Huntington is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 46,842 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Huntington is the second largest community in West Virginia.
Huntington is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Huntington is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huntington who work in office and administrative support (12.64%), sales jobs (12.11%), and healthcare (9.64%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Huntington, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Huntington provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
The education level of Huntington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.25% of adults in Huntington have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Huntington in 2018 was $23,166, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,664 for a family of four. However, Huntington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Huntington also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.11% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Huntington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Huntington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Huntington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Huntington include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Huntington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.