Huntsville is located in north Alabama. Huntsville is part of Madison County. Huntsville has 209.05 square miles of land area and 1.34 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Huntsville population is 184,132, which has grown 16.38% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 8.33% and is higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Huntsville median household income is $49,060 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 19.44% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 27.47% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Huntsville median house value is $160,400 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 64.85% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 45.48% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Huntsville is better than the state average in quality. The Huntsville area code is 256.