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 2016 annual averages.
MSA Employment by Industry
Total: 214,227
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: 691
Mining: 74
Utilities: **
Construction: 7,400
Manufacturing: 24,114
Wholesale Trade: 4,757
Retail Trade: 24,236
Transportation and Warehousing: **
Information: 2,348
Finance and Insurance: 4,043
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 2,173
Professional and Technical Services: 31,591
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 762
Administrative and Waste Services: 17,624
Educational Services: 2,144
Health Care and Social Assistance: 17,182
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 2,369
Accommodation and Food Services: 18,267
Other Services (except public administration): 3,684
Total Federal Government: 19,294
Total State Government: 4,739
Total Local Government: 23,283
MSA Wage by Industry
Total: $11,848,936,580
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: $35,732,906
Mining: $4,370,213
Utilities: **
Construction: $376,581,469
Manufacturing: $1,624,495,197
Wholesale Trade: $296,801,491
Retail Trade: $671,004,195
Transportation and Warehousing: **
Information: $130,988,262
Finance and Insurance: $262,972,861
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $80,283,668
Professional and Technical Services: $2,955,400,673
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $63,831,452
Administrative and Waste Services: $494,440,838
Educational Services: $81,647,097
Health Care and Social Assistance: $862,531,619
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $39,213,765
Accommodation and Food Services: $281,162,025
Other Services (except public administration): $108,356,992
Total Federal Government: $1,973,319,083
Total State Government: $252,622,530
Total Local Government: $1,114,149,624
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2016 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
Steelcase, Inc.Office Furniture1,033
PolarisOff Road Vehicles950
Athens Limestone HospitalMedical Service807
Target DistributionDistribution670
Federal MogulAuto Gaskets650
City of AthensGovernment446
Athens City SchoolEducation416
Athens State UniversityEducation395

Madison County
U.S. Army/Redstone ArsenalGovernment35,000
NASA/Marshall Space Flight CenterGovernment6,500
Huntsville HospitalHealth Care6,341
Huntsville City SchoolsEducation3,000
The Boeing CompanyAerospace/Defense2,600
Madison County SchoolsEducation2,389
City of HuntsvilleGovernment2,206
Huntington Ingalls IndustriesAerospace/Defense2,000
University of Alabama in HuntsvilleEducation1,660
Major Manufacturing Employers in Huntsville, AL MSA
Limestone County
Steelcase, Inc.Office Furniture1,033
PolarisOff Road Vehicles950
Federal MogulAuto Gaskets650
EFI AutomotiveAutomotive Sensors254
Aviagen-North AmericaPoultry Breeders239
Carpenter Technology Corp.Specialty Alloy Steel203
HDT GlobalMilitary Shelters200
Turner MedicalMedical Implants199
Custom PolymersPlastic Recycling174
GE AviationSilicon Carbide Ceramic Fiber150

Madison County
The Boeing CompanyAerospace/Defense2,600
ADTRAN, Inc.Telecommunication Systems Manufacturing1,549
TechnicolorBlueray Disc Manufacturing1,450
Northrop GrummanAerospace/Defense1,200
Toyota Motor Manufacturing AlabamaAutomotive Engine Manufacturing1,150
Lockheed Martin CorportationAerospace/Defense1,084
Dynetics, Inc.Aerospace/Defense1,038
Teledyne Brown EngineeringAerospace/Defense794
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,