Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania


Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Seal of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Seal
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Huntingdon County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded September 20, 1787
Seat Huntingdon
Largest city Huntingdon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

889 sq mi (2,302 km²)
874 sq mi (2,264 km²)
15 sq mi (39 km²), 1.68%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

45,913
52/sq mi (20.2/km²)
Website huntingdoncounty.net

Huntingdon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. In 2010, its population was 45,913. Huntingdon County was created on September 20, 1787, from part of Bedford County. Its county seat is Huntingdon.[1]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 889 square miles (2,302.5 km2), of which 874 square miles (2,263.6 km2) is land and 15 square miles (38.8 km2) (1.68%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Significant Topographic Features

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 7,558
1800 13,008 72.1%
1810 14,778 13.6%
1820 20,142 36.3%
1830 27,145 34.8%
1840 35,484 30.7%
1850 24,786 −30.1%
1860 28,100 13.4%
1870 31,251 11.2%
1880 33,954 8.6%
1890 35,751 5.3%
1900 34,650 −3.1%
1910 38,304 10.5%
1920 39,848 4.0%
1930 39,021 −2.1%
1940 41,836 7.2%
1950 40,872 −2.3%
1960 39,457 −3.5%
1970 39,108 −0.9%
1980 42,253 8.0%
1990 44,164 4.5%
2000 45,586 3.2%
2010 45,913 0.7%
[2][3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 45,586 people, 16,759 households, and 11,798 families residing in the county. The population density was 52 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 21,058 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.33% White, 5.14% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.9% were of German, 17.1% American, 11.1% Irish, 7.5% English and 5.7% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 16,759 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.70% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 109.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.20 males.

Dialect, Accent, and Language

Almost everyone that lives in Huntingdon County speaks English as their first language. The dominant form of speech in Huntingdon County is the Central Pennsylvania accent, although some areas of the county, such as Kishacoquillas Valley, where many Amish and Mennonite people live, German is commonly spoken.

Notable natives

Media

Radio Stations

AM Radio Stations

Stations Within County
Stations Outside of County

FM Radio Stations

Stations Within County
Stations Outside of County

Television

Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).

Municipalities

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Huntingdon County:

Boroughs

Townships

Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Education

Public School Districts

Higher Education

Colleges and Universities

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov
  3. ^ http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 40°25′N 77°59′W / 40.41°N 77.98°W / 40.41; -77.98


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