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Huntington County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Huntington

Largest City: Huntington (2021 population: 17,015)

Population per Square Mile: 95.94

Square Miles: 382.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,123430.6%6,484,050
Today (2021)36,717420.5%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*35,038480.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.1%53 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration22124 14,280
Net International Migration649 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-11270-16.2%692

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%
White35,1944096.7%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups459451.3%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic35,3994297.3%92.6%
Hispanic996482.7%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)14,79040100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,3535115.9%18.3%
Married Without Children4,9554233.5%29.8%
Single Parents1,253408.5%9.3%
Living Alone4,4323730.0%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 2021 (estimate)16,28342100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)16,11042100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
11,1614169.3%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$109,20068  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,6294022.5%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$55443  

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
Public4,977480.5%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)25,021400.6%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher91.9%14 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree21%28 27.2%

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 2020$45,9695088.5%51,926
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 202131350.5%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20212,739420.4%636,675
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, 2019389460.5%80,859
Births to Teens, 201724530.5%5,152
Deaths, 2019438380.7%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,004430.5%3,321,548
Employed17,472430.5%3,203,166
Unemployed532400.4%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate3.04383.3%3.6
May 2022 Unemployment Rate2.15784.0%2.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work17,444100.0%$827,986100.0%$47,465
Wage and Salary13,94279.9%$599,55672.4%$43,004
Farm Proprietors5603.2%$22,7582.7%$40,639
Nonfarm Proprietors2,94216.9%$50,5176.1%$17,171
Farm6853.9%$26,8263.2%$39,162
Nonfarm16,75996.1%$801,16096.8%$47,805
Private15,23787.3%$717,00586.6%$47,057
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1226.4%$21,4982.6%$19,160
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1721.0%$8370.1%$4,866
  Construction8534.9%$48,2145.8%$56,523
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,75210.0%$79,5319.6%$45,394
  Information4122.4%$28,9273.5%$70,211
  Manufacturing3,43319.7%$223,99227.1%$65,247
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,5578.9%$43,8315.3%$28,151
  Trans., Warehousing6613.8%$46,3135.6%$70,065
  Wholesale Trade6063.5%$44,4355.4%$73,325
  Other Private (not above)3,910*22.4%*$141,262*17.1%*$36,128*
Government1,5228.7%$84,15510.2%$55,292

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed73100.0%100.0%$21,849$7,583,249
Single-Family73100.0%74.4%$21,849$6,692,956
2-Family00.0%2.4%0$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
Andrews1,0502.9%
Huntington17,01546.3%
Markle5741.6%*
Mount Etna1140.3%
Roanoke1,7694.8%
Warren1,1853.2%
* 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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