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Huntington County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Huntington County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1832
Seat Huntington
Largest City Huntington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

387.72 sq mi (1,004 km²)
382.65 sq mi (991 km²)
5.07 sq mi (13 km²), 1.31%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

37,124
97/sq mi (37.46/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://www.huntington.in.us/county/
Named for: Samuel H. Huntington
Indiana county number 35

Huntington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. According to Census 2010, the population was 37,124. The county seat and lone city is Huntington.

Huntington County comprises the Huntington, IN Micropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Fort Wayne–Huntington–Auburn Combined Statistical Area

Geography

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.

Huntington-indiana-from-above
The city of Huntington from the southwest.

Adjacent counties

History

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

Townships

  • Clear Creek
  • Dallas
  • Huntington
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Lancaster
  • Polk
  • Rock Creek
  • Salamonie
  • Union
  • Warren
  • Wayne

Unincorporated communities

Transportation

Major highways

  • I-69.svg Interstate 69
  • US 24.svg U.S. Route 24
  • US 224.svg U.S. Route 224
  • Indiana 3.svg State Road 3
  • Indiana 5.svg State Road 5
  • Indiana 9.svg State Road 9
  • Indiana 16.svg State Road 16
  • Indiana 105.svg State Road 105
  • Indiana 114.svg State Road 114
  • Indiana 116.svg State Road 116
  • Indiana 124.svg State Road 124
  • Indiana 218.svg State Road 218

Climate and weather

Weather chart for Huntington, Indiana
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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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 1,579
1850 7,850 397.2%
1860 14,867 89.4%
1870 19,036 28.0%
1880 21,805 14.5%
1890 27,644 26.8%
1900 28,901 4.5%
1910 28,982 0.3%
1920 31,671 9.3%
1930 29,073 −8.2%
1940 29,931 3.0%
1950 31,400 4.9%
1960 33,814 7.7%
1970 34,970 3.4%
1980 35,596 1.8%
1990 35,427 −0.5%
2000 38,075 7.5%
2010 37,124 −2.5%
Est. 2015 36,630 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2013

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.


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