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City of Huntsville, AL
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City Characteristics

Huntsville History
City Characteristics
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Street Location Guide
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Incorporated Form of Government Council: Mayor
Population (Estimate July 1, 2006): 168,132
Area (in square miles): 202.73
Altitude (in feet above sea level): 600
G.O. Bond Rating: Moody's Aa1, Standard & Poor's AA+
City Sales Tax Rate: 4.5%
County Sales Tax Rate: 0.5%
State Sales Tax Rate: 4.0%
City Property Tax Rate (Per $100 of Assessed Valuation): 5.80


National Weather Service Climate Information for Huntsville, AL

Huntsville International Airport

Flight Activity and Aircraft Operations Statistical Information

Fire and Police

Fire and Rescue Dept. Employees: 352
Fire Stations: 17
Sworn Police Officers: 378
Police Field Offices: 3 Precincts and 1 Administration Building

Housing / Human Services

Federally Assisted Housing (Number of Units): 2,620
Senior Centers: 1

Parks, Recreation

Total Park Acreage: 3,203
Parks Cleaned and Maintained: 64
City Recreation Centers: 11
Municipal Golf Courses: 1
Other Public Golf Courses: 5
Country Club Golf Courses: 2
Miles of Bicycle Pathways: 175
Municipal Swimming Pools: 3
Municipal Tennis Courts (Lighted): 30
Municipal Tennis Courts (Day Use Only): 25
Other Public and Private Tennis Courts: 40


Libraries: 11 plus Main Branch and Bookmobile  
Library Book Volumes: 541,083

Public Transit

Shuttle Bus Routes: 13
Average Daily Ridership: 1,411
Miles of Service Annually: 609,212

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