Huntington, WV
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Living in Huntington


Huntington is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 46,048 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Huntington is the second largest community in West Virginia.

Unlike some cities, Huntington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Huntington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (13.80%), office and administrative support (12.06%), and healthcare (10.40%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Huntington, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Huntington provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

The overall education level of Huntington is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.02% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Huntington in 2010 was $21,396, 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 $85,584 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 32.67% 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, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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