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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,214
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+8,180
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married45%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,008
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,778
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,457
% Above Poverty Level83.1%
% Below Poverty Level16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$678
Median House Value$78,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.8%
Irish13%
English7.9%
Italian2.1%
Dutch1.6%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1.5%
Polish1.2%
Swiss1%
Hungarian0.8%
Welsh0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Australian0.2%
German0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Huntington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Huntington County
Standard Zip Codes46750
Phone Area Codes260
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude40.88
Approximate Longitude-85.5

Huntington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHUNTINGTON
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches
StationFORT WAYNE BAER AP
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationWABASH
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Andrews961$45,000
Lagro472$38,125
Markle1,311$59,792
Mount Etna107$52,500
Roanoke1,751$78,672
Zanesville565$53,333

Huntington Public Libraries

Huntington City-township Public Library
255 WEST PARK DRIVE
Huntington, Indiana
(206) 356-0824

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Huntington Hospitals

Parkview Huntington Hospital
(Non-profit)
2001 Stults Rd
(260) 355-3000

Huntington Public Schools

Crestview Middle School
1151 W 500 N
ZIP: 46750
(260) 356-6210
Middle
Total Enrollment 564
Flint Springs Elementary
1360 E Tipton St
ZIP: 46750
(260) 356-7612
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Horace Mann Elementary School
2485 Waterworks Rd
ZIP: 46750
(260) 356-8312
Primary
Total Enrollment 113
Huntington North High School
450 Macgahan St
ZIP: 46750
(260) 356-6104
High
Total Enrollment 1680
Lancaster Elementary School
2932 W 300 S
ZIP: 46750
(260) 468-2816
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Lincoln Elementary School
2037 E Taylor St
ZIP: 46750
(260) 356-2914
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Northwest Elementary School
4524 W 800 N
ZIP: 46750
(260) 344-1455
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Riverview School
2465 Waterworks Rd
ZIP: 46750
(260) 356-0910
Middle
Total Enrollment 674

Huntington Private Schools

Huntington Catholic School
960 Warren St
ZIP: 46750
Elementary
Total Enrollment 159
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