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Huntsville is a city in Walker County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Huntsville, AL

The latitude of Huntsville is 30.723N. The longitude is -95.55W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 371 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,567.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$27,075
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Huntsville demographic reports
Huntsville lays claim to having the world's largest statue of an American hero, with a 66-foot likeness of Sam Houston
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 158. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2003 movie, "The Life of David Gale"
Well-known residents have included:
· Sam Houston, first president of the Republic of Texas
Local festivals include:
  • Walker County Fair - March 30-April 7, 2007
  • General Sam Houston Folk Festival - April 20-22, 2007
  • Fair on the Square - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Huntsville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Huntsville State Park, Sam Houston National Forest
Historic sites and museums: Gibbs-Powell House Museum, Sam Houston Memorial Museum Complex, Texas Prison Museum
Colleges and universities: Sam Houston State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 97

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Huntsville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Walker County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77341 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Huntsville residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Huntsville ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Huntsville was $13,576, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of Huntsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Huntsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $445.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $964.


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Libraries in Huntsville include Huntsville Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Huntsville include Huntsville Item

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Walker County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Huntsville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Huntsville workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 19 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Huntsville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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