Huntington County, Indiana facts for kids
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Huntington County Courthouse in Huntington
Location within the U.S. state of Indiana
Indiana's location within the U.S.
|Founded||2 February 1832 (authorized)
5 May 1834 (organized)
|Named for||Samuel Huntington|
|• Total||387.72 sq mi (1,004.2 km2)|
|• Land||382.65 sq mi (991.1 km2)|
|• Water||5.07 sq mi (13.1 km2) 1.31%%|
|• Density||95.8/sq mi (37.0/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Indiana county number 35|
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 387.72 square miles (1,004.2 km2), of which 382.65 square miles (991.1 km2) (or 98.69%) is land and 5.07 square miles (13.1 km2) (or 1.31%) is water.
- Whitley County (north)
- Allen County (northeast)
- Wells County (east)
- Grant County (south)
- Wabash County (west)
Huntington County was formed in 1832. It was named for Samuel Huntington, who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He was also President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation.
Points of interest
- Huntington University Arboretum and Botanical Garden
- Huntington University
- Joseph Decuis Restaurant
- Merillat Centre for the Arts
- Our Sunday Visitor Corporate Headquarters
- Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center
- Sunken Gardens
- The Forks Of The Wabash
- The Indiana Room Genealogy Center
- Tel-Hy Nature Preserve
- Two-EE's Winery
- United States Vice Presidential Museum
- Victory Noll Center
Cities and towns
- Monument City
- Mount Etna
- Plum Tree
- Clear Creek
- Rock Creek
- Pleasant Plain
- Plum Tree
- Roanoke Station
- Rock Creek Center
- Interstate 69
- U.S. Route 24
- U.S. Route 224
- State Road 3
- State Road 5
- State Road 9
- State Road 16
- State Road 105
- State Road 114
- State Road 116
- State Road 124
- State Road 218
Climate and weather
|Weather chart for Huntington, Indiana|
|temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: The Weather Channel
In recent years, average temperatures in Huntington have ranged from a low of 16 °F (−9 °C) in January to a high of 87 °F (31 °C) in July, although a record low of −28 °F (−33 °C) was recorded in January 1982 and a record high of 105 °F (41 °C) was recorded in June 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.82 inches (46 mm) in February to 4.37 inches (111 mm) in June.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 37,124 people, 14,218 households, and 10,074 families residing in the county. The population density was 97.0 inhabitants per square mile (37.5/km2). There were 15,805 housing units at an average density of 41.3 per square mile (15.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.1% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 37.9% were German, 14.9% were Irish, 12.9% were American, and 12.1% were English.
Of the 14,218 households, 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.1% were non-families, and 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age was 39.0 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $55,630. Males had a median income of $41,648 versus $30,218 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,575. About 7.7% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
- Huntington County Community School Corporation
- Huntington University
- Samuel E. Cook (1860–1946), US Congressman
- J. Danforth Quayle, US Representative, Senator, Vice-president
- J. Edward Roush (1920–2004), US Representative, Father of "911"
- John R. Kissinger (1877–1946), early Malaria test subject
- Elizebeth (Smith) Friedman (1892–1980), author and pioneer in cryptology during WWI to WWII era, called "America's first female cryptanalyst"
- Chris Schenkel (1923–2005), sportscaster
- Archbishop John F. Noll (1875–1956), founded Catholic newspaper 'Our Sunday Visitor'. Founded Victory Noll and St. Felix Monastery.
- Sandy Thomson, Chief Weather Specialist, WANE-TV Fort Wayne
- Mick Mars, guitarist for Mötley Crüe.
- Eiffel G. Plasterer (fl. 1950s), pioneer in soap bubble art
- Gary Dilley, Tokyo Olympics swimmer
- George Haines, Olympic Women's Swim coach
- Glen S. Hummer, Tokyo Olympics Men's Swim coach
- W.L. Seibold, national horseshoe champion
- Mark Seibold, World horseshoe champion (1966, 1969, 1979, 1986)
- Ned Steele, 1938 national Ping Pong champion.
- Steve Platt, basketball player and former coach at Huntington University. Indiana's all-time collegiate scoring leader (3,700 points), placing him seventh on the list of all-time collegiate scorers at any level. Led the nation in scoring (1973, 1974).
- Lisa Winter, basketball player at Ball State University and Valparaiso University. Indiana's Miss Basketball 1996.
- Matt Pike, football player at Purdue University and in the Arena Football League, 1999–Present. Won AF2 Title with Peoria in 2002.
- Chris Kramer, professional basketball player. Kramer played college basketball at Purdue University where he was two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
In Spanish: Condado de Huntington para niños
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