Poverty by Race/Ethnicity: Humboldt County

In Humboldt County, 19.5% of the total population lives below the federal poverty level (FPL*).

In Humboldt County, the race/ethnicity with the highest percentage of poverty is the Black/African American population (49.2%). The white population has the lowest percentage of poverty (17.2%). Conversely, the total number of people in poverty is highest in the white population (24,059) and lowest in the Black/African American population (393), thus it is important to look at both the percentage and the actual numbers.