Huntingdon County
Jacks Mountain viewed from Shirleysburg
Jacks Mountain viewed from Shirleysburg
Official seal of Huntingdon County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Huntingdon County
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Map of the United States highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°25′N 77°59′W / 40.41°N 77.98°W / 40.41; -77.98
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
FoundedSeptember 20, 1787
Named forSelina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon
SeatHuntingdon
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 zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district13th
Websitewww.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.

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. [1]

Features

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
17907,558
180013,00872.1%
181014,77813.6%
182020,14236.3%
183027,14534.8%
184035,48430.7%
185024,786−30.1%
186028,10013.4%
187031,25111.2%
188033,9548.6%
189035,7515.3%
190034,650−3.1%
191038,30410.5%
192039,8484.0%
193039,021−2.1%
194041,8367.2%
195040,872−2.3%
196039,457−3.5%
197039,108−0.9%
198042,2538.0%
199044,1644.5%
200045,5863.2%
201045,9130.7%
202044,092−4.0%
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.

2020 Census

Huntingdon County Racial Composition[9]
Race Num. Perc.
White (NH) 39,420 89.4%
Black or African American (NH) 2,267 5.14%
Native American (NH) 49 0.11%
Asian (NH) 210 0.47%
Pacific Islander (NH) 9 0.02%
Other/Mixed (NH) 1,285 3%
Hispanic or Latino 852 2%

Micropolitan Statistical Area

See also: List of micropolitan statistical areas

The United States Office of Management and Budget[10] has designated Huntingdon County as the Huntingdon, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA).[11] As of the 2010 census[12] 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[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 17,061 74.69% 5,445 23.84% 337 1.48%
2016 14,494 72.96% 4,539 22.85% 833 4.19%
2012 11,979 67.71% 5,409 30.57% 304 1.72%
2008 11,745 62.70% 6,621 35.35% 365 1.95%
2004 12,126 67.15% 5,879 32.56% 53 0.29%
2000 10,408 65.21% 5,073 31.78% 480 3.01%
1996 7,324 50.53% 5,285 36.46% 1,886 13.01%
1992 7,249 46.17% 5,153 32.82% 3,298 21.01%
1988 8,800 64.56% 4,752 34.86% 79 0.58%
1984 10,220 69.57% 4,430 30.15% 41 0.28%
1980 8,140 58.44% 5,094 36.57% 694 4.98%
1976 7,843 58.26% 5,410 40.19% 209 1.55%
1972 9,606 72.68% 3,394 25.68% 216 1.63%
1968 8,276 61.82% 4,128 30.83% 984 7.35%
1964 6,571 46.81% 7,435 52.96% 33 0.24%
1960 11,116 70.07% 4,710 29.69% 38 0.24%
1956 9,698 67.66% 4,618 32.22% 17 0.12%
1952 9,580 68.61% 4,318 30.93% 64 0.46%
1948 6,943 67.76% 3,304 32.24% 0 0.00%
1944 8,106 65.80% 4,131 33.53% 83 0.67%
1940 9,141 61.64% 5,631 37.97% 58 0.39%
1936 9,815 56.43% 7,429 42.72% 148 0.85%
1932 7,371 66.39% 3,426 30.86% 306 2.76%
1928 9,920 86.25% 1,470 12.78% 112 0.97%
1924 6,567 73.99% 1,488 16.77% 820 9.24%
1920 5,232 67.74% 1,784 23.10% 708 9.17%
1916 3,806 60.23% 2,181 34.51% 332 5.25%
1912 903 14.33% 1,538 24.41% 3,859 61.25%
1908 4,503 66.34% 1,917 28.24% 368 5.42%
1904 4,587 73.11% 1,324 21.10% 363 5.79%
1900 4,645 67.91% 1,989 29.08% 206 3.01%
1896 4,969 66.06% 2,305 30.64% 248 3.30%
1892 3,994 57.66% 2,675 38.62% 258 3.72%
1888 4,217 58.56% 2,789 38.73% 195 2.71%


County Commissioners

State Senate

State House of Representatives

United States House of Representatives

United States Senate

Education

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

Public school districts

Related entities

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 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.[12]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Huntingdon Borough 7,093
2 Mount Union Borough 2,447
3 McConnellstown CDP 1,194
4 Allenport CDP 648
5 Petersburg Borough 480
6 Broad Top City Borough 452
7 Three Springs Borough 444
8 Mapleton Borough 441
9 Orbisonia Borough 428
10 Rockhill Borough 371
T-11 Alexandria Borough 346
T-11 Saltillo Borough 346
12 Mill Creek Borough 328
13 Marklesburg Borough 204
14 Dudley Borough 184
15 Shirleysburg Borough 150
16 Cassville Borough 143
17 Coalmont Borough 106
18 Shade Gap Borough 105
19 Birmingham Borough 90

Notable natives

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Archived from the original on August 11, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  6. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 24, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on March 20, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 18, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  9. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania".
  10. ^ "Office of Management and Budget". whitehouse.gov. Archived from the original on April 29, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "Businesses that Received Forms in 2012: Pennsylvania - U.S. Census Bureau". Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  12. ^ a b "2010 U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Archived from the original on March 23, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  14. ^ a b Center, Legislativate Data Processing. "Find Your Legislator". The official website for the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Archived from the original on May 6, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  15. ^ "May 2, 2018 - The Daily News serving Huntingdon, Mount Union, Orbisonia, and Saxton PA". The Daily News. Archived from the original on December 10, 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2018.

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