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Huntington County, Indiana
Map of Indiana highlighting Huntington County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Seat Huntington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

388 sq mi (1,004 km²)
383 sq mi (991 km²)
5 sq mi (14 km²), 1.38%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

38,075
40/sq mi (15/km²)
Founded 1832
Named for Samuel Huntington
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Huntington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. The county seat and largest city is Huntington[1].

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 388 square miles (1,005 km²), of which 383 square miles (991 km²) is land and 5 square miles (14 km²) (1.38%) is water.

The city of Huntington from the southwest.
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Adjacent counties

History

Huntington County was formed in 1832. It was named for Samuel Huntington, who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He was also President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation.

Government

The county government is a constitutional body, and is granted specific powers by the Constitution of Indiana, and by the Indiana Code.

County Council: The county council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four year terms. They are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending. The council also has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes.[2][3]

Board of Commissioners: The executive body of the county is made of a board of commissioners. The commissioners are elected county-wide, in staggered terms, and each serves a four year term. One of the commissioners, typically the most senior, serves as president. The commissioners are charged with executing the acts legislated by the council, the collection of revenue, and managing the day-to-day functions of the county government.[2][3]

Court: The county maintains a small claims court that can handle some civil cases. The judge on the court is elected to a term of four years and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association. The judge is assisted by a constable who is also elected to terms of four years. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court.[3]

County Officials: The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, coroner, auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor, and circuit court clerk Each of these elected officers serve terms of four years and oversee different parts of the county government. Members elected to any county government position are required to declare a party affiliation and be a resident of the county.[3]

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 38,075 people, 14,242 households, and 10,282 families residing in the county. The population density was 100 people per square mile (38/km²). There were 15,269 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.15% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.0% were of German, 21.5% American, 8.4% Irish and 8.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 14,242 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,620, and the median income for a family was $49,031. Males had a median income of $34,894 versus $21,693 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,480. About 3.70% of families and 5.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.20% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Huntington County
Population by year

2000 38,075
1990 35,427
1980 35,596
1970 34,970
1960 33,814
1950 31,400
1940 29,931
1930 29,073
1920 31,671
1910 28,982
1900 28,901
1890 27,644
1880 21,805
1870 19,036
1860 14,867
1850 7,850
1840 1,579

Notable natives and former residents

Public Servants

  • Sam Cook (1860-1946), Served as a US Congressman
  • J. Danforth Quayle, Vice-President of the United States, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative
  • J. Edward Roush, U.S. Representative, Father of "911 Emergency System"
  • [John R. Kissinger] (1877-1946), Congressional Medal of Honor and was featured in the movie, Yellow Jack.

Celebrities

  • Chris Schenkel, Emmy Award winning sportscaster
  • Denny Jiosa, Grammy nominated jazz guitarist and composer
  • Bishop John Noll (1875-1956), founded Our Sunday Visitor, the world's largest Catholic weekly newspaper. Founded Victory Noll and St. Felix Monastery.
  • Sandy Thomson, Chief Weather Specialist, WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Artists

  • Mick Mars, Played guitar withthe four man heavy metal rock group Mötley Crüe.
  • Eiffel G. Plasterer, in the mid-1900s, toured America with his "Bubbles Concerto" program. He was a pioneer in soap bubble art and invented unique bubble-making techniques and equipment.

Sports Players

  • Gary Dilley, Bronze Medal in swimming at the Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan.
  • George Haines, Coached the women's national swim team in the Olympics.
  • Glen S. Hummer, legendary YMCA swim coach, coached Olympic team in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Chris Kramer, basketball player at Purdue University. Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, 2008
  • W.L. Seibold, national horseshoe champion.
  • Mark Seibold, 4-time World Horseshoe Pitching Champion 1966, 1969, 1979, 1986
  • Ned Steele, national Ping Pong champion in 1938.[5]
  • Steve Platt, basketball player and coach at Huntington University. Indiana’s all-time collegiate scoring leader (3,700 points), placing him seventh on the list of all-time collegiate scorers at any level. Platt twice led the nation in scoring in 1973 and 1974.
  • Lisa Winter, basketball player at Ball State University and Valparaiso University. Indiana's Miss Basketball 1996.
  • Matt Pike, football player at Purdue University and in the Arena Football League, 1999-Present. Won AF2 Title with Peoria in 2002.

Points of interest

Cities and towns

Townships

Education

School district

Private schools

Higher education

News and Media

Newspapers

Radio

Transportation

Major highways

External links

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

Coordinates: 40°50′N 85°29′W / 40.83°N 85.49°W / 40.83; -85.49


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Huntington County, Indiana
Map
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Huntington County.png
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1832
Seat Huntington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.38%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

38075
Time zone Eastern : UTC{{{UTC offset}}}/{{{DST offset}}}
Named for: Samuel Huntington

Huntington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. The county seat is Huntington6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,005 km² (388 sq mi). 991 km² (383 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (5 sq mi) of it (1.38%) is water.

The city of Huntington from the southwest.

Adjacent counties

History

Huntington County was formed in 1832. It was named for Samuel Huntington, who signed the Declaration of Independence, and became President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation.

Demographics

Huntington County
Population by year

2000 38,075
1990 35,427
1980 35,596
1970 34,970
1960 33,814
1950 31,400
1940 29,931
1930 29,073
1920 31,671
1910 28,982
1900 28,901
1890 27,644
1880 21,805
1870 19,036
1860 14,867
1850 7,850
1840 1,579

As of the census² of 2000, there were 38,075 people, 14,242 households, and 10,282 families residing in the county. The population density was 38/km² (100/sq mi). There were 15,269 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (40/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.15% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.0% were of German, 21.5% American, 8.4% Irish and 8.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 14,242 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,620, and the median income for a family was $49,031. Males had a median income of $34,894 versus $21,693 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,480. About 3.70% of families and 5.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.20% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Townships

Education

School district

Private schools

Higher education

News and Media

Newspapers

Radio

External links

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

Coordinates: 40°50′N 85°29′W / 40.83, -85.49

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