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.
Huntingdon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 office and administrative support (14.98%), food service (11.40%), and teaching (11.19%).
Huntingdon is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Huntingdon to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
One of the benefits of Huntingdon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.81 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.
The overall education level of Huntingdon is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.23% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Huntingdon in 2010 was $17,119, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,476 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 French.