95521 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Arcata, CA (14.03%), Eureka, CA (3.97%), Manila, CA (0.99%), Blue Lake, CA (0.05%), Samoa, CA (0.02%)
County: Humboldt County, CA
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 20,319
Zip code population in 2010: 20,199
Zip code population in 2000: 19,585

Houses and condos: 8,886
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,907
% of renters here:

62%
State:

46%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 95521: 102.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 53.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 17.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 380 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.5% ($1,812)
California:

0.8% ($3,015)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,103 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,254 (0.4%)

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Males: 10,115  (49.8%)
Females: 10,204  (50.2%)

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For population 15 years and over in 95521:

Zip code 95521 compared to state average:

  • 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 college students above state average.
  • Races in zip code 95521

  • Zip code 95521 races chart
    • 15,684White population
    • 358Black population
    • 395American Indian population
    • 455Asian population
    • 32Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 120Some other race population
    • 956Two or more races population
    • 2,199Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 18,339
Rural population: 1,979

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $345,100
95521:

$345,100
California:

$373,100



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in 95521 zip code as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 95521 to the number of sex offenders is 1,275 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

27.5 years
California median age:

35.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
California:

3.0 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 95521, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $41,253 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$41,253
State:

$72,726

Salary/wage: $30,943 (reported on 81.5% of returns)
Here:

$30,943
State:

$59,079
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 77.7% for AGIs below $25k, 74.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 57.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 32.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,674 (reported on 33.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,674
California:

$2,146
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $6,537 (reported on 18.2% of returns)
Here:

$6,537
State:

$9,308
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$7,851 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

+$7,851
State:

+$30,460
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 12.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$19,191 (reported on 18.2% of returns)
Here:

+$19,191
State:

+$17,064
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.8% for AGIs below $25k, 8.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,287 (reported on 7.9% of returns)
95521:

$13,287
California:

$19,557
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $16,944 (reported on 1.3% of returns)
95521:

$16,944
California:

$24,530
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $23,434 (23% of AGI, reported on 21.0% of returns)
Here:

$23,434
State:

$34,004

Here:

22.8% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $25k, 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,763 (reported on 15.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,763
State:

$4,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $8,371 (reported on 21.0% of returns)
95521:

$8,371
State:

$14,448
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,458 (reported on 21.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,458
State:

$2,286
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 95521, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $34,187 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,187
State:

$58,600

Salary/wage: $26,138 (reported on 82.2% of returns)
Here:

$26,138
State:

$49,455
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 109.7% for AGIs below $10k, 77.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 65.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 38.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,783 (reported on 41.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,783
California:

$2,365
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $4,595 (reported on 22.4% of returns)
Here:

$4,595
State:

$4,746
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$10,726 (reported on 18.4% of returns)
Here:

+$10,726
State:

+$23,418
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$18,065 (reported on 16.9% of returns)
Here:

+$18,065
State:

+$16,826
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.5% for AGIs below $10k, 6.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$70 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
Here +$70
State -$7,562

IRA payment deduction: $3,081 (reported on 3.4% of returns)
95521:

$3,081
California:

$3,192
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $14,636 (reported on 1.8% of returns)
Here:

$14,636
California:

$17,688
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,101 (22% of AGI, reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

$19,101
State:

$28,113

Here:

22.3% of AGI
State:

25.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.4% for AGIs below $10k, 5.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,744 (4% of AGI, reported on 18.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,744
State:

$3,923

Here:

4.1% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,691 (reported on 70.8% of returns)
95521:

$5,691
State:

$10,761
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,152 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,152
State:

$1,763

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 43.7%
Here:

44%
State:

66%
(% for various income ranges: 27.7% for AGIs below $10k, 39.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 50.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 78.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$34,046
California:

$60,190
Arcata, CA (95521) map Nearest zip codes: 95524, 95501, 95519, 95503, 95564, 95537.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

36.6%
California:

51.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

9.7%
California:

7.0%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 692
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 7,172


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 165 (134 now married, 31 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 6,471 (1,358 now married, 5,113 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 95521 with a mortgage: 1,756 (48 second mortgage, 368 home equity loan, 48 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,201

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,647
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S393

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

30.6%
Whole state:

16.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

14.4%
Whole state:

9.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.0
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  • Notable locations in zip code 95521: Butler Valley Ranch (A), Baywood Golf and Country Club (B), Mad River Fish Hatchery (C), Aldergrove Industrial Park (D), Allard Ranch (E), Veterans Memorial Building (F), Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center (G), Arcata Community Recycling Center (H), Arcata City Hall (I), Van Matre Hall (J), University Center (K), Tan Oak Hall (L), Swetman Child Development Laboratory (M), Sunset Hall (N), Redwood Hall (O), Pepperwood Hall (P), Nelson Hall (Q), Maple Hall (R), Madrone Hall (S), Joseph M Forbes Physical Education Complex (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

    Churches in zip code 95521 include: First United Pentecostal Church (A), Sunny Brae Baptist Church (B), Saint Marys Catholic Church (C), Saint Albans Episcopal Church (D), Lutheran Church of Arcata (E), Full Gospel Assembly Church (F), Foursquare Gospel Church (G), First Church of God (H), First Church of Christ Scientist (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

    Reservoir: Blue Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Black Dog Creek (A), Boundary Creek (B), Dry Creek (C), Gannon Slough (D), Grotzman Creek (E), Hall Creek (F), Jacoby Creek (G), Janes Creek (H), Jolly Giant Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 95521 include: Redwood Park (1), Vinum Park (2), Redwood Bowl (3), Arcata Ball Park (4), Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary (5), Arcata Plaza (6), Arcata Sports Complex (7), Larson Park (8), Mad River Beach County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 102010 or later
  • 6212000 to 2009
  • 9841990 to 1999
  • 1,5861980 to 1989
  • 1,6241970 to 1979
  • 1,1561960 to 1969
  • 1,5311950 to 1959
  • 5821940 to 1949
  • 7921939 or earlier

Zip code 95521 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Arcata, CA (95521)

  • 15no bedroom
  • 1081 bedroom
  • 8102 bedrooms
  • 1,3593 bedrooms
  • 5654 bedrooms
  • 1005+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Arcata, CA (95521)

  • 147no bedroom
  • 1,4381 bedroom
  • 2,0692 bedrooms
  • 9973 bedrooms
  • 2454 bedrooms
  • 115+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Arcata, CA (95521) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 110no vehicle
  • 8591 vehicle
  • 1,2962 vehicles
  • 4773 vehicles
  • 1804 vehicles
  • 355+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Arcata, CA (95521) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 660no vehicle
  • 2,4621 vehicle
  • 1,3372 vehicles
  • 3133 vehicles
  • 1074 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $899.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $345,100
95521:

$345,100
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $237,000 - $456,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $345,275
Here:

$345,275
State:

$516,149

Townhouses or other attached units: $428,482
Here:

$428,482
State:

$433,209

In 2-unit structures: $1,140,252
Here:

$1,140,252
State:

$591,113

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $26,106
Here:

$26,106
State:

$414,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,136,055
Here:

$1,136,055
State:

$419,085

Mobile homes: $127,469
Here:

$127,469
State:

$79,966

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 13.2%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 98.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,443

Size of family households: 1,673 2-persons, 940 3-persons, 674 4-persons, 216 5-persons, 49 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,791 1-person, 1,183 2-persons, 222 3-persons, 66 4-persons, 17 5-persons, 22 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons

1,649 married couples with children.
1,025 single-parent households (219 men, 806 women).

89.5% of residents of 95521 zip code speak English at home.
6.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% very well, 17% well, 5% not well, 3% not at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% very well, 9% well, 5% not well, 14% not at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% very well, 34% well, 4% not well, 4% not at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 1,148 (5.6%)
(40.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

5.6%
Whole state:

26.9%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 20%Mexico
  • 11%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 8%Cuba
  • 7%Canada
  • 5%Jamaica
  • 5%Vietnam
  • 4%England

Most common first ancestries reported in 95521 (%)

  • 32%Other groups
  • 8%German
  • 7%Irish
  • 7%English
  • 6%European
  • 4%Italian
  • 4%American

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1162010 or later
  • 3952000 to 2009
  • 2541990 to 1999
  • 575Before 1990

Zip code 95521 topographic map

Private primary/middle school not listed on the city page:

  • EQUINOX SCHOOL (Students: 78; Location: 470 UNION ST, ARRATA, CA; Grades: KG - 5)
There are 252 Other Medical Specialists in Zip Code 95521.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 95521:

All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 95521

Zip code 95521 marital status for males
Zip code 95521 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 66%Utility gas
  • 15%Electricity
  • 10%Wood
  • 5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 32,283. Population change in the 1990s: -12,698 (-39.3%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


37% of the 95521 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in California.

79% of the 95521 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 68
Here:

5.1%
California:

8.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27
Here:

3.8%
California:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 134
Here:

2.1%
California:

16.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 72,396Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 54,375Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 49,667Transportation occupations
  • 42,559Management occupations
  • 37,961Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 37,727Business and financial operations occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (ARCATA, CA):

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

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

People in group quarters in 2000:

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

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Most common first names in zip code 95521 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12772.5 years
William10073.5 years
Mary8778.3 years
Robert8469.6 years
James7870.8 years
George7073.6 years
Charles5174.0 years
Joseph5073.0 years
Helen4879.9 years
Margaret4275.6 years
Most common last names in zip code 95521 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4571.1 years
Johnson4474.5 years
Brown2975.5 years
Miller2775.2 years
Anderson2775.7 years
Davis2476.7 years
Peterson2475.4 years
Martin2271.1 years
Williams2073.2 years
Jones2073.5 years
Businesses in zip code 95521
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2New Balance1
Best Western1Nike5
CVS1Quality1
Carl\s Jr.1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Safeway1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx3Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Howard Johnson1T-Mobile1
Jones New York1U.S. Cellular1
Kmart1UPS4
MasterBrand Cabinets4Vans3
McDonald's1Vons1
Motel 61

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