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Huntington-Ashland Metro Area
Profile: Small river cities Location: Extreme western West Virginia along the Ohio River Elevation: 565 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
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Industrial Huntington, located along the Ohio River, is a transport center for traffic between Ohio, the Great Lakes, Kentucky, and points east of the Appalachians. The diverse industrial base includes chemicals, metal products, and glass and glass products manufacturing. The smaller Ashland, in Kentucky 10 miles downriver, plays a similar role.
The area has a low cost of living but also low incomes. Crime is low. Downtown renewal has brought more life to the area, centered on retail, commercial and entertainment complex known as “Superblock.” The 16,000-student Marshall University brings a strong college presence to the area and a lot of sports interest. The area is isolated by distance and geography from larger cities, but some might find the area a good future bet for those looking for a small-town climate.
Huntington is at the confluence of the Ohio and Big Sandy rivers across from the southern tip of Ohio. The city is located in a flat valley, with rounded, wooded Appalachian foothills rising on all sides. Summers are moderately warm and humid with valley locations considerably warmer and more humid than the hilltops. Winter months are moderately cold, with an occasional severe cold wave lasting a few days.
The four seasons are nearly equal in length and autumn is the most pleasant. The heaviest rainfall occurs in July and August mostly as thunderstorms, and flash floods are common. Winter rainfall occurs mostly with a frontal passage and frequently lasts from 2 to 4 days, possibly causing stream flooding. Snow seldom remains more than 2 days in the valleys, but can linger on hilltops.
Interesting Facts about South_Point, Ohio
As of 2014, South Point's population is 3,598 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -5.66 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in South Point is $79,600. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.40 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, South Point's cost of living is 17.60% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
South Point public schools spend $11,083 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17 students per teacher in South Point.--------------------
The unemployment rate in South Point is 5.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. South Point jobs have Increased by 1.77 percent.
Ranked #24 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #228 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #364 Best Green Cities
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Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
South Point's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)
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