Huntingdon, PA
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Huntingdon is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,029 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Huntingdon is the 190th largest community in Pennsylvania. Huntingdon has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Huntingdon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Huntingdon is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huntingdon who work in teaching (12.86%), office and administrative support (12.73%), and sales jobs (10.13%).

Huntingdon is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Huntingdon area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Huntingdon maintain a good economy.

Residents of the borough have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.36 minutes getting to work every day.

The overall education level of Huntingdon is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.07% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Huntingdon in 2010 was $18,144, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,576 for a family of four.

The people who call Huntingdon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Huntingdon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Huntingdon include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Huntingdon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.