Huntington County

Huntington County was organized effective December 2, 1834, and was named in honor of Samuel Huntington, a delegate to the Continental Congress from Connecticut and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Captain Elias Murray, then a member of the state legislature, proposed the name. The population of the county in 1840 was 1,579 and had grown to 38,075 by 2000. The county covers twenty-four miles from north to south and sixteen from east to west and contains 384 square miles. This data obtained from Indiana County History Preservation Society.

In 2011 Huntington had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $32,225. This PCPI ranked 50th in the state and was 90 percent of the state average, $35,689, and 78 percent of the national average, $41,560. The 2011 PCPI reflected an increase of 4.3 percent from 2010. The 2010-2011 state change was 4.9 percent and the national change was 4.4 percent. In 2001 the PCPI of Huntington was $25,744 and ranked 34th in the state. The 2001-2011 compound annual growth rate of PCPI was 2.3 percent. The compound annual growth rate for the state was 2.4 percent and for the nation was 2.9 percent.  This data provided by the Bureau of Economic Analysis BEAR Facts.