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Huntington County, Indiana

Named in 1834 for president of the Continental Congress, Samuel Huntington

County Seat: Huntington

Largest City: Huntington (2016 population: 17,176)

Population per Square Mile: 95.11

Square Miles: 382.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,124430.6%6,484,136
Today (2016)36,400430.5%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*36,299440.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.0%59 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-22970 -12,135
Net International Migration1047 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)25540.1%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,082465.7%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)5,8814616.2%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)3,611369.9%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,5994323.6%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)10,1764028.0%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)6,0514416.6%14.9%
Median Age40.3  Median Age = 37.6

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone178320.5%0.4%
Asian Alone213440.6%2.2%
Black Alone249510.7%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone15430.0%0.1%
White35,3044297.0%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups441441.2%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic35,5974297.8%93.2%
Hispanic803512.2%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)14,48041100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,7074518.7%19.2%
Married Without Children5,2963736.6%30.0%
Single Parents1,045507.2%9.8%
Living Alone3,7384025.8%28.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)15,90342100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)15,81542100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
10,9733969.4%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$99,90060  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,5074222.2%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$51539  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 5,374480.5%1,110,866
Public5,265460.5%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)24,821420.6%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher89.7%18 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree18%35 24.1%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2015$37,2255388.8%41,940
Median Household Income in 201549,1034897.2%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201510.9%6575.7%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.2%6179.4%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201627520.4%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20163,309450.5%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,290470.5%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2015434440.5%84,008
Births to Teens, 201534440.6%5,876
Deaths, 2015403420.6%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,739430.6%3,326,893
Employed17,978430.6%3,179,806
Unemployed761410.5%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.15693.2%4.4
June 2017 Unemployment Rate2.95093.5%3.1

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work19,425100.0%$754,238100.0%$38,828
Wage and Salary15,21178.3%$553,80473.4%$36,408
Farm Proprietors5793.0%$6,6470.9%$11,480
Nonfarm Proprietors3,63518.7%$48,4966.4%$13,341
Farm6913.6%$10,8631.4%$15,721
Nonfarm18,73496.4%$743,37598.6%$39,681
Private17,12188.1%$666,28888.3%$38,916
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1856.1%$19,1952.5%$16,198
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1911.0%$2,7690.4%$14,497
  Construction8534.4%$44,7385.9%$52,448
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,00210.3%$71,3589.5%$35,643
  Information4322.2%$23,3533.1%$54,058
  Manufacturing4,10921.2%$236,41931.3%$57,537
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,8899.7%$39,3485.2%$20,830
  Trans., Warehousing7433.8%$47,9756.4%$64,569
  Wholesale Trade7694.0%$41,6565.5%$54,169
  Other Private (not above)4,185*21.5%*$114,553*15.2%*$27,372*
Government1,6138.3%$77,08710.2%$47,791

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed71100.0%100.0%$15,620$3,875,847
Single-Family71100.0%75.2%$15,620$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Huntington County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Andrews1,1293.1%
Huntington17,17647.2%
Markle6351.7%*
Mount Etna1030.3%
Roanoke1,6914.6%
Warren1,2103.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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