Huntsville, Arkansas

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Huntsville, Arkansas
Huntsville Commercial Historic District
Huntsville Commercial Historic District
Motto(s): 
"Crossroads of the Ozarks"[1]
Location of Huntsville in Madison County, Arkansas.
Location of Huntsville in Madison County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 36°5′23″N 93°44′6″W / 36.08972°N 93.73500°W / 36.08972; -93.73500Coordinates: 36°5′23″N 93°44′6″W / 36.08972°N 93.73500°W / 36.08972; -93.73500
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyMadison
Area
 • Total5.40 sq mi (13.98 km2)
 • Land5.38 sq mi (13.94 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
1,519 ft (463 m)
Population
 • Total2,346
 • Estimate 
(2017)[3]
2,456
 • Density456.42/sq mi (176.24/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72740
Area code(s)479
FIPS code05-33970
GNIS feature ID0077258
WebsiteCity of Huntsville Arkansas

Huntsville is a city in Madison County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,346 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Madison County, located in the northwest corner of the state.[5] During the American Civil War in 1862, it was the site of what became known as the Huntsville Massacre.

Huntsville is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Huntsville was named for John Hunt, considered the founder of the settlement.[6] Huntsville incorporated as a town after the Civil War in 1877.[7] The community was incorporated as a city on July 16, 1925.[4]

Geography[edit]

Huntsville is located at 36°5′23″N 93°44′6″W / 36.08972°N 93.73500°W / 36.08972; -93.73500 (36.089672, -93.735101).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850255
1860251−1.6%
1870224−10.8%
188031239.3%
189036216.0%
1930602
194077628.9%
19501,01030.2%
19601,0504.0%
19701,28722.6%
19801,3948.3%
19901,60515.1%
20001,93120.3%
20102,34621.5%
Est. 20172,456[3]4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 1,931 people, 761 households, and 493 families residing in the city. The population density was 640.0 people per square mile (246.9/km²). There were 853 housing units at an average density of 282.7/sq mi (109.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.21% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 2.12% Native American, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 6.53% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 12.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 761 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,288, and the median income for a family was $32,609. Males had a median income of $26,929 versus $19,766 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,686. About 20.9% of families and 23.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.4% of those under age 18 and 26.8% of those age 65 or over.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The Huntsville Municipal Airport is a city-owned, public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) southwest of Huntsville's central business district.[11]

Amateur Radio[edit]

The Crossroads Amateur Radio Club sponsors, owns, and maintains VHF and UHF Repeaters. Most notably the 145.310 and 443.625 repeaters under the amateur radio call sign of KG5OQF.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Huntsville Arkansas". City of Huntsville Arkansas. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
  2. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 22, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Huntsville, Arkansas". City-Data.com. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  6. ^ "Profile for Huntsville, Arkansas, AR". ePodunk. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
  7. ^ History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas. Higginson Book Company. 1889. p. 452.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for H34 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Miller, Gary G., (1948 - )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  13. ^ "Danny Lee Patrick", Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, July 29, 2009

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