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Humboldt County Office of Education: Humboldt Fast Facts

Humboldt County Districts and Schools

Fast Facts

This is a compilation of facts and figures for Humboldt County, our districts, schools and students.

About Humboldt County

Humboldt County boasts a scenic 110-mile coastline and encompasses 2.3 million acres, 80 percent of which is forestlands, protected redwoods and recreation areas. Our unspoiled terrain of valleys and rolling hills spans over 4,000 square miles.

LOCATION—Bordered on one side by the Pacific Ocean, Humboldt County is 200 miles north of San Francisco. Eureka, the county seat, is 284 miles north of San Francisco and 466 miles south of Portland, Ore.

CLIMATE—Average temperature along the coast in January is 47 degrees; in July it is 56 degrees. Inland temperatures average 85 degrees. Rainfall in Eureka averages 38 inches a year.

POPULATION—Humboldt County’s 2020 Census figure shows a population of 136,463, which is an increase of 1.4% from the 2010 Census count. . Over 65,000 people live in the three largest cities of Arcata, Eureka and Fortuna; the remaining reside in the county’s rural communities and countryside.
Aggregated enrollment data
from CDE research files

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2018 data from KidsData.org comparing Humboldt to California

children living below the federal poverty threshold

Humboldt County

100%
22.5%
California
100%
20.8%
children living in low income working families

Humboldt County

100%
28.0%
California
100%
25.9%
percent of homeless public school students

Humboldt County

100%
7.9%
California
100%
4.5%

2020 Census data comparing Humboldt to California

Census Enrollment by Student Race/Ethnicity shows our student population
has grown more diverse over the last five years

Native American Students, 2020-2021

Humboldt County

100%
8.8%
California
100%
0.5%

School Districts in Humboldt County

Number of Districts
Elementary School District 24
High School District 2
Unified School District 5
County Office of Education (COE) 1
Total 32
Number of Public Schools
Elementary Schools 43
Middle Schools 8
Comprehensive High Schools 9
Alternative Schools 12
Charter Schools 15
Special Education School 1
Total 88
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