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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

U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Huntsville Botanical Garden

Huntsville Museum of Art

EarlyWorks Children’s Museum

Alabama Constitution Hall Historic Park and Museum

Historic Huntsville Depot

Weeden House Museum

Burritt on the Mountain

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

TOURISM

- 3.4 million people visited Madison County in 2018

- Travel and tourism provided a $1.4 billion economic impact in 2018

- Travel and tourism supported roughly 17,200 jobs in Madison County in 2018

- Madison County saw the third-highest amount of visitors of all Alabama counties in 2018

- Every household in Huntsville/Madison County saves more than $854 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

Bridge Street Town Centre

Parkway Place Mall

Valley Bend at Jones Farm

Village of Providence

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

Harrison Brothers Hardware Store

Multiple antique stores and boutiques

Events
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration Moon Landing Reenactments
Oct 15

Relive the thrilling mission of Apollo 11 in a reenactment of the moon...

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Apollo: When We Went to the Moon
Oct 15

To celebrate the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary, this exhibit will highlight...

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Burritt on the Mountain's Tuesdays @ 2
Oct 15

Join Burritt staff members each Tuesday afternoon at 2 for a special treat...

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Fractal Brewing Project Brew Release
Oct 15

As part of Huntsville History Month, Huntsville's newest brewery will...

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Historical Boos Cruise
Oct 15

Grab a purple cup of your favorite adult beverage to bring on board as you...

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