Huntington, Texas

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Huntington, Texas
Location of Huntington, Texas
Location of Huntington, Texas
Angelina Huntington.svg
Coordinates: 31°16′45″N 94°34′22″W / 31.27917°N 94.57278°W / 31.27917; -94.57278Coordinates: 31°16′45″N 94°34′22″W / 31.27917°N 94.57278°W / 31.27917; -94.57278
Country United States
State Texas
 • Total2.75 sq mi (7.14 km2)
 • Land2.75 sq mi (7.12 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation325 ft (99 m)
 • Total2,025
 • Density768.47/sq mi (296.69/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code936
FIPS code48-35492[3]
GNIS feature ID1382047[2]

Huntington is a city in Angelina County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,025 at the 2020 census.[4] The site is named for Collis Potter Huntington, the chairman of the board of the Southern Pacific Railroad when the town was formed and one of the Big Four. Huntington is known as the "Gateway to Lake Sam Rayburn".


Huntington is located in eastern Angelina County at 31°16′45″N 94°34′22″W / 31.27917°N 94.57278°W / 31.27917; -94.57278 (31.279227, –94.572881).[5] U.S. Route 69 passes through the city, leading northwest 10 miles (16 km) to Lufkin, the county seat, and south 40 miles (64 km) to Woodville and 96 miles (154 km) to Beaumont.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Huntington has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.36%, is water.[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
Huntington racial composition as of 2020[7]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,663 82.12%
Black or African American (NH) 131 6.47%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 8 0.4%
Asian (NH) 2 0.1%
Some Other Race (NH) 1 0.05%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 84 4.15%
Hispanic or Latino 136 6.72%
Total 2,025

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,025 people, 1,172 households, and 851 families residing in the city.

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,068 people, 757 households, and 560 families residing in the city. The population density was 758.0 people per square mile (292.5/km2). There were 894 housing units at an average density of 327.7 per square mile (126.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.19% White, 8.56% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 1.35% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.72% of the population.

There were 757 households, out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 32.0% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $56,862, and the median income for a family was $52,953. Males had a median income of $36,338 versus $29,554 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,989. About 11.1% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.


Huntington is served by the Huntington Independent School District

Notable people[edit]


Huntington's local newspaper is the Huntington Herald, serving Huntington, Zavalla, Etoile, and Homer. It is a free monthly paper that can be found in most of the local stores and business establishments throughout the area.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Huntington, Texas
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Huntington city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  8. ^[not specific enough to verify]
  9. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[8][9]

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