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Huntsville, Arkansas
Huntsville Commercial Historic District
Huntsville Commercial Historic District
"Crossroads of the Ozarks"
Location of Huntsville in Madison County, Arkansas.
Location of Huntsville in Madison County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Madison
 • Total 5.40 sq mi (13.98 km2)
 • Land 5.38 sq mi (13.94 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
1,519 ft (463 m)
 • Total 2,879
 • Density 534.93/sq mi (206.55/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-33970
GNIS feature ID 0077258
Website City of Huntsville Arkansas

Huntsville is a city in and county seat of Madison County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,879 at the 2020 census.

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


Huntsville was named for John Hunt, the founder of Huntsville, Alabama. The community was incorporated on July 16, 1925.


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).

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


Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 255
1860 251 −1.6%
1870 224 −10.8%
1880 312 39.3%
1890 362 16.0%
1930 602
1940 776 28.9%
1950 1,010 30.2%
1960 1,050 4.0%
1970 1,287 22.6%
1980 1,394 8.3%
1990 1,605 15.1%
2000 1,931 20.3%
2010 2,346 21.5%
2020 2,879 22.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Huntsville racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 2,086 72.46%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 12 0.42%
Native American 34 1.18%
Asian 7 0.24%
Pacific Islander 222 7.71%
Other/Mixed 150 5.21%
Hispanic or Latino 368 12.78%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,879 people, 866 households, and 517 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). 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.


Top Employers
Huntsville Economic Development
# 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)


The Huntsville School District provides public elementary and secondary education leading to graduation at Huntsville High School.

The Huntsville Public Library, part of the Madison Carroll and Madison Library System, is located at 827 N. College Street, which provides patrons of the library system access to print books, publications, multimedia content, internet access, public computer access, as well as access to an Interlibrary loan system.


Huntsville H34
Huntsville Municipal Airport


Major highways

  • US 412.svg U.S. Route 412
  • US 412B.svg U.S. Route 412 Business
  • Arkansas 23.svg Highway 23
  • Arkansas 74.svg Highway 74


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

Notable people

  • Charles Berry, basketball coach. Charles began his coaching career in 1960 in Hector and coached two years in Plummerville before returning to his alma mater in Huntsville in 1968 for fifty years.
  • Joe Berry, Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Athletics, and Cleveland Indians.
  • Orval E. Faubus, the 36th Governor of Arkansas, Democratic governor of Arkansas during the desegregation days; lived in Huntsville as a youth, having been born in the nearby Combs community.
  • Ronnie Hawkins, legendary rockabilly musician, his band The Hawks later became The Band; born in Huntsville
  • Gary Miller, Republican U.S. Representative from California; born in Huntsville.
  • Isaac Murphy, politician who lived and worked in Huntsville; elected as governor in 1863 after Union occupation of Little Rock
  • Danny L. Patrick, Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Madison and Carroll counties from 1967 to 1970; taught school in Huntsville from 1964 to 1971
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