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Huntington County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Huntington

Largest City: Huntington (2020 population: 17,052)

Population per Square Mile: 95.10

Square Miles: 382.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,123430.6%6,484,050
Today (2020)36,395430.5%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*35,038480.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.0%58 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-15974 1,323
Net International Migration1051 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-147-0.0%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,086455.7%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)5,7914615.9%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)3,455369.5%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,7004323.9%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,7964026.9%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)6,5674318.0%16.5%
Median Age40.8  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone210320.6%0.4%
Asian Alone236410.6%2.7%
Black Alone269560.7%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone27370.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups459451.3%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 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)14,74239100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,6634318.1%18.5%
Married Without Children5,2033935.3%29.7%
Single Parents1,128437.7%9.3%
Living Alone4,0504027.5%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)16,21442100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)16,04942100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2019)$107,20065  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2019)$54542  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 5,093500.5%1,112,460
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)25,019400.6%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher91.8%14 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree20.1%31 26.5%

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 2019$42,8245288.0%48,678
Median Household Income in 201954,5655294.7%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20199.7%5681.5%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.6%6583.4%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202034350.5%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20202,840430.4%659,095
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, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,032430.5%3,319,010
Annual Unemployment Rate6.64093.0%7.1
August 2021 Unemployment Rate4.97122.5%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work18,400100.0%$804,057100.0%$43,699
Wage and Salary14,58079.2%$597,33074.3%$40,969
Farm Proprietors5663.1%$2,8740.4%$5,078
Nonfarm Proprietors3,25417.7%$49,5776.2%$15,236
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,2026.5%$21,9132.7%$18,230
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2301.3%$1,7330.2%$7,535
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,8059.8%$74,0979.2%$41,051
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,7019.2%$42,1035.2%$24,752
  Trans., Warehousing7684.2%$54,0656.7%$70,397
  Wholesale Trade7183.9%$48,8076.1%$67,976
  Other Private (not above)3,982*21.6%*$132,899*16.5%*$33,375*

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed75100.0%100.0%$19,299$5,872,297
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family00.0%20.6%$0$552,508

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 2020
Percent of County
Mount Etna1040.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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