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Northeast Alabama includes the cities of Anniston, Gadsden, Talladega, and their surrounding areas in the state of Alabama. The county inclusion varies, usually only consisting of the Anniston-Oxford Metropolitan Area and Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area. Sometimes the city of Huntsville, and rarely Auburn, are included, they are usually separated into regions other than Northeast Alabama.


Metropolitan Areas

Rank Metro Area Population 2008 estimates
1 Huntsville Metropolitan Area 386,632
2 Anniston-Oxford Metropolitan Area 142,950
3 Gadsden Metropolitan Area 103,217

Major Cities

Rank City Population 2007 estimates Metro Area
1 Huntsville 171,327 Huntsville
2 Madison 38,275 Huntsville
3 Gadsden 36,936 Gadsden
4 Anniston 23,689 Anniston-Oxford
5 Oxford 20,329 Anniston-Oxford


Areas in italics aren't traditionally included in the NE Alabama region

Rank County Population 2008 estimates County seat Statistical Area
1 Madison 319,510 Huntsville Huntsville
2 Calhoun 113,419 Anniston Anniston-Oxford
3 Etowah 72,446 Gadsden Gadsden
4 Marshall 88,484 Guntersville Albertville μSA
5 Talladega 80,279 Talladega Talladega μSA
6 St. Clair 79,837 Ashville / Pell City Birmingham-Hoover
7 Dekalb 68,515 Fort Payne Fort Payne μSA
8 Jackson 53,134 Scottsboro Scottsboro μSA
9 Cherokee 24,545 Centre none
10 Cleburne 14,799 Heflin none
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