longitude -95.5526 in Walker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Huntsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.5 sq. miles. Walker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 371 feet.

The City of Huntsville (GNIS ID: 2410080) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Huntsville is located within Huntsville Division of Walker County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Huntsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Huntsville, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 40,538
Population in Households 29,080
Population in Familes 18,203
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,458
Population Density1 1,131
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 12,429
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 6,025
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,398 (32.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,032 (59.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,186 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $140,034
Average Home Value $169,739


Median Household Income $32,753
Average Household Income $49,059
Per Capita Income $16,280
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 0.39%
Households 0.85% 0.56%
Families 0.73% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Huntsville, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Huntsville to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 79 96th
Population Density1 # 633 64th
Diversity Index2 # 277 84th
Median Household Income # 1439 18th
Per Capita Income # 1405 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.