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Huntington County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Huntington

Largest City: Huntington (2019 population: 17,138)

Population per Square Mile: 95.43

Square Miles: 382.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,123430.6%6,484,192
Today (2019)36,520430.5%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*35,038480.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.6%55 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration23813 3,997
Net International Migration2039 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)21470.1%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,063465.6%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)5,8244615.9%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)3,491369.6%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,7584324.0%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,9904027.4%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)6,3944517.5%16.1%
Median Age40.6  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone214300.6%0.4%
Asian Alone237410.6%2.6%
Black Alone274510.8%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone18420.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups468441.3%2.2%
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 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)14,75439100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,7864118.9%18.6%
Married Without Children5,3513836.3%29.9%
Single Parents994516.7%9.5%
Living Alone3,8844026.3%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)16,16842100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)16,02342100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2018)$105,00062  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2018)$53743  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 5,211500.5%1,111,333
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)24,902410.6%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher91%16 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree19%34 25.9%

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 2018$42,2924489.7%47,149
Median Household Income in 201853,8094896.6%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201810.1%6477.7%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.2%6381.1%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201935310.7%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20192,589430.4%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,412470.5%507,739

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, 2017424440.5%82,170
Births to Teens, 201724530.5%5,152
Deaths, 2017412420.6%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,344430.5%3,387,366
Annual Unemployment Rate3.335100.0%3.3
July 2020 Unemployment Rate6.3196.9%6.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work18,366100.0%$801,115100.0%$43,619
Wage and Salary14,56879.3%$588,19173.4%$40,376
Farm Proprietors5613.1%$15,1791.9%$27,057
Nonfarm Proprietors3,23717.6%$48,2886.0%$14,918
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1936.5%$21,3382.7%$17,886
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2201.2%$1,7750.2%$8,068
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,84810.1%$72,9119.1%$39,454
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,7739.7%$41,7055.2%$23,522
  Trans., Warehousing8424.6%$57,4877.2%$68,274
  Wholesale Trade6993.8%$47,4335.9%$67,858
  Other Private (not above)3,972*21.6%*$127,276*15.9%*$32,043*

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed70100.0%100.0%$17,202$4,988,366
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

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 2019
Percent of County
Mount Etna1050.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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