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Humboldt is a city in Humboldt County.

The community was named after Baron Alexander von Humboldt, German scientist

The latitude of Humboldt is 42.720N. The longitude is -94.215W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,083 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,411.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$39,338
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Humboldt demographic reports
Humboldt is on the West Fork of the Des Moines River
Former and merged names include:
· Springvale
Settled by religious group from NY
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Harry Reasoner, broadcaster
Local festivals include:
  • Humboldt County Fair - July 31-Aug. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Humboldt web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
There's no humbug in Humboldt
-- Origin uncertain

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Ancestry & family history

36% of Humboldt residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $19,656, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Humboldt residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Humboldt, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $751.


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Libraries in Humboldt include Humboldt Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Humboldt include Humboldt Independent

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Humboldt County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Humboldt political report.

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The average commute time for Humboldt workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Humboldt include Super 8.

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