Humboldt, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Humboldt, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Humboldt had a population of 877 as of July 1, 2015. Humboldt ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Humboldt is located at latitude 40.1658 and longitude -95.9443 in Richardson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Humboldt (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Richardson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The City of Humboldt (GNIS ID: 2394445) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Humboldt population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Humboldt, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 877
Population in Households 841
Population in Familes 655
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density1 657
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 389
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 237
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 470 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 283 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 106 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $46,689
Average Home Value $64,539


Median Household Income $36,087
Average Household Income $47,738
Per Capita Income $21,103
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.25%
Households 0.2% -0.15%
Families 2.05% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   3.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Humboldt, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Humboldt to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 133 77th
Population Density1 # 354 39th
Diversity Index2 # 447 23rd
Median Household Income # 537 8th
Per Capita Income # 506 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.