Huntington, West Virginia Population 2021

43,814
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Huntington is a city located in Cabell County and Wayne County West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 43,814, it is the 2nd largest city in West Virginia (after Charleston) and the 890th largest city in the United States . Huntington is currently declining at a rate of -1.46% annually and its population has decreased by -10.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 49,138 in 2010. Huntington reached it's highest population of 86,353 in 1950. Spanning over 18 miles, Huntington has a population density of 2,701 people per square mile.

The average household income in Huntington is $49,702 with a poverty rate of 32.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $712 per month, and the median house value is $98,200. The median age in Huntington is 35.3 years, 33.8 years for males, and 36.7 years for females.

Huntington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Huntington was:

  • White: 85.27%
  • Black or African American: 8.29%
  • Two or more races: 3.42%
  • Asian: 1.68%
  • Other race: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Huntington, West Virginia is 43,814 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 45,758.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 49,138.

Huntington, West Virginia Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021349,481-3,196-0.91%
2020352,677-3,196-0.91%
2019355,873-3,196-0.90%
2018359,069-2,901-0.81%
2017361,970-3,050-0.84%
2016365,020-2,204-0.60%
2015367,224-1,714-0.47%
2014368,938-1,241-0.34%
2013370,179-793-0.21%
2012370,972-154-0.04%
2011371,126610.02%
2010371,0650.00%

Huntington Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,79585.27%
Black or African American3,8718.29%
Two or More Races1,5943.42%
Asian7841.68%
Some Other Race4440.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native1630.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.03%
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Huntington Population by Race

Huntington Population Pyramid $2021

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Huntington Median Age

35.3


Total

33.8


Male

36.7


Female

Huntington Adults

There are 38,074 adults, (7,171 of whom are seniors) in Huntington.

Huntington Age Dependency

51

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Huntington Sex Ratio

Female

24,199

51.85%

Male

22,468

48.15%

Huntington Population by Age

Huntington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Huntington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79%21%
Male56.5%43.5%
All51%49%
Female39.6%60.4%
Non Family37%63%

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Huntington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,2682.2651
Non Family10,1191.3237
Married5,9593.2579
Female2,5653.3939.6
Male6253.3556.5

3.18

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Huntington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1744.01%
9th to 12th Grade2,5208.61%
High School Graduate8,89330.39%
Some College6,45922.07%
Associates Degree2,2397.65%
Bachelors Degree4,50415.39%
Graduate Degree3,47311.87%
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Huntington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Huntington Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White25,49422,0317,048
Black2,2642,150266
2+ Races485419171
Hispanic451383151
Asian447422311
Native American16316344
Other Race1049014
Islander1616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.57%.

Huntington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,486$33,030$27,310
Less Than 9th Grade$16,065$17,342$13,293
High School Graduate$22,399$24,660$20,653
Some College$26,504$32,069$21,895
Bachelors Degree$37,235$41,447$33,526
Graduate Degree$52,980$50,145$53,790

$30,486

Average Earnings

$33,030

Average Male

$27,310

Average Female

Huntington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Huntington Language by Age

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Huntington Language

96.36% of Huntington residents speak only English, while 3.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.43% of the population.

Huntington Language

Huntington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,95610,93429.59%
Black3,5381,96255.46%
Multiple1,46649433.70%
Other42938890.44%
Hispanic82832238.89%
Asian74428037.63%
Native1636238.04%

32.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.69%

Male Poverty Rate

33.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Huntington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Huntington is Other, with 90.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Huntington is White, with 29.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.22%.

Huntington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade51.66%
High School29.00%
Some College24.93%
Bachelors or Greater9.16%

Huntington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed66.12%
Male Unemployed45.39%
Female Employed22.15%
Male Employed15.96%

Huntington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Huntington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,162$49,702
Families$48,574$68,499
Married Families$64,968$86,273
Non Families$20,104$31,479
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Income by Household Type

Huntington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.6%

Male Marriage Rate

32.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Huntington Married by Age and Sex

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Huntington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Huntington Marital Status by Race

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Huntington Marital Status

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2,764

Number of Veterans

2,563

Male Veterans

201

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,072
First Gulf War507
Second Gulf War470
Korea227
World War II95

Huntington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74762
35 to 54693
55 to 64604
75+567
18 to 34138

Huntington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4547.43%
Black2026.80%
2+ Races566.93%
Hispanic436.36%
Native American3018.40%
Asian152.14%
Other Race72.08%

Huntington Veterans by Race

Huntington Veterans by Education

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15.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Huntington Veterans by Education

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50.7%

Labor Force Participation

47.2%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Huntington Employment by Age

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Huntington Employment by Race

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Huntington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.94%

Born in Huntington

97.81%

Native Born

2.19%

Foreign Born

1.22%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.81% of Huntington residents were born in the United States, with 71.94% having been born in West Virginia. 1.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Huntington Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202143,814-648-1.46%
202044,462-648-1.44%
201945,110-648-1.42%
201845,758-983-2.10%
201746,741-835-1.76%
201647,576-617-1.28%
201548,193-313-0.65%
201448,506-362-0.74%
201348,868-213-0.43%
201249,081-41-0.08%
201149,122-19-0.04%
201049,141-2,334-0.46%
200051,475-3,369-0.63%
199054,844-8,840-1.48%
198063,684-10,631-1.53%
197074,315-9,312-1.17%
196083,627-2,726-0.32%
195086,3537,5170.91%
194078,8363,2640.42%
193075,57225,3954.18%
192050,17719,0164.88%
191031,16119,23810.08%
190011,9231,8151.67%
189010,1086,93412.28%
18803,1740.00%

Huntington Population by Year