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Population in 2012: 17,726 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.5%
 

Males: 8,669  (48.9%)
Females: 9,057  (51.1%)

Median resident age:  26.1 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 95519, 95521, 95524, 95549.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,981 (it was $22,315 in 2000)
Arcata:

$31,981
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,464

Arcata city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $317,830 (it was $133,500 in 2000)
Arcata:

$317,830
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $363,046; Detached houses: $438,533; Townhouses or other attached units: $423,534; In 2-unit structures: $457,301; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $570,077; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $701,088; Mobile homes: $73,372; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,747

Median gross rent in 2012: $912.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 95521, 95524, 95549.

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  • White alone - 13,163 (75.6%)
  • Hispanic - 2,267 (13.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 737 (4.2%)
  • Two or more races - 487 (2.8%)
  • Asian alone - 407 (2.3%)
  • Black alone - 324 (1.9%)
  • Other race alone - 28 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Arcata: 101.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (11.5%), Irish (10.7%), English (8.7%), Italian (4.6%), French (4.0%), United States (2.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 33 feet

Land area: 9.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,929 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Arcata:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.7%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arcata city:

  • Never married: 59.4%
  • Now married: 25.7%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

1,230 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 1.1% Asia, 0.9% Latin America).

This city:  7.1%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Arcata, California as of September 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Arcata to the number of sex offenders is 1,364 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,875 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,075 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Redding, CA (92.1 miles , pop. 80,865).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (212.2 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (564.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Indianola, CA (2.0 miles ), Manila, CA (2.1 miles ), Blue Lake, CA (2.2 miles ), McKinleyville, CA (2.3 miles ), Myrtletown, CA (2.5 miles ), Samoa, CA (2.6 miles ), Fieldbrook, CA (2.6 miles ), Eureka, CA (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 1998: 32 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $170,300
  • 2003: 28 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2004: 78 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2005: 54 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $117,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.87 N, Longitude: 124.08 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,285 (+18.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,765 (60.7%)

Area code: 707

Arcata household income distribution Arcata home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Arcata by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0020100000000
per 100,000 0.00.011.60.05.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 4336464418652
per 100,000 24.117.717.435.623.435.223.423.65.946.834.928.711.5
Robberies 842012151117101310141220
per 100,000 48.123.6115.971.387.864.699.659.176.158.581.568.8114.9
Assaults 16142223283134372932203132
per 100,000 96.282.5127.4136.6163.9181.9199.2218.6169.9187.2116.5177.8183.8
Burglaries 13610714315418025218214616412617274165
per 100,000 818.0630.9828.4914.61053.51478.81066.4862.4960.6737.11001.6424.5947.8
Thefts 554631584541570519474353368490444499515
per 100,000 3332.13720.53383.23213.03336.13045.62777.52085.22155.52866.72585.62862.22958.4
Auto thefts 22413558558343253339325174
per 100,000 132.3241.7202.8344.5321.9487.1252.0147.7193.3228.2186.3292.5425.1
Arson 101196541N/A7215207
per 100,000 60.164.952.135.629.323.55.9N/A41.011.787.4114.740.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 223.3219.8269.7261.3283.4306.0258.7207.3202.5243.4232.2216.9262.9

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Crime rate in Arcata detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 36 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
California average:

2.36

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Arcata, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +988 (+6.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Arcata-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 1590% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 77.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 19.9 miles away from Arcata center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 36.2 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/1/1994 at 15:15:53, a magnitude 7.1 (6.6 MB, 7.0 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from Arcata center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 98.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Humboldt County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Arcata topographic map

Birthplace of: Christa Johnson - Professional golfer, Don Durdan - Player of football, James Allen Taylor - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Naomi Lang - Ice dancer, Nate Quarry - Martial artist, Willi Unsoeld - Mountaineer, Garth Iorg - Baseball player and coach, Amanda Loncar - Actor, Gary Wilson (1990s pitcher) - Baseball player, Joe Gates - College basketball player (Mt. St. Marys Mountaineers).

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Arcata: James Allen Taylor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Arcata:

  • MAD RIVER COMM HOSP H C SRVS (Home Health Center, 4605 VALLEY WEST BLVD)
  • MAD RIVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 3800 JANES RD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Arcata:

  • FMC MCKINLEYVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; MCKINLEYVILLE, CA)
  • HOSPICE OF HUMBOLDT,INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; EUREKA, CA)
  • PACIFIC REHABILITATION AND WELLNESS CENTER, LP (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; EUREKA, CA)

Political contributions by individuals in Arcata, CA

Amtrak station:

ARCATA (F ST. BETWEEN 7TH & 8TH STS.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: ARCATACITYHALL.ORG

College/University in Arcata:

  • Humboldt State University (Full-time enrollment: 7,109; Location: 1 Harpst Street; Public; Website: www.humboldt.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Arcata:

  • College of the Redwoods (about 7 miles; Eureka, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,802)
  • Shasta College (about 94 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 4,214)
  • Rogue Community College (about 113 miles; Grants Pass, OR; FT enrollment: 2,490)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 116 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,571)
  • California State University-Chico (about 143 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 15,160)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (about 153 miles; Klamath Falls, OR; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Butte College (about 154 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 6,150)

Public high schools in Arcata:

Public elementary/middle schools in Arcata:

Private elementary/middle schools in Arcata:

  • ST MARY'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 56; Location: 1730 JANES RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ARCATA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 48; Location: 1700 UNION ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MAD RIVER MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL (Students: 22; Location: 1761 11TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Arcata, map of school districts: ARCATA ELEMENTARY, PACIFIC UNION ELEMENTARY, NORTHERN HUMBOLDT UNION HIGH


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Notable locations in Arcata: Aldergrove Industrial Park (A), Veterans Memorial Building (B), Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center (C), Arcata Community Recycling Center (D), Arcata City Hall (E), Van Matre Hall (F), University Center (G), Tan Oak Hall (H), Swetman Child Development Laboratory (I), Sunset Hall (J), Redwood Hall (K), Pepperwood Hall (L), Nelson Hall (M), Maple Hall (N), Madrone Hall (O), Joseph M Forbes Physical Education Complex (P), Jolly Giant Commons (Q), John Van Duzer Theatre (R), Jenkins Hall (S), Hemlock Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Sunny Brae Shopping Center (1), Uniontown Plaza Shopping Center (2), Valley West Shopping Center (3), Westwood Village Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Arcata include: First United Pentecostal Church (A), Sunny Brae Baptist Church (B), Saint Marys Catholic Church (C), Saint Albans Episcopal Church (D), Lutheran Church of Arcata (E), Full Gospel Assembly Church (F), Foursquare Gospel Church (G), First Church of God (H), First Church of Christ Scientist (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gannon Slough (A), Grotzman Creek (B), Janes Creek (C), Jolly Giant Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Arcata include: Redwood Park (1), Vinum Park (2), Redwood Bowl (3), Arcata Ball Park (4), Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary (5), Arcata Plaza (6), Arcata Sports Complex (7), Larson Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Best Western Arcata Inn (4827 Valley West Boulevard) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Humboldt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.5. This is better than average.
City:

25.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.89. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.89
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.309. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.309
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.197. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.197
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.93. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.93
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 21.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.3
U.S.:

28.3

Drinking water stations with addresses in Arcata that have no violations reported:

  • CITY OF ARCATA (Population served: 16651, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.7%
(32.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.8% for Black residents, 28.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 42.1% for other race residents, 33.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  35.6%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.4%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Arcata, CA

People in group quarters in Arcata in 2010:

  • 1,532 people in college/university student housing
  • 184 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 23 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Arcata in 2000:

  • 1,265 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 96 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 20 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Arcata compared to California state average:

Arcata, California environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Arcata (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Arcata Branch at 1103 G Street, branch established on 1956/06/16. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 780 7th Street Branch at 780 7th Street, branch established on 1988/12/27. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Arcata Branch at 697 8th Street, branch established on 1927/02/19. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Umpqua Bank: Arcata Branch at 1063 G Street, branch established on 1934/11/01. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $11,556.7 mil, Deposits: $9,325.3 mil, headquarters in Roseburg, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 193 total offices, Holding Company: Umpqua Holdings Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Arcata Branch at 953 G Street, branch established on 1982/02/02. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Arcata, California:

  • Arcata Super 8 Motel, 4887 Vly W Blvd, Arcata, CA 95521 , Phone: (707) 822-8888, Fax: (707) 822-2513
  • Comfort Inn Arcata, 4701 Vly West Blvd, Arcata, CA 95521 , Phone: (707) 826-2827, Fax: (707) 826-9344
  • Quality Inn Arcata, 3535 Janes Rd, Arcata, CA 95521 , Phone: (707) 822-0409, Fax: (707) 822-1074
  • Super 8 Motel, 4887 Vly West Blvd, Arcata, CA 95521 , Phone: (800) 626-1900
  • Howard Johnson Express Inn, 4700 Valley W Blvd, Arcata, CA 95521 , Phone: (707) 826-9660
  • Red Roof Inn Arcata, 4975 Vly West Blvd, Arcata, CA 95521 , Phone: (707) 633-6148, Fax: (707) 633-6248
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Arcata, 4750 Vly West Blvd, Arcata, CA 95521 , Phone: (707) 822-5896, Fax: (707) 822-8011
  • Hotel Arcata, 708 9th St, Arcata, CA 95521 , Phone: (707) 826-0217, Fax: (707) 826-1726
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Arcata, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Arcata travel time to work - commute


Arcata mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Arcata city (based on Humboldt County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.11%
Here37.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of God
Adherents54.4%5.6%5.6%4.7%3.5%
Congregations9.9%9.9%4.6%9.2%10.5%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.3%3.1%2.6%2.2%14.9%
Congregations3.9%4.6%3.3%3.3%40.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 46
Humboldt County:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Humboldt County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Humboldt County:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 128
Here:

9.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

23.7%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.6%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$27,598$55,1960$0
Other Government Administration 4$20,406$61,2181$1,040
Police Protection - Officers 23$110,177$57,4840$0
Police - Other 11$36,837$40,18611$4,320
Streets and Highways 7$26,497$45,4234$1,660
Solid Waste Management 1$5,402$64,8241$127
Sewerage 14$52,627$45,1096$1,631
Parks and Recreation 8$29,138$43,70720$5,104
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12$43,476$43,4769$2,273
Natural Resources 2$11,227$67,3622$547
Water Supply 13$51,646$47,6735$1,594
Transit 2$11,143$66,85810$4,094
Other and Unallocable 8$31,255$46,8836$1,530
Totals for Government 111$457,429$49,45275$23,920

Arcata government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $1,045,000 ($58.95)
    Regular Highways: $1,044,000 ($58.90)
    Housing & Community Development: $455,000 ($25.67)
    Police Protection: $204,000 ($11.51)
    Sewerage: $169,000 ($9.53)
    Water Utilities: $166,000 ($9.36)
    Central Staff Services: $127,000 ($7.16)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,898,000 ($163.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,352,000 ($132.69)
    Sewerage: $1,705,000 ($96.19)
    Water Utilities: $1,513,000 ($85.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,035,000 ($58.39)
    Housing & Community Development: $925,000 ($52.18)
    Regular Highways: $912,000 ($51.45)
    Central Staff Services: $626,000 ($35.32)
    Transit Utilities: $478,000 ($26.97)
    Financial Administration: $387,000 ($21.83)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $142,000 ($8.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $55,000 ($3.10)
    Health Services - Other: $50,000 ($2.82)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($0.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $578,000 ($32.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $623,000 ($35.15)
    Transit Utilities: $44,000 ($2.48)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($0.90)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $5,000 ($0.28)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,615,000 ($203.94)

Arcata government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,354,000 ($132.80)
    Sewerage: $1,929,000 ($108.82)
    All Other: $336,000 ($18.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $184,000 ($10.38)
    Parking Facilities: $44,000 ($2.48)
    Housing & Community Development: $8,000 ($0.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,107,000 ($62.45)
    Interest Earnings: $620,000 ($34.98)
    Property Sale Other: $143,000 ($8.07)
    Rents: $85,000 ($4.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,769,000 ($99.80)
    Transit Utilities: $114,000 ($6.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,796,000 ($101.32)
    General Support: $937,000 ($52.86)
    Highways: $299,000 ($16.87)
    Transit Utilities: $76,000 ($4.29)
  • Tax - Property: $2,708,000 ($152.77)
    Total General Sales: $2,034,000 ($114.75)
    Public Utilities: $730,000 ($41.18)
    Other Selective Sales: $597,000 ($33.68)
    NEC: $247,000 ($13.93)

Arcata government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,630,000 ($543.27)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $200,000 ($11.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,245,000 ($521.55)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $205,000 ($11.56)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $380,000 ($21.44)

Arcata government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,459,000 ($138.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,374,000 ($641.66)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,037,000 ($58.50)

6.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,952 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
California average:

5.75%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($227 average AGI)
Humboldt County:

0.07%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.31% ($45,201 average AGI)
from Shasta County, CA  0.21% ($24,043)
from San Diego County, CA  0.20% ($28,314)


6.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
California average:

6.27%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($254 average AGI)
Humboldt County:

0.06%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Shasta County, CA  0.30% ($35,877 average AGI)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.24% ($27,660)
to Sonoma County, CA  0.21% ($34,554)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arcata:

  • KATA (1340 AM; 1 kW; ARCATA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KWSW (790 AM; 5 kW; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KINS (980 AM; 5 kW; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KGOE (1480 AM; 5 kW; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KNCR (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FORTUNA, CA; Owner: MILLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KGRV (700 AM; 25 kW; WINSTON, OR; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KTMT (580 AM; 10 kW; ASHLAND, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KAPL (1300 AM; 20 kW; PHOENIX, OR; Owner: APPLEGATE MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arcata:

  • K265BT (100.9 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • K211DJ (90.1 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZPN (91.5 FM; BAYSIDE, CA; Owner: COM. OF HUMBOLDT ED. ENHANC. RAD. SV)
  • KXGO (93.1 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: MILLER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFMI (96.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KRED-FM (92.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KKHB (105.5 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KHSU-FM (90.5 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K282AD (104.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: LOST COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMUE (88.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: REDWOOD COMMUNITY RADIO, INC)
  • K259AL (99.7 FM; WILLOW CREEK, CA; Owner: KHSU-FM, HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KAJK-FM (99.1 FM; FERNDALE, CA; Owner: MILLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNHT (107.3 FM; RIO DELL, CA; Owner: SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY)
  • KSLG-FM (94.1 FM; HYDESVILLE, CA; Owner: LOST COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWPT (100.3 FM; FORTUNA, CA; Owner: S.T.E.G. BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KEKA-FM (101.5 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KHUM (104.7 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: LOST COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLVG (103.7 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMUD (91.1 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: REDWOOD COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • K201HL (88.1 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Arcata:

  • K45DS (Channel 45; FRESHWATER, ETC., CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVIQ (Channel 6; EUREKA, CA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KEET (Channel 13; EUREKA, CA; Owner: REDWOOD EMPIRE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC)
  • KIEM-TV (Channel 3; EUREKA, CA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • K36BT (Channel 36; BLUE LAKE, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAEF (Channel 23; ARCATA, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING,INC.)
  • KBVU (Channel 29; EUREKA, CA; Owner: SAINTE SEPULVEDA, INC.)
  • K47EH (Channel 47; ALTURAS, ETC., CA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K51EG (Channel 51; SOUTH EUREKA/LOLETA, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Arcata fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 29
Total length: 195 meters (640ft)
Total costs: $5,509,000
Total average daily traffic: 462,299
Total average daily truck traffic: 37,025

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 6
  • 1960-1969: 8
  • 1970-1979: 12
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Arcata, CA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Arcata)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Arcata, CA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 121 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Arcata)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Arcata)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 107
  • Hazardous Condition: 50
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Arcata


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Arcata, CA

Most common first names in Arcata, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13272.1 years
William10673.9 years
Mary8978.2 years
Robert8869.9 years
James7970.9 years
George7173.9 years
Joseph5173.2 years
Charles5174.0 years
Helen4879.9 years
Dorothy4577.0 years
Most common last names in Arcata, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4671.3 years
Johnson4474.5 years
Brown2975.5 years
Anderson2775.7 years
Miller2775.2 years
Peterson2576.0 years
Davis2476.7 years
Martin2271.1 years
Jones2173.7 years
Williams2172.0 years
Businesses in Arcata, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2New Balance1
Best Western1Nike4
CVS1Quality1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Safeway1
FedEx3Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Howard Johnson1T-Mobile1
Jones New York1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets4UPS4
McDonald's1Vans3
Motel 61Vons1
Browse common businesses in Arcata, CA


Arcata on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest humidity differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Professional and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #17 (95524) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scandinavian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #19 (95519) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #45 (95521) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #75 (95549) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Australian first ancestries"
  • #95 (95521) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Cypriot first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #98 (95524) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Armenian first ancestries"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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  • Fred Martin (3)
  • Join Y. Luh (1)
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