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Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Huntingdon County PA seal
Seal
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Huntingdon County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of USA PA
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded September 20, 1787
Seat Huntingdon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

889 sq mi (2,302 km²)

15 sq mi (39 km²), 1.68%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

45,586
52/sq mi (20/km²)
Website huntingdoncounty.net

Huntingdon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. In 2000, its population was 45,586. Huntingdon County was created on September 20, 1787 from part of Bedford County. Its county seat is Huntingdon6.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,303 km² (889 sq mi). 2,264 km² (874 sq mi) of it is land and 39 km² (15 sq mi) of it (1.68%) is water.

Adjacent countiesEdit

Significant Topographic FeaturesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census² of 2000, there were 45,586 people, 16,759 households, and 11,798 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (52/sq mi). There were 21,058 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (24/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.33% White, 5.14% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The Census information includes the prison population of SCI Huntingdon and SCI Smithfield, both located in Smithfield Township.

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.

Dialect, Accent, and LanguageEdit

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, Pennsylvania German is commonly spoken.

Notable natives Edit

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Stations Outside of CountyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Map of Huntingdon County Pennsylvania With Municipal and Township Labels

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

Municipalities Edit

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:

BoroughsEdit

TownshipsEdit

Map of Huntingdon County Pennsylvania School Districts

Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania School Districts

EducationEdit

Public School DistrictsEdit

Colleges and UniversitiesEdit

Juniata College, a small college affiliated with the Church of the Brethren, is located in the county seat of Huntingdon.

External linksEdit

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

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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