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|Founded||September 20, 1787|
|Named for||Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon|
|• Total||889 sq mi (2,300 km2)|
|• Land||875 sq mi (2,270 km2)|
|• Water||15 sq mi (40 km2) 1.6%|
|• Density||51/sq mi (20/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Huntingdon County is a county located in the center of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,913. Its county seat is Huntingdon. The county was created on September 20, 1787, mainly from the north part of Bedford County, plus an addition of territory on the east (Big Valley, Tuscarora Valley) from Cumberland County.
Huntingdon County comprises the Huntingdon, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.
- Micropolitan Statistical Area
- Notable natives
- See also
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 889 square miles (2,300 km2), of which 875 square miles (2,270 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (1.6%) is water.
- Centre County (north)
- Mifflin County (east)
- Juniata County (east)
- Franklin County (southeast)
- Fulton County (south)
- Bedford County (southwest)
- Blair County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 45,913 people and 17,280 households within the county. The population density was 52 people per square mile (20/km2). There were 22,365 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.50% White, 5.21% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 1.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.9% were of German, 17.1% American, 11.1% Irish, 7.5% English and 5.7% Italian ancestry.
There were 16,759 households, out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the county, the population was spread out, with 21.70% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 109.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.20 males.
Almost everyone that lives in Huntingdon County speaks English as their first language. The dominant form of speech in Huntingdon County is the Central Pennsylvania accent of English. In some areas of the county, such as Kishacoquillas Valley, where many Amish and Mennonite people live, a dialect of German known as Pennsylvania Dutch (from Deutsch, the word for German) is commonly spoken.
Micropolitan Statistical Area
The United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Huntingdon County as the Huntingdon, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA). As of the 2010 U.S. Census the micropolitan area ranked 11th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 249th most populous in the United States with a population of 45,913.
Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Huntingdon County:
- Spruce Creek
- Warriors Mark
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Huntingdon County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|6||Broad Top City||Borough||452|
- Dylan Lane (born 1977), game show host (hosted Chain Reaction) (born in Tyrone, Blair County, spent whole life in Huntingdon)
- Isabel Stewart North (1860-1929), composer
- Robert Elliott Speer (1867–1947), American religious leader
- Martin Grove Brumbaugh (1862–1930), 26th Governor of Pennsylvania
- Horace Porter (1837–1921), Civil War general and US diplomat
- John Purdue (born October 31, 1802, in Huntingdon County), primary original benefactor of Purdue University
- Hugh Brady (born July 29, 1768, in Standingstone), U.S. Army general
Public school districts
- Huntingdon Area School District
- Juniata Valley School District
- Mount Union Area School District (also in Mifflin County)
- Southern Huntingdon County School District
- Tussey Mountain School District (also in Bedford County)
- Tyrone Area School District (also in Blair and Centre Counties)
- Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center: Mill Creek
- Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
- New Day Charter School (7–12): Huntingdon
- Stone Valley Community Charter School (K–5): McAlevy's Fort
- Calvary Christian Academy: Huntingdon
- Class School: Mill Creek
- Grier School: Birmingham
- Huntingdon Christian Academy: Huntingdon
- Huntingdon County Child & Adult Development Center
- Meadow Green Mennonite School: Three Springs
- Shavers Creek Christian School: Petersburg
- Tiny Tots Childcare and Learning Center: Shade Gap
- West Penn F Grace Brethren: Saxton
- Woodcock Valley Center on Children: Huntingdon
Colleges and universities
- Juniata College, a small, independent liberal arts college, is located in the county seat of Huntingdon.
- DuBois Business College, Huntingdon County campus, located in the former Huntingdon High School building in the borough of Huntingdon.
- Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Huntingdon center (located in Walker Township)
- Huntingdon County Library
- Memorial Public Library of the Borough of Alexandria
- Mount Union Community Library
In Spanish: Condado de Huntingdon (Pensilvania) para niños
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