Humboldt County Development Association, IA

Transportation & Utilities


Humboldt County is well-positioned in regards to transportation and logistics. With the intersection of US Highway 169 and State Highway 3 in Humboldt and the proximity to Interstate 35 and Interstate 90, Humboldt County offers tremendous access to major distribution areas across the Midwest.


US Highway 169 runs north and south and State Highway 3 runs west and east through Humboldt County. Humboldt County communities are approximately 30-45 minutes west of Interstate 35 and 15-30 minutes north of US Highway 20 and approximately 60 minutes south of Interstate 90.

Location Approximate Distance in Miles Approximate Travel Time
Minneapolis, MN 200 miles 3.25 hours
Chicago, IL 415 miles 7.75 hours
St. Louis, MO 453 miles 7 hours
Kansas City, MO 280 miles 4.25 hours
Des Moines, IA 113 miles 1.75 hours
Omaha, NE 177 miles 3 hours



Union Pacific Railroad has lines serving the following Humboldt County communities: Bode, Gilmore City, Hardy, Livermore, LuVerne, Ottosen and Pioneer. Additional information can be obtained by visiting Union Pacific Railroad's website.



The Humboldt Municipal Airport will accommodate single engine aircraft up to twin engine aircraft. The runway is 60 x 3417 and is 12/30. There is a 24-hour terminal with phone service. The Fort Dodge Regional Airport provides connecting flights to major airports and is located 15 miles south of Humboldt.


Bus Service

Low cost public transit bus service is provided for Humboldt County by MIDAS Council of Governments.  For more information checkout their website MIDAS Council of Governments or Facebook page MIDAS Council of Governments Facebook.



Humboldt County offers safe, reliable and dependable utility service to residents and businesses. From water and wastewater in each community to gas, electric and telecommunications provided through utility partners, Humboldt County is positioned for growth!


Electric & Gas

Electric Natural Gas
Midland Power Cooperative  MidAmerican Energy Company
MidAmerican Energy Company  


Water & Wastewater

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For more information on transportation services in Humboldt County, please contact us.


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