Huntington, WV

Census Place

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2022 Population
46,637
0.61% 1-year decline
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.4
2.75% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
28.8%
4.64% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$39,066
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$114,800
16.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
19,801
4.16% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Huntington, WV had a population of 46.6k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $39,066. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Huntington, WV declined from 46,923 to 46,637, a −0.61% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,351 to $39,066, a 13.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Huntington, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.98%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.11%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.34%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.678%).

None of the households in Huntington, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Huntington, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Huntington, WV are Marshall University (2,637 degrees awarded in 2022) and Huntington Junior College (54 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Huntington, WV was $114,800, and the homeownership rate was 54.4%.

Most people in Huntington, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Huntington, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Huntington, WV is home to a population of 46.6k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.21% of Huntington, WV residents were born outside of the country (1.03k people).

In 2022, there were 12.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.5k people) in Huntington, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.26k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.38k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Huntington, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Huntington, WV was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Huntington, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    39.5k ± 465
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.26k ± 470
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.38k ± 449
1.71%
Hispanic Population
798 people

In 2022, there were 12.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.5k people) in Huntington, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.26k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.38k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.71% of the people in Huntington, WV are hispanic (798 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,064 ± 1,115 people
  2. Germany
    1,923 ± 1,076 people
  3. China
    1,815 ± 1,045 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,064 West Virginia residents, followed by Germany with 1,923 and China with 1,815.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.21%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.03k people
2.21%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.04k people

As of 2022, 2.21% of Huntington, WV residents (1.03k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Huntington, WV was 2.21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    787 ± 156
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    573 ± 166
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    289 ± 111

Huntington, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Huntington, WV employs 19.8k people. The largest industries in Huntington, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,246 people), Educational Services (2,563 people), and Retail Trade (2,403 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,375), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,763), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,927).

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,743. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

19.8k
2022 Value
± 1,023
4.16%
1 Year growth
± 7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Huntington, WV grew at a rate of 4.16%, from 19k employees to 19.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Huntington, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,550 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,222 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,096 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Huntington, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.8k
2022 Value
± 1,023
4.16%
1 Year growth
± 7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Huntington, WV grew at a rate of 4.16%, from 19k employees to 19.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Huntington, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,246 people), Educational Services (2,563 people), and Retail Trade (2,403 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Huntington, WV, though some of these residents may live in Huntington, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,572
Median earning men ± $2,344
$25,406
Median earning women ± $3,047

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($61,719), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($53,218), and Manufacturing ($51,394).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($61,000), Manufacturing ($45,877), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,426).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.583%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 690k people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 0.583% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Huntington, WV awarded 2,691 degrees. The student population of Huntington, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,306 male students and 6,532 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Huntington, WV are White (2,242 and 85.7%), followed by Black or African American (94 and 3.59%), Two or More Races (82 and 3.13%), and Hispanic or Latino (72 and 2.75%).

The largest universities in Huntington, WV by number of degrees awarded are Marshall University (2,637 and 98%) and Huntington Junior College (54 and 2.01%).

The most popular majors in Huntington, WV are General Business (243 and 9.03%), Registered Nursing (226 and 8.4%), and General Studies (168 and 6.24%).

The median tuition cost in Huntington, WV for a public four year colleges is $7,190 for in-state students and $18,244 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Huntington, WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 96.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,838 (39.7% men and 60.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,838 students enrolled in Huntington, WV, 39.7% men and 60.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,916 records, of which 61.4% were women and 38.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 154 degrees awarded
  2. 92 degrees awarded
  3. 168 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Huntington, WV was General Business with 154 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,637 degrees awarded
  2. 54 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Marshall University with 2,637 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 961 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Huntington, WV, which is 0.555 times less than the 1,730 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,242 degrees mean that there were 23.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 94 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($10,050) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,414) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,100) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.661% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.559% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (549k), Some college (279k), and Secondary Education (210k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Huntington, WV was $114,800 in 2022, which is 0.407 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $98,600 to $114,800, a 16.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Huntington, WV is 54.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Huntington, WV have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Huntington, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Huntington, WV is $39,066. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Huntington, WV was Census Tract 20 with a value of $106,333, followed by Census Tract 204 and Census Tract 201, with respective values of $75,912 and $75,417.

Property

$114,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,337
$10,557
Median Property Taxes
±$672

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Rent vs Own

54.4%
Homeownership
2022
60.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.4% of the housing units in Huntington, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 20
  2. Census Tract 204
  3. Census Tract 201

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Huntington, WV was Census Tract 20 with a value of $106,333, followed by Census Tract 204 and Census Tract 201, with respective values of $75,912 and $75,417.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$39,066
Median Household Income
± $3,355
19.4k
Number of Households
± 994

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.4k households in Huntington, WV grew to $39,066 from the previous year's value of $34,351.

The following chart displays the households in Huntington, WV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Huntington, WV is from West Virginia.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.49%)

In 2022, 72.3% of workers in Huntington, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (7.49%).

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Huntington, WV have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Huntington, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Huntington, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Huntington, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

28.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Huntington, WV (12.6k out of 43.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Huntington, WV is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.1% of the population of Huntington, WV has health coverage, with 36.7% on employee plans, 26.3% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cabell County, WV see 571 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.22% decrease from the previous year (590 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1607 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 332 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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571 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cabell County, WV

Primary care physicians in Cabell County, WV see an average of 571 patients per year. This represents a 3.22% decrease from the previous year (590 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.9% under 18 years, 30.4% between 18 and 34 years, 32.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.86%
Uninsured
36.7%
Employer Coverage
26.3%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.7%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Huntington, WV declined by 1.99% from 9.04% to 8.86%.

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