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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Huntington is a town in West Virginia with a population of 48,034. Huntington is in Cabell County. Living in Huntington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Huntington there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals live in Huntington and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$667
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Huntington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    496.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    33.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    112.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    250.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,249.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,718.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    375.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Huntington

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,359
National
$55,322
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Huntington Reviews

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I've grown up here my whole life, and have had the benefit of experiencing all of the amazing things it has to offer. Huntington is the perfect example of a big small town. With a booming downtown area filled with local musicians, shops, artists, and entertainment, there's never a lack of fun. There;s also an insane amount of nature trails, parks, and other outdoor activities. As a college town, there's a young and lively air to the area. Anyone who comes into this area is treated as a local, no matter how long they've lived here. My favorite spots are Beech Fork (Huntington's state park, filled with amazing kayaking, hiking, fishing, and camping areas), Pullman Square (the center of Huntington's downtown area, with all of the best dining, shops, and live music), and Old Central City (the Antique District, once the main street of Huntington, where you can shop at antique malls, enjoy some locally brewed coffee, or feast at one of the best diners in the state).
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Huntington, West Virginia has impacted many lives throughout time. Huntington has an enormous amount of rich history, and wonderful sightings. From tall mountains to clear waters Huntington has everything you could ask for within a small community. Depending on where a visitor grew up in their location one might not like Huntington, however, Huntington has been America's worst enemy in drug use. Huntington has the potential to become something amazing.
Some people may have a bad view of Huntington WV but I choose to seen the good. This is the home of Marshall University. My family all graduated here, and with that I say with pride. The plan crash made a never ending bond between the past and future students and residents in Huntington WV. We are there for each other, and support local businesses. The news only tells about the drugs and crime that happens really in all cities somewhere. But I will forever view Huntington as my home. We ARE MARSHALL!