|— City —|
|• Total||9.7 sq mi (25.0 km2)|
|• Land||9.7 sq mi (25.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||364 ft (111 m)|
|• Density||870/sq mi ( 340/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1288697|
Humboldt is a city in Gibson and Madison counties, Tennessee. The population was 8,452 at the 2010 census, a decline of 1,015 from 2000. It is the principal city of and is included in the Humboldt, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Jackson, Tennessee-Humboldt, Tennessee Combined Statistical Area. It is Gibson County's largest city.
Humboldt is located at  Most of the city lies in Gibson County, with only a small portion extending into Madison County. In the 2000 census, 9,442 of the city's 9,467 residents (99.7%) lived in Gibson County and 25 (0.3%) in Madison County.(35.822564, -88.911138).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25.0 km2), of which 9.7 square miles (25.0 km2) is land and 0.10% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,467 people, 3,864 households, and 2,538 families residing in the city. The population density was 980.0 people per square mile (378.4/km2). There were 4,243 housing units at an average density of 439.2 per square mile (169.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 55.06% White, 43.00% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 1.00% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.
There were 3,864 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 20.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,351, and the median income for a family was $32,845. Males had a median income of $30,848 versus $20,890 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,433. About 16.1% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.8% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.
Cable TV is supplied through a locally owned business called Infostructure Inc.
The local newspaper is called the Humboldt Chronicle(http://hchronicle.net).
W45CK Channel 45 is a Unity Broadcasting Network station.
Special events 
Since 1934, the city has hosted the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival, held the first full week of May.
Notable natives 
- Rayburn Anthony - Rockabilly, country and gospel musician
- Doug Atkins - Football player
- Chick Autry - Baseball player
- Jesse Hill Ford - Writer & playwright
- Lew Jetton - Musician, television personality
- Wyatt Prunty - Poet
- T.G. Sheppard - Country music singer
- Dale Sommers - Radio personality
- Murray Warmath - College football coach
- Samuel Cole Williams - Historian
- Kacy Rodgers - NFL assistant football coach
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Larry L. Miller (2001), Tennessee place-names, Indiana University Press. Page 104.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Subcounty population estimates: Tennessee 2000-2006" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2007-06-28. Retrieved 2007-10-09.
- "Rayburn Anthony". Rockabilly Hall of Fame. July 2001.