Fortuna, California

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Population in 2017: 12,191 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.1%
 
Males: 5,736  (47.1%)
Females: 6,455  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

42.2 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95540.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,401 (it was $31,129 in 2000)
Fortuna:

$49,401
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,042 (it was $16,574 in 2000)

Fortuna city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $286,513 (it was $124,400 in 2000)
Fortuna:

$286,513
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $299,436; detached houses: $319,562; townhouses or other attached units: $227,301; mobile homes: $117,846

Median gross rent in 2017: $909.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fortuna: 95.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.6%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.5% for Black residents, 38.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 43.9% for other race residents, 4.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fortuna, CA (2017)
    • 8,80972.8%White alone
    • 2,48720.6%Hispanic
    • 3823.2%Two or more races
    • 1921.6%American Indian alone
    • 1791.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 990.8%Asian alone
    • 820.7%Black alone
    • 20.02%Other race alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Fortuna, California as of October 21, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fortuna is 446 to 1.


Crime rates in Fortuna by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(63.2)
7
(62.2)
8
(70.7)
7
(61.5)
5
(43.8)
4
(35.0)
11
(91.2)
7
(58.1)
2
(16.9)
9
(76.6)
4
(33.7)
5
(41.6)
5
(41.1)
3
(24.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(18.1)
6
(53.3)
4
(35.4)
3
(26.3)
6
(52.5)
4
(35.0)
6
(49.7)
8
(66.4)
4
(33.9)
4
(34.0)
5
(42.1)
8
(66.6)
15
(123.4)
9
(73.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(108.4)
10
(88.8)
11
(97.2)
13
(114.2)
47
(411.4)
32
(279.9)
39
(323.2)
31
(257.3)
35
(296.5)
20
(170.2)
27
(227.3)
45
(374.6)
29
(238.6)
34
(278.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
95
(858.3)
74
(657.5)
41
(362.4)
94
(825.4)
56
(490.2)
87
(760.9)
76
(629.9)
74
(614.1)
85
(720.2)
73
(621.2)
89
(749.4)
59
(491.1)
101
(831.0)
61
(498.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
316
(2,855)
340
(3,021)
307
(2,714)
321
(2,819)
264
(2,311)
324
(2,834)
280
(2,321)
339
(2,813)
321
(2,720)
402
(3,421)
445
(3,747)
368
(3,063)
374
(3,077)
257
(2,102)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
42
(379.5)
33
(293.2)
29
(256.4)
28
(245.9)
25
(218.8)
27
(236.1)
25
(207.2)
29
(240.7)
23
(194.9)
21
(178.7)
37
(311.6)
31
(258.1)
44
(362.0)
34
(278.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(36.1)
7
(62.2)
4
(35.4)
5
(43.9)
3
(26.3)
7
(61.2)
4
(33.2)
4
(33.2)
2
(16.9)
7
(59.6)
5
(42.1)
6
(49.9)
4
(32.9)
6
(49.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)282.3273.8258.8270.1277.3280.0306.0292.6257.8300.1312.3339.0327.9238.6

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City-data.com crime index in Fortuna, CA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 25 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: English (7.2%), German (6.1%), American (4.8%), Irish (3.5%), European (3.3%), Portuguese (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 61 feet

Land area: 4.82 square miles.

Population density: 2,532 people per square mile   (average).

Fortuna, California map

1,181 residents are foreign born (7.4% Latin America).

This city:

9.8%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,563 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,380 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Redding, CA (93.3 miles , pop. 80,865).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (200.3 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (550.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Hydesville, CA (2.0 miles ),
Loleta, CA (2.4 miles ),
Ferndale, CA (2.5 miles ),
Rio Dell, CA (2.5 miles ),
Scotia, CA (2.8 miles ),
Fields Landing, CA (3.2 miles ),
Humboldt Hill, CA (3.2 miles ),
Pine Hills, CA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 40.59 N, Longitude: 124.15 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -867 (-7.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,793 (38.7%)

Area code: 707

Distribution of median household income in Fortuna, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fortuna, CA in 2017
Fortuna satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Fortuna, CA
Historical housing units in Fortuna, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,594 (+17.9%).
Most common industries in Fortuna, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Wood products (12.0%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (20.8%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.3%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.0%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Fortuna, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.1%)

Average climate in Fortuna, California

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Fortuna, 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 0.192. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.192
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.21. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.21
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0533. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0533
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
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 9.4 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 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.41
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Fortuna-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 490% 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 74.3 miles away from Fortuna center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 189.1 miles away from Fortuna 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 16.9 miles away from Fortuna center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
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 37.1 miles away from Fortuna center
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from Fortuna 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 104.8 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 (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).
Fortuna topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fortuna:

  • REDWOOD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 3300 RENNER DRIVE)
  • FORTUNA REHABILITATION AND WELLNESS CENTER, LP (2321 NEWBURG ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Fortuna:

  • SEAVIEW REHABILITATION AND WELLNESS CENTER, LP (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; EUREKA, CA)
  • FMC EUREKA (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; EUREKA, CA)
  • SEMPERVIRENS (Hospital, about 14 miles away; EUREKA, CA)
  • GRANADA REHABILITATION AND WELLNESS CENTER, LP (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; EUREKA, CA)
  • ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; EUREKA, CA)
  • CRESTWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; EUREKA, CA)
  • GENERAL HOSPITAL D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; EUREKA, CA)

Airports located in Fortuna:

Amtrak station:

FORTUNA (1326 L ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fortuna:

  • College of the Redwoods (about 9 miles; Eureka, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,410)
  • Humboldt State University (about 21 miles; Arcata, CA; FT enrollment: 7,353)
  • Shasta College (about 97 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)
  • Mendocino College (about 109 miles; Ukiah, CA; FT enrollment: 2,263)
  • Rogue Community College (about 133 miles; Grants Pass, OR; FT enrollment: 3,600)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 134 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • California State University-Chico (about 136 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)

Public high schools in Fortuna:

  • FORTUNA UNION HIGH (Students: 354, Location: 379 12TH ST., Grades: 9-12)
  • EAST HIGH (CONTINUATION) (Students: 26, Location: 392 16TH ST., Grades: 10-12)
  • EEL RIVER COMMUNITY (Location: 2292 NEWBURG RD., Grades: 7-12)

Private high school in Fortuna:

  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL/GREAT BEGINNINGS PS (Students: 76, Location: 1736 NEWBURG RD, Grades: PK-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Fortuna:

Private elementary/middle school in Fortuna:

  • FORTUNA JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 26, Location: 1200 ROSS HILL RD, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Fortuna

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fortuna: City of Fortuna Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Fortuna Branch Humboldt County Library (B), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Humboldt Del Norte Unit (C), Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department Campton Heights Station (D), Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Redwood Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Fortuna include: Saint Josephs Roman Catholic Church (A), Wood Street Chapel (B), Saint Francis Episcopal Church (C), Rohnerville Assembly of God Church (D), Grace Chapel (E), Fortuna United Methodist Church (F), Fortuna Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), Fortuna Missionary Baptist Church (H), First Baptist Church of Fortuna (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Jameson Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Fortuna include: Rohner Park (1), Newburg Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Country Inn (1528 Kenmar Road), 6 Rivers Motel (531 South Fortuna Boulevard).

Birthplace of: Ryan Villopoto - Motorcycle racer, Sam Reynolds - Soccer player.

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 Fortuna and their reported violations in the past:

REDWOOD EMPIRE G&CC (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between AUG-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.8%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.6%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Fortuna in 2010:

  • 112 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 72 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 60 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Fortuna in 2000:

  • 143 people in nursing homes
  • 59 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 14 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Fortuna (2011 data):

  • Redwood Capital Bank: Fortuna Branch at 1075 South Fortuna Boulevard, branch established on 2007/08/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $241.5 mil, Deposits: $216.9 mil, headquarters in Eureka, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Redwood Capital Bancorp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Fortuna Branch at 1101 L Street, branch established on 1978/09/11. 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: Fortuna Branch at 909 Main 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: Fortuna Branch at 1360 Main Street, branch established on 1991/11/04. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Fortuna Branch at 701 South Fortuna Boulevard, branch established on 1992/12/14. 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

For population 15 years and over in Fortuna:

Marital status in Fortuna, CA
  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Fortuna:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
California average:

15.0

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

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Religion statistics for Fortuna, 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.
State:

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

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

9.95 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Humboldt County:

9.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

23.7%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

15.6%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.6%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fortuna:

44.8%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fortuna:

22.2%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.6%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.0%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Fortuna:

54.0%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Fortuna:

76.7%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fortuna, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 16$113,029$84,7720$0
Streets and Highways 12$60,553$60,5530$0
Sewerage 10$44,953$53,9440$0
Parks and Recreation 9$34,809$46,41240$26,163
Police - Other 9$37,299$49,7322$1,359
Water Supply 7$30,555$52,3800$0
Financial Administration 4$19,463$58,3891$452
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$28,403$85,2091$846
Other Government Administration 3$21,385$85,5405$1,727
Transit 1$2,511$30,1322$3,073
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 75$392,960$62,87451$33,620

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $705,000 ($57.83)
    Regular Highways: $233,000 ($19.11)
    Sewerage: $217,000 ($17.80)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $3,252,000 ($266.75)
    Police Protection: $2,511,000 ($205.97)
    Sewerage: $1,637,000 ($134.28)
    Central Staff Services: $1,175,000 ($96.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,143,000 ($93.76)
    Water Utilities: $1,068,000 ($87.61)
    Regular Highways: $625,000 ($51.27)
    Transit Utilities: $181,000 ($14.85)
    General - Other: $133,000 ($10.91)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $91,000 ($7.46)
    Health - Other: $47,000 ($3.86)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($1.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($0.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,252,000 ($102.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $865,000 ($70.95)
    Water Utilities: $529,000 ($43.39)
    General Public Building: $370,000 ($30.35)
    Transit Utilities: $51,000 ($4.18)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($2.79)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $14,000 ($1.15)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($1.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($0.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,023,000 ($412.03)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,718,000 ($304.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $801,000 ($65.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $293,000 ($24.03)
    Other: $156,000 ($12.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($1.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $176,000 ($14.44)
    Transit Utilities: $51,000 ($4.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,717,000 ($140.84)
    Rents: $78,000 ($6.40)
    Fines and Forfeits: $68,000 ($5.58)
    General Revenue - Other: $22,000 ($1.80)
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000 ($1.56)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($0.49)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,345,000 ($192.36)
    Transit Utilities: $11,000 ($0.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $385,000 ($31.58)
    Highways: $348,000 ($28.55)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($0.49)
    Transit Utilities: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Tax - Property: $2,961,000 ($242.88)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,636,000 ($134.20)
    Other Selective Sales: $516,000 ($42.33)
    Public Utilities Sales: $264,000 ($21.66)
    Other License: $189,000 ($15.50)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $78,000 ($6.40)
    Other: $69,000 ($5.66)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $7,000 ($0.57)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,445,000 ($3071.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,995,000 ($3034.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000 ($36.91)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $800,000 ($65.62)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,734,000 ($2521.04)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,394,000 ($934.62)

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 Fortuna, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Best Western1Rite Aid1
Burger King1SAS Shoes1
Comfort Inn1Starbucks1
Curves1Subway2
FedEx3Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
Jones New York2U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS3
Lane Furniture1Vons1
McDonald's1Walgreens1
New Balance1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fortuna:

  • KNCR (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FORTUNA, CA; Owner: MILLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGOE (1480 AM; 5 kW; EUREKA, 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.)
  • KATA (1340 AM; 1 kW; ARCATA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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)
  • KGRV (700 AM; 25 kW; WINSTON, OR; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fortuna:

  • 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)
  • K211DJ (90.1 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KEKA-FM (101.5 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KKHB (105.5 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KMUE (88.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: REDWOOD COMMUNITY RADIO, INC)
  • K259AL (99.7 FM; WILLOW CREEK, CA; Owner: KHSU-FM, HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K265BT (100.9 FM; ARCATA, 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.)
  • K235AM (94.9 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fortuna:

  • KEET (Channel 13; EUREKA, CA; Owner: REDWOOD EMPIRE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC)
  • KVIQ (Channel 6; EUREKA, CA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KIEM-TV (Channel 3; EUREKA, CA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • KAEF (Channel 23; ARCATA, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING,INC.)
  • K51EG (Channel 51; SOUTH EUREKA/LOLETA, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K45DS (Channel 45; FRESHWATER, ETC., CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K20CN (Channel 20; FORTUNA/RIO DELL, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K47EH (Channel 47; ALTURAS, ETC., CA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KBVU (Channel 29; EUREKA, CA; Owner: SAINTE SEPULVEDA, INC.)
  • K69IE (Channel 69; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K63GK (Channel 63; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Fortuna fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 171ft / 52.1mTotal length
  • $67,000Total costs
  • 208,137Total average daily traffic
  • 19,909Total average daily truck traffic
  • 218,406Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fortuna, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fortuna, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fortuna)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Fortuna, CA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (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 Fortuna)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Fortuna)

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fortuna, California:

  • The Redwood Fortuna Riverwalk Hotel, 1859 Alamar Way, Fortuna, California 95540 , Phone: (707) 725-5500, Fax: (707) 725-2379
  • Super 8 Motel, Fortuna, 1805 Alamar Way, Fortuna, California 95540 , Phone: (707) 725-2888
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 1583 Riverwalk Dr, Fortuna, California 95540 , Phone: (707) 725-7025, Fax: (707) 725-7088
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fortuna, California
Most common first names in Fortuna, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9175.3 years
Robert7674.4 years
Mary7380.8 years
James7274.1 years
William7276.1 years
Charles4675.3 years
Dorothy4579.9 years
George4078.7 years
Ruth3983.1 years
Helen3880.7 years
Most common last names in Fortuna, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4175.0 years
Smith3075.6 years
Anderson2583.9 years
Jones2074.3 years
Brown1973.7 years
Thomas1979.6 years
Lewis1771.8 years
Miller1777.4 years
Allen1776.7 years
Stewart1777.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fortuna, CA
  • 69.1%Utility gas
  • 13.5%Wood
  • 12.1%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fortuna, CA
  • 76.4%Utility gas
  • 16.1%Electricity
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Fortuna compared to California state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black 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 significantly below state average.

Fortuna on our top lists:

  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in job corps and vocational training facilities (population 1,000+)"
  • #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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