Huntington, Virginia

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Huntington is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 8,325 at the 2000 census. Taking the rough shape of a triangle, it is bounded by the city of Alexandria to the north, U.S. 1 to the southeast and North Kings Highway to the west. To the east is Belle Haven, Fairfax County, Virginia and to the south Groveton, Virginia. Its main component is the namesake Huntington subdivision, a late-1940s neighborhood of mainly duplex homes. In June 2006, the lower-lying northern section was ravaged by floods due to a torrential rainstorm that sent adjoining Cameron Run over its banks. Nevertheless, it remains popular with first-time home buyers due largely to its proximity to the Huntington Metro station, the southern terminus of Metrorail's Yellow Line. There are also several high-rise apartment and condominium complexes on and near Route 1 where much of the CDP's remaining population resides. The area is included in ZIP code 22303, to which “Alexandria” is assigned as the place name.



Huntington is located at 38°47′33″N 77°4′20″W / 38.7925°N 77.07222°W / 38.7925; -77.07222 (38.792563, -77.072120)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,325 people, 4,615 households, and 1,675 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 10,665.6 people per square mile (4,120.9/km²). There were 4,860 housing units at an average density of 6,226.4/sq mi (2,405.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 64.95% White, 16.74% African American, 0.40% Native American, 7.02% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 6.91% from other races, and 3.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.01% of the population.

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