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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
American Studio Glass
Jun 19

While glass containers and vessels have been made for more than 2,000...

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Buccellati: A Silver Menagerie
Jun 19

The Buccellati style, which has combined Renaissance period techniques,...

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Chrome: David Parrish
Jun 19

The work of late Huntsville-based artist David Parrish stuns with its...

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Cocktails at the View
Jun 19

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

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Dare to Explore: Frontiers of Space
Jun 19

Dare to Explore: Frontiers of Space is a new and evolving exhibit...

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