Humboldt, a small town in Iowa, has a population of approximately 5,000. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (23%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Home ownership is more common than renting in Humboldt, and 34% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $615 per month, which is $194/month less than the state average.
Humboldt has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (9%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 13% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Humboldt residents work in one of three industries: retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 24% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in sales, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Humboldt workers bring in an average annual income of around $67K, roughly the same as the Iowa average. Humboldt, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 19 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Humboldt residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 43% of residents, while public transit isn't used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
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