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Huntington, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Huntington is the 2nd largest city in West Virginia with a population of 50,096 as of July 1, 2016. Huntington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Huntington is located at latitude 38.4107 and longitude -82.4347 in Cabell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Huntington (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.22 sq. miles and a water area of 2.24 sq. miles. Cabell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 564 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Huntington are located in Cabell County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Wayne County.

The City of Huntington (GNIS ID: 2390601) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Huntington is located within District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cabell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Huntington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Huntington: Guyandot, Guyandotte, Holderbys Landing, Maple Grove.

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Huntington, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 50,096
Population in Households 47,047
Population in Familes 31,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,049
Population Density1 3,089
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 22,204
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 10,936
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,581 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,623 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,585 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $89,931
Average Home Value $119,802


Median Household Income $28,571
Average Household Income $45,174
Per Capita Income $20,567
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.31%
Households 0.31% 0.32%
Families -0.09% 0.1%
Median Household Income   -0.32%
Per Capita Income   0.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Huntington, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Huntington to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 9 98th
Diversity Index2 # 30 93rd
Median Household Income # 362 11th
Per Capita Income # 220 46th

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