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
Government
 • MayorDarrell Trahan[2]
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
 (2020)
 • Total2,879
 • Density534.93/sq mi (206.55/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]

The city is named after Huntsville, Alabama, the hometown of some early settlers.[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 5.4 square miles (14 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%
20202,87922.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[10] of 2020, there were 2,879 people, 866 households, and 493 families residing in the city. The population density was 640.0 people per square mile (246.9/km2). There were 1,116 housing units at an average density of 282.7/sq mi (109.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 72.46% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 1.35% Native American, 7.71% Pacific Islander, 7.50% from other races, and 7.75% from two or more races. 12.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 866 households, out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% 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 15.8% under the age of 5, 65.4% from 18 to 64, 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 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 $34,167, and the median income for a family was $48,952. Males had a median income of $26,929 versus $19,766 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,686. About 29.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.1% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Top Employers
Huntsville Economic Development[11]
# Employer
1 Butterball, LLC
2 Huntsville School District
3 Ducommun
4 Walmart Stores Inc.
5 Lew Thompson & Sons, Inc.
6 Packers Sanitation Services, Inc.
7 Anderson Gas & Propane, Inc.
8 Meadowview Healthcare & Rehab
9 Kingston School District
10 McDonald's (fast food)

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.[12]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Huntsville Arkansas". City of Huntsville Arkansas. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
  2. ^ https://huntsvillearkansas.org/electedofficials/
  3. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  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. ^ Haden, Rebecca (12 Feb 2020). "Huntsville (Madison County)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Central Arkansas Library System. Retrieved 6 Nov 2021.
  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. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  11. ^ "Economic Development". Retrieved 2020-11-24.
  12. ^ FAA Airport Form 5010 for H34 PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.
  13. ^ Scaglione, Andrew (2018-04-03). "Huntsville Coaches Charles Berry & Jim Stafford Announce Retirement". 5NewsOnline. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  14. ^ "Miller, Gary G., (1948 - )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  15. ^ "Danny Lee Patrick", Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, July 29, 2009

External links[edit]

  • City of Huntsville Portal style website, Government, Business, Library, Recreation and more
  • City-Data.com Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Huntsville