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Location of Humboldt, Minnesota
Location of Humboldt, Minnesota
Coordinates: 48°55′17″N 97°5′41″W / 48.92139°N 97.09472°W / 48.92139; -97.09472
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Kittson
Area
 • Total 0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)
 • Land 0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
794 ft (242 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 45
 • Estimate 
(2019)
42
 • Density 378.38/sq mi (145.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56731
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-30446
GNIS feature ID 0645281

Humboldt is a city in Kittson County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 45 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office called Humboldt has been in operation since 1896. The city is reportedly named after Alexander von Humboldt who was actively exploring in the Americas and later operating as a diplomat (and therefore his exploits were widely published) over the period 1797-1858.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2), all of it land.

U.S. Route 75 serves as a main route in the community.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 198
1930 139 −29.8%
1940 139 0.0%
1950 143 2.9%
1960 169 18.2%
1970 112 −33.7%
1980 111 −0.9%
1990 74 −33.3%
2000 61 −17.6%
2010 45 −26.2%
2019 (est.) 42 −6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2011 estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 45 people, 20 households, and 16 families living in the city. The population density was 409.1 inhabitants per square mile (158.0/km2). There were 26 housing units at an average density of 236.4 per square mile (91.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.1% White and 8.9% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.3% of the population.

There were 20 households, of which 15.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.0% were married couples living together, and 20.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.56.

The median age in the city was 48.5 years. 11.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.7% were from 25 to 44; 46.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.6% male and 44.4% female.

Notable natives

Saxphonist Maury Finney is a native of Humboldt.

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