Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Jacks Mountain as viewed from Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania.jpg
Jacks Mountain viewed from Shirleysburg
Seal of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Seal
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Huntingdon County
Location in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Map of the United States highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded September 20, 1787
Seat Huntingdon
Largest borough Huntingdon
Area
 • Total 889 sq mi (2,302 km2)
 • Land 875 sq mi (2,266 km2)
 • Water 15 sq mi (39 km2), 1.6%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 44,430
 • Density 51/sq mi (20/km²)
Congressional districts 5th, 9th, 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.huntingdoncounty.net/Pages/default.aspx

Huntingdon County is a county located in the center of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,913.[1] Its county seat is Huntingdon.[2] The county was created on September 20, 1787, mainly from the north part of Bedford County, plus an addition of territory on the east (Big Valley, Tuscarora Valley) from Cumberland County.

Huntingdon County comprises the Huntingdon, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 889 square miles (2,300 km2), of which 875 square miles (2,270 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (1.6%) is water.[3]

Features[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 7,558
1800 13,008 72.1%
1810 14,778 13.6%
1820 20,142 36.3%
1830 27,145 34.8%
1840 35,484 30.7%
1850 24,786 −30.1%
1860 28,100 13.4%
1870 31,251 11.2%
1880 33,954 8.6%
1890 35,751 5.3%
1900 34,650 −3.1%
1910 38,304 10.5%
1920 39,848 4.0%
1930 39,021 −2.1%
1940 41,836 7.2%
1950 40,872 −2.3%
1960 39,457 −3.5%
1970 39,108 −0.9%
1980 42,253 8.0%
1990 44,164 4.5%
2000 45,586 3.2%
2010 45,913 0.7%
Est. 2016 45,634 [4] −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] 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 of English. In some areas of the county, such as Kishacoquillas Valley, where many Amish and Mennonite people live, a dialect of German known as Pennsylvania Dutch (from Deutsch, the word for German) is commonly spoken.

Micropolitan Statistical Area[edit]

The United States Office of Management and Budget[10] has designated Huntingdon County as the Huntingdon, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA).[11] As of the 2010 U.S. Census[12] 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[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 73.0% 14,494 22.9% 4,539 4.2% 833
2012 67.7% 11,979 30.6% 5,409 1.7% 304
2008 62.7% 11,745 35.4% 6,621 2.0% 365
2004 67.2% 12,126 32.6% 5,879 0.3% 53
2000 65.2% 10,408 31.8% 5,073 3.0% 480
1996 50.5% 7,324 36.5% 5,285 13.0% 1,886
1992 46.2% 7,249 32.8% 5,153 21.0% 3,298
1988 64.6% 8,800 34.9% 4,752 0.6% 79
1984 69.6% 10,220 30.2% 4,430 0.3% 41
1980 58.4% 8,140 36.6% 5,094 5.0% 694
1976 58.3% 7,843 40.2% 5,410 1.6% 209
1972 72.7% 9,606 25.7% 3,394 1.6% 216
1968 61.8% 8,276 30.8% 4,128 7.4% 984
1964 46.8% 6,571 53.0% 7,435 0.2% 33
1960 70.1% 11,116 29.7% 4,710 0.2% 38
1956 67.7% 9,698 32.2% 4,618 0.1% 17
1952 68.6% 9,580 30.9% 4,318 0.5% 64
1948 67.8% 6,943 32.2% 3,304
1944 65.8% 8,106 33.5% 4,131 0.7% 83
1940 61.6% 9,141 38.0% 5,631 0.4% 58
1936 56.4% 9,815 42.7% 7,429 0.9% 148
1932 66.4% 7,371 30.9% 3,426 2.8% 306
1928 86.3% 9,920 12.8% 1,470 1.0% 112
1924 74.0% 6,567 16.8% 1,488 9.2% 820
1920 67.7% 5,232 23.1% 1,784 9.2% 708
1916 60.2% 3,806 34.5% 2,181 5.3% 332
1912 14.3% 903 24.4% 1,538 61.3% 3,859
1908 66.3% 4,503 28.2% 1,917 5.4% 368
1904 73.1% 4,587 21.1% 1,324 5.8% 363
1900 67.9% 4,645 29.1% 1,989 3.0% 206
1896 66.1% 4,969 30.6% 2,305 3.3% 248
1892 57.7% 3,994 38.6% 2,675 3.7% 258
1888 58.6% 4,217 38.7% 2,789 2.7% 195

County Commissioners[edit]

  • Mark Sather (chair) (R)
  • Scott Walls (R)
  • Jeffrey Thomas (D)

State Senate[14][edit]

State House of Representatives[14][edit]

United States House of Representatives[edit]

United States Senate[edit]

Education[edit]

Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Public school districts[edit]

Related entities[edit]

  • Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center: Mill Creek
  • Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11

Charter schools[edit]

  • New Day Charter School (7–12): Huntingdon
  • Stone Valley Community Charter School (K–5): McAlevy's Fort

Private schools[edit]

  • Calvary Christian Academy: Huntingdon
  • Class School: Mill Creek
  • Grier School: Birmingham
  • Huntingdon Christian Academy: Huntingdon
  • Huntingdon County Child & 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[edit]

Libraries[edit]

  • Huntingdon County Library
  • Memorial Public Library of the Borough of Alexandria
  • Mount Union Community Library

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Media[edit]

Radio stations[edit]

AM[edit]

FM[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

  • The Daily News[15]

Television[edit]

Communities[edit]

Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).

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:

Boroughs[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Population ranking[edit]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Huntingdon County.[12]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Huntingdon Borough 7,093
2 Mount Union Borough 2,447
3 McConnellstown CDP 1,194
4 Allenport CDP 648
5 Petersburg Borough 480
6 Broad Top City Borough 452
7 Three Springs Borough 444
8 Mapleton Borough 441
9 Orbisonia Borough 428
10 Rockhill Borough 371
T-11 Alexandria Borough 346
T-11 Saltillo Borough 346
12 Mill Creek Borough 328
13 Marklesburg Borough 204
14 Dudley Borough 184
15 Shirleysburg Borough 150
16 Cassville Borough 143
17 Coalmont Borough 106
18 Shade Gap Borough 105
19 Birmingham Borough 90

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 24, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 21, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  14. ^ a b Center, Legislativate Data Processing. "Find Your Legislator". The official website for the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  15. ^ The Daily News

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°25′N 77°59′W / 40.41°N 77.98°W / 40.41; -77.98