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The City of Humboldt had a population of 1,778 as of July 1, 2021. Humboldt ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index 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 37.8106 and longitude -95.4369 in Allen County. The formal boundaries for the City of Humboldt 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 978 feet.

The City of Humboldt 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.

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Humboldt, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,778 (100%)
Population in Households 1,758 (98.9%)
Population in Families 1,371 (77.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 20 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 1,242
Diversity Index2 28


Median Household Income $43,934
Average Household Income $51,846
% of Income for Mortgage4 6%
Per Capita Income $22,168
Wealth Index5 39


Total HU (Housing Units) 892 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 508 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 257 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $66,571
Average Home Value $81,594
Housing Affordability Index3 336


Total Households 765
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 467
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.66% -0.88%
Households -0.55% -0.82%
Families -0.59% -0.96%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.52%

Humboldt, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Humboldt to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 134 80th
Population Density # 162 76th
Median Household Income # 589 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 536 80th
Per Capita Income # 621 8th
Diversity Index # 159 76th

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