Humboldt, South Dakota

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Humboldt, South Dakota

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High Points

Humboldt strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Dakota):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Humboldt Well-Paid Single Men
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Humboldt Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 18% Humboldt Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Humboldt, South Dakota

Comparing Humboldt to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Senior Citizens 5 3
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 5
Age of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
Median Family Income 7 8
College Educated Adults 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 6
Public Transportation Use 5 7
Short Commute Times 3 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 3
People Living Alone 6 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Humboldt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 175 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Minnehaha
Metro Area Sioux Falls
Standard Zip Codes 57035
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.645
Longitude -97.073

Humboldt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 25.5 inches
Station MADISON 2 SE
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 25.1 inches
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Humboldt Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 521 100%
Male 259 49.7%
Female 262 50.3%
Under 18 165 31.7%
18+ 356 68.3%
65+ 76 14.6%
Median Age 31.7
Average Family Size 3.09
White 504 96.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 1.7%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Humboldt Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 549
Growth 28
Growth % 5.4%

Humboldt Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 57.4%
Irish 11.7%
Norwegian 6.3%
US/American 5.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
Danish 2.7%
Czechoslovakian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Swedish 1.3%
Dutch 1.3%
French Canadian 1.3%
Swiss 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Canadian 0.6%
Scottish 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Humboldt, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wellington (57035)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Humboldt 521 $45,000
Canistota 700 $39,464
Colton 662 $45,139
Crooks 859 $56,528
Hartford 1,844 $53,942
Monroe 163 $42,143
Montrose 460 $39,583
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