Humboldt, IA


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Humboldt is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 4,596 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Humboldt is the 85th largest community in Iowa.

Unlike some cities, Humboldt isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Humboldt are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Humboldt is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Humboldt who work in office and administrative support (12.12%), management occupations (11.14%), and sales jobs (7.21%).

Overall, Humboldt’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

One of the benefits of Humboldt is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.28 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small city, Humboldt doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Humboldt citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.15% of adults 25 and older in Humboldt have a college degree.

The per capita income in Humboldt in 2010 was $26,059, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,236 for a family of four. However, Humboldt contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Humboldt home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Humboldt residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Humboldt include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Humboldt is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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