Humboldt County, CA Demographics

The total population of Humboldt County is estimated to be 136,132 with 67,729 males (49.75%) and 68,403 females (50.25%). There are 674 more females than males in Humboldt County.
The median household income in Humboldt County was $57,667 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 1,877(3.36%) from $55,790 in 2020. This income is 77.30% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Humboldt County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $68,563. Overall, the median household income for the county of Humboldt County stands at $57,883.
In Humboldt County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $36,647 for males and $26,405 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $53,721 for males and $47,994 for females.
In Humboldt County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 5 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Black or African American households have the highest median household income at $117,665, while Some Other Race households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $50,951.
In 2022, the population of Humboldt County was 135,010, a 0.13% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Humboldt County's population was 134,836, a decline of 1.05% compared to a population of 136,261 in 2020.
The median age in Humboldt County, CA is 39.1, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 15.92% were under the age of 15, 22.69% aged 15 to 29, 43.31% aged 30 to 64, 16.14% aged 65 to 84, and 1.94% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Humboldt County population: 76.30% are White, 1.27% are Black or African American, 4.26% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 3.16% are Asian, 0.33% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 4.94% are some other race and 9.75% are multiracial.