Huntington is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 48,113 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Huntington is the second largest community in West Virginia.
Huntington is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Huntington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huntington who work in sales jobs (14.20%), office and administrative support (13.69%), and healthcare (11.10%).
In addition, Huntington is a college town. There are a lot of students in Huntington attending college, and as a result Huntington provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
One of the benefits of Huntington is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.82 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.
Many people in Huntington take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Huntington citizens for affordable transportation.
The overall education level of Huntington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.00% of adults in Huntington have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Huntington in 2010 was $21,449, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,796 for a family of four. However, Huntington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Huntington also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.77% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Huntington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Huntington include German, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Huntington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.