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Humboldt County, California (CA)

County population in 2019: 135,558 (70% urban, 30% rural); it was 126,518 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 19,111
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,709
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 29,524
Renter-occupied apartments: 25,211 (it was 21,714 in 2000)
% of renters here:

42%
State:

44%

Land area: 3572 sq. mi.

Water area: 479.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Humboldt County: 89.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.6%), Retail trade (13.7%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Humboldt County, CA (2019)
    • 100,07873.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 16,35412.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7,0205.2%Two or more races
    • 6,2034.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 3,5252.6%Asian alone
    • 1,7901.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5390.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 490.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

38.4 years
California median age:

37.0 years
Males: 66,417  (49.0%)
Females: 69,141  (51.0%)
Average household size:
Humboldt County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,662 ($31,226 in 1999)
This county:

$51,662
California:

$80,440

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $895 (lower quartile is $745, upper quartile is $1,204)
This county:

$895
State:

$1486


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $348,000 (it was $128,500 in 2000)
Humboldt:

$348,000
California:

$568,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $259,000 - $479,100

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $422,467
Here:

$422,467
State:

$765,845

Townhouses or other attached units: $436,779
Here:

$436,779
State:

$677,010

In 2-unit structures: $316,063
Here:

$316,063
State:

$1,050,336

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $422,913
Here:

$422,913
State:

$661,682

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $511,574
Here:

$511,574
State:

$672,204

Mobile homes: $130,908
Here:

$130,908
State:

$158,037

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $81,826
Here:

$81,826
State:

$99,065

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,794
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $457

Institutionalized population: 914

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 21
  • Assaults: 92
  • Burglaries: 354
  • Thefts: 569
  • Auto thefts: 17

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 18
  • Robberies: 22
  • Assaults: 111
  • Burglaries: 521
  • Thefts: 476
  • Auto thefts: 14
Humboldt County, CA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 404 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 1998: 403 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 1999: 385 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2000: 390 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2001: 381 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2002: 399 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2003: 379 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2004: 499 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2005: 460 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2006: 324 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2007: 302 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2008: 211 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2009: 159 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2010: 167 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2011: 146 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2012: 93 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2013: 113 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2014: 148 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2015: 138 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2016: 152 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2017: 155 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2018: 178 buildings, average cost: $180,300
  • 2019: 289 buildings, average cost: $159,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Humboldt, CA residents
Average permit cost in Humboldt, CA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,742 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,621 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Humboldt, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Humboldt, CA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Humboldt, CA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.6%
Humboldt County:

19.6%
California:

11.8%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.1% for Black residents, 20.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.5% for American Indian residents, 45.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.2% for other race residents, 19.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.4 years old
(Males: 37.8 years old, Females: 39.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.0 years old, Black residents: 32.2 years old, American Indian residents: 28.0 years old, Asian residents: 32.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.3 years old, Other race residents: 29.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Humboldt County is $533 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $701 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1005 a month.

Cities in this county include: Eureka, North Coastal, Arcata, McKinleyville, Garberville, Fortuna, Trinity-Klamath, Myrtletown, Humboldt Hill, Rio Dell.

Humboldt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
95501Eureka311
95502Eureka20
95503Eureka110
95511Alderpoint40
95518Arcata20
95521Arcata160
95524Bayside40
95525Blue Lake20
95526Bridgeville10
95536Ferndale20
95537Fields Landing10
95540Fortuna40
95547Hydesville30
95549Kneeland20
95551Loleta80
95556Orleans10
95558Petrolia10
95560Redway20
95562Rio Dell30
95564Samoa10
95565Scotia10
95569Redcrest10
95570Trinidad20
95573Willow Creek20
95589Whitethorn80

2018 air pollution in Humboldt County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.200 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.023 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 18.6 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Columbia County, Pennsylvania , Orange County, New York , Lucas County, Ohio , Suffolk County, New York , Will County, Illinois .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
California:

7.9%

Unemployment by year in Humboldt, CA
County total employment by year in Humboldt, CA
County average yearly wages by year in Humboldt, CA

Current college students: 13,891
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,490 (49.7% naturalized citizens)

Humboldt County:

5.5%
Whole state:

26.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,2862010 or later
  • 1,7812000 to 2009
  • 1,7041990 to 1999
  • 1,1641980 to 1989
  • 7641970 to 1979
  • 1,925Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 98.0%

Humboldt County marital status for males Humboldt County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 42,254
  • One, attached: 2,778
  • Two: 1,836
  • 3 or 4: 3,570
  • 5 to 9: 2,775
  • 10 to 19: 1,435
  • 20 to 49: 1,354
  • 50 or more: 802
  • Mobile homes: 6,614
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 305

Housing units in Humboldt County with a mortgage: 17,174 (797 second mortgage, 2,057 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,449

Here:

56.7% with mortgage
State:

69.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Humboldt County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,90113
Evangelical Protestant9,25697
Other5,37333
Mainline Protestant4,36433
Orthodox651
None105,664-
Humboldt County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 46
Humboldt County:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Humboldt County:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 128
This county:

9.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Humboldt County:

9.0%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

23.7%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in Humboldt County:

Average size of farms: 638 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $97,604
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2894.53
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 41.70%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.36%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,469
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.41%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 50.69%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,922
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.81%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.95
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 26.51%
Vegetables: 543 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 391 acres

Earthquake activity:

Humboldt County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 4257% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from Humboldt County center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 197.2 miles away from the county center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 27.8 miles away from the county center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 29.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 72.4 miles away from Humboldt County center
On 6/15/2005 at 02:50:54, a magnitude 7.2 (6.1 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW) earthquake occurred 108.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • California Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4482, Natural disaster type: Other
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 24, 2019 - March 1, 2019, FEMA Id: 4434, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, Incident Period: February 1, 2017 - February 23, 2017, FEMA Id: 4308, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, And Mudslides, Incident Period: January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017, FEMA Id: 4301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • California Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: December 17, 2005 to January 03, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1628: February 03, 2006, FEMA Id: 1628, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • California Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3248: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • California Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 24, 1999 to November 29, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3140: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3140, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • California Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1998 to April 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1203: February 09, 1998, FEMA Id: 1203, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • California Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 01, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1155: January 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: February 13, 1995 to April 19, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1046: March 12, 1995, FEMA Id: 1046, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Humboldt County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 7, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 5, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Humboldt

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 43,635 (70.2%)
  • Carpooled: 8,168 (13.1%)
  • Bus: 354 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 854 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 545 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 3,866 (6.2%)
  • Worked at home: 4,778 (7.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (35%)
  • Thailand (7%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Laos (5%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Humboldt County


  • European (7%)
  • German (7%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Portuguese (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Humboldt County, California in 2000:

  • 1,509 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 838 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 514 people in nursing homes
  • 329 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 230 people in state prisons
  • 189 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 136 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 128 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 59 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 41 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 41 people in other group homes
  • 24 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 17 people in religious group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled

People in group quarters in Humboldt County, California in 2010:

  • 1,691 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,193 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 503 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 391 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 303 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 273 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 262 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 200 people in state prisons
  • 136 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 30 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 20 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,067.

5.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
California average:

5.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.88% relocated from other counties in California ($28,107 average AGI)
1.98% relocated from other states ($11,858 average AGI)
Humboldt County:

1.98%
California average:

1.72%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.34% ($36,250 average AGI)
from San Diego County, CA  0.24% ($32,292)
from Shasta County, CA  0.22% ($49,624)
from Orange County, CA  0.21% ($32,227)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.21% ($35,354)
from Sonoma County, CA  0.19% ($42,522)
from Alameda County, CA  0.17% ($46,173)


5.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,315 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
California average:

5.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.11% relocated to other counties in California ($24,180 average AGI)
2.38% relocated to other states ($18,134 average AGI)
Humboldt County:

2.38%
California average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sacramento County, CA  0.24% ($44,593 average AGI)
to Shasta County, CA  0.23% ($51,761)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.23% ($20,429)
to Sonoma County, CA  0.19% ($67,367)
to San Diego County, CA  0.19% ($43,356)
to Butte County, CA  0.13% ($34,250)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.12% ($33,845)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in Humboldt County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Humboldt County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Humboldt County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Humboldt County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Humboldt County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Humboldt County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Humboldt County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Humboldt County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Humboldt County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 21,587 (16,120 aged, 5,467 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,479 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Humboldt County, California in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,497)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,476)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,414)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,284)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (872)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (743)
  • Sequelae of other and unspecified cerebrovascular diseases (540)
  • Unspecified dementia (465)
  • Congestive heart failure (461)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (446)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 59.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 27.9
  • Other - 31.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 200.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 109.4
  • Poisoning - 39.1
  • Suffocation - 34.6
  • Other - 17.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 135,558
  • Male householders: 27,852 (8,872 living alone), Female householders: 27,840 (8,954 living alone)
  • 21,773 spouses (21,727 opposite-sex spouses), 6,597 unmarried partners, (6,111 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 33,312 children (31,154 natural, 733 adopted, 1,425 stepchildren), 1,203 grandchildren, 939 brothers or sisters, 977 parents, 323 foster children, 1,145 other relatives, 9,625 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,972

Size of family households: 13,956 2-persons, 6,962 3-persons, 4,863 4-persons, 2,257 5-persons, 1,168 6-persons, 610 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,826 1-person, 6,386 2-persons, 1,036 3-persons, 236 4-persons, 85 5-persons, 307 6-persons.

16,763 married couples with children.
7,010 single-parent households (2,834 men, 4,176 women).

88.0% of residents of Humboldt speak English at home.
7.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
2.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $825,692,000 ($6,424 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $45,976,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $319,022,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $172,855,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,074,000
Federal grants: $202,283,000
Federal procurement contracts: $58,357,000 ($34,629,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $60,102,000 ($1,455,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $24,730,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $22,619,000
Federal Government insurance: $139,826,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,516
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,608
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +807
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +314
Here +2 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Humboldt County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 33.86 millions of gallons per day (45% from ground, 55% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.9

Year house built in Humboldt County, California
  • Year house built in Humboldt County, California
  • 1,1992014 or later
  • 7772010 to 2013
  • 4,4602000 to 2009
  • 10,9531990 to 1999
  • 7,8581980 to 1989
  • 10,6261970 to 1979
  • 5,4251960 to 1969
  • 9,8821950 to 1959
  • 3,9141940 to 1949
  • 8,6291939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Humboldt County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Humboldt County, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Humboldt County, California
  • 5481 room
  • 6952 rooms
  • 1,1453 rooms
  • 4,6344 rooms
  • 6,4505 rooms
  • 6,4906 rooms
  • 4,7257 rooms
  • 2,8908 rooms
  • 3,0469+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Humboldt County, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Humboldt County, California
  • 1,1521 room
  • 2,8942 rooms
  • 5,2793 rooms
  • 6,3854 rooms
  • 4,3675 rooms
  • 2,7616 rooms
  • 9957 rooms
  • 3028 rooms
  • 9349+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Humboldt County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Humboldt County, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Humboldt County, California
  • 548no bedroom
  • 1,2821 bedroom
  • 8,2122 bedrooms
  • 16,0073 bedrooms
  • 3,4644 bedrooms
  • 1,1105+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Humboldt County, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Humboldt County, California
  • 1,292no bedroom
  • 6,7501 bedroom
  • 8,2192 bedrooms
  • 6,6333 bedrooms
  • 1,2824 bedrooms
  • 8935+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Humboldt County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Humboldt County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Humboldt County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,894no vehicle
  • 7,1791 vehicle
  • 12,5872 vehicles
  • 5,7873 vehicles
  • 2,2354 vehicles
  • 9415+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Humboldt County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Humboldt County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,509no vehicle
  • 11,4721 vehicle
  • 8,0342 vehicles
  • 9863 vehicles
  • 4944 vehicles
  • 5745+ vehicles

80.8% of Humboldt County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in California.

Humboldt County:

80.8%
State average:

87.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 95,059
  • Other state: 31,168
  • Northeast: 5,027
  • Midwest: 8,894
  • South: 6,258
  • West: 10,989
Year householders moved into unit in Humboldt County, CA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Humboldt County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 50.3%Utility gas
  • 25.1%Wood
  • 12.6%Electricity
  • 10.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.8%Utility gas
  • 23.3%Electricity
  • 12.2%Wood
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%No fuel used
  • 3.0%Solar energy
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 551
Here:

4.8%
California:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 528
Here:

12.4%
California:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 866
Here:

6.6%
California:

14.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Humboldt County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $13,453,000
  • Charges - Other: $11,393,000
    Air Transportation: $2,228,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,869,000
    Regular Highways: $1,377,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $784,000
    Parks and Recreation: $441,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $6,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $157,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $102,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $92,162,000
    Health - Other: $64,829,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $33,298,000
    Police Protection: $22,133,000
    General - Other: $19,692,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,590,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,468,000
    Regular Highways: $16,897,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,791,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,407,000
    Financial Administration: $5,993,000
    Libraries: $3,005,000
    Air Transportation: $2,747,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,078,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,722,000
    Parks and Recreation: $992,000
    Local Fire Protection: $687,000
    Sewerage: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $5,380,000
    Air Transportation: $2,517,000
    Highways: $2,099,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,047,000
    General Local Government Support: $841,000
    Natural Resources: $469,000
    Education: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $498,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,847,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $953,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $10,866,000
    Other: $318,000
    Public Welfare: $172,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,459,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,063,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,593,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $197,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,601,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,524,000
    Interest Earnings: $768,000
    Special Assessments: $701,000
    Sale of Property: $401,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $100,000
    Rents: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $2,918,000
    General - Other: $1,444,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $977,000
    Corrections - Other: $598,000
    Police Protection: $428,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $384,000
    Central Staff Services: $359,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $277,000
    Libraries: $233,000
    Health - Other: $183,000
    General Public Building: $114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000
    Financial Administration: $51,000
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,105,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $93,494,000
    Other: $54,471,000
    Health and Hospitals: $46,715,000
    Education: $31,168,000
    Highways: $9,645,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,130,000
  • Tax - Property: $49,102,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $17,924,000
    Other: $9,620,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,025,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,988,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,081,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $965,000
    Other License: $776,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,815,000

Humboldt County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $13,453,000
  • Charges - Other: $11,393,000
    Air Transportation: $2,228,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,869,000
    Regular Highways: $1,377,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $784,000
    Parks and Recreation: $441,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $6,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $157,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $102,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $92,162,000
    Health - Other: $64,829,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $33,298,000
    Police Protection: $22,133,000
    General - Other: $19,692,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,590,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,468,000
    Regular Highways: $16,897,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,791,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,407,000
    Financial Administration: $5,993,000
    Libraries: $3,005,000
    Air Transportation: $2,747,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,078,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,722,000
    Parks and Recreation: $992,000
    Local Fire Protection: $687,000
    Sewerage: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $5,380,000
    Air Transportation: $2,517,000
    Highways: $2,099,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,047,000
    General Local Government Support: $841,000
    Natural Resources: $469,000
    Education: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $498,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,847,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $953,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $10,866,000
    Other: $318,000
    Public Welfare: $172,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,459,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,063,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,593,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $197,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,601,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,524,000
    Interest Earnings: $768,000
    Special Assessments: $701,000
    Sale of Property: $401,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $100,000
    Rents: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $2,918,000
    General - Other: $1,444,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $977,000
    Corrections - Other: $598,000
    Police Protection: $428,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $384,000
    Central Staff Services: $359,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $277,000
    Libraries: $233,000
    Health - Other: $183,000
    General Public Building: $114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000
    Financial Administration: $51,000
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,105,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $93,494,000
    Other: $54,471,000
    Health and Hospitals: $46,715,000
    Education: $31,168,000
    Highways: $9,645,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,130,000
  • Tax - Property: $49,102,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $17,924,000
    Other: $9,620,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,025,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,988,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,081,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $965,000
    Other License: $776,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,815,000

Humboldt County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $13,453,000
  • Charges - Other: $11,393,000
    Air Transportation: $2,228,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,869,000
    Regular Highways: $1,377,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $784,000
    Parks and Recreation: $441,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $6,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $157,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $102,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $92,162,000
    Health - Other: $64,829,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $33,298,000
    Police Protection: $22,133,000
    General - Other: $19,692,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,590,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,468,000
    Regular Highways: $16,897,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,791,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,407,000
    Financial Administration: $5,993,000
    Libraries: $3,005,000
    Air Transportation: $2,747,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,078,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,722,000
    Parks and Recreation: $992,000
    Local Fire Protection: $687,000
    Sewerage: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $5,380,000
    Air Transportation: $2,517,000
    Highways: $2,099,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,047,000
    General Local Government Support: $841,000
    Natural Resources: $469,000
    Education: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $498,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,847,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $953,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $10,866,000
    Other: $318,000
    Public Welfare: $172,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,459,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,063,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,593,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $197,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,601,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,524,000
    Interest Earnings: $768,000
    Special Assessments: $701,000
    Sale of Property: $401,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $100,000
    Rents: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $2,918,000
    General - Other: $1,444,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $977,000
    Corrections - Other: $598,000
    Police Protection: $428,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $384,000
    Central Staff Services: $359,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $277,000
    Libraries: $233,000
    Health - Other: $183,000
    General Public Building: $114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000
    Financial Administration: $51,000
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,105,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $93,494,000
    Other: $54,471,000
    Health and Hospitals: $46,715,000
    Education: $31,168,000
    Highways: $9,645,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,130,000
  • Tax - Property: $49,102,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $17,924,000
    Other: $9,620,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,025,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,988,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,081,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $965,000
    Other License: $776,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,815,000

Humboldt County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $13,453,000
  • Charges - Other: $11,393,000
    Air Transportation: $2,228,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,869,000
    Regular Highways: $1,377,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $784,000
    Parks and Recreation: $441,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $6,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $157,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $102,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $92,162,000
    Health - Other: $64,829,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $33,298,000
    Police Protection: $22,133,000
    General - Other: $19,692,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,590,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,468,000
    Regular Highways: $16,897,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,791,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,407,000
    Financial Administration: $5,993,000
    Libraries: $3,005,000
    Air Transportation: $2,747,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,078,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,722,000
    Parks and Recreation: $992,000
    Local Fire Protection: $687,000
    Sewerage: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $5,380,000
    Air Transportation: $2,517,000
    Highways: $2,099,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,047,000
    General Local Government Support: $841,000
    Natural Resources: $469,000
    Education: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $498,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,847,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $953,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $10,866,000
    Other: $318,000
    Public Welfare: $172,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,459,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,063,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,593,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $197,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,601,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,524,000
    Interest Earnings: $768,000
    Special Assessments: $701,000
    Sale of Property: $401,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $100,000
    Rents: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $2,918,000
    General - Other: $1,444,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $977,000
    Corrections - Other: $598,000
    Police Protection: $428,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $384,000
    Central Staff Services: $359,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $277,000
    Libraries: $233,000
    Health - Other: $183,000
    General Public Building: $114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000
    Financial Administration: $51,000
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,105,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $93,494,000
    Other: $54,471,000
    Health and Hospitals: $46,715,000
    Education: $31,168,000
    Highways: $9,645,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,130,000
  • Tax - Property: $49,102,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $17,924,000
    Other: $9,620,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,025,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,988,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,081,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $965,000
    Other License: $776,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,815,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 7,112
  • Number of aged recipients: 495
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 6,617
  • Number of recipients under 18: 434
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 5,614
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,064
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 3,259
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 4,412
Most common first names in Humboldt County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John81273.6 years
William61973.9 years
Robert56870.2 years
Mary55679.7 years
James49871.5 years
Charles40974.2 years
George40575.2 years
Frank28675.4 years
Dorothy26879.5 years
Helen26579.7 years
Most common last names in Humboldt County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson31275.2 years
Smith30974.0 years
Anderson19877.0 years
Brown15474.5 years
Miller13375.1 years
Nelson12676.7 years
Jones12574.7 years
Williams11772.9 years
Davis11676.2 years
Wilson11074.3 years
Businesses in Humboldt County, CA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets12
Ace Hardware7Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's5
Avenue1Motel 62
BMW1New Balance2
Bath & Body Works1Nike9
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western5Pac Sun1
Blockbuster2Payless1
Burger King4Pier 1 Imports1
CVS3Quality2
Carl\s Jr.2RadioShack5
Chevrolet2Rite Aid3
Clarion1Rodeway Inn1
Comfort Inn2SAS Shoes2
Costco1Safeway4
Curves3Sears3
Days Inn1Spencer Gifts1
Dennys2Staples1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks5
Famous Footwear1Subaru1
FedEx16Subway12
Foot Locker1Super 83
GNC4T-Mobile5
GameStop1Taco Bell2
H&R Block4Target1
Holiday Inn2Toyota1
Honda1Travelodge1
Hot Topic1True Value6
Howard Johnson1U-Haul8
Jack In The Box1U.S. Cellular7
Jones New York6UPS22
Journeys1Vans5
KFC3Verizon Wireless3
Kmart2Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Vons5
Kroger1Walgreens3
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1Wet Seal1

Humboldt County on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"