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Population in 2012: 11,836 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.8%
 

Males: 5,966  (50.4%)
Females: 5,870  (49.6%)

Median resident age:  38.1 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 95540.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,639 (it was $31,129 in 2000)
Fortuna:

$38,639
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,800

Fortuna city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $268,359 (it was $124,400 in 2000)
Fortuna:

$268,359
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $319,312; Detached houses: $349,265; Townhouses or other attached units: $597,107; In 2-unit structures: $160,617; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $358,727; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $451,302; Mobile homes: $114,614; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $330,955

Median gross rent in 2012: $783.

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  • White alone - 9,178 (77.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1,489 (12.6%)
  • Asian alone - 465 (3.9%)
  • Two or more races - 407 (3.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 158 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 76 (0.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 57 (0.5%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fortuna: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (12.3%), English (9.1%), Irish (7.4%), Italian (6.1%), United States (3.1%), French (3.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 61 feet

Land area: 4.82 square miles.

Population density: 2,458 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Fortuna:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fortuna city:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

925 residents are foreign born

This city:  7.8%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Fortuna, California as of August 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Fortuna to the number of sex offenders is 455 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,865 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,060 (0.4%)

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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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 60 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 1998: 43 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2000: 45 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2001: 64 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2002: 91 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2003: 61 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 2004: 72 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2005: 49 buildings, average cost: $222,700
  • 2006: 21 buildings, average cost: $198,400
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $198,400
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $219,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $247,200
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $247,200
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $238,800
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $238,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.59 N, Longitude: 124.15 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +67 (+0.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,944 (46.6%)

Area code: 707

Fortuna household income distribution Fortuna home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Fortuna by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.08.80.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 4537778754117
per 100,000 37.445.927.763.763.262.270.761.543.835.091.258.1
Robberies 857326436468
per 100,000 74.845.964.727.318.153.335.426.352.535.049.766.4
Assaults 23918181210111347323931
per 100,000 215.182.7166.5163.7108.488.897.2114.2411.4279.9323.2257.3
Burglaries 726183679574419456877674
per 100,000 673.4560.5767.6609.5858.3657.5362.4825.4490.2760.9629.9614.1
Thefts 367165430373316340307321264324280339
per 100,000 3432.51516.13976.73393.12855.13020.92713.92818.82310.92833.72320.62813.3
Auto thefts 152030194233292825272529
per 100,000 140.3183.8277.4172.8379.5293.2256.4245.9218.8236.1207.2240.7
Arson 665447453744
per 100,000 56.155.146.236.436.162.235.443.926.361.233.233.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 303.5189.4323.2296.2294.4285.5269.8281.7289.2291.9319.1305.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 24 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
California average:

2.36

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,594 (+17.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Fortuna-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 2127% 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 the city 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 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 the city center
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/1/1994 at 15:15:53, a magnitude 7.1 (6.6 MB, 7.0 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.9 miles away from Fortuna center
On 4/26/1992 at 11:18:25, a magnitude 6.7 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 13.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 17.7 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).
Fortuna topographic map

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Fortuna:

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

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Fortuna, 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.

Local government website: www.sunnyfortuna.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fortuna:

  • College of the Redwoods (about 15 miles; Eureka, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,802)
  • Humboldt State University (about 21 miles; Arcata, CA; FT enrollment: 7,109)
  • Shasta College (about 96 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 4,214)
  • Rogue Community College (about 133 miles; Grants Pass, OR; FT enrollment: 2,490)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 134 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,571)
  • California State University-Chico (about 136 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 15,160)
  • Butte College (about 148 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 6,150)

Public high schools in Fortuna:

Public elementary/middle schools in Fortuna:

Private elementary/middle schools in Fortuna:

  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL/GREAT BEGINNINGS PS (Students: 76; Location: 1736 NEWBURG RD; Grades: PK - 11)
  • FORTUNA JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 21; Location: 1200 ROSS HILL RD; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Fortuna, map of school districts: FORTUNA UNION ELEMENTARY, ROHNERVILLE ELEMENTARY, FORTUNA UNION HIGH


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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).

 
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
(lower is better)
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. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.89. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.89
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.309. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.309
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.197. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.197
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.93. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.93
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 21.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.3
U.S.:

28.3

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

REDWOOD EMPIRE G&CC (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between AUG-01-2005 and SEP-01-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2000, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HANSEN'S WIRE ROPE & CAFE (Population served: 177, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2001 and FEB-2001, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1997), St Compliance achieved (NOV-03-1997)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.2%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.1% for Black residents, 35.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 47.6% for other race residents, 23.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fortuna, CA

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

Fortuna compared to California state average:

Fortuna, 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 below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fortuna, California:

  • The Redwood Fortuna Riverwalk Hotel, 1859 Alamar Way, Fortuna, CA 95540 , Phone: (707) 725-5500, Fax: (707) 725-2379
  • Super 8 Motel, Fortuna, 1805 Alamar Way, Fortuna, CA 95540 , Phone: (707) 725-2888
  • Best Western Country Inn, 2025 Riverwalk Dr, Fortuna, CA 95540 , Phone: (800) 679-7511
  • Best Western Country Inn, Riv Walk Dr, Fortuna, CA 95540 , Phone: (707) 725-6822, Fax: (707) 725-5270
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 1583 Riverwalk Dr, Fortuna, CA 95540 , Phone: (707) 725-7025, Fax: (707) 725-7088
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fortuna, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Fortuna travel time to work - commute


Fortuna mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

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

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

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

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

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 46
Humboldt County:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

23.7%
California:

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

15.6%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$15,058$45,1740$0
Other Government Administration 5$23,834$57,2020$0
Police Protection - Officers 15$67,840$54,2720$0
Police - Other 8$22,646$33,9692$1,150
Streets and Highways 11$33,116$36,1270$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,534$42,4080$0
Sewerage 8$23,840$35,7601$918
Parks and Recreation 6$16,426$32,85234$17,878
Water Supply 4$10,848$32,5441$1,324
Transit 0$0 4$4,170
Other and Unallocable 7$23,230$39,8236$2,928
Totals for Government 69$240,372$41,80448$28,368

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

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $1,003,000 ($84.74)
    Water Utilities: $678,000 ($57.28)
    Sewerage: $593,000 ($50.10)
    Regular Highways: $180,000 ($15.21)
    Parks & Recreation: $132,000 ($11.15)
    Police Protection: $113,000 ($9.55)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,310,000 ($110.68)
    Sewerage: $702,000 ($59.31)
    Water Utilities: $552,000 ($46.64)
    Regular Highways: $417,000 ($35.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $380,000 ($32.11)
    Central Staff Services: $344,000 ($29.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $265,000 ($22.39)
    General - Other: $187,000 ($15.80)
    Transit Utilities: $118,000 ($9.97)
    Housing & Community Development: $15,000 ($1.27)
    Health Services - Other: $6,000 ($0.51)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($0.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $720,000 ($60.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $13,000 ($1.10)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,000 ($0.25)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,132,000 ($180.13)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,114,000 ($94.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $381,000 ($32.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $300,000 ($25.35)
    All Other: $237,000 ($20.02)
    Housing & Community Development: $59,000 ($4.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $864,000 ($73.00)
    General Revenue, NEC: $116,000 ($9.80)
    Special Assessments: $33,000 ($2.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,358,000 ($114.73)
    Transit Utilities: $9,000 ($0.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $588,000 ($49.68)
    All Other: $318,000 ($26.87)
    Highways: $189,000 ($15.97)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,408,000 ($118.96)
    Property: $988,000 ($83.47)
    NEC: $317,000 ($26.78)
    Other Selective Sales: $233,000 ($19.69)
    Public Utilities: $173,000 ($14.62)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $11,998,000 ($1013.69)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $141,000 ($11.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,714,000 ($144.81)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $10,332,000 ($872.93)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $93,000 ($7.86)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $526,000 ($44.44)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,327,000 ($703.53)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $499,000 ($42.16)

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 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 (per 100,000 population)


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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 46 meters (151ft)
Total average daily traffic: 85,692
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,716

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
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:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Fortuna, CA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • FORTUNA, Dinsmore Drive (Lat: 40.591944 Lon: -124.158944), Type: Mast, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQHI688
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/07/2007, Expiration Date: 08/07/2017, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpahretta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • FORTUNA, Lat: 40.581806 Lon: -124.140000, Call Sign: WQHT681
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/02/2007, Expiration Date: 11/02/2017, Certifier: Chris Bertheam
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • STATION, Cdf Headquarters (Lat: 40.592333 Lon: -124.147528), Overall height: 22.6 m, Call Sign: KCI43
    Assigned Frequencies: 2133.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/05/2007, Expiration Date: 01/28/2018
    Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6153, Fax: (916) 657-9468, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • Rohnerville Airport 3000 Airport Road (Lat: 40.555417 Lon: -124.134500), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: KQU5
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/26/2005, Expiration Date: 03/30/2015
    Registrant: County Of Humboldt, 825 5th Street, Eureka, CA 95501, Phone: (707) 268-2510, Email:
  • Rohnerville Airport (Lat: 40.552083 Lon: -124.125889), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WXI2
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/17/2004, Expiration Date: 11/17/2014
    Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6153, Fax: (916) 657-9468, Email:
  • Rohnerville Airport (Lat: 40.553889 Lon: -124.129167), Type: Bant, Structure height: 5.5 m, Overall height: 5.7 m, Call Sign: WQNK866
    Assigned Frequencies: 133.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/2011, Expiration Date: 03/09/2021, Certifier: Mohammad Saleh
    Registrant: All Weather Inc, 1165 National Dr., Sacaramento, CA 95834, Phone: (916) 928-6748, Fax: (916) 928-1165, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

105 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fortuna)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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


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
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

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