Humboldt, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Humboldt, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Humboldt had a population of 832 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

The City of Humboldt is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Richardson County.

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, 2017.

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Humboldt, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 832
Daytime Population: Workers 435
Daytime Population: Residents 444
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 879
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 796
Population in Familes 617
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density2 624
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $47,111
Average Household Income $57,143
Per Capita Income $25,224


Total Housing Units 461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 270 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $82,593


Total Households 368
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 222
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.72% -0.88%
Households -0.62% -0.77%
Families 0.57% -0.92%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 2017 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 # 143 76th
Population Density # 367 37th
Diversity Index # 384 33rd
Median Household Income # 358 38th
Per Capita Income # 446 23rd

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