Humboldt County is located in north-central Iowa. The County Seat is Dakota City and the largest city is Humboldt. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.humboldtcountyia.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 9,640 and the 2010 census population was 9,814. The land area is 434.35 square miles and there are 22.6 persons per square mile.
97.7% of the population is White, 0.7% is Black or African American, 3.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 90.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $84,900, there are 4,222 households, an average of 2.28 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,746, the median household income is $47,897, and 10.2% of the persons in Humboldt County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,151. Retail sales (in $1000) were $82,011, and sales per capita were $8,520. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.8%.
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