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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
Celebrate the Artemis Mission to the Moon
Jul 4

The Rocket City eagerly awaits the launch of Artemis I as the next...

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CONCERTS IN THE PARK- Peruvian Coin / JED Eye
Jul 4

The concerts are held in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park on the...

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Live Music ft. Lamont Landers
Jul 4

Come out this Monday and every Monday as Lamont Landers begins the week...

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Peak Butterfly Season in the Purdy Butterfly House
Jul 4

The Purdy Butterfly House is a must-see in May through September! Peak...

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Planet Pioneers
Jul 4

Do you have what it takes to survive in a completely foreign environment?...

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