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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, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,088445.7%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)5,9094516.1%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,487369.5%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,8734224.2%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,8094026.7%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)6,5514217.8%16.4%
Median Age40.6  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone214320.6%0.4%
Asian Alone245410.7%2.7%
Black Alone295550.8%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone27380.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups492451.3%2.3%
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 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)
Median Value (2020)$109,20068  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2020)$55443  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 5,144500.5%1,120,155
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 2021$49,5715287.7%56,497
Median Household Income in 202059,2524797.5%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 20209.1%6778.4%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1811.0%7373.8%14.9%
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 2021/20222,113520.4%481,568

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
Annual Unemployment Rate3.04383.3%3.6
October 2022 Unemployment Rate2.64992.9%2.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work18,233100.0%$900,769100.0%$49,403
Wage and Salary14,35278.7%$646,18871.7%$45,024
Farm Proprietors5573.1%$33,8203.8%$60,718
Nonfarm Proprietors3,32418.2%$57,2886.4%$17,235
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,2586.9%$26,8643.0%$21,355
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1941.1%$1,3630.2%$7,026
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,6639.1%$82,1169.1%$49,378
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,7289.5%$50,2485.6%$29,079
  Trans., Warehousing7163.9%$51,8355.8%$72,395
  Wholesale Trade6203.4%$45,9285.1%$74,077
  Other Private (not above)4,156*22.8%*$149,470*16.6%*$35,965*

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
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

in 2021
Percent of County
Mount Etna1140.3%
* 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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