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0.11% growth
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1.16% growth
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1.95% growth
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0.11% decline

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The economy of Humboldt County, CA employs 59,587 people. The economy of Humboldt County, CA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 2.92; 1.65; and 1.39 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Humboldt County, CA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,444), Retail trade (8,494), and Educational Services (6,093), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,321), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($43,125), and Transportation & Warehousing ($42,950).

Median household income in Humboldt County, CA is $42,685. Males in Humboldt County, CA have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,053. The income inequality of Humboldt County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.489 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Humboldt County, CA. In Humboldt County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,028. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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Humboldt County, CA is home to a population of 135,182 people, from which 97.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Humboldt County, CA is composed of 101,904 White residents (75.4%), 14,530 Hispanic residents (10.7%), 6,943 Two+ residents (5.14%), 6,145 Native residents (4.55%), and 3,692 Asian residents (2.73%). The most common foreign languages in Humboldt County, CA are Spanish (8,483 speakers), Hmong (910 speakers), and Chinese (593 speakers), but compared to other places, Humboldt County, CA has a relative high number of Hmong (910 speakers), Other Native North American (498 speakers), and Scandinavian (151 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Humboldt County, CA awarded 2,571 degrees. The student population of Humboldt County, CA is skewed towards females, with 1,079 male students and 1,492 female students. Most students in Humboldt County, CA are White (1,494 and 58.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (452 and 17.6%), Unknown (235 and 9.1%), and Two or more races (139 and 5.41%). The largest universities in Humboldt County, CA by number of graduates are Humboldt State University (1,836 and 71.4%), College of the Redwoods (654 and 25.4%), and Fredrick and Charles Beauty College (49 and 1.91%). The most popular majors in Humboldt County, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (130 and 5.06%), General Business Administration & Management (124 and 4.82%), and General Psychology (119 and 4.63%). The median tuition costs in Humboldt County, CA are $12,600 for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Humboldt County, CA is $279,000, which is 1.36 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $279,300 to $279,000, a 0.11% increase. The homeownership rate of Humboldt County, CA is 55.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Humboldt County, CA have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Humboldt County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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