Huntington, Massachusetts

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Huntington is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,174 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Huntington, originally named Norwich, was first settled in 1769 and was officially incorporated in 1775. As Norwich, it was incorporated in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in 1773. Norwich was created from Murrayfield in 1773, and re-named Huntington in 1855.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.9 square miles (69.7 km²), of which, 26.6 square miles (69.0 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (1.00%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,174 people, 809 households, and 597 families residing in the town. The population density was 81.6 people per square mile (31.5/km²). There were 935 housing units at an average density of 35.1/sq mi (13.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.56% White, 0.41% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.84% of the population.

There were 809 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $48,958, and the median income for a family was $52,308. Males had a median income of $36,893 versus $27,414 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,385. About 4.4% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

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