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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
25th Annual OKTOBERFEST - postponed
Sep 19

Historic Redstone Arsenal takes on a European flavor as the activity field...

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9/11 and Beyond: Photographs from the Associated Press
Sep 19

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this exhibition looks back at...

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Ballpark Tours
Sep 19

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

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County Line Road Concert Series
Sep 19

September 19 Good Vibe Tribe September 26 CALYPSO VISION

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Downtown Walking Tours
Sep 19

Choose from a number of tours to learn more about Huntsville's history....

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