Introduction to Huntington, Indiana

Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington county, is 25 miles SW of Fort Wayne, Indiana and 84 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Fort Wayne metropolitan area. Huntington contains a population of approximately 17,450.

Huntington History

Huntington was originally inhabited by Native Americans. It was first settled in by Europeans in the 1830s. Joel and Champion Helvey were the first settlers of the area. Huntington was incorporated as a town in 1848 and was named after Samuel Huntington, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Governor of Connecticut.

Huntington and nearby Attractions

  • Huntington Reservoir
  • Dan Quayle Museum
  • Roush Lake
  • Huntington County Historical Society Museum
  • Chief Richardville House and Miami Treaty Grounds
  • Little Turtle State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Huntington

While staying in Huntington, you can plan a day trip to the Huntington County Historical Museum, Sunken Gardens, Waltonian Gardens and Shakespeare Gardens. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed at the J. Edward Roush Lake. The Forks of the Wabash and the Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center are also worth visiting. The local parks include Laurie Park, Kriegbaum Field, Hier Park and Memorial Park.

Huntington Transportation

Fort Wayne International is the nearest major airport.

Huntington Higher Education

Huntington College is the local college. Indiana Wesleyan University, Ball State University, Ivy Tech State College- East Central and many other colleges and universities also provide facilities for higher studies.


Total Population 17,284
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,748
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 44.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.1%
Median Earnings25+ $27,695
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,412
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,169


Median Family Income $50,331
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $651
Median House Value $75,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.3%
Irish 13.5%

Huntington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles SW of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Huntington
Metro Area Fort Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 46750
Phone Area Codes 260
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.883
Longitude -85.497

Huntington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station WABASH
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Huntington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bowerstown (46750)

Bracken (46750)

Goblesville (46750)

Lancaster (46750)

Mahon (46750)

Majenica (46750)

Simpson (46750)

Toledo (46750)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andrews 1,099 $50,179
Lagro 594 $31,250
Markle 1,083 $66,250
Mount Etna 84 $63,250
Roanoke 1,605 $76,940

Huntington Public Libraries

Huntington City-twp Pl
Huntington, Indiana
(260) 356-0824
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Huntington Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(260) 355-3302
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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