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Huntington is a city in Cabell County. (The community straddles Cabell and Wayne counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

It is the county seat.

The community was named after C.P. Huntington, railroad magnate.

The latitude of Huntington is 38.419N. The longitude is -82.445W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 568 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 49,533.


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Median household income
Local
$23,234
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Huntington demographic reports
Huntington is on the Ohio River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 286. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 5.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Hal Greer, basketball player
· Peter Marshall, TV host
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Greek Festival - Sept. 28-30, 2007
  • Old Central City Days - June 22-24, 2007
  • Appalachian Film Festival - April 19-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Huntington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Huntington Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Ritter Park, Beech Fork State Park, East Lynn Lake
Sports teams: Huntington Heroes (American Indoor Football Association)
Historic sites and museums: Museum of Radio and Technology, Huntington Museum of Art
Colleges and universities: Marshall University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 97

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Huntington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cabell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Huntington-Ashland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 25703 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Huntington residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Huntington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Huntington was $16,717, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Huntington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Huntington include Huntington Downtown Historic District, Mortimer Place Historic District, Ninth Street West Historic District, Ritter Park Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Huntington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $334.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $683.


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Libraries in Huntington include Cabell County, Gallaher Village, Guyandotte, West Huntington ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Huntington include Huntington Herald-Dispatch

TV stations in Huntington include WOWK, WPBY, WSAZ.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVWV.

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Cabell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Huntington political report.

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The average commute time for Huntington workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 19 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Huntington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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