Huntsville, Alabama - Facts & Figures
The town was named Huntsville on November 25, 1811 after its first settler, John Hunt. It grew across nearby hills and along the Tennessee River, adding textile mills and factories to become a major city housing NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command nearby at the Redstone Arsenal. In 2005, Forbes Magazine named the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area as 6th best place in the nation for doing business.
- Population: 158,216
- Industries: Textile, Aerospace, Government, Telecommunications, Shopping Malls
- Local Area Code: 256
- ZIP Codes: 35801, 35802, 35803, 35804, 35805, 35806
- Surrounding Cities: Redstone Arsenal