Humboldt County

Humboldt county is classified as a small, rural region that covers 4,000 square miles, with a population of approximately 136,463. Almost half of the population lives in the three largest cities of Arcata, Eureka and Fortuna; the remaining reside in the county's rural communities and countryside. The county is sparsely populated, with an average of 37.7 people per square mile (California has an average of 239.1 per square mile).

Humboldt has the second largest bay in California, as well as 110 miles of coastline, more than any other county in the state. Humboldt produces 20% of the total volume of all forest products produced in California. Of the original two million acres of coastal redwoods that naturally occurred along the coast, only 5% remain. Humboldt County has in conservation and under protection over 40% of these remaining old growth Coast Redwood forests, in Redwood National Park, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, and other locations.
source: wikipedia, save the redwoods league

Humboldt has 32 school districts and 88 schools located within the county. District sizes range from a student enrollment of four at Maple Creek Elementary, to almost 3,800 at Eureka City Schools (denoted in the map as eureka unified high school district).

The NCES locale framework is composed of four basic types (City, Suburban, Town, and Rural) that each contains three subtypes.

Rural – Remote: Census-defined rural territory that is more than 25 miles from an Urbanized Area and also more than 10 miles from an Urban Cluster.

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