Humboldt, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 4,587 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.0%
 
Males: 2,180  (47.5%)
Females: 2,407  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

45.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50548.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,859 (it was $39,338 in 2000)
Humboldt:

$55,859
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,671 (it was $19,656 in 2000)

Humboldt city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $126,109 (it was $83,100 in 2000)
Humboldt:

$126,109
IA:

$158,900

Median gross rent in 2019: $575.

March 2019 cost of living index in Humboldt: 74.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.6%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 49.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Humboldt, IA (2019)
    • 4,19390.5%White alone
    • 3317.1%Hispanic
    • 250.5%American Indian alone
    • 180.4%Two or more races
    • 150.3%Asian alone
    • 40.09%Black alone

Races in Humboldt detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Humboldt, Iowa as of October 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Humboldt is 580 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Humboldt by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.6)
1
(21.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(22.8)
3
(68.5)
1
(23.7)
1
(24.0)
1
(23.8)
1
(21.2)
1
(21.3)
4
(86.1)
5
(108.2)
5
(108.4)
3
(65.5)
2
(44.1)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(182.3)
10
(228.4)
4
(94.9)
22
(527.6)
9
(214.0)
9
(190.9)
3
(63.8)
7
(150.7)
6
(129.8)
3
(65.1)
4
(87.4)
3
(66.1)
3
(65.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(524.0)
28
(639.4)
19
(451.0)
32
(767.4)
10
(237.8)
23
(487.8)
26
(553.1)
34
(732.1)
19
(411.0)
21
(455.4)
24
(524.1)
41
(903.5)
41
(895.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(113.9)
7
(159.9)
4
(94.9)
2
(48.0)
2
(47.6)
5
(106.0)
3
(63.8)
10
(215.3)
2
(43.3)
3
(65.1)
4
(87.4)
3
(66.1)
4
(87.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index47.474.937.076.333.145.642.374.357.173.547.254.947.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Humboldt, IA

Crime rate in Humboldt detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.31
Iowa average:

1.70
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Ancestries: German (21.6%), Norwegian (12.1%), Irish (11.8%), American (10.2%), English (5.8%), Danish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/22/1874

Elevation: 1085 feet

Land area: 4.65 square miles.

Population density: 987 people per square mile   (low).

Humboldt, Iowa map

159 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This city:

3.5%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,071 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,279 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (56.8 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (136.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (340.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Dakota City, IA (1.0 miles ),
Rutland, IA (2.1 miles),
Badger, IA (2.9 miles ),
Thor, IA (3.0 miles),
Pioneer, IA (3.1 miles),
Livermore, IA (3.2 miles ),
Bode, IA (3.2 miles ),
Hardy, IA (3.2 miles)

Latitude: 42.72 N, Longitude: 94.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +589 (+12.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,365 (63.0%)

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Humboldt, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Humboldt, IA in 2019

Humboldt satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $169,600
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $198,200
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $199,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $271,700
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $226,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $221,000
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $233,800
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $320,000
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $385,000
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $397,300
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $402,700
  • 2018: 5 buildings, average cost: $271,000
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $326,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Humboldt, IA residents
Average permit cost in Humboldt, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.2%
Iowa:

3.1%
Historical population in Humboldt, IA
Historical housing units in Humboldt, IA
Most common industries in Humboldt, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Machinery (12.8%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (17.4%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.0%)
  • Food (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.3%)
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Machinery (7.1%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Humboldt, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)

Average climate in Humboldt, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Humboldt, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Humboldt-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.5 miles away from the Humboldt city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Humboldt-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 168% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 222.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 458.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 280.0 miles away from Humboldt center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 444.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 228.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Humboldt County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Humboldt topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Humboldt:

  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1000 NORTH 15TH STREET)
  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPI (1000 NORTH 15TH STREET)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT NORTH, LLC (1111 11TH AVE NORTH)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT SOUTH, LLC (800 13TH STREET SOUTH)

Airports and heliports located in Humboldt:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Humboldt:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 17 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 51 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 57 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa State University (about 57 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 63 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 77 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 83 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

Public high school in Humboldt:

Public elementary/middle schools in Humboldt:

Private elementary/middle school in Humboldt:

See full list of schools located in Humboldt

Library in Humboldt:

  • HUMBOLDT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $235,123; Location: 30 N 6TH ST; 30,797 books; 1,378 audio materials; 1,134 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 48 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Humboldt: Humboldt Fish Hatchery (A), Humboldt County Fairgrounds (B), Humboldt County Jail (C), Humboldt Fire Department (D), Humboldt City Hall (E), Humboldt Law Enforcement Center (F), Humboldt Public Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Humboldt include: Zion Church (A), Oak Hill Church (B), Our Saviours Lutheran Church (C), Congregational United Church of Christ (D), Faith United Methodist Church (E), Saint Marys Catholic Church (F), Zion Lutheran Church (G), Abundant Life Christian Fellowship (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakwood Cemetery (1), Union Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Nokomis (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Humboldt include: Riverside Park (1), Worthington Park (2), Hampson Hillside Park (3), Tourist Park (4), Iowa Park (5), Bicknell Park (6), George Beebe Park (7), Taft Park (8), John Brown Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Broadway Inn (812 13th Street North), Corner Inn Motel (Bv) (1004 13th St N), Super 8 Motel (1520 10th Avenue North), Humboldt Super 8 Motel (1520 10th Ave. North Junction Of Hwy. 3 & 169).

Courts: Iowa State - Judicial Dept- District Court Clerk (Courthouse), Iowa State - Judicial Dept- Juvenile Court Services (Courthouse), Iowa State - District Court Clerk- Judicial Department- Judicial Dept- Juvenile Court Serv (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Frank Gotch - Professional wrestler, Jack Clancy - College and Professional football player, Christian Clemenson - Film actor, Gus Thompson - Major League Baseball pitcher, Rod Hamilton - Politician.

Humboldt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Humboldt and their reported violations in the past:

HUMBOLDT MUNICIPAL WATER DEPT (Address: 29 5TH STREET SOUTH , Population served: 4,690, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-20-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-28-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2010)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.8%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
105 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
27 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2010

People in group quarters in Humboldt in 2000:

  • 121 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Humboldt (2011 data):

  • Bank Iowa: Humboldt Drive-Up at 1302 5th Avenue North, branch established on 1975/10/01; Humboldt Branch at 506 Sumner Avenue, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/05: Bank assets: $1,089.9 mil, Deposits: $913.9 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Iowa Corporation
  • Northwest Bank: Humboldt Branch at 801 Sumner Avenue, branch established on 1935/12/01. Info updated 2012/03/07: Bank assets: $863.8 mil, Deposits: $728.0 mil, headquarters in Spencer, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Financial Corp.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Humboldt Branch at 701 Sumner Avenue, branch established on 1982/04/02. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Humboldt:

Marital status in Humboldt, IA
  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Humboldt:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Humboldt
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Humboldt, IA (based on Humboldt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,6139
Evangelical Protestant1,7417
Catholic1,3172
Other-1
None2,144-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Here:

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Humboldt County:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Humboldt County:

8.5%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

12.7%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Humboldt:

46.6%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Humboldt:

40.2%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Humboldt:

24.5%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Humboldt:

12.6%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Humboldt:

33.7%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
Here:

49.1%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Humboldt:

72.2%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Humboldt, IA Residents

Humboldt government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $169,000 ($36.84)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $887,000 ($193.37)
    Water Utilities: $875,000 ($190.76)
    Sewerage: $729,000 ($158.93)
    Police Protection: $696,000 ($151.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $677,000 ($147.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $414,000 ($90.26)
    Libraries: $330,000 ($71.94)
    General - Other: $302,000 ($65.84)
    Air Transportation: $267,000 ($58.21)
    Financial Administration: $137,000 ($29.87)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $115,000 ($25.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $110,000 ($23.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000 ($5.89)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($3.71)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($2.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000 ($1.96)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $265,000 ($57.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $895,000 ($195.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,476,000 ($321.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $88,000 ($19.18)

Humboldt government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $998,000 ($217.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $391,000 ($85.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $133,000 ($28.99)
    Other: $17,000 ($3.71)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $13,000 ($2.83)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($1.96)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000 ($0.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $221,000 ($48.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $200,000 ($43.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $179,000 ($39.02)
    Interest Earnings: $48,000 ($10.46)
    Rents: $43,000 ($9.37)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($2.18)
    Special Assessments: $7,000 ($1.53)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($0.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,345,000 ($293.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $638,000 ($139.09)
    General Local Government Support: $112,000 ($24.42)
    Other: $8,000 ($1.74)
  • Tax - Property: $3,764,000 ($820.58)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $540,000 ($117.72)
    Other Selective Sales: $64,000 ($13.95)
    Other License: $30,000 ($6.54)
    Public Utilities Sales: $27,000 ($5.89)

Humboldt government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,263,000 ($3109.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,201,000 ($2877.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,662,000 ($362.33)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $600,000 ($130.80)

Humboldt government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,249,000 ($1144.32)

4.80% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,607 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Webster County, IA  1.23% ($39,660 average AGI)
Businesses in Humboldt, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's1UPS1
Pizza Hut1

Strongest AM radio stations in Humboldt:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVFD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Humboldt:

  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KICB (88.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Humboldt:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
Humboldt fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Humboldt fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 148ft / 44.7mTotal length
  • 29,540Total average daily traffic
  • 2,745Total average daily truck traffic
  • 29,540Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Humboldt, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 21900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Humboldt, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Humboldt, Iowa:

  • Super 8 Motel, 1520 10TH Ave N, Humboldt, Iowa 50548 , Phone: (515) 332-1131
  • AmericInn Humboldt, 303 13th St N, Humboldt, Iowa 50548 , Phone: (800) 634-3444, Fax: (515) 604-5901
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Humboldt, Iowa
Most common first names in Humboldt, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4680.6 years
Mary3687.5 years
Harold3377.3 years
Robert3374.6 years
Anna3388.3 years
William3075.4 years
Esther2985.0 years
Margaret2881.6 years
George2580.1 years
Helen2482.4 years
Most common last names in Humboldt, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3981.6 years
Olson3583.5 years
Nelson2579.5 years
Christensen2582.7 years
Anderson2180.7 years
Larson2179.5 years
Jensen2077.7 years
Smith1976.1 years
Miller1779.4 years
Andersen1677.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Humboldt, IA
  • 84.8%Utility gas
  • 13.8%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Humboldt, IA
  • 54.1%Electricity
  • 43.6%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Humboldt compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Humboldt on our top lists:

  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
There are 12 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Dale J. Heider (3)
  • Leon J. Heider (3)
  • Richard William Tock (2)
  • Richard W. Tock (1)
  • Craig Heider (1)
  • Nicole Rae Gibson (1)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2021.