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Humboldt County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 9,640 (53% urban, 47% rural); it was 10,381 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,748
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,432
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,261
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,029 (it was 1,034 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

28%

Land area: 434 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Humboldt County: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (59.6%), Educational, health and social services (17.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 33%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 63%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Humboldt County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 4,760  (49.4%)
Females: 4,880  (50.6%)
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Humboldt County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Humboldt County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $48,631 ($38,201 in 1999)

This county:

$48,631
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $465 (lower quartile is $350, upper quartile is $584)
This county:

$465
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $94,596 (it was $72,300 in 2000)
Humboldt:

$94,596
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,839 - $157,791
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $961
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $379

Institutionalized population: 133

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 20
  • Thefts: 25
  • Auto thefts: 6

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 12
  • Thefts: 16
  • Auto thefts: 10
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $256,700
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $188,200
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $220,800
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $304,400

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 2015: $1,516 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,245 (1.3%)

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 2015: 12.2%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.8%
Humboldt County:

11.8%
Iowa:

12.2%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 14 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Humboldt County is $395 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: Humboldt, Dakota City, Gilmore City, Livermore, Bode, Renwick, Thor, Rutland, Bradgate, Ottosen.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Humboldt County: Butler (A), Umble Hog Farm (B), Reser Farms (C), Cooner Farms (D), Poelma Dairy (E), Moore's Access (F), West Fork Forest Access (G), Packard (H), Sinclair (I), Sinclair Elevator Incorporated Elevator (J), Beaver Meadows Golf Club (K), Round Grove Golf and Country Club (L), Packard Elevator Company Elevator (M), Austinville Elevator (N), Austinville (O), Butler County Home (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Humboldt County include: Antioch Church (A), Bennezette Church (B), Bethel Reform Church (C), Washington Reformed Church (D), Hitesville Gospel Hall (E), Pleasant Valley Church (F), Saint Johns Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Washington Reform Cemetery (2), Brethren Cemetery (3), South Vilmar Cemetery (4), Jungling Cemetery (5), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (6), Pleasant View Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Boylan Creek (B), Coldwater Creek (C), Coon Creek (D), Dailey Creek (E), Max Creek (F), Moulfon Creek (G), Landphere Creek (H), Freddeke Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Humboldt County include: Big Marsh Wildlife Area (1), Shell Rock County Park (2), Beaver Meadows County Park (3), Kyle Wildlife Area (4), Camp Comfort (5), Hauser Wildlife Area (6), Sportsmans Park (7), Wolters Prairie Preserve (8), Shell Rock Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Buchanan County , Butler County , Chickasaw County , Genesee County, Michigan , Hamilton County , Hardin County , O'Brien County , Wright County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 325
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 143 (35% naturalized citizens)

Humboldt County:

1.4%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 69
  • 1990 to 1994: 11
  • 1985 to 1989: 22
  • 1980 to 1984: 9
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 12
  • 1965 to 1969: 18
Note: State values scaled to Humboldt County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.3%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,949
  • One, attached: 29
  • Two: 98
  • 3 or 4: 240
  • 5 to 9: 129
  • 10 to 19: 60
  • 20 or more: 13
  • Mobile homes: 127

Housing units in Humboldt County with a mortgage: 1,305 (124 second mortgage, 94 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,444

Here:

47.5% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Humboldt County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,6139
Evangelical Protestant1,7417
Catholic1,3172
Other-1
None2,144-
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: 2
Humboldt County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Humboldt County:

8.35 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Humboldt County:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

27.9%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Humboldt County:

Average size of farms: 447 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $159,466
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $266.68
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 31.90%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $114,450
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 91.10%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $118,522
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.82%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.31
Corn for grain: 127427 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 115902 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Humboldt County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1598259.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/1/1961, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Humboldt County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 219.2 miles away from Humboldt County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 278.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 224.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 447.2 miles away from Humboldt County center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 170.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1727: September 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1727, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Snow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3275: March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: 3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: April 08, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1367: May 02, 2001, FEMA Id: 1367, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (45%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Other Northern Europe (8%)
  • Costa Rica (7%)
  • Honduras (5%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Thailand (3%)

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

  • German (40%)
  • Norwegian (19%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Danish (6%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Humboldt County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,937 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 434 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 156 (3%)
  • Other means: 32 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 266 (5%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 121 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
105 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
27 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,680.

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

Here:

4.67%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.41% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($22,945 average AGI)
1.26% relocated from other states ($10,775 average AGI)
Humboldt County:

1.26%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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


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

Here:

5.26%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.96% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($32,214 average AGI)
1.30% relocated to other states ($10,888 average AGI)
Humboldt County:

1.30%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Humboldt County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Humboldt County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Humboldt County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.4%
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: 2,217 (2,003 aged, 214 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 85 (4%)

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, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (388)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (128)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (111)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (103)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (73)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (51)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (50)
  • Unspecified dementia (44)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (39)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (39)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.96
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,356
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 488
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 37,824

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,474
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,133

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 110

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 20

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,682
  • In family households: 7,936 (2,237 male householders, 494 female householders)
    2,258 spouses, 2,565 children (2,339 natural, 83 adopted, 143 stepchildren), 80 grandchildren, 38 brothers or sisters, 39 parents, 29 other relatives, 178 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,746 (728 male householders (581 living alone)), 750 female householders (690 living alone)), 268 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 133 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 1,512 2-persons, 459 3-persons, 433 4-persons, 218 5-persons, 81 6-persons, 28 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,271 1-person, 169 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,028 married couples with children.
435 single-parent households (149 men, 286 women).

97.2% of residents of Humboldt County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 40% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 25% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $66,402,000 ($6,611 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $822,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $29,115,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,702,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,571,000
Federal grants: $7,780,000
Federal procurement contracts: $716,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,518,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,237,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $78,470,000
Federal Government insurance: $59,615,000

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

Births: 558
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 633
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +59
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -374
Here -38 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Humboldt County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.94 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 10
  • 2000 to 2009: 228
  • 1990 to 1999: 352
  • 1980 to 1989: 262
  • 1970 to 1979: 765
  • 1960 to 1969: 546
  • 1950 to 1959: 563
  • 1940 to 1949: 260
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,660
Note: State values scaled to Humboldt population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Humboldt County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Humboldt County population
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 20
  • 4 rooms: 243
  • 5 rooms: 573
  • 6 rooms: 737
  • 7 rooms: 627
  • 8 rooms: 524
  • 9+ rooms: 524
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 53
  • 3 rooms: 208
  • 4 rooms: 221
  • 5 rooms: 162
  • 6 rooms: 93
  • 7 rooms: 118
  • 8 rooms: 87
  • 9+ rooms: 83
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Humboldt County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Humboldt County population
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 75
  • 2 bedrooms: 677
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,550
  • 4 bedrooms: 802
  • 5+ bedrooms: 150
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 248
  • 2 bedrooms: 376
  • 3 bedrooms: 225
  • 4 bedrooms: 153
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
Cars and other vehicles available in Humboldt County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Humboldt County population
  • no vehicle: 95
  • 1 vehicle: 825
  • 2 vehicles: 1,400
  • 3 vehicles: 636
  • 4 vehicles: 242
  • 5+ vehicles: 63
  • no vehicle: 106
  • 1 vehicle: 468
  • 2 vehicles: 286
  • 3 vehicles: 103
  • 4 vehicles: 54
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

67% of Humboldt County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Iowa.

Humboldt County:

66.9%
State average:

57.7%

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

  • This state: 8,723
  • Northeast: 59
  • Midwest: 972
  • South: 206
  • West: 239

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $65,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

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 (56.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.1%)
  • Electricity (8.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.9%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (36.9%)
  • Electricity (32.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 164
Here:

13.2%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

0.6%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

6.3%
Iowa:

25.4%

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 2002:

  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $6,564,000
    Regular Highways: $2,295,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,387,000
    Police Protection: $571,000
    General - Other: $439,000
    Financial Administration: $425,000
    Central Staff Services: $372,000
    Parks & Recreation: $224,000
    Corrections - Other: $199,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $185,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $107,000
    General Public Buildings: $97,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $74,000
    Welfare - Other: $64,000
    Libraries: $60,000
    Sewerage: $38,000
    Housing & Community Development: $20,000
    Private Transit Subsidies: $10,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $189,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,139,000

Humboldt County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $6,564,000
    All Other: $320,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $125,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $171,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $244,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $113,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,284,000
    General Support: $641,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,988,000
    Total General Sales: $52,000
    NEC: $19,000

Humboldt County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,799,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,669,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $130,000

Humboldt County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,579,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 134
  • Number of aged recipients: 14
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 120
  • Number of recipients under 18: 21
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 95
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 18
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 58
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 49
Humboldt County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Humboldt County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8779.9 years
Mary6285.6 years
William5976.6 years
Robert5571.9 years
Anna5186.7 years
Harold5076.2 years
Margaret5080.6 years
George4379.0 years
Helen4081.1 years
Henry3781.8 years
Most common last names in Humboldt County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson6183.9 years
Johnson4680.6 years
Smith3977.0 years
Anderson3780.2 years
Larson3679.7 years
Nelson3578.7 years
Christensen3481.4 years
Miller2977.0 years
Jensen2379.0 years
Davis2382.9 years
Businesses in Humboldt County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's1UPS1
Pizza Hut1