Huntington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 17,095 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Huntington is the 50th largest community in Indiana. Huntington has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Huntington is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.42% of the Huntington workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Huntington is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huntington who work in office and administrative support (12.55%), food service (7.27%), and sales jobs (7.03%).
One of the benefits of Huntington is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.34 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Huntington rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.06% of adults 25 and older in Huntington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Huntington in 2010 was $19,530, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,120 for a family of four.
The people who call Huntington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Huntington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Huntington include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Huntington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.