Humboldt, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 42 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -31.1%
Males: 26  (63.4%)
Females: 16  (36.6%)
Median resident age:

55.2 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56731

Estimated median household income in 2019: $101,940 (it was $53,125 in 2000)
Humboldt:

$101,940
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,624 (it was $18,511 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $43,082 (it was $17,100 in 2000)
Humboldt:

$43,082
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $48,584; detached houses: $48,653
March 2019 cost of living index in Humboldt: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%

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  • Races in Humboldt, MN (2019)
    • 3380.5%White alone
    • 819.5%Two or more races
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Ancestries: English (45.5%), Norwegian (36.4%), German (9.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 790 feet

Land area: 0.11 square miles.

Population density: 399 people per square mile   (very low).

Humboldt, Minnesota map

3 residents are foreign born (4.9% North America).

This city:

4.9%
Minnesota:

5.3%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Humboldt city:

2.7% ($458)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($1,297)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (142.4 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (327.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (669.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

St. Vincent, MN (2.6 miles),
Pembina, ND (2.7 miles ),
Hallock, MN (3.5 miles ),
Lancaster, MN (3.7 miles ),
Bathgate, ND (4.2 miles),
Hamilton, ND (4.2 miles),
Kennedy, MN (4.6 miles ),
Neche, ND (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 48.92 N, Longitude: 97.09 W

Area code: 218

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

Humboldt satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.0%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Average climate in Humboldt, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Humboldt-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the Humboldt city center caused $200,000 in damages.

On 6/6/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.2 miles away from the city center caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Humboldt-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 31% 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 230.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 708.5 miles away from Humboldt center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 227.7 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 343.7 miles away from Humboldt center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 217.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 224.4 miles away from Humboldt center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kittson County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 24, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Humboldt topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Humboldt:

  • KITTSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HALLOCK, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Humboldt:

  • University of North Dakota (about 70 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 70 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 141 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Bemidji State University (about 143 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 143 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 144 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 185 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Humboldt Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Humboldt: Humboldt United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Austin Briggs - Cartoonist.

Kittson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

80.0%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Humboldt:

Marital status in Humboldt, MN
  • Never married: 3.3%
  • Now married: 69.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 27.1%

For population 25 years and over in Humboldt:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.2
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Humboldt, MN (based on Kittson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,75210
Evangelical Protestant88910
Catholic5003
None411-
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: 4
Kittson County:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Kittson County:

15.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.3%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$285
Financial Administration 0$0 1$59
Totals for Government 0$0 7$344

Humboldt government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($95.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($95.24)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($71.43)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($23.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($23.81)

Humboldt government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($23.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($285.71)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($71.43)

3.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.03%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

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

3.19% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,491 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.19%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Humboldt:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXPO (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Humboldt:

  • KNRR (Channel 12; PEMBINA, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K58BP (Channel 58; GLASSTON, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)

Humboldt fatal accident list:

Jul 30, 1989 09:30 AM, 6, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.1mTotal length
  • $194,001,000Total costs
  • 301Total average daily traffic
  • 289Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • HUMBOLDT TOWER, Humboldt Tower 1.5 Miles East On Cr6 Of Hwy 75 (Lat: 48.920306 Lon: -97.061833), Type: Tank, Structure height: 47 m, Call Sign: WQLD607,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.150 MHz, Grant Date: 11/21/2019, Expiration Date: 12/15/2029, Certifier: Todd Nordine, Registrant: North Kittson Rural Water, 106 N 4th Ave, Lake Bronson, MN 56734, Phone: (218) 754-6161, Fax: (218) 754-6160, Email:
  • HUMBOLDT, Humboldt Yard (Lat: 45.040111 Lon: -93.305917), Call Sign: WRCF814,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.350 MHz, Grant Date: 09/20/2018, Expiration Date: 09/20/2028, Certifier: Celina Kawasima, Registrant: Canadian Pacific Railway, 5th Floor - 120 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (403) 319-6007, Fax: (612) 851-5688, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Kittson Rural Water, 1802 County Rd 6 (Lat: 48.920111 Lon: -97.061944), Type: Tank, Structure height: 41 m, Overall height: 42 m, Call Sign: WREM617,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz... (+14 more), Grant Date: 11/05/2019, Expiration Date: 11/05/2029, Certifier: Thomas M Heier, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K0REA, Previous Call Sign: KC0FIK, Licensee ID: L00210321, Grant Date: 12/12/2019, Expiration Date: 12/12/2029, Registrant: Ross E Anderson, 302 Main Street, Humboldt, MN 56731
  • Call Sign: N0UKI, Licensee ID: L00547163, Grant Date: 09/05/2012, Expiration Date: 10/13/2022, Certifier: Mark L Baldwin, Registrant: Mark L Baldwin, Humboldt, MN 56731

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Humboldt, MN
  • 94.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Humboldt, MN
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Humboldt compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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