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-Strong economy
-Low unemployment
-Educated population


-Hot, humid summers

What Bert Has To Say About Huntsville Metro Area

Huntsville is a surprising and up-and-coming research, technology and high-tech manufacturing center in extreme north Alabama. It is known as the “Space Capital of America,” a role that started in the 1940’s when a U.S. senator brought famed German scientists, including Dr. Wernher von Braun, to a local U.S. Army arsenal to continue their work.


Quick Facts About Huntsville

    The unemployment rate in Huntsville is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Huntsville jobs have Decreased by 1.44 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Huntsville's cost of living is 3.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Huntsville's population is 179,855 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.20 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Huntsville is $157,900. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.80 percent.
    Huntsville public schools spend $11,013 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16 students per teacher in Huntsville.

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