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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
$5 After 5
Jan 20

Enjoy $5 admission every Thursday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the...

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Encounters: Dean Mitchell
Jan 20

The engaging works of this master watercolorist from Tampa, FL encompass...

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Live Local Music
Jan 20

Almost any night of the week, local and regional musicians are performing...

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Looking at the Collection: Works on Paper
Jan 20

One of the Museum’s best kept secrets is its collection of works on paper,...

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Mission Experiences at US Space & Rocket Center
Jan 20

See if you have what it takes to get the crew safely to space and back home...

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