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B-
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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$279,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$899
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Humboldt County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    428
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    55
    41
  • Robbery
    175
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,018
    500
  • Theft
    2,791
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    587
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,685
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Humboldt County Reviews

3 reviews
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.
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Humboldt has unsurpassed beauty in its environment. Everywhere you look there are so many things to do if you are a lover of the great outdoors. I have lived all over California and this is my favorite place to enjoy the great out doors and get closer to nature.

The homes are mostly older Victorian homes which do add to the charm.The night life is not much but on the other hand, there are a variety of Out door festivals and other happening that more than make up for lack of night life
I currently go to Humboldt State University and what I find beautiful about the area is the redwoods and ocean. It's a whole lot of nature and outdoor activities.It usually rains up north of california but overall its a place to visit over the summer. The county local base so youll never find something so unique somewhere else.