Humboldt, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Humboldt, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Humboldt had a population of 8,519 as of July 1, 2016. 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 Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Humboldt is located at latitude 35.8255 and longitude -88.9043 in Gibson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Humboldt (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Gibson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 364 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Humboldt are located in Gibson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Madison County.

The City of Humboldt (GNIS ID: 2404741) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve 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 Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gibson 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Humboldt: Humbolt.

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Humboldt, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,519
Population in Households 8,168
Population in Familes 6,499
Population in Group Qrtrs 351
Population Density1 878
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 3,449
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,197
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,021 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,428 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 588 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $81,943
Average Home Value $103,105


Median Household Income $29,326
Average Household Income $43,148
Per Capita Income $17,877
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.15%
Households -0.03% 0.06%
Families -0.08% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Humboldt, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Humboldt to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 68 84th
Population Density1 # 100 77th
Diversity Index2 # 17 96th
Median Household Income # 373 13th
Per Capita Income # 334 22nd

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