Humboldt, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Humboldt, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Humboldt had a population of 1,883 as of July 1, 2017. Humboldt ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Humboldt is located at latitude 37.8114 and longitude -95.4375 in Allen County. The formal boundaries for the City of Humboldt (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allen County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 981 feet.

The City of Humboldt (GNIS ID: 485596) 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,883
Daytime Population: Workers 528
Daytime Population: Residents 1,020
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,548
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 1,862
Population in Familes 1,462
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 1,309
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $40,713
Average Household Income $52,694
Per Capita Income $22,408


Total Housing Units 914 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 557 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 241 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $69,522
Average Home Value $76,526


Total Households 798
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 492
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 -0.5% -1.04%
Households -0.52% -1.08%
Families -0.52% -1.21%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Humboldt, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Humboldt to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 132 80th
Population Density # 156 77th
Diversity Index # 180 73rd
Median Household Income # 561 17th
Per Capita Income # 566 16th

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