Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
|Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania|
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
|Founded||September 20, 1787|
|• Total||889 sq mi (2,302 km2)|
|• Land||875 sq mi (2,266 km2)|
|• Water||15 sq mi (39 km2), 1.6%|
|• Density||52/sq mi (20/km²)|
|Congressional districts||5th, 9th, 10th|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Huntingdon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,913. Its county seat is Huntingdon. The county was created on September 20, 1787, from part of Bedford County.
Huntingdon County comprises the Huntingdon, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Micropolitan Statistical Area
- 4 Law and government
- 5 Education
- 6 Transportation
- 7 Media
- 8 Communities
- 9 Notable natives
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
- Centre County (north)
- Mifflin County (east)
- Juniata County (east)
- Franklin County (southeast)
- Fulton County (south)
- Bedford County (southwest)
- Blair County (west)
As of the census of 2010, there were 45,913 people and 17,280 households within the county. The population density was 52 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 22,365 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.50% White, 5.21% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 1.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.9% were of German, 17.1% American, 11.1% Irish, 7.5% English and 5.7% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 16,759 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the county, the population was spread out with 21.70% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 109.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.20 males.
Almost everyone that lives in Huntingdon County speaks English as their first language. The dominant form of speech in Huntingdon County is the Central Pennsylvania accent, although some areas of the county, such as Kishacoquillas Valley, where many Amish and Mennonite people live, German is commonly spoken.
Micropolitan Statistical Area
The United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Huntingdon County as the Huntingdon, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA). As of the 2010 U.S. Census the micropolitan area ranked 11th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 249th most populous in the United States with a population of 45,913.
Law and government
- Dean Fluke (R)
- Gary O’Korn (R)
- Jeffrey Thomas, Secretary
Public school districts
- Huntingdon Area School District
- Juniata Valley School District
- Mount Union Area School District (also in Mifflin County)
- Southern Huntingdon County School District
- Tussey Mountain School District (also in Bedford County)
- Tyrone Area School District (also in Blair and Centre Counties)
- Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center: Mill Creek
- Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
- New Day Charter School (7–12): Huntingdon
- Stone Valley Community Charter School (K–5): McAlevy's Fort
- Calvary Christian Academy: Huntingdon
- Class School: Mill Creek
- Grier School: Birmingham
- Huntingdon Christian Academy: Huntingdon
- Huntingdon County Chld & Adult Development Center
- Meadow Green Mennonite School: Three Springs
- Shavers Creek Christian School: Petersburg
- Tiny Tots Childcare and Learning Center: Shade Gap
- West Penn F Grace Brethren: Saxton
- Woodcock Valley Center on Children: Huntingdon
Colleges and universities
- Juniata College, a small, independent liberal arts college, is located in the county seat of Huntingdon.
- DuBois Business College, Huntingdon County campus, located in the former Huntingdon High School building in the borough of Huntingdon.
- Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Huntingdon center (located in Walker Township)
- Huntingdon County Library
- Memorial Public Library of the Borough of Alexandria
- Mount Union Community Library
US Highway System
- U.S. Route 22 enters Huntingdon County from the west at the Blair County line in Morris Township near Alexandria, and goes past the business district of Huntingdon in nearby Smithfield Township. It exits Huntingdon County at the Mifflin County line in Brady Township near Mount Union.
- U.S. Route 522 enters Huntingdon County from the south at the Fulton County line in Dublin Township near Shade Gap, passing through the boroughs of Orbisonia and Shirleysburg before exiting Huntingdon County at the Mifflin County line in the borough of Mount Union
Pennsylvania Highway System
- Pennsylvania Route 26
- Pennsylvania Route 305
- Pennsylvania Route 829
- Pennsylvania Route 994
- Pennsylvania Route 655
- Pennsylvania Route 747
- Pennsylvania Route 641
- Pennsylvania Route 45
- Pennsylvania Route 453
- Pennsylvania Route 35
- Pennsylvania Route 550
- Pennsylvania Route 350
- ESPN RADIO 1150 AM: Huntingdon (Sports)
- WIEZ 670 AM: Lewistown (News/Talk)
- WMAJ 1450 AM: State College (Sports)
- WVAM 1430 AM: Altoona (Sports)
- WFBG 1290 AM: Altoona (News/Talk)
- WKMC 1370 AM: Roaring Spring (Nostalgia)
- WRTA 1240 AM: Altoona (News/Talk)
- WRSC 1390 AM: State College (News/Talk)
- WBLF 970 AM: Bellefonte (News/Talk)
- WPHB 1260 AM: Philipsburg (Country)
- WKVA 920 AM: Burnham (Oldies)
- WHP 580 AM: Harrisburg (News/Talk)
- KDKA 1020 AM: Pittsburgh (heard much better at night) (News/Talk)
- WWVA 1170 AM: Wheeling, West Virginia- (heard much better at night) (News/Talk/Country)
- WGY 810 AM: Schenectady, New York (heard much better at night) (News/Talk)
- WHUN 106.3 FM: Huntingdon (Oldies)
- WLAK 103.5 FM: Huntingdon (Hot AC)
- WKVR 92.3 FM: Huntingdon (College)
- W273BE 102.5 FM: Huntingdon (Public Radio)
- WFGY 98.1 FM: Altoona (Country)
- WFGE 101.1 FM: Tyrone (Country)
- WBUS 93.7 FM: State College (Classic Rock)
- WWOT 100.1 FM: Altoona (Top 40)
- WJOW 105.9 FM: Philipsburg (Country)
- WSKE 104.3 FM: Everett (Country)
- WJSM 92.7 FM: Martinsburg (Religious)
- WHPA 93.5 FM: Gallitzin (Oldies)
- WBRX 94.7 FM: Cresson (Adult Contemporary)
- WRXV 89.1 FM: State College (Christian Contemporary)
- WTLR 89.9 FM: State College (Religious)
- WRKY 104.9 FM: Hollidaysburg (Classic Rock)
- WRKW 99.1 FM: Ebensburg (Classic Rock)
- WFGI 95.5 FM: Johnstown (Country)
- WVNW 96.7 FM: Burnham (Country)
- WCHX 105.5 FM: Burnham (Classic Rock)
- WQWK 103.1 FM: State College (Classic Rock)
- WLTS 99.5 FM: Centre Hall (Classic Hits)
- WPSU 91.5 FM: State College (Public Radio)
- The Daily News
- CBS: WTAJ-TV, Altoona
- ABC: WATM-TV, Johnstown
- Fox: WWCP-TV, Johnstown
- NBC: WJAC-TV, Johnstown
- PBS: WPSU-TV, State College
- CW: WPCW, Jeannette
Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Huntingdon County:
- Dylan Lane (born 1977), game show host (currently hosts Chain Reaction) (born in Tyrone, Blair County, spent whole life in Huntingdon
- Robert Elliott Speer (1867–1947), American religious leader
- Martin Grove Brumbaugh (1862–1930), 26th Governor of Pennsylvania
- Horace Porter (1837–1921), Civil War general and US diplomat
- John Purdue (born October 31, 1802 in Huntingdon County), Primary original benefactor of Purdue University.
- Hugh Brady (born July 29, 1768 in Standingstone), U.S. Army general
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
- Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 24, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
- "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- The Daily News
- Huntingdon County official website
- Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce official website
- Huntingdon County Business & Industry
- Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau official website
- Huntingdon County Community Website
- Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania detailed profile at City-Data.com
- Community Events and Business Directory for Huntingdon County, Pa