Madison County is located in north-central Alabama. The County Seat is Huntsville and the largest city is Huntsville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.madison.al.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 350,299 and the 2010 census population was 334,811. The land area is 801.59 square miles and there are 417.7 persons per square mile.
69.6% of the population is White, 24.5% is Black or African American, 4.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.5% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.4% is two or more races. 90% have a high school degree or higher, and 38.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $164,500, there are 132,975 households, an average of 2.50 persons per household. The per capita income is $31,933, the median household income is $58,434, and 12.8% of the persons in Madison County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 26,467. Retail sales (in $1000) were $4,438,653, and sales per capita were $14,145. The percentage of black-owned firms is 12.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.2%.
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