Humboldt, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Humboldt, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Humboldt had a population of 634 as of July 1, 2017. Humboldt ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Humboldt is located at latitude 43.6449 and longitude -97.0745 in Minnehaha County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Humboldt (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Minnehaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,699 feet.

The Town of Humboldt (GNIS ID: 1267431) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Humboldt population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Humboldt, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 634
Daytime Population: Workers 135
Daytime Population: Residents 250
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 385
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 634
Population in Familes 542
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,024
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $58,894
Average Household Income $72,469
Per Capita Income $27,252


Total Housing Units 264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (76.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $179,167
Average Home Value $211,386


Total Households 245
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 181
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.02% 1.26%
Households 1.06% 1.2%
Families 1.72% 1.19%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   3.56%

Humboldt, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Humboldt to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 123 69th
Population Density # 90 77th
Diversity Index # 225 43rd
Median Household Income # 78 80th
Per Capita Income # 222 43rd

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