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Facts and Statistics

If you're researching Huntsville for your next media piece, here are the basics just to get you started. 

LOCATION

Huntsville is located in Madison, Limestone, and Morgan Counties, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in North Alabama.

AREA

About 215 square miles

POPULATION

~195,000 (as of July 2017)    

CLIMATE

Huntsville is characterized by a temperate climate, with high temperatures in the late spring, summer, and early fall. Humid weather is common, and winters are mild.

AIRPORT

Huntsville International Airport (HSV)

ATTRACTIONS

TOURISM

  • 3.7 million people visited Madison County in 2019
  • Travel and tourism provided a $1.6 billion economic impact in 2019
  • Travel and tourism supported roughly 18,970 jobs in Madison County in 2019
  • Madison County saw the second-highest amount of visitors of all Alabama counties in 2019
  • Every household in Huntsville/Madison County saves more than $925 in taxes as a result of travel expenditures

RECREATION

Campus No. 805, 10 + local breweries, Topgolf, Ditto Landing & Marina, Monte Sano State Park, golf courses, Huntsville Aquatics Center, ice complex, tennis center, soccer complexes, cross-country running course, disc golf courses, community recreation centers, numerous city greenways, over 100 miles of hiking/biking trails, Green Mountain

SHOPPING

Multiple antique stores and boutiques

Events
Ballpark Tours
Apr 14

Come get a behind-the-scenes look at beautiful Toyota Field! For just $10...

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Big Ol' Ballpark Fair
Apr 14

The midway will be highlighted by 30 rides, plus numerous games and...

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Botanical Garden Virtual Tour
Apr 14

The Garden is open with limited capacity and a new Golden Hour on Wednesday...

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Cocktails at the View
Apr 14

Experience the most spectacular view of the city and watch the sunset from...

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Create at Home
Apr 14

The Huntsville Museum of Art has created a unique opportunity to hone your...

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