Huntington, WV is the perfect example of a "big small town". It's a wholesome, friendly city that's perfect for living, working, and raising a family. It's also a college town with a young, vibrant feel. Residents here enjoy a booming downtown filled with shops, artists, local musicians, and other entertainment options. There are also tons of parks, nature trails, and outdoor activities. Despite the city's relatively small size, there's never a shortage of things to do here.
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The city of Huntington has a population of approximately 48,735. The demographics here are mostly white (86.7%), black (8%), Hispanic (1.6%) and Asian (1.2%). The median age here is 34.3, and residents tend to lean conservative. Cabell County residents voted republican in the last five presidential elections.
The median home value here is $92,300, which is 50% lower than the United States average and 14% lower than the state of West Virginia. 51% of residents own their home and those who rent pay an average of $645 per month. Browse the newest real estate listings in Huntington, WV.
The high school graduation rate in Huntington is 4% higher than the state of West Virginia and the average student/teacher ratio is 13 to 1. The top public schools here are Vinson Middle School, Meadows Elementary School, Altizer Elementary School, Kellogg Elementary School, and Hite Saunders Elementary School. Huntington is also home to Marshall University, Huntington Junior College, and Mountwest Community and Technical College.
The cost of living in Huntington is 17% lower than the national average and 6% lower than the state of West Virginia. The median household income here is $29,834 and the median per capita income is $21,449. Some of the most popular places to work in Huntington include St. Mary's Medical Center, Cabell County EMS, and PTC Alarm Systems.
There are a ton of things for residents and visitors to do in Huntington. Some of the most popular include hiking, fishing, kayaking and camping in Beech Fork, shopping and dining in downtown's Pullman Square, and enjoying the antique stores, coffee shops, and top-notch restaurants in Old Central City.
Locals also enjoy spending time at Camden Park and visiting the Heritage Farm Museum and Village. The area also hosts many festivals and events including music and arts festivals, fly-in festivals, wine festivals, an annual Fall Fest, and more.
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