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Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Seal of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
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.
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
 - (2000)
 - Density

45,586
52/sq mi (20/km²)
Founded September 20, 1787
Website huntingdoncounty.net

Huntingdon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. In 2000, its population was 45,586. Huntingdon County was created on September 20, 1787, from part of Bedford County. Its county seat is Huntingdon[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 889 square miles (2,303 km²), of which, 874 square miles (2,264 km²) of it is land and 15 square miles (39 km²) of it (1.68%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Significant Topographic Features

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 34,650
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%
Est. 2008 45,543 −0.1%

As of the census[2] 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

Juniata College, a small, independent liberal arts college, is located in the county seat of Huntingdon.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "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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Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Seal of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Map
File:Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Huntingdon County.png
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded September 20, 1787
Seat Huntingdon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.68%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

45586
Website: huntingdoncounty.net

Huntingdon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. In 2000, its population was 45,586. Huntingdon County was created on September 20, 1787 from part of Bedford County. Its county seat is Huntingdon6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,303 km² (889 sq mi). 2,264 km² (874 sq mi) of it is land and 39 km² (15 sq mi) of it (1.68%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Significant Topographic Features

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 45,586 people, 16,759 households, and 11,798 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (52/sq mi). There were 21,058 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (24/sq mi). 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. The Census information includes the prison population of SCI Huntingdon and SCI Smithfield, both located in Smithfield Township.

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, Pennsylvania 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

Colleges and Universities

Juniata College, a small college affiliated with the Church of the Brethren, is located in the county seat of Huntingdon.

External links

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

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
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