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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%
White35,3094096.7%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups468441.3%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic35,5134297.2%92.7%
Hispanic1,007452.8%7.3%

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)
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 (2019/2020 Total Reported) 5,211500.5%1,111,333
Public5,089490.5%1,050,614
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 2019$42,8245288.0%48,678
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
Employed17,745430.5%3,275,056
Unemployed599400.5%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate3.335100.0%3.3
October 2020 Unemployment Rate3.85779.2%4.8

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
Farm7053.8%$7,2260.9%$10,250
Nonfarm17,69596.2%$796,83199.1%$45,031
Private16,13687.7%$711,32988.5%$44,083
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,2026.5%$21,9132.7%$18,230
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2301.3%$1,7330.2%$7,535
  Construction8764.8%$48,2506.0%$55,080
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,8059.8%$74,0979.2%$41,051
  Information4512.5%$27,5453.4%$61,075
  Manufacturing3,64319.8%$227,75928.3%$62,520
  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*
Government1,5598.5%$85,50210.6%$54,844

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
Single-Family70100.0%73.1%$17,202$4,298,385
2-Family00.0%1.6%0$48,202
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

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
Andrews1,1373.1%
Huntington17,13846.9%
Markle6381.7%*
Mount Etna1050.3%
Roanoke1,7104.7%
Warren1,2113.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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