Huntington, Virginia

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Huntington, Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Huntington as seen from the Washington Metro; the lower parking deck of Huntington Station may be seen in the foreground
Huntington as seen from the Washington Metro; the lower parking deck of Huntington Station may be seen in the foreground
Location of Huntington in Fairfax County, Virginia
Location of Huntington in Fairfax County, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°47′33″N 77°4′20″W / 38.79250°N 77.07222°W / 38.79250; -77.07222Coordinates: 38°47′33″N 77°4′20″W / 38.79250°N 77.07222°W / 38.79250; -77.07222
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 66 ft (20 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,267
 • Density 14,000/sq mi (5,600/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 51-39064[1]
GNIS feature ID 1493118[2]

Huntington is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 11,267 at the 2010 census. To the east is Belle Haven, Fairfax County, Virginia and to the south Groveton, Virginia. Its main component is the namesake Huntington subdivision, a late-1940s neighborhood of mainly duplex homes. In June 2006, the lower-lying northern section was ravaged by floods due to a torrential rainstorm that sent adjoining Cameron Run over its banks. Nevertheless, it remains popular with first-time home buyers due largely to its proximity to the Huntington Metro station, the southern terminus of Metrorail's Yellow Line. There are also several high-rise apartment and condominium complexes on and near Route 1 where much of the CDP's remaining population resides. The area is included in ZIP code 22303, to which “Alexandria” is assigned as the place name.

Geography[edit]

Huntington is located at 38°47′33″N 77°4′20″W / 38.79250°N 77.07222°W / 38.79250; -77.07222 (38.792563, -77.072120).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,325 people, 4,615 households, and 1,675 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 10,665.6 people per square mile (4,120.9/km²). There were 4,860 housing units at an average density of 6,226.4/sq mi (2,405.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 64.95% White, 16.74% African American, 0.40% Native American, 7.02% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 6.91% from other races, and 3.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.01% of the population.

Apartment complex along US Rte. 1 in Huntington

There were 4,615 households out of which 11.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.8% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 63.7% were non-families. 52.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.80 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 13.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 43.2% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $52,364, and the median income for a family was $62,228. Males had a median income of $43,429 versus $36,563 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $36,945. About 6.8% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 0.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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