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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Lua error: Cannot create process: proc_open(/home/file.log): failed to open stream: Permission denied Lua error: Cannot create process: proc_open(/home/file.log): failed to open stream: Permission deniedLua error: Cannot create process: proc_open(/home/file.log): failed to open stream: Permission denied Huntingdon is a borough in and the county seat of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] It is located along the Juniata River, approximately Script error: No such module "convert". east of Altoona and Script error: No such module "convert". west of Harrisburg, in an agricultural and fruit-growing region, with valuable forests and deposits of iron, coal, fire clay, and limestone. In the past, Huntingdon had manufactures of flour, machinery, radiators, furniture, stationery, woolen goods, lumber, etc. It also was the junction of the Huntington & Broad Top Mountain RR with the Pennsylvania Railroad, and a port on the Main Line of Public Works of the Pennsylvania Canal. Huntingdon is home to Juniata College, originally founded by the Church of the Brethren in 1876. It is also the largest borough located closest to Raystown Lake. Its population was 7,093 people at the 2010 census. It is the principal borough in the Huntingdon, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.[2]

History

Huntingdon was settled in 1767 by the Rev. Dr. William Smith on the site of a famous Indian council ground, near the spot where Standing Stone Creek flows into the Juniata River. The spot was marked by the erection of a "Standing Stone Monument" erected at the borough centenary and rumored to exist before the founding of the original village which was called Standing Stone. The land was purchased by Dr. Smith in 1766 for 300 British Pounds. He later renamed the settlement in honor of Selina, the Countess of Huntingdon, England. The original charter of incorporation to a borough was adopted in 1796. In 1900, Huntingdon was the home of 6,053 people; in 1910, 6,861 people; and in 1940, 7,170 people.

Hurricane Ivan

During Hurricane Ivan in 2004, the borough was hit hard with flooding. The high school football field, Route 26 underpass under the railroad tracks, and many other areas in and around Huntingdon were flooded. The only way in an out of the borough was a township-owned road located in Oneida Township that goes up on top of Stone Creek Ridge. It was the worst flooding since Hurricane Agnes in 1972.

2009 America's Coolest Small Towns

Huntingdon was named by Budget Travel magazine's readers as 5th Coolest Small Town in the United States in a poll conducted by them. Results were announced on The Early Show, April 15, 2009 with Budget Travel's editor in chief, Nina Willdorf with Harry Smith.[3]

The Huntingdon Borough Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[4]

Geography

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Adjacent Municipalities

All municipalities are located in Huntingdon County unless otherwise noted.

Water Source

The source of the city water for Huntingdon borough and Smithfield Township is Standing Stone Creek, with the water treatment facility being located in the east end of the borough.[6]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.

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">7,093</td><td style="font-size:85%"></td><td style="padding-left:8px; text-align: center;">Lua error: Cannot create process: proc_open(/home/file.log): failed to open stream: Permission denied%</td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center">Est. 2012</td><td style="padding-left:8px; ">7,073</td><td style="font-size:85%"></td><td style="padding-left:8px; text-align: center;">Lua error: Cannot create process: proc_open(/home/file.log): failed to open stream: Permission denied%</td></tr><tr><td colspan=4 style="border-top:1px solid black; font-size:85%; text-align:left">Sources:[7][8][9]</td></tr>

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 7,093 people, 2,674 households, and 1,461 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,026.6 people per square mile (779.5/km²). There were 2,911 housing units at an average density of 831.7 per square mile (319.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.61% White, 1.93% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.51% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 2,674 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.4% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the borough the population was spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 24.4% from 18 to 24, 19.1% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $35,057, and the median income for a family was $54,621. The per capita income for the borough was $19,070. About 6.3% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.

Media

Newspapers

Radio

Huntingdon's only radio stations are WHUN Hunny 106.3FM, ESPN Radio AM 1150, and the Juniata College station WKVR 92.3FM but radio broadcasts from other markets can also be heard: Lua error: Cannot create process: proc_open(/home/file.log): failed to open stream: Permission denied Lua error: Cannot create process: proc_open(/home/file.log): failed to open stream: Permission denied Lua error: Cannot create process: proc_open(/home/file.log): failed to open stream: Permission denied

Television

Huntingdon receives all television programming from the Johnstown-Altoona-State College, PA media market. Lua error: Cannot create process: proc_open(/home/file.log): failed to open stream: Permission denied

Education

Higher Education

Colleges and Universities

Public Education

School District

Huntingdon is served by Huntingdon Area School District, home of the Bearcats.

High Schools
Middle Schools
Elementary Schools

Private Education

Transportation

Notable people

See also

References

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  2. ^ Huntingdon County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. Quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved on 2013-07-23.
  3. ^ America's Coolest Small Towns, Circa 2009
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  6. ^ Source Water Assessment Public Summary. Elibrary.dep.state.pa.us. Retrieved on 2013-07-23.
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