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Overview

Introduction to Huntington, West Virginia

Huntington is located along the Ohio River in Cabell County across from the state of Ohio. The city has an active inland port, primarily due to the vast amount of coal and petroleum products that are transported out of the area. Huntington serves as a link between the products delivered by trains and the Ohio River/Mississippi watershed. Huntington's economy is significantly bolstered by the service sector including medical services as well as Marshall University's research activities.

History

The city was formerly known as Holderby's Landing. The town took its name in tribute to Collis P. Huntington who established the town in 1870. It served as the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and contained a significant railroad maintenance facility. The region was earlier part of the French and Indian War Veteran's Savage Grant. Huntington was a major center for passenger train service during the early portion of the 20th Century. During the 1950s its population experienced significant growth, primarily due to the thriving coal and chemical industries.

Transportation

The city is served by the Tri-State Airport. The East End Bridge, West Huntington Bridge, Robert C. Byrd Bridge and the Chesapeake Bridge cross the Ohio River.

Attractions

  • The Huntington Museum of Art showcases Appalachian folk art and other varieties
  • The Museum of Radio and Technology
  • The historic Cabell County Courthouse
  • Old Main, located at the Marshall University campus is included on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Keith Albee, formerly a Vaudeville palace is a superb architectural structure
  • Adena Native American burial mound
  • Harris Riverfront Park
  • Ritter Park
  • Benjy's Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Museum
  • Heritage Farm Museum & Village
  • The historic Carnegie Library
  • West Huntington is known for antique shops
  • The riverfront area provides excellent views of the Ohio River
  • Pullman Square is a major center for shops and restaurants

Events and Fairs

  • Greek Fest celebrates Greek traditions and history and features a variety of Greek food
  • The Chili Fest is a noteworthy event that includes contestants for all over West Virginia and other states
  • Guyandotte Civil War Days is a popular event featuring a wide variety of activities and entertainment
  • Hilltop Festival
  • X-Fest features rock and alternative types of music
  • Huntington Dogwood Arts and Craft Festival
  • Jazz-MU-Tazz
  • Old Central Days

Higher Education

Huntington is home to Marshall University, Robert C. Byrd Institute and Huntington Junior College.

Demographics

People

Total Population48,735
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+19,025
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married33%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29%
Median Earnings25+$27,150
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,638
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,180

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,291
% Above Poverty Level69.2%
% Below Poverty Level30.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone41.4%
Median Gross Rent$645
Median House Value$92,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.8%
Irish15%
German14.6%
English11.5%
Italian3.4%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Polish1.2%
Welsh1%
Hungarian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Russian0.4%
African0.4%
Greek0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Swedish0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Huntington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cabell County, Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes25701, 25702, 25703, 25704, 25705
P.O. Box Zip Codes25706, 25707, 25708, 25709, 25710, 25711, 25712, 25713, 25714, 25715, 25716, 25717, 25718, 25719, 25720, 25721, 25722, 25723, 25724, 25725, 25726, 25727, 25728, 25729, 25770, 25771, 25772, 25773, 25774, 25775, 25776, 25777, 25778, 25779
Company Zip Codes25755
Phone Area Codes304,681
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.41
Approximate Longitude-82.43

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 SEWAGE PLNT
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp41 to 67 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip41.7 inches
StationHUNTINGTON TRI STATE
Distance6.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches
StationHAMLIN
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 69 F
Jul Temp62 to 90 F
Oct Temp39 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barboursville4,162$45,069
Ceredo1,336$53,333
Kenova3,112$47,984
Milton2,571$50,927
Wayne2,044$32,760
West Hamlin747$0

Huntington Public Libraries

Cabell County Public Library
455 9TH STREET
Huntington, West Virginia
(304) 528-5700

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Huntington Hospitals

Mildred Mitchell-bateman Hospital
(Government - State)
1530 Norway Avenue
(304) 525-7800
River Park Hospital
(Proprietary)
1230 Sixth Avenue
(304) 526-9100
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of Huntington
(Proprietary)
6900 West Country Club Drive
(304) 733-1060
St Mary's Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2900 1st Avenue
(304) 526-1230
Va Medical Center - Huntington
(Government - Federal)
1540 Spring Valley Dr
Cornerstone Hospital Of Huntington
(Proprietary)
2900 First Avenue, 2e
(304) 399-2600
Cabell-huntington Hospital
(Non-profit)
1340 Hal Greer Boulevard
(304) 526-2000

Huntington Public Schools

Hite Saunders Elementary School
3708 Green Valley Road
ZIP: 25701
(304) 528-5132
Primary
Total Enrollment 227
Huntington High School
1 Highlander Way
ZIP: 25701
(304) 528-6400
High
Total Enrollment 1646
Meadows Elementary School
1601 Washington Blvd
ZIP: 25701
(304) 528-5166
Primary
Total Enrollment 288
Southside Elementary
620 Twelth Avenue
ZIP: 25701
(304) 528-5168
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Spring Hill Elementary School
1901 Hall Avenue
ZIP: 25701
(304) 528-5175
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Alternative Education High School
2800 5th Ave
ZIP: 25702
(304) 528-5060
Other
Total Enrollment 37
Guyandotte Elementary School
607 5th Ave Guy
ZIP: 25702
(304) 528-5128
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Highlawn Elementary School
2549 1st Avenue
ZIP: 25703
(304) 528-5130
Primary
Total Enrollment 307
Central City Elementary School
2100 Washington Ave
ZIP: 25704
(304) 528-5231
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Huntington Middle School
1001 Jefferson Avenu
ZIP: 25704
(304) 528-5180
Middle
Total Enrollment 693
Kellogg Elementary School
4415 Piedmont Road
ZIP: 25704
(304) 429-4441
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Spring Valley High School
#1 Timberwolf Drive
ZIP: 25704
(304) 429-1699
High
Total Enrollment 1069
Vinson Middle School
3851 Piedmont Road
ZIP: 25704
(304) 429-1641
Middle
Total Enrollment 247
Altizer Elementary School
250 Third Street Altizer
ZIP: 25705
(304) 528-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
Cabell County Career Technology Center
1035 Norway Ave
ZIP: 25705
(304) 528-5172
Other
Geneva Kent Elementary School
68 Holley Avenue
ZIP: 25705
(304) 528-5126
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
Huntington East Middle School
2901 Saltwell Road
ZIP: 25705
(304) 528-9508
Middle
Total Enrollment 731
Peyton Elementary School
199 Rotary Rd
ZIP: 25705
(304) 528-5173
Primary
Total Enrollment 170

Huntington Private Schools

Covenant School
2400 Johnstown Rd
ZIP: 25701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 161
St Joseph Catholic High School
600 13th St
ZIP: 25701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 137
St Joseph Grade School
1326 6th Ave
ZIP: 25701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 277
Grace Christian School
1111 Adams Ave
ZIP: 25704
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 217
Our Lady Of Fatima Parish School
535 Norway Ave
ZIP: 25705
Elementary
Total Enrollment 158
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