Huntington is a small city in West Virginia with just under 48,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) will feel welcome, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 38, are decidedly younger than most cities in West Virginia. Residents are evenly split between renting (50%) and owning (50%) their residence. At $680 per month, the average rent is roughly the same as the state average.
There are three primary industries in Huntington: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 21% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Huntington workers earn an average annual income of nearly $46,000, less than the state average. Huntington's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Huntington has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the state average, as 6% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 9% have a Bachelor's degree.
With an average commute time of about 20 minutes, quicker than most cities in West Virginia, Huntington residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (32%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit isn't extensively used. Walking (3%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
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