Humboldt, South Dakota

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Humboldt is a town in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 521 at the 2000 census.



The town was named after German scientist, explorer and diplomat Alexander von Humboldt.[4]


Humboldt is located at 43°38′42″N 97°4′28″W / 43.645°N 97.07444°W / 43.645; -97.07444 (43.644933, -97.074320)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Humboldt has been assigned the ZIP code 57035 and the FIPS place code 30900.

Lost Lake lies 2 miles north of the town.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 521 people, 200 households, and 148 families residing in the town. The population density was 831.0 people per square mile (319.3/km²). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 335.0/sq mi (128.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.74% White, 1.73% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 200 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.09.

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