Humboldt, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 4,635 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.1%
 
Males: 2,118  (45.7%)
Females: 2,517  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  45.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50548.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,213 (it was $39,338 in 2000)
Humboldt:

$45,213
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,257 (it was $19,656 in 2000)

Humboldt city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $94,879 (it was $83,100 in 2000)
Humboldt:

$94,879
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $107,061; Detached houses: $108,612; Townhouses or other attached units: $223,391; In 2-unit structures: $80,754; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $130,092; Mobile homes: $36,925

Median gross rent in 2012: $576.

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  • White alone - 4,370 (93.2%)
  • Hispanic - 235 (5.0%)
  • Two or more races - 34 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 23 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 20 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.09%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.09%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Humboldt: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.2%), Norwegian (10.1%), Irish (9.0%), English (7.7%), United States (6.0%), Czech (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/22/1874

Elevation: 1085 feet

Land area: 4.65 square miles.

Population density: 997 people per square mile   (low).

Humboldt,IA real estate house value index trend

Humboldt, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Humboldt:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Humboldt city:

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

124 residents are foreign born (0.4% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

This city:  2.6%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Humboldt, Iowa as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Humboldt to the number of sex offenders is 776 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,373 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,393 (1.5%)

Humboldt satellite photo by USGS

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) .

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.72 N, Longitude: 94.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +466 (+9.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,133 (54.2%)

Area code: 515

Humboldt household income distribution Humboldt home values distribution

Crime rates in Humboldt by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000100001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.022.80.00.00.00.021.3
Assaults 331211311111
per 100,000 67.567.122.445.222.822.868.523.724.023.821.221.3
Burglaries 31546810422993
per 100,000 67.522.4112.190.4136.8182.3228.494.9527.6214.0190.963.8
Thefts 463734312523281932102326
per 100,000 1034.4828.1762.5700.2570.1524.0639.4451.0767.4237.8487.8553.1
Auto thefts 110135742253
per 100,000 22.522.40.022.668.4113.9159.994.948.047.6106.063.8
Arson 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 62.750.943.746.143.348.476.437.877.833.746.543.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Humboldt detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Iowa average:

1.72
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -135 (-2.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Humboldt: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Humboldt, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller 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 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, 4.3 LG, 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) 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 Humboldt center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 169.6 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 (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Humboldt topographic map

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.

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:

  • ST MARY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 162; Location: 303 3RD AVE N; Grades: PK - 6)
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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)

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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).

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.1%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.8% for two or more races residents)
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)

Humboldt, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Humboldt compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Humboldt travel time to work - commute Humboldt mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Humboldt city (based on Humboldt County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.19%
Here: 85.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents34.4%26.2%18.7%11.6%9.1%
Congregations44.4%16.7%11.1%11.1%16.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Humboldt County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

27.9%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.7%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,984$35,9360$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,874$59,2446$1,532
Police Protection - Officers 6$20,827$41,6540$0
Streets and Highways 5$15,905$38,1720$0
Solid Waste Management 3$9,336$37,3441$1,745
Parks and Recreation 3$9,463$37,8522$2,338
Local Libraries 3$8,506$34,0248$3,398
Totals for Government 25$82,895$39,79017$9,013

Humboldt government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $2,950,000 ($636.46)
    Regular Highways: $312,000 ($67.31)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $719,000 ($155.12)
    Sewerage: $712,000 ($153.61)
    Regular Highways: $649,000 ($140.02)
    Water Utilities: $620,000 ($133.76)
    Police Protection: $516,000 ($111.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $398,000 ($85.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000 ($73.14)
    Libraries: $235,000 ($50.70)
    Financial Administration: $99,000 ($21.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $85,000 ($18.34)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $61,000 ($13.16)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($5.61)
    Air Transportation: $19,000 ($4.10)
    General Public Buildings: $18,000 ($3.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000 ($3.02)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $318,000 ($68.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $55,000 ($11.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($5.39)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $16,000 ($3.45)
    Air Transportation: $7,000 ($1.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,182,000 ($255.02)

Humboldt government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $788,000 ($170.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000 ($64.72)
    All Other: $278,000 ($59.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $160,000 ($34.52)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $19,000 ($4.10)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $91,000 ($19.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $72,000 ($15.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $744,000 ($160.52)
    Interest Earnings: $154,000 ($33.23)
    Special Assessments: $65,000 ($14.02)
    Sale of Property: $10,000 ($2.16)
    Rents: $7,000 ($1.51)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($0.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $720,000 ($155.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $373,000 ($80.47)
  • Tax - Property: $2,166,000 ($467.31)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $305,000 ($65.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $26,000 ($5.61)
    Other License: $15,000 ($3.24)

Humboldt government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,967,000 ($1718.88)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,669,000 ($1654.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $688,000 ($148.44)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $390,000 ($84.14)

Humboldt government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,025,000 ($868.39)

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Webster County, IA  0.95% ($25,946 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.26% ($22,600)


5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,102 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Webster County, IA  0.77% ($53,500 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.43% ($33,059)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.36% ($85,786)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Humboldt, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 31
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 123
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 86
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8
See more detailed statistics of Humboldt fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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
Businesses in Humboldt, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's1UPS1
Pizza Hut1

Humboldt on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery"
  • #65 (50548) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Danish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #83 (50548) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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  • 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 2008-2015.



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