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Humboldt County, California (CA)

County population in 2014: 134,809 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Humboldt County: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.7%), Educational, health and social services (18.0%), Construction (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 35%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Humboldt County, California:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (5.2%)
  • Two or more races (4.1%)
  • Asian alone (2.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years
Males: 67,688  (50.2%)
Females: 67,121  (49.8%)
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Humboldt County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Humboldt County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,092 ($31,226 in 1999)

This county:

$42092
California:

$60190

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $797 (lower quartile is $629, upper quartile is $1,132)
This county:

$797
State:

$1120


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $259,500 (it was $128,500 in 2000)
Humboldt:

$259,500
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $182,100 - $361,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $352,237
Here:

$352,237
State:

$516,149

Townhouses or other attached units: $369,119
Here:

$369,119
State:

$433,209

In 2-unit structures: $277,486
Here:

$277,486
State:

$591,113

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $151,020
Here:

$151,020
State:

$414,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $272,314
Here:

$272,314
State:

$419,085

Mobile homes: $97,916
Here:

$97,916
State:

$79,966

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $4,954
Here:

$4,954
State:

$74,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,421
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $339

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,098 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,311 (0.5%)

Humboldt County household income distribution in 2009 Humboldt County home values distribution Humboldt County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.8%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.2% for Black residents, 25.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.1% for American Indian residents, 17.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.0% for other race residents, 25.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.8%
Humboldt County:

21.8%
California:

16.8%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.7% for Black residents, 25.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.6% for American Indian residents, 18.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.7% for other race residents, 25.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 23 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

2012 air pollution in Humboldt County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.287 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): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 13.6 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.8 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 September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 13,891
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,749 (48% naturalized citizens)

Humboldt County:

4.5%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 988
  • 1990 to 1994: 908
  • 1985 to 1989: 639
  • 1980 to 1984: 525
  • 1975 to 1979: 483
  • 1970 to 1974: 281
  • 1970 to 1974: 379
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,546

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: 38,293
  • One, attached: 1,542
  • Two: 2,218
  • 3 or 4: 3,387
  • 5 to 9: 2,096
  • 10 to 19: 1,160
  • 20 or more: 1,282
  • Mobile homes: 5,481
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 453

Housing units in Humboldt County with a mortgage: 14,642 (1,839 second mortgage, 1,729 home equity loan, 159 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,031

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Humboldt County

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 slightly below California state average. It is 490% 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, Depth: 9.9 mi) 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:

  • CaliforniaSevere Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: December 17, 2005 to January 3, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1628): February 3, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1628, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3248): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • CaliforniaExtreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 24, 1999 to November 29, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3140): September 1, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3140, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • CaliforniaSevere Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 2, 1998 to April 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1203): February 9, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1203, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 1, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1155): January 4, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere 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: FEMA-DR-1046, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: January 3, 1995 to February 10, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1044): January 10, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1044, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Storm, Winter Storm, Mud & Landslides, Flooding, Incident Period: January 5, 1993 to March 20, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-979): February 3, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-979, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: February 12, 1986 to March 10, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-758): February 21, 1986, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-758, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • CaliforniaCOASTAL STORMS, FLOODS, SLIDES, TORNADOES, Incident Period: January 21, 1983 to March 30, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-677): February 9, 1983, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-677, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Humboldt County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (35%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Portugal (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Laos (5%)
  • Thailand (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Humboldt County (%):

  • German (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Humboldt County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 38,710 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 7,056 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 527 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 29 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 70 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 895 (2%)
  • Walked: 3,492 (6%)
  • Other means: 245 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 3,001 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 mentally retarded

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 $46,786.

5.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,866 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
California average:

5.03%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($103 average AGI)
Humboldt County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

3.14% relocated from other counties in California ($18,269 average AGI)
2.11% relocated from other states ($11,493 average AGI)
Humboldt County:

2.11%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.24% ($24,689 average AGI)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.23% ($28,538)
from San Diego County, CA  0.23% ($24,871)
from Shasta County, CA  0.19% ($34,512)
from Sonoma County, CA  0.15% ($25,062)
from Orange County, CA  0.13% ($29,793)
from Alameda County, CA  0.12% ($47,127)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,950 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
California average:

5.12%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Humboldt County:

0.06%
California average:

0.10%

3.13% relocated to other counties in California ($16,846 average AGI)
2.54% relocated to other states ($14,689 average AGI)
Humboldt County:

2.54%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shasta County, CA  0.27% ($36,264 average AGI)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.22% ($25,398)
to Sonoma County, CA  0.18% ($38,827)
to San Diego County, CA  0.17% ($30,289)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.16% ($23,278)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.16% ($32,197)
to Alameda County, CA  0.11% ($30,725)

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 2014: 11.4

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 2014: 9.5

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 live births in Humboldt County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Humboldt County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Humboldt County, California in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1174)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1106)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1048)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (998)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (687)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (634)
  • Congestive heart failure (394)
  • Unspecified dementia (354)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (345)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (277)

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: 129,609
  • In family households: 94,972 (20,342 male householders, 10,737 female householders)
    21,611 spouses, 30,879 children (28,305 natural, 940 adopted, 1,634 stepchildren), 2,672 grandchildren, 1,122 brothers or sisters, 866 parents, 1,393 other relatives, 4,672 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 34,637 (12,645 male householders (8,769 living alone)), 12,307 female householders (9,055 living alone)), 9,685 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,014 (914 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 14,426 2-persons, 7,310 3-persons, 5,435 4-persons, 2,270 5-persons, 965 6-persons, 673 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,824 1-person, 5,630 2-persons, 914 3-persons, 361 4-persons, 117 5-persons, 58 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

17,069 married couples with children.
9,044 single-parent households (2,540 men, 6,504 women).

91.7% of residents of Humboldt County speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $825,692,000 ($6424 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:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

3.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,317
  • 2000 to 2004: 5,246
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,521
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,643
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,776
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,765
  • 1950 to 1959: 8,575
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,443
  • 1939 or earlier: 9,690
Rooms in houses/apartments in Humboldt County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 258
  • 2 rooms: 612
  • 3 rooms: 1,455
  • 4 rooms: 3,972
  • 5 rooms: 8,337
  • 6 rooms: 7,016
  • 7 rooms: 4,224
  • 8 rooms: 2,096
  • 9+ rooms: 1,554
  • 1 room: 1,418
  • 2 rooms: 2,713
  • 3 rooms: 3,967
  • 4 rooms: 6,357
  • 5 rooms: 3,926
  • 6 rooms: 1,985
  • 7 rooms: 865
  • 8 rooms: 307
  • 9+ rooms: 176
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Humboldt County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 328
  • 1 bedroom: 1,729
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,005
  • 3 bedrooms: 15,193
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,594
  • 5+ bedrooms: 675
  • no bedroom: 1,737
  • 1 bedroom: 5,730
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,842
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,311
  • 4 bedrooms: 931
  • 5+ bedrooms: 163
Cars and other vehicles available in Humboldt County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,335
  • 1 vehicle: 8,491
  • 2 vehicles: 13,092
  • 3 vehicles: 4,605
  • 4 vehicles: 1,512
  • 5+ vehicles: 489
  • no vehicle: 3,144
  • 1 vehicle: 10,215
  • 2 vehicles: 6,281
  • 3 vehicles: 1,524
  • 4 vehicles: 394
  • 5+ vehicles: 156

52% of Humboldt County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in California.

Humboldt County:

51.9%
State average:

52.5%

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

  • This state: 84948
  • Northeast: 5396
  • Midwest: 10193
  • South: 7242
  • West: 12070

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $113,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Humboldt County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (58.8%)
  • Wood (22.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.8%)
  • Electricity (6.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)
  • Utility gas (66.0%)
  • Electricity (14.8%)
  • Wood (11.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 987
Here:

7.2%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 392
Here:

5.2%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 294
Here:

2.4%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Humboldt County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $13,936,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,560,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $773,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $50,614,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $44,212,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $18,976,000
    Regular Highways: $14,434,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,257,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,233,000
    Police Protection: $10,729,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,473,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,253,000
    General - Other: $5,047,000
    Financial Administration: $4,155,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,033,000
    Air Transportation: $2,347,000
    Libraries: $2,265,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,121,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $627,000
    Parks and Recreation: $558,000
    Local Fire Protection: $497,000
    Solid Waste Management: $316,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $0
  • General - Interest on Debt: $704,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,569,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $89,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $3,179,000
    General - Other: $1,489,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,104,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $844,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $709,000
    Health - Other: $467,000
    Police Protection: $234,000
    Central Staff Services: $163,000
    Corrections - Other: $81,000
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000
    Financial Administration: $50,000
    Libraries: $36,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $84,742,000

Humboldt County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $10,551,000
    Air Transportation: $2,208,000
    Regular Highways: $1,218,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $732,000
    Solid Waste Management: $550,000
    Parks and Recreation: $261,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,000
    Hospital Public: $0
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,576,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,858,000
    Air Transportation: $129,000
    General Local Government Support: $100,000
    Education: $24,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $3,131,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,171,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,008,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,360,000
    Sale of Property: $912,000
    Special Assessments: $250,000
    Royalties: $29,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $61,961,000
    All Other: $27,095,000
    Health and Hospitals: $25,620,000
    Education: $22,733,000
    General Local Government Support: $15,253,000
    Highways: $9,178,000
    Housing and Community Development: $157,000
  • Tax - Property: $19,987,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,698,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,395,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,154,000
    Other Selective Sales: $955,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $932,000
    Other License: $348,000

Humboldt County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,490,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,820,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $670,000

Humboldt County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,594,000

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
Humboldt County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Humboldt County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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+)"