Advantage Alabama

MSA Details
MSA: Huntsville, AL     MSA Code: 3440
Counties within MSA: Limestone   Madison  
Population and Income Estimates
2010 Census
2018 Estimate
2023 Projection

Median Household Income $58,580
Age Breakdown
0-20: 26.0%
21-64: 59.2%

Median Age 38
Source: ESRI. Note: Portions of the Data include the intellectual property of Esri and its licensors and are used under license. Copyright © 2017 Esri and its licensors. All rights reserved.
MSA Labor Analysis
2017 Labor Force
MSA Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Huntsville, AL 213,871 202,703 11,168 5.2%
Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Note: Number reflects 2017 annual averages.
MSA Employment by Industry
Total: 218,956
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: 719
Mining: 77
Utilities: **
Construction: 7,824
Manufacturing: 24,700
Wholesale Trade: 4,825
Retail Trade: 24,237
Transportation and Warehousing: **
Information: 2,372
Finance and Insurance: 4,123
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 2,235
Professional and Technical Services: 32,852
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 743
Administrative and Waste Services: 17,637
Educational Services: 2,116
Health Care and Social Assistance: 17,695
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 2,668
Accommodation and Food Services: 18,913
Other Services (except public administration): 3,778
Total Federal Government: 19,223
Total State Government: 4,805
Total Local Government: 24,477
MSA Wage by Industry
Total: $12,372,914,328
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: $38,080,644
Mining: $4,649,635
Utilities: **
Construction: $412,666,468
Manufacturing: $1,714,524,571
Wholesale Trade: $305,951,927
Retail Trade: $694,543,101
Transportation and Warehousing: **
Information: $135,537,010
Finance and Insurance: $275,195,551
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $87,654,704
Professional and Technical Services: $3,121,450,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $66,783,897
Administrative and Waste Services: $495,136,145
Educational Services: $80,490,358
Health Care and Social Assistance: $902,961,960
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $39,182,616
Accommodation and Food Services: $298,544,828
Other Services (except public administration): $112,995,089
Total Federal Government: $2,007,766,680
Total State Government: $260,507,229
Total Local Government: $1,180,415,142
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2017 annual averages. Note: **Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
Major Employers in Huntsville, AL MSA
Limestone County
TVANuclear Power1,500
Limestone County SchoolsEducation1,100
PolarisOff Road Vehichles1,091
SteelcaseOffice Furniture910
Athens Limestone HospitalMedical Service807
Target DistributionDisstribution670
Federal MogulAuto Gaskets650
City of AthensGovernment446
Athens City SchoolEducation416
Athens State UniversityEducation395

Madison County
U.S. Army/Redstone ArsenalGovernment37,000
NASA/Marshall Space Flight CenterGovernment6,500
Huntsville HospitalHealth Care6,341
Huntsville City SchoolsEducation3,000
The Boeing CompanyAerospace/Defense2,900
Madison County SchoolsEducation2,389
City of HuntsvilleGovernment2,206
University of Alabama in HuntsvilleEducation1,660
ADTRAN, Inc.Telecommunication Systems Manufacturing1,549
Major Manufacturing Employers in Huntsville, AL MSA
Limestone County
PolarisOff Road Vehichles1,091
SteelcaseOffice Furniture910
Federal MogulAuto Gaskets650
Aviagen-North AmericaPoultry Breeders239
EFI AutomotiveAutomotive Sensors230
Carpenter Technology Corp.Speciality Alloy Steel203
HDT GlobalMilitary Shelters200
In'Tech America Medical Implants195
Custom PolymersPlastic Recycling174
GE AviationSilicon Carbide Ceramic Fiber165

Madison County
The Boeing CompanyAerospace/Defense2,900
ADTRAN, Inc.Telecommunication Systems Manufacturing1,549
TechnicolorBlueray Disc Manufacturing1,450
Toyota Motor Manufacturing AlabamaAutomotive Engine Manufacturing1,350
Northrop GrummanAerospace/Defense1,100
Dynetics, Inc.Aerospace/Defense1,038
Teledyne Brown EngineeringAerospace/Defense794
Lockheed Martin CorportationAerospace/Defense764
PPG AerospaceAircraft Glass Manufacturing750
SanminaElectronics Assembly702
Source: Local economic development contacts
2017 MSA Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   13.2%
Bachelors Degree: 23.9%
Associates Degree: 8.4%
Some College, No Degree: 20.8%
High School Graduate/GED: 23.3%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 7.0%
Less than 9th Grade: 3.1%

Source: ESRI. Note: Portions of the Data include the intellectual property of Esri and its licensors and are used under license. Copyright © 2017 Esri and its licensors. All rights reserved.
Post Secondary Schools
Athens State College - Athens, AL
Alabama A & M University - Huntsville, AL
University of Ala @ Huntsville - Huntsville, AL
Faulkner University Huntsville Campus - Huntsville, AL
J F Drake State Tech College - Huntsville, AL
Oakwood College - Huntsville, AL

Source: Alabama Commission on Higher Education. Note: Information on Alabama’s two and four year colleges can be found on the Commission’s website http://

School Systems
Limestone County
Athens City
Limestone County

Madison County
Huntsville City
Madison City
Madison County

Source: Alabama Department of Education; Note: Detailed information on Alabama’s public school systems and individual schools can be accessed on the Alabama Department of Education website;
Interstates in Counties: I-65       I-565      
Federal Highways in Counties: US-31       US-72       US-231       US-431       US-72      
Railroads Serving Counties: CSX Transportation       Norfolk Southern      
Nearest Commerical Air Service: Huntsville, AL

Source: Alabama Department of Transportation Intermodal Division,