Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Jacks Mountain as viewed from Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania.jpg
Jacks Mountain viewed from Shirleysburg
Seal of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Huntingdon County
Location in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Map of the United States highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded September 20, 1787
Seat Huntingdon
Largest borough Huntingdon
 • Total 889 sq mi (2,302 km2)
 • Land 875 sq mi (2,266 km2)
 • Water 15 sq mi (39 km2), 1.6%
Population (est.)
 • (2014) 45,750
 • Density 53/sq mi (20/km²)
Congressional districts 5th, 9th, 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Huntingdon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,913.[1] Its county seat is Huntingdon.[2] The county was created on September 20, 1787, from part of Bedford County.

Huntingdon County comprises the Huntingdon, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 889 square miles (2,300 km2), of which 875 square miles (2,270 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (1.6%) is water.[3]


Adjacent counties


Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 7,558
1800 13,008 72.1%
1810 14,778 13.6%
1820 20,142 36.3%
1830 27,145 34.8%
1840 35,484 30.7%
1850 24,786 −30.1%
1860 28,100 13.4%
1870 31,251 11.2%
1880 33,954 8.6%
1890 35,751 5.3%
1900 34,650 −3.1%
1910 38,304 10.5%
1920 39,848 4.0%
1930 39,021 −2.1%
1940 41,836 7.2%
1950 40,872 −2.3%
1960 39,457 −3.5%
1970 39,108 −0.9%
1980 42,253 8.0%
1990 44,164 4.5%
2000 45,586 3.2%
2010 45,913 0.7%
Est. 2014 45,750 [4] −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 45,913 people and 17,280 households within the county. The population density was 52 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 22,365 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.50% White, 5.21% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 1.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.9% were of German, 17.1% American, 11.1% Irish, 7.5% English and 5.7% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 16,759 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.70% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 109.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.20 males.

Almost everyone that lives in Huntingdon County speaks English as their first language. The dominant form of speech in Huntingdon County is the Central Pennsylvania accent, although some areas of the county, such as Kishacoquillas Valley, where many Amish and Mennonite people live, German is commonly spoken.

Micropolitan Statistical Area

The United States Office of Management and Budget[10] has designated Huntingdon County as the Huntingdon, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA).[11] As of the 2010 U.S. Census[12] the micropolitan area ranked 11th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 249th most populous in the United States with a population of 45,913.

Law and government

County Commissioners

  • Dean Fluke (R)
  • Gary O’Korn (R)
  • Jeffrey Thomas (D), Secretary


Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Public school districts

Related entities

  • Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center: Mill Creek
  • Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11

Charter schools

  • New Day Charter School (7–12): Huntingdon
  • Stone Valley Community Charter School (K–5): McAlevy's Fort

Private schools

  • Calvary Christian Academy: Huntingdon
  • Class School: Mill Creek
  • Grier School: Birmingham
  • Huntingdon Christian Academy: Huntingdon
  • Huntingdon County Chld & Adult Development Center
  • Meadow Green Mennonite School: Three Springs
  • Shavers Creek Christian School: Petersburg
  • Tiny Tots Childcare and Learning Center: Shade Gap
  • West Penn F Grace Brethren: Saxton
  • Woodcock Valley Center on Children: Huntingdon

Colleges and universities


  • Huntingdon County Library
  • Memorial Public Library of the Borough of Alexandria
  • Mount Union Community Library


Road transportation


Interstate 76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) cuts through a corner of Dublin Township, but no exits are located in the county.

US Highway System

  • U.S. Route 22 enters Huntingdon County from the west at the Blair County line in Morris Township near Alexandria, and goes past the business district of Huntingdon in nearby Smithfield Township. It exits Huntingdon County at the Mifflin County line in Brady Township near Mount Union.
  • U.S. Route 522 enters Huntingdon County from the south at the Fulton County line in Dublin Township near Shade Gap, passing through the boroughs of Orbisonia and Shirleysburg before exiting Huntingdon County at the Mifflin County line in the borough of Mount Union

Pennsylvania Highway System


Radio stations




  • The Daily News[13]



Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Huntingdon County:



Census-designated places

Notable natives

See also


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  8. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 7, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  13. The Daily News

External links

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