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Humboldt County, California

Humboldt County is a county located on the northwest coast of California, on the Pacific Ocean. As of the 2000 census, the county had a population of 126,518. The county seat is Eureka.

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Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 10,495 km² (4,052 mi²). 9,253 km² (3,572 mi²) of it is land and 1,243 km² (480 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 11.84% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 126,518 people, 51,238 households, and 30,640 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km² (35/mi²). There are 55,912 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 84.71% White, 0.88% African American, 5.72% Native American, 1.65% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 2.45% from other races, and 4.39% from two or more races. 6.49% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 51,238 households out of which 28.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.10% are married couples living together, 11.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.20% are non-families. 28.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 12.40% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $31,226, and the median income for a family is $39,370. Males have a median income of $32,210 versus $23,942 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,203. 19.50% of the population and 12.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.50% are under the age of 18 and 7.20% are 65 or older.

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