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Huntington County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Huntington

Largest City: Huntington (2015 population: 17,095)

Population per Square Mile: 95.71

Square Miles: 382.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,124430.6%6,484,192
Today (2015)36,630430.6%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*36,299440.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.3%52 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-15260 -14,881
Net International Migration1543 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)46550.2%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,092465.7%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,9804516.3%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)3,6903610.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,6414323.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)10,2604028.0%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)5,9674416.3%14.6%
Median Age40.2  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone177310.5%0.4%
Asian Alone220440.6%2.1%
Black Alone238540.6%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone17400.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups407451.1%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)14,41341100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,8304419.6%19.4%
Married Without Children5,2513836.4%30.1%
Single Parents973546.8%9.9%
Living Alone3,6734025.5%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)15,89042100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)15,83842100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2014)$97,10061  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2014)$51040  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2015/2016 Total Reported) 5,465470.5%1,108,151
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)24,785420.6%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher88.9%19 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree18%28 23.6%

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 2014$36,5075192.2%39,578
Median Household Income in 201449,83241100.9%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 201410.7%7370.4%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.6%6678.3%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201522640.3%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 20153,712440.5%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20162,368500.5%504,539

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, 2014428460.5%84,080
Births to Teens, 201437410.6%6,277
Deaths, 2014400400.7%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,788430.6%3,265,761
Annual Unemployment Rate4.35889.6%4.8
September 2016 Unemployment Rate3.85790.5%4.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work18,853100.0%$766,672100.0%$40,666
Wage and Salary15,06479.9%$537,62170.1%$35,689
Farm Proprietors5903.1%$35,0974.6%$59,486
Nonfarm Proprietors3,19917.0%$47,6816.2%$14,905
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1536.1%$18,4642.4%$16,014
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2071.1%$1,3660.2%$6,599
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,89810.1%$66,7358.7%$35,161
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,88310.0%$43,2705.6%$22,979
  Trans., Warehousing7353.9%$46,6046.1%$63,407
  Wholesale Trade7173.8%$41,1575.4%$57,402
  Other Private (not above)4,111*21.8%*$112,945*14.7%*$27,474*

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed55100.0%100.0%$11,200$3,737,044
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

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

in 2015
Percent of County
Mount Etna1030.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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