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Humboldt County

Population in 2012: 26,961 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 

Males: 13,870  (51.4%)
Females: 13,091  (48.6%)

Median resident age:  36.2 years
California median age:  45.6 years

Zip codes: 95501.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $36,806 (it was $25,849 in 2000)
Eureka:

$36,806
California:

$57,287
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $20,956

Eureka city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $269,891 (it was $113,600 in 2000)
Eureka:

$269,891
California:

$355,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $327,740; Detached houses: $328,342; Townhouses or other attached units: $324,185; In 2-unit structures: $326,830; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $395,929; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $2,062,518; Mobile homes: $67,075; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $186,258

Median gross rent in 2011: $770.

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  • White alone - 20,681 (76.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2,518 (9.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,175 (4.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1,062 (3.9%)
  • Two or more races - 902 (3.3%)
  • Black alone - 488 (1.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 158 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 43 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Eureka: 97.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (12.1%), German (12.0%), English (8.7%), Italian (7.0%), United States (3.2%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 44 feet

Land area: 9.45 square miles.

Population density: 2853 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Eureka:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Eureka city:

  • Never married: 37.3%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

1,859 residents are foreign born (3.7% Latin America, 1.8% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This city:  6.9%
California:  26.9%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 151 registered sex offenders living in Eureka, California as of April 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Eureka to the number of sex offenders is 167 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,832 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,031 (0.4%)

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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 ), Pine Hills, CA (1.8 miles ), Humboldt Hill, CA (2.1 miles ), Arcata, CA (2.7 miles ), Blue Lake, CA (3.3 miles ), McKinleyville, CA (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $187,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $239,900
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $259,800

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Latitude: 40.79 N, Longitude: 124.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,473 (+31.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,243 (61.4%)

Area code: 707

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Crime rates in Eureka by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1531213121110
per 100,000 3.918.811.13.87.73.911.63.97.94.04.03.60.0
Rapes 262025251625201987172817
per 100,000 101.475.192.395.661.396.377.575.031.627.867.6101.861.9
Robberies 45664659616350466459573571
per 100,000 175.5248.0169.8225.7233.7242.6193.7181.5252.8234.0226.7127.2258.5
Assaults 74127155101878199N/A156811095871
per 100,000 288.6477.2572.2386.4333.3311.9383.6N/A616.3321.2433.5210.8258.5
Burglaries 443417419421444503405327365480651447347
per 100,000 1728.01566.81546.81610.71700.81936.61569.21290.11441.91903.62589.21624.81263.2
Thefts 1,3881,6281,4611,3521,4781,0008419936807507711,0121,430
per 100,000 5414.16117.15393.55172.75661.53850.03258.63917.62686.42974.33066.53678.55205.9
Auto thefts 185251214270323348227197196165154185179
per 100,000 721.6943.1790.01033.01237.31339.8879.5777.2774.3654.3612.5672.5651.6
Arson 26491834221815201522241626
per 100,000 101.4184.166.5130.184.369.358.178.959.387.295.558.294.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 562.4659.6613.5597.3610.7583.2501.9N/A482.9443.8538.8457.5499.0

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 76 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
California average:

2.36

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.6%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -864 (-3.2%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Eureka-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 1832% 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 Eureka 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 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 the city 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 Eureka 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 89.3 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).
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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.


Hospital/medical center in Eureka:

  • ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 2700 DOLBEER ST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Eureka:

  • REDWOOD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; FORTUNA, CA)

Political contributions by individuals in Eureka, CA

Airports located in Eureka:

  • Murray Field Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 150, Itinerant Ops: 20,000, Local Ops: 45,000, Military Ops: 300)
  • Arcata Airport (Runways: 2, Commercial Ops: 2,190, Air Taxi Ops: 9,640, Itinerant Ops: 5,754, Local Ops: 4,830, Military Ops: 25,750)
  • Kneeland Airport (Runways: 1, Itinerant Ops: 9,000, Local Ops: 1,000)
  • Eureka Municipal Airport (Runways: 1, Itinerant Ops: 1,000, Local Ops: 1,500)

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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..

Local government website: www.eurekawebs.com/cityhall

Colleges/Universities in Eureka:

  • College of the Redwoods (Full-time enrollment: 2,802; Location: 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd; Public; Website: www.redwoods.edu)
  • Fredrick and Charles Beauty College (FT enrollment: 73; Location: 831 F St; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Eureka:

  • Humboldt State University (about 8 miles; Arcata, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,109)
  • Shasta College (about 97 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 4,214)
  • Rogue Community College (about 120 miles; Grants Pass, OR; FT enrollment: 2,490)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 123 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,571)
  • California State University-Chico (about 143 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 15,160)
  • Butte College (about 155 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 6,150)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (about 160 miles; Klamath Falls, OR; FT enrollment: 2,087)

Biggest public high schools in Eureka:

Private high schools in Eureka:

  • ST BERNARDS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 190; Location: 222 DOLLISON ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • GOSPEL OUTREACH SCHOOL (Students: 29; Location: 1300 CALIFORNIA ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Eureka:

Private elementary/middle schools in Eureka:

  • REDWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 84; Location: 2039 E ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MISTWOOD MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 59; Location: 1801 10TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Eureka, map of school districts: CUTTEN ELEMENTARY, SOUTH BAY UNION ELEMENTARY, EUREKA CITY UNIFIED

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.

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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

 
Humboldt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5 CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone 

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. There were 26 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.89. This is better than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.89
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.309. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.309
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.197. This is significantly better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.197
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.93. This is significantly better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.93
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 21.3. This is better than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

21.3
U.S.:

28.3

Drinking water stations with addresses in Eureka and their reported violations in the past:

IRVINE LODGE REST STOP (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-30-2004)
HEARTWOOD INSTITUTE (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2001, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
CSP-STANDISH HICKEY STATE PARK (Population served: 85, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUL-1999. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BIG LAGOON PARK WATER CO. (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and MAR-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2000)

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

  • JEDEDIAH SMITH STATE PARK (Population served: 2202, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • PRAIRIE CREEK SP-STATE PARKS (Population served: 1615, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DEL NORTE COAST STATE PARK (Population served: 1042, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • GOLD BLUFFS BEACH CG-STATE PARKS (Population served: 1020, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • 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)
  • DILLON CREEK CAMPGROUND-SRNF (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 20.6%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.1% for Black residents, 25.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.2% for American Indian residents, 22.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.1% for other race residents, 29.7% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Eureka, CA

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

Eureka compared to California state average:

Eureka, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Eureka, California:

  • Ramada Eureka , 270 5TH St, Eureka, CA 95501 , Phone: (707) 443-2206, Fax: (707) 443-2029
  • Town House Hotel, 933 Fourth St, Eureka, CA 95501 , Phone: (707) 443-4536
  • Rodeway Inn , 2014 4TH St, Eureka, CA 95501 , Phone: (707) 444-0401, Fax: (707) 442-8145
  • Red Lion Hotel Eureka , 1929 Fourth St, Eureka, CA 95501 , Phone: (707) 445-0844, Fax: (707) 445-2752
  • Motel 6, 1934 Broadway (hwy 101), Eureka, CA 95501 , Phone: (707) 445-9631, Fax: (707) 444-3217
  • Quality Inn, 1209 4TH St, Eureka, CA 95501 , Phone: (707) 443-1601, Fax: (707) 444-8365
  • Eureka Travelodge , 4 Fourth St, Eureka, CA 95501 , Phone: (707) 443-6345, Fax: (707) 443-1486
  • Comfort Inn , 4260 Broadway, Eureka, CA 95503 , Phone: (707) 444-2019, Fax: (707) 445-9166
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Eureka, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Eureka travel time to work - commute


Eureka mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Eureka (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 15$50,534$40,4270$0
Other Government Administration 10$29,196$35,0351$1,240
Judicial and Legal 2$14,934$89,6040$0
Police Protection - Officers 41$231,426$67,7345$9,442
Police - Other 29$99,728$41,26713$14,932
Firefighters 37$210,024$68,1160$0
Fire - Other 2$5,620$33,7201$2,442
Streets and Highways 25$80,374$38,5805$9,852
Solid Waste Management 5$12,354$29,6500$0
Sewerage 27$86,870$38,6091$1,650
Parks and Recreation 29$84,892$35,128116$48,194
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11$57,224$62,4261$1,900
Water Supply 13$40,570$37,4490$0
Other and Unallocable 21$91,666$52,3813$3,634
Totals for Government 267$1,095,412$49,232146$93,286

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

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $4,345,000 ($161.16)
    Sewerage: $2,475,000 ($91.80)
    Regular Highways: $1,556,000 ($57.71)
    Water Utilities: $1,213,000 ($44.99)
    Fire Protection: $607,000 ($22.51)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $570,000 ($21.14)
    Police Protection: $298,000 ($11.05)
    Transit Utilities: $287,000 ($10.65)
    Central Staff Services: $219,000 ($8.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $202,000 ($7.49)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,665,000 ($210.12)
    Fire Protection: $2,844,000 ($105.49)
    Sewerage: $2,487,000 ($92.24)
    Financial Administration: $2,464,000 ($91.39)
    Water Utilities: $2,139,000 ($79.34)
    Regular Highways: $1,865,000 ($69.17)
    Transit Utilities: $1,456,000 ($54.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,406,000 ($52.15)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,032,000 ($38.28)
    Central Staff Services: $503,000 ($18.66)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $407,000 ($15.10)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $337,000 ($12.50)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $176,000 ($6.53)
    General - Other: $46,000 ($1.71)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($0.82)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $482,000 ($17.88)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $325,000 ($12.05)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $242,000 ($8.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,422,000 ($89.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $124,000 ($4.60)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $43,000 ($1.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($0.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,379,000 ($384.96)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $13,000 ($0.48)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,416,000 ($126.70)
    Housing & Community Development: $822,000 ($30.49)
    All Other: $775,000 ($28.75)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $463,000 ($17.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $314,000 ($11.65)
    Parking Facilities: $44,000 ($1.63)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $411,000 ($15.24)
    Interest Revenue: $163,000 ($6.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $470,000 ($17.43)
    Housing & Community Development: $297,000 ($11.02)
    All Other: $255,000 ($9.46)
    General Support: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,646,000 ($98.14)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,272,000 ($47.18)
    Property Sale Other: $250,000 ($9.27)
    Rents: $63,000 ($2.34)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,837,000 ($105.23)
    Transit Utilities: $354,000 ($13.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,547,000 ($57.38)
    All Other: $1,451,000 ($53.82)
    Highways: $590,000 ($21.88)
    Transit Utilities: $87,000 ($3.23)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $8,205,000 ($304.33)
    Property: $4,174,000 ($154.82)
    Public Utilities: $1,643,000 ($60.94)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,377,000 ($51.07)
    NEC: $623,000 ($23.11)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $40,938,000 ($1518.42)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,406,000 ($89.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,505,000 ($92.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $39,220,000 ($1454.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,619,000 ($60.05)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,849,000 ($254.03)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $979,000 ($36.31)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $26,115,000 ($968.62)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,180,000 ($117.95)

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 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 (per 100,000 population)


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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 223 meters (732ft)
Total costs: $10,504,000
Total average daily traffic: 72,440
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,100
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 89,466

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Eureka)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Eureka, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 67 (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: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 295 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Eureka)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 61 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Eureka)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 147
  • Hazardous Condition: 131
  • Service Call: 19
  • Good Intent Call: 18

Incident types - Eureka


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

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
Businesses in Eureka, CA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Motel 61
Ace Hardware1Nike3
Applebee's1Pac Sun1
Avenue1Payless1
Bath & Body Works1Pier 1 Imports1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Quality1
Best Western2RadioShack2
Blockbuster1Rite Aid1
Burger King2Rodeway Inn1
CVS2SAS Shoes1
Clarion1Safeway2
Costco1Sears2
Curves1Spencer Gifts1
Dennys1Staples1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks3
Famous Footwear1Subway5
FedEx7Super 81
Foot Locker1T-Mobile3
GNC2Taco Bell1
GameStop1Target1
H&R Block1Travelodge1
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
McDonald's2
Browse common businesses in Eureka, CA


Eureka on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest humidity differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Special education teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer in 2005-2006"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #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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