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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
Alabama Summer Skies
Aug 7

Navigate your way through what's up in the summer in this live, guided tour...

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Apollo: When We Went to the Moon
Aug 7

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon , chronicles the timeline from the...

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Art Deco Glass from the David Huchthausen Collection
Aug 7

Characterized by smooth lines, geometric shapes, and bright colors, the Art...

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Ballpark Tours
Aug 7

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

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BIKES & BREWS
Aug 7

This leisurely group bicycle ride around downtown Huntsville is carefully...

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