Humboldt, IA


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Humboldt, IA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Humboldt Housing Market Information

With a population of 4,596, 2,051 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $129,938, house prices in Humboldt are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Humboldt, accounting for 72.43% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Humboldt include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.52%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.60%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 3.12%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Humboldt are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 61.27% owning and 38.73% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Humboldt's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 38.04% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Humboldt include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 27.93%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 27.62%). There's also some housing in Humboldt built between 2000 and later ( 6.41%).

Humboldt Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Humboldt have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 8.86%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Humboldt house appreciation rate of 0.85%.

Over the last year, Humboldt appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Humboldt's appreciation rate has been 0.43%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Humboldt were at 0.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.00%.

Relative to Iowa, our data show that Humboldt's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Iowa.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,075,000 0.0
$806,001 - $1,075,000 0.0
$538,001 - $806,000 0.8
$430,001 - $538,000 2.2
$323,001 - $430,000 0.9
$215,001 - $323,000 10.2
$107,001 - $215,000 32.7
$54,001 - $107,000 44.8
$0 - $54,000 8.5

Average for IA
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
59.9261689909762 45.4320987654321

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Humboldt Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
23.41% 1.23% 1 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$711 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 61.27
Renters 38.73
Vacant 8.64

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 6.4
1970 - 1999 27.9
1940 - 1969 38.0
1939 or Older 27.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 72.4
Townhomes 1.3
Small Apt. Buildings 8.6
Apt. Complexes 14.5
Mobile Homes 3.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.25
1 Bedroom 14.16
2 Bedrooms 28.11
3 Bedrooms 35.06
4 Bedrooms 15.10
5 or more bedrooms 6.33

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