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Is Huntsville Alabama's largest City?

Is Birmingham still the largest city in Alabama?
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala — Huntsville is now the largest city in Alabama, according to the results of the 2020 U.S. Census.

Huntsville overtook Birmingham for the title with steady, significant growth for the past 20 years, while Birmingham lost residents over the same period. Montgomery's population change was essentially flat, while Mobile saw some decline, although not as steep or severe as Birmingham's.

Huntsville went from the 4th largest city in the state to the largest in 10 years,

Huntsville population:

2000: 160,242
2010: 180,105
2020: 215,006

Birmingham population:

2000: 242,216
2010: 212,237
2020: 200,733

Montgomery population:

2000: 201,911
2010: 205,764
2020: 200,603


2000: 203,966
2010: 195,111
2020: 187,041

Tuscaloosa (99,600).Hoover (92,606), Auburn (76,143), Dothan (71,072), Decatur (57,938), and Madison (56,933) round out the top 10 largest cities in Alabama.

What is Alabama's largest city?

What county in Alabama has the most people?

Madison County may be home to the largest city in Alabama, but it's not the most populous county in Alabama. That honor goes to Jefferson County, with a total population of 674,721 people. Madison, by comparison, has 388,153 people. Mobile is the second-most populous county, with 414,809 people.

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