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Humboldt, Tennessee - Basic Facts

Humboldt is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Humboldt.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Gibson County at latitude 35.8198 and longitude -88.9159. Gibson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 364 feet.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Humboldt: Humbolt.

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Humboldt, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Humboldt to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 67 85th
Population Density1 # 102 76th
Diversity Index2 # 15 97th
Median Household Income # 389 9th
Per Capita Income # 352 18th

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Humboldt, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,413
Population in Households 8,062
Population in Familes 6,430
Population in Group Qrtrs 351
Population Density1 867
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 3,436
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,197
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,006 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,026 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,411 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 570 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $91,296
Average Home Value $120,718


Median Household Income $27,368
Average Household Income $40,528
Per Capita Income $16,724
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.11% -0.14%
Households -0.14% -0.16%
Families -0.12% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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.

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