Huntsville is a city in Madison County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,346 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Madison County, located in the northwest corner of the state. During the American Civil War in 1862, it was the site of what became known as the Huntsville Massacre.
Huntsville Commercial Historic District
"Crossroads of the Ozarks"
Location of Huntsville in Madison County, Arkansas.
|• Total||5.40 sq mi (13.98 km2)|
|• Land||5.38 sq mi (13.94 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||1,519 ft (463 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||456.42/sq mi (176.24/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0077258|
|Website||City of Huntsville Arkansas|
Huntsville was named for John Hunt, considered the founder of the settlement. Huntsville incorporated as a town after the Civil War in 1877. The community was incorporated as a city on July 16, 1925.
Huntsville is located at (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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,931 people, 761 households, and 493 families residing in the city. The population density was 640.0 people per square mile (246.9/km²). There were 853 housing units at an average density of 282.7/sq mi (109.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.21% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 2.12% Native American, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 6.53% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 12.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 761 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% 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 26.8% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 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 $25,288, and the median income for a family was $32,609. Males had a median income of $26,929 versus $19,766 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,686. About 20.9% of families and 23.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.4% of those under age 18 and 26.8% of those age 65 or over.
The Crossroads Amateur Radio Club sponsors, owns, and maintains VHF and UHF Repeaters. Most notably the 145.310 and 443.625 repeaters under the amateur radio call sign of KG5OQF.
- 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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- FAA Airport Master Record for H34 ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.
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- "Danny Lee Patrick", Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, July 29, 2009