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Huntington County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Huntington

Largest City: Huntington (2018 population: 17,019)

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, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,066475.7%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,7464615.9%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)3,540369.8%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,6274323.8%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)10,0314027.7%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)6,2304617.2%15.8%
Median Age40.6  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone205290.6%0.4%
Asian Alone215450.6%2.5%
Black Alone263520.7%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone19400.1%0.1%
White35,0814296.8%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups457441.3%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic35,2964297.4%92.9%
Hispanic944452.6%7.1%

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 2018 (estimate)16,11242100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)16,02342100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
11,1933969.9%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$105,00062  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,5614322.2%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$53743  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 5,268500.5%1,117,590
Public5,126490.5%1,054,903
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 201836350.6%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20182,693430.4%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,382480.5%514,915

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, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,376430.5%3,381,609
Employed17,722430.5%3,263,751
Unemployed654360.6%117,858
Annual Unemployment Rate3.631102.9%3.5
February 2020 Unemployment Rate3.34597.1%3.4

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
Farm7193.9%$20,5392.6%$28,566
Nonfarm17,64796.1%$780,57697.4%$44,233
Private16,07987.5%$700,52187.4%$43,567
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1936.5%$21,3382.7%$17,886
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2201.2%$1,7750.2%$8,068
  Construction8934.9%$49,8906.2%$55,868
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,84810.1%$72,9119.1%$39,454
  Information4292.3%$25,2973.2%$58,967
  Manufacturing3,47818.9%$226,70828.3%$65,183
  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*
Government1,5688.5%$80,05510.0%$51,055

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed85100.0%100.0%$16,484$4,879,857
Single-Family85100.0%76.4%$16,484$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Andrews1,1283.1%
Huntington17,01946.6%
Markle6311.7%*
Mount Etna1000.3%
Roanoke1,6944.6%
Warren1,2093.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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