Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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Huntingdon County
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Jacks Mountain viewed from Shirleysburg
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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Huntingdon County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°25′N77°59′W / 40.41°N 77.98°W / 40.41; -77.98
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Pennsylvania.svg  Pennsylvania
FoundedSeptember 20, 1787
Named for Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon
Seat Huntingdon
Largest boroughHuntingdon
Area
  Total889 sq mi (2,300 km2)
  Land875 sq mi (2,270 km2)
  Water15 sq mi (40 km2)  1.6%
Population
 (2020)
  Total44,092
  Density51/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 13th
Website www.huntingdoncounty.net/Pages/default.aspx

Huntingdon County is a county located in the center of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,913. [1] Its county seat is Huntingdon. [2] The county was created on September 20, 1787, mainly from the north part of Bedford County, plus an addition of territory on the east (Big Valley, Tuscarora Valley) from Cumberland County.

Contents

Huntingdon County comprises the Huntingdon, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 889 square miles (2,300 km2), of which 875 square miles (2,270 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (1.6%) is water. [3] It has a humid continental climate (Dfa/Dfb) and average monthly temperatures in Huntingdon borough range from 27.8 °F in January to 72.3 °F in July.

Features

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1790 7,558
1800 13,00872.1%
1810 14,77813.6%
1820 20,14236.3%
1830 27,14534.8%
1840 35,48430.7%
1850 24,786−30.1%
1860 28,10013.4%
1870 31,25111.2%
1880 33,9548.6%
1890 35,7515.3%
1900 34,650−3.1%
1910 38,30410.5%
1920 39,8484.0%
1930 39,021−2.1%
1940 41,8367.2%
1950 40,872−2.3%
1960 39,457−3.5%
1970 39,108−0.9%
1980 42,2538.0%
1990 44,1644.5%
2000 45,5863.2%
2010 45,9130.7%
2020 44,092−4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census [4]
1790-1960 [5] 1900-1990 [6]
1990-2000 [7] 2010-2017 [1]

As of the census [8] of 2010, there were 45,913 people and 17,280 households within the county. The population density was 52 people per square mile (20/km2). There were 22,365 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.50% White, 5.21% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 1.58% 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.

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.

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 of English. In some areas of the county, such as Kishacoquillas Valley, where many Amish and Mennonite people live, a dialect of German known as Pennsylvania Dutch (from Deutsch, the word for German) is commonly spoken.

Micropolitan Statistical Area

The United States Office of Management and Budget [9] has designated Huntingdon County as the Huntingdon, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA). [10] As of the 2010 census [11] the micropolitan area ranked 11th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 249th most populous in the United States with a population of 45,913.

Law and government

United States presidential election results for Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania [12]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.%No.%No.%
2020 17,06174.69%5,44523.84%3371.48%
2016 14,49472.96%4,53922.85%8334.19%
2012 11,97967.71%5,40930.57%3041.72%
2008 11,74562.70%6,62135.35%3651.95%
2004 12,12667.15%5,87932.56%530.29%
2000 10,40865.21%5,07331.78%4803.01%
1996 7,32450.53%5,28536.46%1,88613.01%
1992 7,24946.17%5,15332.82%3,29821.01%
1988 8,80064.56%4,75234.86%790.58%
1984 10,22069.57%4,43030.15%410.28%
1980 8,14058.44%5,09436.57%6944.98%
1976 7,84358.26%5,41040.19%2091.55%
1972 9,60672.68%3,39425.68%2161.63%
1968 8,27661.82%4,12830.83%9847.35%
1964 6,57146.81%7,43552.96%330.24%
1960 11,11670.07%4,71029.69%380.24%
1956 9,69867.66%4,61832.22%170.12%
1952 9,58068.61%4,31830.93%640.46%
1948 6,94367.76%3,30432.24%00.00%
1944 8,10665.80%4,13133.53%830.67%
1940 9,14161.64%5,63137.97%580.39%
1936 9,81556.43%7,42942.72%1480.85%
1932 7,37166.39%3,42630.86%3062.76%
1928 9,92086.25%1,47012.78%1120.97%
1924 6,56773.99%1,48816.77%8209.24%
1920 5,23267.74%1,78423.10%7089.17%
1916 3,80660.23%2,18134.51%3325.25%
1912 90314.33%1,53824.41%3,85961.25%
1908 4,50366.34%1,91728.24%3685.42%
1904 4,58773.11%1,32421.10%3635.79%
1900 4,64567.91%1,98929.08%2063.01%
1896 4,96966.06%2,30530.64%2483.30%
1892 3,99457.66%2,67538.62%2583.72%
1888 4,21758.56%2,78938.73%1952.71%


County Commissioners

State Senate [13]

State House of Representatives [13]

United States House of Representatives

United States Senate

Education

Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania School Districts Map of Huntingdon County Pennsylvania School Districts.png
Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Public school districts

Charter schools

Private schools

Colleges and universities

Libraries

Transportation

Major highways

Media

Radio stations

AM

FM

Newspapers

Television

Communities

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

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

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Huntingdon County. [11]

county seat

RankCity/Town/etc.Municipal typePopulation (2010 Census)
1 Huntingdon Borough7,093
2 Mount Union Borough2,447
3 McConnellstown CDP1,194
4 Allenport CDP648
5 Petersburg Borough480
6 Broad Top City Borough452
7 Three Springs Borough444
8 Mapleton Borough441
9 Orbisonia Borough428
10 Rockhill Borough371
T-11 Alexandria Borough346
T-11 Saltillo Borough346
12 Mill Creek Borough328
13 Marklesburg Borough204
14 Dudley Borough184
15 Shirleysburg Borough150
16 Cassville Borough143
17 Coalmont Borough106
18 Shade Gap Borough105
19 Birmingham Borough90

Notable natives

See also

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Coordinates: 40°25′N77°59′W / 40.41°N 77.98°W / 40.41; -77.98