Eureka, California

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Population in 2017: 27,177 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 
Males: 13,810  (50.8%)
Females: 13,367  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

39.7 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95501.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,242 (it was $25,849 in 2000)
Eureka:

$42,242
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,654 (it was $16,174 in 2000)

Eureka city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $283,668 (it was $113,600 in 2000)
Eureka:

$283,668
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $374,717; detached houses: $401,453; townhouses or other attached units: $423,534; in 2-unit structures: $320,698; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $365,318; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $381,887; mobile homes: $111,603; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $383,673

Median gross rent in 2017: $828.

March 2019 cost of living index in Eureka: 97.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.8%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.0% for Black residents, 16.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.0% for American Indian residents, 30.0% for other race residents, 29.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Eureka, CA (2017)
    • 19,14470.2%White alone
    • 3,21711.8%Hispanic
    • 2,1507.9%Asian alone
    • 1,6035.9%Two or more races
    • 7142.6%Black alone
    • 5011.8%American Indian alone
    • 380.1%Other race alone

Races in Eureka detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 157 registered sex offenders living in Eureka, California as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Eureka is 174 to 1.


Crime rates in Eureka by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(3.9)
3
(11.6)
1
(3.9)
2
(7.9)
1
(4.0)
1
(4.0)
1
(3.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.4)
5
(18.6)
3
(11.2)
1
(3.7)
2
(7.3)
3
(11.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
25
(96.3)
20
(77.5)
19
(75.0)
8
(31.6)
7
(27.8)
17
(67.6)
28
(101.8)
17
(61.9)
17
(63.2)
20
(74.5)
23
(85.6)
24
(89.0)
31
(113.8)
26
(95.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
63
(242.6)
50
(193.7)
46
(181.5)
64
(252.8)
59
(234.0)
57
(226.7)
35
(127.2)
71
(258.5)
73
(271.6)
67
(249.6)
58
(216.0)
76
(281.7)
85
(312.2)
64
(235.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
81
(311.9)
99
(383.6)
N/A156
(616.3)
81
(321.2)
109
(433.5)
58
(210.8)
71
(258.5)
100
(372.0)
53
(197.4)
82
(305.3)
154
(570.8)
126
(462.7)
104
(382.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
503
(1,937)
405
(1,569)
327
(1,290)
365
(1,442)
480
(1,904)
651
(2,589)
447
(1,625)
347
(1,263)
399
(1,484)
476
(1,773)
335
(1,247)
424
(1,571)
285
(1,047)
231
(850.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,000
(3,850)
841
(3,259)
993
(3,918)
680
(2,686)
750
(2,974)
771
(3,066)
1,012
(3,679)
1,430
(5,206)
1,506
(5,602)
1,532
(5,707)
1,272
(4,736)
854
(3,165)
888
(3,261)
1,055
(3,882)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
348
(1,340)
227
(879.5)
197
(777.2)
196
(774.3)
165
(654.3)
154
(612.5)
185
(672.5)
179
(651.6)
182
(677.1)
168
(625.9)
194
(722.3)
243
(900.6)
227
(833.6)
205
(754.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
18
(69.3)
15
(58.1)
20
(78.9)
15
(59.3)
22
(87.2)
24
(95.5)
16
(58.2)
26
(94.7)
25
(93.0)
29
(108.0)
30
(111.7)
17
(63.0)
27
(99.2)
28
(103.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)616.6530.6509.6510.5469.1569.7483.7527.5603.5613.7551.2585.9562.4521.0

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City-data.com crime index in Eureka, CA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 68 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: German (7.7%), Irish (7.6%), American (6.1%), Italian (5.1%), European (3.9%), English (3.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 44 feet

Land area: 9.45 square miles.

Population density: 2,876 people per square mile   (average).

Eureka, California map

2,035 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America, 1.8% Asia, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

7.5%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,150 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,397 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Redding, CA (95.2 miles , pop. 80,865).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (210.8 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (561.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Myrtletown, CA (1.3 miles ),
Bayview, CA (1.3 miles ),
Cutten, CA (1.4 miles ),
Samoa, CA (1.5 miles ),
Pine Hills, CA (1.8 miles ),
Manila, CA (2.1 miles ),
Indianola, CA (2.1 miles ),
Humboldt Hill, CA (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 40.79 N, Longitude: 124.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,621 (+35.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,898 (66.4%)

Area code: 707

Distribution of median household income in Eureka, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Eureka, CA in 2017
Eureka satellite photo by USGS

Eureka tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Eureka, CA
Historical housing units in Eureka, CA
Most common industries in Eureka, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.1%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Wood products (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Social assistance (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Eureka, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Eureka, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Eureka, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.214. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.214
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.51. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.51
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.137. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.137
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 19.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 18.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.41
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Eureka-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 485% 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 73.1 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 23.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 202.7 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
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 30.8 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 64.5 miles away from Eureka center
On 6/15/2005 at 02:50:54, a magnitude 7.2 (6.1 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 99.0 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 (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Eureka topographic map

Hospitals in Eureka:

  • HOSPICE OF HUMBOLDT,INC (2010 MYRTLE AVENUE/P O BOX 6296)
  • SEMPERVIRENS (720 WOOD ST)
  • ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2700 DOLBEER ST)

Nursing Homes in Eureka:

  • CRESTWOOD MANOR (2370 BUHNE ST)
  • EUREKA REHABILITATION AND WELLNESS CENTER, LP (2353 TWENTY-THIRD ST)
  • GENERAL HOSPITAL D/P SNF (2200 HARRISON AVE)
  • GRANADA REHABILITATION AND WELLNESS CENTER, LP (2885 HARRIS STREET)
  • PACIFIC REHABILITATION AND WELLNESS CENTER, LP (2211 HARRISON AVENUE)
  • SEAVIEW REHABILITATION AND WELLNESS CENTER, LP (6400 PURDUE DRIVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Eureka:

  • FMC EUREKA (2765 TIMBER RIDGE LANE)

Home Health Centers in Eureka:

  • ST JOSEPH HOME CARE (721 E STREET)

Airports located in Eureka:

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Amtrak station:

EUREKA (5TH & L STS.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking.

Nuclear power plants:


Humboldt Bay 3. Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 63 MWe. Permanently shutdown. Date started: 08/1963. Date closed : 07/1976..

Colleges/Universities in Eureka:

  • College of the Redwoods (Full-time enrollment: 4,410; Location: 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd; Public; Website: www.redwoods.edu)
  • Fredrick and Charles Beauty College (Full-time enrollment: 85; Location: 831 F St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.fandcbeauty.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Eureka:

  • Humboldt State University (about 8 miles; Arcata, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • Shasta College (about 98 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)
  • Rogue Community College (about 120 miles; Grants Pass, OR; FT enrollment: 3,600)
  • Mendocino College (about 122 miles; Ukiah, CA; FT enrollment: 2,263)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 123 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • California State University-Chico (about 143 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Butte College (about 155 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)

Biggest public high schools in Eureka:

Private high schools in Eureka:

  • ST BERNARD'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 315, Location: 222 DOLLISON ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • GOSPEL OUTREACH SCHOOL (Students: 27, Location: 2845 SAINT JAMES PL, Grades: KG-11)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Eureka:

Private elementary/middle school in Eureka:

  • REDWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 66, Location: 2039 E ST, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Eureka

Library in Eureka:

  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,961,920; Location: 1313 THIRD ST.; 291,784 books; 169 e-books; 12,148 audio materials; 11,663 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 583 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private High Schools in Eureka St.Bernard's Catholic High School 222 Dollison St.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Eureka: Eureka Municipal Golf Course (A), City of Eureka Water Treatment Plant (B), Eureka Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), Adorni Fishing Pier (D), Del Norte Street Fishing Pier (E), Eureka Boat Launch (F), F Street Dock (G), Woodley Island Marina (H), Carson Mansion (I), Humboldt County Law Library (J), Veterans Memorial Building (K), Humboldt County Courthouse (L), Eureka Youth Center (M), Eureka Womans Club (N), Eureka Public Library (O), Eureka Municipal Auditorium (P), Eureka City Hall (Q), Humboldt Cultural Center (R), Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum (S), Clarke Memorial Museum (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Bayshore Mall Shopping Center (1), Burre Center Shopping Center (2), Eureka Mall Shopping Center (3), Mall 101 Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Eureka include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Temple Beth El (B), Sequoia Bible Church (C), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (D), Saint Bernards Roman Catholic Church (E), Pentecostal Church of God (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), Grace Baptist Church (H), Full Gospel Faith Tabernacle Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oceanview Cemetery (1), Sunset Memorial Park (2), Myrtle Grove Memorial (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Eureka Slough (A), Elk River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Eureka include: Tolowot (1), Sequoia Park (2), Carson Park (3), Cooper Gulch Park (4), Fishermans Memorial Statue (5), Highland Park (6), Ross Park (7), Twenty-Thirty Park (8), Fort Humboldt State Historic Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Clarke Historical Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 240 E Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Best Western Humboldt Bay Inn (232 West 5th Street) (1), Bayview Motel (2844 Fairfield Street) (2), Abigail's Elegant Victorian Mansion - Historic B&B Lodging (1406 'C' Street) (3), Best Western Bayshore Inn (3500 Broadway) (4), Blue Heron Lodge (2245 Broadway Street) (5), Budget Inn (1140 4th Street) (6), Broadway Motel (1921 Broadway Street) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Mike Patton - Composer, Sara Bareilles - Female singer, Mel Lyman - Cult leader, Myron Spaulding - Yacht designer, Walter Ray Williams, Jr. - Bowling player, Jimmy Swinnerton - Cartoonist, Luke Burbank - Radio personality, Maurice Purify - Football player, Sarah Brown (actress) - Film actor, Steve Cochran - Stage actor.

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

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

  • VAN DUZEN - HUMBOLDT CO. PARKS (Population served: 550, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MOSS COVE REST STOP (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • IRVINE LODGE REST STOP (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EMPIRE REST STOP (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRIUMPHANT LIFE CAMP (Population served: 140, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FISH LAKE CG - SRNF (Population served: 130, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • BIG LAGOON PARK WATER CO. (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

51.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

11.7%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Eureka in 2010:

  • 705 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 462 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 391 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 121 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 73 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 52 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 30 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 21 people in college/university student housing
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Eureka in 2000:

  • 510 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 329 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 164 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 119 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 110 people in nursing homes
  • 60 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 41 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 7 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Eureka (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Eureka Main Branch at 735 5th Street, branch established on 1992/08/27; Henderson Center Branch at 2910 F Street, branch established on 1947/08/02. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: Eureka Main Branch at 334 F Street, branch established on 1930/11/03; Henderson Center Branch at 2844 F Street, branch established on 1958/05/26. 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
  • North Valley Bank: Eureka Main at 402 F Street, branch established on 1989/12/27; Eureka Mall Branch at 838 West Harris Street, branch established on 1996/04/12. Info updated 2006/08/03: Bank assets: $900.5 mil, Deposits: $767.5 mil, headquarters in Redding, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: North Valley Bancorp
  • Umpqua Bank: Henderson Center Branch at 2861 E Street, branch established on 2000/09/11; Eureka Main Branch at 701 Fifth Street, branch established on 1989/09/13. 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
  • Redwood Capital Bank: at 402 G Street, branch established on 2004/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $241.5 mil, Deposits: $216.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Redwood Capital Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Eureka Branch at 605 G Street, branch established on 1955/01/31. 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: 337 F Street Branch at 337 F 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.

For population 15 years and over in Eureka:

Marital status in Eureka, CA
  • Never married: 41.3%
  • Now married: 37.2%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Eureka:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Eureka
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Eureka, CA (based on Humboldt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,90113
Evangelical Protestant9,25697
Other5,37333
Mainline Protestant4,36433
Orthodox651
None105,664-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 46
Here:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

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

9.95 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

9.0%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

23.7%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Eureka:

51.4%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Eureka:

49.7%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Eureka:

28.2
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Eureka:

19.7%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.1%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Eureka:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Eureka:

32.3%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Eureka:

58.6%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Eureka:

79.6%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Eureka, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 51$335,940$79,0456$9,250
Firefighters 39$258,506$79,5400$0
Sewerage 27$111,180$49,4131$1,092
Police - Other 24$98,878$49,4395$4,164
Other and Unallocable 23$109,588$57,1760$0
Parks and Recreation 20$73,628$44,17791$48,056
Streets and Highways 18$85,970$57,3137$14,790
Other Government Administration 14$50,056$42,9050$0
Financial Administration 12$53,100$53,1007$16,684
Housing and Community Development (Local) 11$60,038$65,4962$3,936
Water Supply 11$43,912$47,9040$0
Water Transport and Terminals 5$18,408$44,1797$1,388
Fire - Other 2$6,680$40,0801$1,994
Judicial and Legal 2$8,128$48,7681$1,466
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 259$1,314,012$60,881128$102,820

Eureka government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $4,583,000 ($168.64)
    Regular Highways: $1,945,000 ($71.57)
    Water Utilities: $1,717,000 ($63.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,658,000 ($61.01)
    Police Protection: $324,000 ($11.92)
    Transit Utilities: $172,000 ($6.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $106,000 ($3.90)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($0.26)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,223,000 ($376.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,372,000 ($234.46)
    Central Staff Services: $5,434,000 ($199.95)
    Sewerage: $4,193,000 ($154.28)
    Water Utilities: $4,141,000 ($152.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,993,000 ($146.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,561,000 ($94.23)
    Transit Utilities: $1,747,000 ($64.28)
    Regular Highways: $1,683,000 ($61.93)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,305,000 ($48.02)
    Financial Administration: $713,000 ($26.24)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $596,000 ($21.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $310,000 ($11.41)
    Parking Facilities: $128,000 ($4.71)
    Health - Other: $84,000 ($3.09)
    Air Transportation: $23,000 ($0.85)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,025,000 ($111.31)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $202,000 ($7.43)
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $132,000 ($4.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($1.36)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($1.18)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($0.59)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $12,000 ($0.44)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $5,000 ($0.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,165,000 ($594.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $571,000 ($21.01)

Eureka government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,129,000 ($188.73)
    Other: $2,523,000 ($92.84)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $658,000 ($24.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $648,000 ($23.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $284,000 ($10.45)
    Parking Facilities: $158,000 ($5.81)
    Air Transportation: $11,000 ($0.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $1,353,000 ($49.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $337,000 ($12.40)
    Transit Utilities: $326,000 ($12.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $211,000 ($7.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,380,000 ($50.78)
    Fines and Forfeits: $360,000 ($13.25)
    Interest Earnings: $216,000 ($7.95)
    Donations From Private Sources: $129,000 ($4.75)
    Sale of Property: $102,000 ($3.75)
    Rents: $45,000 ($1.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,105,000 ($224.64)
    Transit Utilities: $228,000 ($8.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $2,067,000 ($76.06)
    Other: $1,389,000 ($51.11)
    Highways: $786,000 ($28.92)
    Transit Utilities: $313,000 ($11.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $150,000 ($5.52)
    General Local Government Support: $37,000 ($1.36)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,515,000 ($534.09)
    Property: $10,407,000 ($382.93)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,471,000 ($54.13)
    Public Utilities Sales: $831,000 ($30.58)
    Other License: $375,000 ($13.80)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $269,000 ($9.90)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $34,000 ($1.25)

Eureka government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $109,173,000 ($4017.11)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $101,090,000 ($3719.69)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,370,000 ($344.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,287,000 ($47.36)

Eureka government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $215,000 ($7.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,365,000 ($933.33)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,571,000 ($241.79)

5.86% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.34% ($36,250 average AGI)
from San Diego County, CA  0.24% ($32,292)
from Shasta County, CA  0.22% ($49,624)


5.49% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,315 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sacramento County, CA  0.24% ($44,593 average AGI)
to Shasta County, CA  0.23% ($51,761)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.23% ($20,429)
Businesses in Eureka, CA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1Motel 61
Applebee's1Nike3
Avenue1Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Pac Sun1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Payless1
Best Western2Pier 1 Imports1
Blockbuster1Quality1
Burger King2RadioShack2
CVS2Rite Aid1
Carl\s Jr.1Rodeway Inn1
Chevrolet1SAS Shoes1
Circle K1Safeway2
Clarion1Sears2
Costco1Spencer Gifts1
Curves1Staples1
Dennys1Starbucks3
Econo Lodge1Subaru1
Famous Footwear1Subway5
FedEx7Super 81
Foot Locker1T-Mobile3
GNC2Taco Bell1
GameStop1Target1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Honda1Travelodge1
Hot Topic1True Value2
Jack In The Box1U-Haul4
Jones New York3U.S. Cellular3
Journeys1UPS10
KFC2Vans2
Kmart1Verizon Wireless3
Kohl's1Victoria's Secret1
Kroger1Vons2
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens2
MasterBrand Cabinets4Wendy's1
Maurices1Wet Seal1

Strongest AM radio stations in Eureka:

  • 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.)
  • KATA (1340 AM; 1 kW; ARCATA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTMT (580 AM; 10 kW; ASHLAND, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAPL (1300 AM; 20 kW; PHOENIX, OR; Owner: APPLEGATE MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Eureka:

  • K211DJ (90.1 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • 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)
  • KHSU-FM (90.5 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K282AD (104.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: LOST COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K265BT (100.9 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KKHB (105.5 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KMUE (88.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: REDWOOD COMMUNITY RADIO, INC)
  • KZPN (91.5 FM; BAYSIDE, CA; Owner: COM. OF HUMBOLDT ED. ENHANC. RAD. SV)
  • KAJK-FM (99.1 FM; FERNDALE, CA; Owner: MILLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K238AD (95.5 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K259AL (99.7 FM; WILLOW CREEK, CA; Owner: KHSU-FM, HUMBOLDT STATE 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)
  • KNHT (107.3 FM; RIO DELL, CA; Owner: SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY)
  • KEKA-FM (101.5 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • K229AF (93.7 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KHUM (104.7 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: LOST COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLVG (103.7 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Eureka:

  • K45DS (Channel 45; FRESHWATER, ETC., CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K51EG (Channel 51; SOUTH EUREKA/LOLETA, 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)
  • 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)
  • K36BT (Channel 36; BLUE LAKE, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Eureka fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 755ft / 230mTotal length
  • $17,049,000Total costs
  • 95,548Total average daily traffic
  • 6,903Total average daily truck traffic
  • 135,604Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Eureka)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 105 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Eureka, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 369 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Eureka)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 50 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Eureka)

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 106. The highest number of reported fires - 321 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Eureka, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (41.4%), and Outside Fires (39.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Eureka, CA
    • 70141.4%Structure Fires
    • 66639.4%Outside Fires
    • 23013.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 955.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Eureka, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Eureka, California:

  • Ramada Eureka, 270 5TH St, Eureka, California 95501 , Phone: (707) 443-2206, Fax: (707) 443-2029
  • Rodeway Inn, 2014 4TH St, Eureka, California 95501 , Phone: (707) 444-0401, Fax: (707) 442-8145
  • Motel 6, 1934 Broadway (hwy 101), Eureka, California 95501 , Phone: (707) 445-9631, Fax: (707) 444-3217
  • Comfort Inn, 4260 Broadway, Eureka, California 95503 , Phone: (707) 444-2019, Fax: (707) 445-9166
  • Clarion Resort, 2223 Fourth St, Eureka, California 95501 , Phone: (707) 442-3261, Fax: (707) 442-2317
  • Econo Lodge, 1630 Fourth St, Eureka, California 95501 , Phone: (707) 443-8041, Fax: (707) 443-9275
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 129 4th St, Eureka, California 95501 , Phone: (707) 443-9751, Fax: (707) 268-0841
  • Super 8 Eureka, 1304 4th St, Eureka, California 95501 , Phone: (707) 443-3193, Fax: (707) 444-2739
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Eureka, California
Most common first names in Eureka, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John41673.8 years
William29673.8 years
Robert29469.5 years
Mary28279.8 years
James25571.4 years
George22375.0 years
Charles21774.0 years
Frank14874.8 years
Helen13979.0 years
Dorothy13779.7 years
Most common last names in Eureka, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson16976.7 years
Smith16574.3 years
Anderson11375.4 years
Nelson7978.3 years
Brown7473.5 years
Wilson6774.3 years
Davis6475.2 years
Jones6374.1 years
Miller6375.0 years
Williams6171.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Eureka, CA
  • 82.8%Utility gas
  • 9.3%Electricity
  • 5.8%Wood
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Eureka, CA
  • 69.0%Utility gas
  • 25.5%Electricity
  • 3.7%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Eureka compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Eureka on our top lists:

  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 (95501) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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