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Humboldt, Nebraska
Downtown Humboldt: east side of town square
Downtown Humboldt: east side of town square
Location of Humboldt, Nebraska
Location of Humboldt, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°9′54″N 95°56′45″W / 40.16500°N 95.94583°W / 40.16500; -95.94583Coordinates: 40°9′54″N 95°56′45″W / 40.16500°N 95.94583°W / 40.16500; -95.94583
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Richardson
Area
 • Total 1.33 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Land 1.33 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,024 ft (312 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 877
 • Estimate 
(2019)
810
 • Density 607.20/sq mi (234.40/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68376
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-23445
GNIS feature ID 0830195

Humboldt is a city in Richardson County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 877 at the 2010 census.

History

Humboldt, Nebraska (1917)
East side of public square, 1917

Humboldt was platted in 1868. It was named after Humboldt, Tennessee, where an early settler had stayed while fighting in the Civil War.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 917
1890 1,114 21.5%
1900 1,218 9.3%
1910 1,176 −3.4%
1920 1,277 8.6%
1930 1,435 12.4%
1940 1,386 −3.4%
1950 1,404 1.3%
1960 1,322 −5.8%
1970 1,194 −9.7%
1980 1,176 −1.5%
1990 1,003 −14.7%
2000 941 −6.2%
2010 877 −6.8%
2019 (est.) 810 −7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 877 people, 385 households, and 213 families living in the city. The population density was 659.4 inhabitants per square mile (254.6/km2). There were 470 housing units at an average density of 353.4 per square mile (136.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.5% African American, 1.7% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 385 households, of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.7% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.87.

Reuel Nims Store in Humboldt Nebraska
Reuel Nims Store in Humboldt in 1885. This building was demolished in 1980.

The median age in the city was 48.6 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 28.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

Education

Humboldt is served by Humboldt Table Rock Steinauer School District #70.

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