Huntsville, Arkansas


Huntsville, Arkansas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Huntsville, Arkansas
settlement_type = City


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map_caption = Location in Madison County and the state of Arkansas


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = Arkansas
subdivision_name2 = Madison
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area_total_km2 = 7.8
area_total_sq_mi = 3
area_land_km2 = 7.8
area_land_sq_mi = 3
area_water_km2 = 0
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elevation_ft = 1519
elevation_m = 463
population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1931
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population_density_km2 = 247.6
population_density_sq_mi = 643.7
timezone = Central (CST)
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latd = 36 |latm = 5 |lats = 23 |latNS = N
longd = 93 |longm = 44 |longs = 6 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 72740
area_code = 479
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 05-33970
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Huntsville is a city in mountainous Madison County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,931 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Madison CountyGR|6. During the American Civil War it was the site of what became known as the Huntsville Massacre.

Geography

Huntsville is located at coor dms|36|5|23|N|93|44|6|W|city (36.089672, -93.735101)GR|1.

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

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 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.

Noted natives

* Gary Miller (born 1948) is a Republican U.S. Representative from California, who was born in Huntsville.
* Orval E. Faubus (1910-1994), the Democratic governor of Arkansas during the desegregation days, was from Huntsville, having been born in the nearby Combs community.
* Legendary rockabilly musician Ronnie Hawkins was born in Huntsville; his band, The Hawks, later became The Band.

References


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