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0.43% decline
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0.16% decline
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The economy of Huntington, WV employs 19,494 people. The economy of Huntington, WV is specialized in Healthcare & Social Assistance; Educational Services; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.77; 1.42; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Huntington, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,819), Retail trade (2,766), and Educational Services (2,587), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($65,563), Transportation & Warehousing ($44,228), and Utilities ($38,952).

Median household income in Huntington, WV is $29,834. Males in Huntington, WV have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,310. The income inequality of Huntington, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Huntington, WV. In Cabell County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 149 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,651. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Huntington, WV is home to a population of 48,735 people, from which 98.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Huntington, WV is composed of 41,361 White residents (84.9%), 4,050 Black residents (8.31%), 1,557 Two+ residents (3.19%), 881 Hispanic residents (1.81%), and 732 Asian residents (1.5%). The most common foreign languages in Huntington, WV are Spanish (548 speakers), Chinese (216 speakers), and Arabic (209 speakers), but compared to other places, Huntington, WV has a relative high number of Japanese (147 speakers), Arabic (209 speakers), and Navajo (11 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Huntington, WV awarded 2,976 degrees. The student population of Huntington, WV is skewed towards females, with 1,209 male students and 1,767 female students. Most students in Huntington, WV are White (2,517 and 84.6%), followed by Black or African American (151 and 5.07%), Unknown (51 and 1.71%), and Hispanic or Latino (49 and 1.65%). The largest universities in Huntington, WV by number of graduates are Marshall University (2,828 and 95%), Huntington Junior College (148 and 4.97%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Huntington, WV are General Studies (194 and 6.52%), General Business Administration & Management (132 and 4.44%), and Registered Nursing (108 and 3.63%). The median tuition costs in Huntington, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,032 and $15,260 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Huntington, WV is $92,300, which is 0.45 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $90,600 to $92,300, a 1.88% increase. The homeownership rate of Huntington, WV is 51.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Huntington, WV have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Huntington, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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