Huntington, West Virginia Population 2020

44,416

Huntington is a city located in West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 44,416, it is the 2nd largest city in West Virginia (after Charleston) and the 879th largest city in the United States. Huntington is currently declining at a rate of -1.80% annually and its population has decreased by -9.61% 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 2,738 people per square mile.

The average household income in Huntington is $48,832 with a poverty rate of 32.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $696 per month, and the median house value is $97,100. The median age in Huntington is 34.6 years, 32.4 years for males, and 36.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.8 males.

Huntington Demographics

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

  • White: 85.42%
  • Black or African American: 8.71%
  • Two or more races: 2.99%
  • Asian: 1.62%
  • Other race: 0.84%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Huntington, West Virginia is 44,416, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 46,048.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 49,138.

Huntington, West Virginia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020347,305-2,759-0.79%
2019350,064-2,759-0.79%
2018352,823-2,759-0.78%
2017355,582-3,179-0.89%
2016358,761-2,289-0.64%
2015361,050-1,904-0.53%
2014362,954-1,073-0.30%
2013364,027-897-0.25%
2012364,924-100-0.03%
2011365,024390.01%
2010364,9850.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,50485.42%
Black or African American4,1298.71%
Two or More Races1,4192.99%
Asian7701.62%
Some Other Race3960.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native1490.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander530.11%

Huntington Population Pyramid 2020

Huntington Median Age

34.6


Total

32.4


Male

36.5


Female

Huntington Adults

There are 38,645 adults, (7,246 of whom are seniors) in Huntington.

Huntington Age Dependency

51

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Huntington Sex Ratio

Female

24,213

51.06%

Male

23,207

48.94%

Huntington Households and Families

Huntington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Huntington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.1%20.9%
All51.4%48.6%
Male50.9%49.1%
Female42.7%57.3%
Non Family37.5%62.5%

51.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,7552.2451.4
Non Family10,3511.3537.5
Married6,0393.1679.1
Female2,6583.3742.7
Male7073.1850.9

3.11

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Huntington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0943.70%
9th to 12th Grade2,5178.51%
High School Graduate9,02030.50%
Some College6,57122.22%
Associates Degree2,3798.04%
Bachelors Degree4,46015.08%
Graduate Degree3,53211.94%

Huntington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,79422,4607,088
Black2,2752,121296
Hispanic503436191
Multiple Races434368124
Asian420390269
Native American14914941
Other Race94818
Islander5353

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 64.05%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,750$34,008$26,416
Less Than High School$15,532$17,396$13,125
High School Grad$21,850$23,750$20,139
Some College$26,444$36,058$21,417
Bachelors Degree$36,222$42,245$32,313
Graduate Degree$53,391$56,734$51,864

$29,750

Average Earnings

$34,008

Average Male

$26,416

Average Female

Huntington Language

Huntington Language by Age

Huntington Language

96.48% of Huntington residents speak only English, while 3.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.49% of the population.

Huntington Poverty

Huntington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White37,53411,31430.14%
Black3,7811,90350.33%
Multiple1,27354642.89%
Other37833789.15%
Hispanic87330134.48%
Asian71430142.16%
Native1495234.90%

32.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.07%

Male Poverty Rate

33.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Huntington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Huntington is Other, with 89.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Huntington is White, with 30.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.94%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School49.53%
High School28.22%
Some College24.78%
Bachelors or Greater9.19%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.19%
Male Unemployed56.75%
Female Employed22.08%
Male Employed16.20%

Huntington Income

Huntington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,362$48,832
Families$47,035$68,298
Married Families$63,359$86,174
Non Families$19,472$30,108

Huntington Marital Status

Huntington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.9%

Male Marriage Rate

31.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Huntington Married by Age and Sex

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

Huntington Veterans

2,882

Number of Veterans

2,716

Male Veterans

166

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,137
First Gulf War500
Second Gulf War439
Korea254
World War II106
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5527.59%
Black2127.02%
2 or More719.17%
Hispanic486.54%
Indian2919.46%
Asian101.45%
Other82.45%

$Huntington Veterans by Education

16.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Huntington Employment Status

51.3%

Labor Force Participation

47.5%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Huntington Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.14%

Born in West Virginia

97.98%

Native Born

2.02%

Foreign Born

1.21%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.98% of Huntington residents were born in the United States, with 71.14% having been born in West Virginia. 1.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202044,416-816-1.80%
201945,232-816-1.77%
201846,048-728-1.56%
201746,776-816-1.71%
201647,592-615-1.28%
201548,207-315-0.65%
201448,522-357-0.73%
201348,879-212-0.43%
201249,091-40-0.08%
201149,131-22-0.04%
201049,153-2,322-0.46%
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%