Huntington, Massachusetts

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Huntington, Massachusetts
Town
Huntington Town Hall
Huntington Town Hall
Location in Hampshire County in Massachusetts
Location in Hampshire County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°14′10″N 72°52′35″W / 42.23611°N 72.87639°W / 42.23611; -72.87639Coordinates: 42°14′10″N 72°52′35″W / 42.23611°N 72.87639°W / 42.23611; -72.87639
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Settled 1769
Incorporated 1775
Government
 • Type Open town meeting
Area
 • Total 26.9 sq mi (69.7 km2)
 • Land 26.6 sq mi (69.0 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 382 ft (116 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,180
 • Density 81.6/sq mi (31.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01050
Area code(s) 413
FIPS code 25-31785
GNIS feature ID 0618203
Website http://www.huntingtonma.us/

Huntington is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,180 at the time of the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Huntington was incorporated in 1855. It was named for Charles Huntington, the attorney who was instrumental in merging several smaller rival towns into one, thus forming the present town of Huntington.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.9 square miles (70 km2), of which 26.6 square miles (69 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (1.00%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 2,174 people, 809 households, and 597 families residing in the town. The population density was 81.6 people per square mile (31.5/km²). There were 935 housing units at an average density of 35.1 per square mile (13.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.56% White, 0.41% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.84% of the population.

There were 809 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $48,958, and the median income for a family was $52,308. Males had a median income of $36,893 versus $27,414 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,385. About 4.4% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Huntington History". Town of Huntington, MA. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 163. 
  3. ^ "TOTAL POPULATION (P1), 2010 Census Summary File 1, All County Subdivisions within Massachusetts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Massachusetts by Place and County Subdivision - GCT-T1. Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ "1990 Census of Population, General Population Characteristics: Massachusetts". US Census Bureau. December 1990. Table 76: General Characteristics of Persons, Households, and Families: 1990. 1990 CP-1-23. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ "1980 Census of the Population, Number of Inhabitants: Massachusetts". US Census Bureau. December 1981. Table 4. Populations of County Subdivisions: 1960 to 1980. PC80-1-A23. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ "1950 Census of Population". 1: Number of Inhabitants. Bureau of the Census. 1952. Section 6, Pages 21-10 and 21-11, Massachusetts Table 6. Population of Counties by Minor Civil Divisions: 1930 to 1950. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  8. ^ "1920 Census of Population". Bureau of the Census. Number of Inhabitants, by Counties and Minor Civil Divisions. Pages 21-5 through 21-7. Massachusetts Table 2. Population of Counties by Minor Civil Divisions: 1920, 1910, and 1920. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ "1890 Census of the Population". Department of the Interior, Census Office. Pages 179 through 182. Massachusetts Table 5. Population of States and Territories by Minor Civil Divisions: 1880 and 1890. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  10. ^ "1870 Census of the Population". Department of the Interior, Census Office. 1872. Pages 217 through 220. Table IX. Population of Minor Civil Divisions, &c. Massachusetts. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  11. ^ "1860 Census". Department of the Interior, Census Office. 1864. Pages 220 through 226. State of Massachusetts Table No. 3. Populations of Cities, Towns, &c. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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