AskDefine | Define hunker

Dictionary Definition

hunker v : sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm" [syn: squat, crouch, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker down]

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Etymology 1

Originally Scottish. Origin unknown, but probably of Germanic origin, perhaps *hunk- or *huk-. Probable cognates include Old Norse húka, Dutch huiken, and German hocken.

Verb

  1. To crouch or squat close to the ground.
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Etymology 2

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Extensive Definition

Hunker is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 329 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Hunker is located at (40.204462, -79.616218).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 329 people, 136 households, and 102 families residing in the borough. The population density was 886.8 people per square mile (343.3/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 372.0/sq mi (144.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.35% White, 0.61% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.91% Asian, and 1.82% from two or more races.
There were 136 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the borough the population was spread out with 17.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $40,313, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $32,396 versus $15,833 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,045. About 7.6% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

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hunker in Dutch: Hunker
hunker in Volapük: Hunker
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