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Overview

Introduction to Humboldt, Tennessee

Humboldt, Tennessee, in Gibson county, is 15 miles N of Jackson, Tennessee and 78 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee.

Humboldt History

Humboldt was named in honor of a German naturalist named Alexander von Humboldt. The first business of the city was a store established in the 1850s by John C. Gillespie. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad first reached the area in 1859. The city was incorporated in 1866. The West Tennessee Strawberry Festival, which is one of the major attractions in the area, started in 1934.

Humboldt and nearby Attractions

  • Davy Crockett Lake
  • Strawberry Museum
  • Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum
  • Cypress Groove Nature Park
  • Britton Lane Battlefield Park
  • McNairy County Historical Museum

Things To Do In Humboldt

Humboldt provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. One can visit the National Bird Dog Museum, the Beech River Cultural Center and Museum, the Cypress Grove Nature Park, the Pinson Mounds State Park and the Tennessee River Museum while in Humboldt. The Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, the Pickwick Landing State Park and Chickasaw State Park are in the neighborhood as well. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Humboldt Country Club. The city hosts the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival every May.

Humboldt Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Humboldt Higher Education

The University of Tennessee-Martin, Union University and Jackson State Community College provide higher education in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,254
Male Share of the Population42.5%
Female Share of the Population57.5%
Senior Citizens21.8%
Employed Population 16+3,002
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married42.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.6%
Median Earnings25+$22,993
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,450
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,991

Wealth

Median Family Income$36,564
% Above Poverty Level78.3%
% Below Poverty Level21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.6%
Median Gross Rent$630
Median House Value$74,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.4%
English6%
German4.8%
Irish4.5%
African3.9%
Scottish1.5%
Canadian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Italian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Humboldt Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gibson County
Standard Zip Codes38343
Phone Area Codes731
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude35.82
Approximate Longitude-88.9

Humboldt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMILAN EXP STN
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 45 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 90 F
Oct Temp42 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.3 inches
StationJACKSON EXP STA
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.8 inches
StationJACKSON MCKELLAR-SPES AP
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp29 to 47 F
Apr Temp49 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alamo2,601$54,120
Gadsden528$33,929
Medina4,025$75,775
Milan7,803$42,288
Three Way1,671$75,625
Trenton4,183$29,847

Humboldt Public Libraries

Humboldt Public Library
115 S. 16TH AVE.
Humboldt, Tennessee
(731) 784-2383

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Humboldt Hospitals

Humboldt General Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
3525 Chere Carol Road
(731) 784-2321

Humboldt Public Schools

East Elementary School
1520 North 30th Av
ZIP: 38343
(731) 784-4171
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Humboldt High School
2600 Viking Dr
ZIP: 38343
(731) 784-2781
High
Total Enrollment 272
Humboldt Middle School
1811 Ferrell St
ZIP: 38343
(731) 784-9514
Middle
Total Enrollment 230
Stigall Primary School
301 Westside Dr
ZIP: 38343
(731) 784-2825
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
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