Redstone Arsenal

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Redstone Arsenal is a census-designated place and U.S. Army base/town located next to the city of Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama. The primary tenant organizations are the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

As of the 2000 census, the population of the CDP is 2,365.

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Geography

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Location of Redstone Arsenal, Alabama

Redstone Arsenal is located at 34°41'3" North, 86°39'15" West (34.684166, -86.654031)Template:GR.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 20.4 km² (7.9 mi²). 20.4 km² (7.9 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Redstone Arsenal contains extensive wetland areas associated with the Tennessee River and several local springs

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 2,365 people, 487 households, and 446 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 116.2/km² (300.8/mi²). There are 879 housing units at an average density of 43.2/km² (111.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 56.91% White, 31.67% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 2.03% Asian, 0.80% Pacific Islander, 3.34% from other races, and 4.82% from two or more races. 9.30% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 487 households out of which 79.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.7% are married couples living together, 8.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 8.4% are non-families. 7.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.48 and the average family size is 3.67.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 19.2% from 18 to 24, 43.2% from 25 to 44, 4.6% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 150.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 170.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $35,435, and the median income for a family is $40,208. Males have a median income of $29,053 versus $24,063 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $14,860. 10.4% of the population and 9.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.7% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Military facilities

Redstone Arsenal became such in 1943, as a result of plans to create a second chemical weapon plant in addition to the existing plant at Edgewood, Maryland. Workload was heavy during World War II, leading to construction of the Huntsville Arsenal nearby. Activity curtailed quickly after the war and in 1947, Redstone was placed on standby. Huntsville Arsenal was deactivated in 1949. That same year, Redstone had been nominated as the Army's Ordnance Rocket Center. Redstone was the home of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency when it was founded in 1956, but lost a number of facilities and personnel, including all space-related programs, to NASA in 1960.

Redstone Arsenal remains the center of testing, development, and doctrine for the U.S. Army's missile programs. Besides the Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone houses the Tactical UAV Project Office, Missile Munitions Center and School, Redstone Technical Test Center (RTTC), and other operations.

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