The Basics

Location

Located in the Tri-State region, Huntington is situated in Cabell County at the crossroads of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, right along the Ohio River.

Climate

The greater Huntington area has four distinct seasons. Temperatures range from an average low of 27.5°F in January to an average high of 89.7°F in July.

Origin

Cabell County was established in 1809 in honor of William H. Cabell, Governor of Virginia from 1805 to 1808. (www.wvculture.org)

Population

96,974 – Cabell County
49,160 – Huntington
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Size/Area

281.02 square miles in Cabell County
16.22 square miles in Huntington
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Government

Mayor of Huntington- Steve Williams
Governor of West Virginia- Earl Ray Tomblin

Education

Colleges and Universities:

Marshall University
Mountwest Community & Technical College
Huntington Junior College

Cabell County’s Top 10 Employers

1. St. Mary’s Medical Center, Inc.
2. Cabell Huntington Hospital, Inc.
3. Cabell County Board of Education
4. Marshall University
5. Huntington Alloys Corporation
6. DirecTV Customer Service, Inc.
7. Alcon Research, LTD
8. University Physicians & Surgeons
9. AMZN WVCS, LLC
10. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Source: As of March 2012 according to www.workforcewv.org