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Huntington County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Huntington

Largest City: Huntington (2022 population: 17,023)

Population per Square Mile: 96.25

Square Miles: 382.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)36,662420.6%6,484,050
Today (2022)36,834420.5%6,833,037
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*35,334460.5%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today0.5%52 0.7%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2021-2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration11343 5,230
Net International Migration5031 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-10671-10.4%1,024

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 2021 (Includes detail not shown below)14,92840100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,4094916.1%18.2%
Married Without Children5,2303835.0%29.8%
Single Parents1,318388.8%9.2%
Living Alone4,1644027.9%29.1%

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 2022 (estimate)16,33542100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)16,16842100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2021)$113,30070  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2021)$56650  

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 2021 ACS)25,097410.6%4,501,214
with High School diploma or higher92.8%11 89.8%
with B.A. or higher degree20.9%29 27.8%

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 202155,5466988.6%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 202110.6%5587.6%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.9%6088.5%15.7%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202220360.5%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20222,581410.4%611,203
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%80,851
Births to Teens, 202118500.5%3,845
Deaths, 2019438380.7%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,421420.5%3,404,443
Annual Unemployment Rate2.65786.7%3.0
August 2023 Unemployment Rate3.25886.5%3.7

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, 2022UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed84100.0%100.0%$23,880$6,635,992
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.5%$0$14,702
5+ Family00.0%32.6%$0$1,031,387

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 2022
Percent of County
Mount Etna1150.3%
* 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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