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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Humboldt County is located in California with a population of 135,490. In Humboldt County, most residents own their homes. In Humboldt County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Humboldt County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Humboldt County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$285,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    316.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    72.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    192.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    806.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,868.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    636.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Humboldt County

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,718
National
$55,322

Humboldt County Reviews

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Humboldt is a very beautiful area, with a lot of nice people. We have rivers, mountains, and farms. The small, more rural area beats the city life by far. There’s a lot of community gatherings, like fairs and events like that. There are a lot of local Native Americans, due to the surrounding tribal reservations. Yes, there are a few things we need to change; such as littering, drug abuse, and other such things. There is a bit of racism, but not a lot. All together, Humboldt is a wonderful place to live, and is family friendly. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.
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It is really beautiful. The county is huge and there are a million things to do outdoors. The people are friendly. Watch out for the 101 running though Eureka, there is a heavy drug problem there. Besides that, the place is quiet, the scenery is great and the food is delicious.
I was born and raised in Humboldt County, and the things that I love about this area is that there are so many people that you meet who are open minded and caring. There is also a lot of healthy, and local food that is easily accessible in this county.
I think there are many things that need to change in Humboldt, one of which would be the drug problem and opioid problem that has began to grow.