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Humboldt is a township in Coles County, in the Charleston-Mattoon metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Humboldt. For links to other places called Humboldt, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Humboldt is 39.583N. The longitude is -88.283W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,341.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Humboldt demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Coles County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61931 ZIP code.
21% of Humboldt residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Humboldt ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Humboldt was $17,564, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Humboldt residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Humboldt, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $733.
Coles County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Humboldt political report.
The average commute time for Humboldt workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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