Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
136,132
0.644% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.5
1.02% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.8%
2.16% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,881
8.49% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$386,000
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
60,483
0.478% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA had a population of 136k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $57,881. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA declined from 137,014 to 136,132, a −0.644% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,350 to $57,881, a 8.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.33%), Other (Hispanic) (4.9%), White (Hispanic) (3.42%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.37%).

None of the households in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA are California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt (1,774 degrees awarded in 2022), College of the Redwoods (827 degrees), and Fredrick and Charles Beauty College (65 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA was $386,000, and the homeownership rate was 56.8%.

Most people in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA was 2 cars per household.

Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA borders Crescent City, CA and Ukiah, CA.

Population & Diversity

Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA is home to a population of 136k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.22% of Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA residents were born outside of the country (8.47k people).

In 2022, there were 9.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (97.4k people) in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.98k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6.67k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97% of Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    97.4k ± 555
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    9.98k ± 854
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    6.67k ± 1.05k
12.6%
Hispanic Population
17.1k people

In 2022, there were 9.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (97.4k people) in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.98k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6.67k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.6% of the people in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA are hispanic (17.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.22%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.47k people
6.19%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.48k people

As of 2022, 6.22% of Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA residents (8.47k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA was 6.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,021 ± 380
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,150 ± 263
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    908 ± 288

Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA employs 60.5k people. The largest industries in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,415 people), Retail Trade (7,967 people), and Educational Services (5,930 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($61,950), Utilities ($58,325), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,408).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

60.5k
2022 Value
± 2,112
0.478%
1 Year growth
± 4.87%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA grew at a rate of 0.478%, from 60.2k employees to 60.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA, are Management Occupations (7,014 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,490 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,616 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

60.5k
2022 Value
± 2,112
0.478%
1 Year growth
± 4.87%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA grew at a rate of 0.478%, from 60.2k employees to 60.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,415 people), Retail Trade (7,967 people), and Educational Services (5,930 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA, though some of these residents may live in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,934
Median earning men ± $1,678
$30,551
Median earning women ± $3,061

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,404), Public Administration ($59,994), and Wholesale Trade ($53,351).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($49,194), Construction ($46,375), and Wholesale Trade ($41,134).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,254
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 742
    Retail Trade
  3. 687
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA awarded 2,677 degrees. The student population of Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,444 male students and 5,667 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA are White (1,374 and 51.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (673 and 25.3%), Two or More Races (185 and 6.95%), and Unknown (175 and 6.58%).

The largest universities in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt (1,774 and 66.3%), College of the Redwoods (827 and 30.9%), and Fredrick and Charles Beauty College (65 and 2.43%).

The most popular majors in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA are General Psychology (207 and 7.73%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (204 and 7.62%), and General Business Administration & Management (163 and 6.09%).

The median tuition cost in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA for a public four year colleges is $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 98.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,111 (44% men and 56% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,111 students enrolled in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA, 44% men and 56% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,048 records, of which 56.6% were women and 43.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 97 degrees awarded
  2. 143 degrees awarded
  3. 110 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA was General Biological Sciences with 97 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,774 degrees awarded
  2. 827 degrees awarded
  3. 65 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt with 1,774 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,105 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA, which is 0.703 times less than the 1,572 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,374 degrees mean that there were 2.04 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 673 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, less-than 2-year ($16,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,122) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,854) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA was $386,000 in 2022, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $344,800 to $386,000, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA is 56.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA is $57,881. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA was Santa Clara County, CA with a value of $153,792, followed by San Mateo County, CA and Marin County, CA, with respective values of $149,907 and $142,019.

Property

$386,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,402
$30,965
Median Property Taxes
±$1,278

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

56.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.8% of the housing units in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA was Santa Clara County, CA with a value of $153,792, followed by San Mateo County, CA and Marin County, CA, with respective values of $149,907 and $142,019.

The following map shows all of the counties in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,881
Median Household Income
± $2,131
54.5k
Number of Households
± 1,761

In 2022, the median household income of the 54.5k households in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA grew to $57,881 from the previous year's value of $53,350.

The following chart displays the households in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.9%)
  3. Carpooled (10.9%)

In 2022, 69.4% of workers in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.9%) and those who carpooled to work (10.9%).

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.86% of the workforce in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA (26.4k out of 133k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.9% of the population of Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA has health coverage, with 33.3% on employee plans, 28.2% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 17.1% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in California see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1254 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1132 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1,254 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.7% under 18 years, 23.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.14%
Uninsured
33.3%
Employer Coverage
28.2%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
17.1%
Non-Group
1.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA declined by 20.1% from 7.68% to 6.14%.

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