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Huntington, WV
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Huntington profile

Living in Huntington

Huntington is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 45,746 people and 28 associated neighborhoods, Huntington is the second largest community in West Virginia.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.49% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Huntington, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Huntington provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

The education level of Huntington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.31% of adults in Huntington have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Huntington in 2018 was $27,632, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,528 for a family of four. However, Huntington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Huntington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Huntington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Huntington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Huntington include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Huntington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.