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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: 94.70

Square Miles: 382.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,123430.6%6,484,192
Today (2018)36,240430.5%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*36,299440.5%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.4%64 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-3153 3,555
Net International Migration1143 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)22510.1%19,211

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%
Two or More Race Groups457441.3%2.1%
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 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)14,61641100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,8624019.6%18.8%
Married Without Children5,4073837.0%30.0%
Single Parents868605.9%9.6%
Living Alone3,7634125.7%28.3%

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 2017 (includes vacant units)15,99342100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2017)$102,70060  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2017)$53042  

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
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)24,887400.6%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher90.5%17 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree18.1%38 25.3%

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 2017$39,6505287.8%45,150
Median Household Income in 201753,6353899.1%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201710.2%7076.7%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.0%6778.7%17.8%
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%3,381,713
Annual Unemployment Rate3.631105.9%3.4
August 2019 Unemployment Rate3.04993.8%3.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work18,435100.0%$780,542100.0%$42,340
Wage and Salary14,75280.0%$575,55273.7%$39,015
Farm Proprietors5723.1%$1,5590.2%$2,726
Nonfarm Proprietors3,11116.9%$47,0756.0%$15,132
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1466.2%$19,6182.5%$17,119
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2281.2%$2,3750.3%$10,417
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,84610.0%$71,1889.1%$38,563
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,7909.7%$42,6485.5%$23,826
  Trans., Warehousing8084.4%$56,5327.2%$69,965
  Wholesale Trade7023.8%$46,6896.0%$66,509
  Other Private (not above)3,904*21.2%*$118,431*15.2%*$30,336*

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
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

in 2018
Percent of County
Mount Etna1000.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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