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Arcata city, California; Humboldt County, California; California; United States

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Arcata city, California
Humboldt County, California
California
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 18,257 136,373 39,557,045 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA 39,512,223 328,239,523
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 18,257 136,373 39,557,045 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA 37,254,519 308,758,105
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 17,403 134,611 37,254,523 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA 6.1% 6.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4.9% 1.3% 6.2% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 17,231 134,623 37,253,956 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
2.2%
5.3%
6.2%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
9.9%
19.2%
22.7%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.5%
17.9%
14.3%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
50.2%
50.3%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
78.1%
83.4%
72.1%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.1%
1.4%
6.5%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.7%
6.3%
1.6%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.3%
2.9%
15.3%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.3%
0.5%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
7.4%
5.7%
3.9%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
16.5%
11.8%
39.3%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
71.7%
74.1%
36.8%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 738 8,708 1,618,861 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.8% 5.4% 26.9% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X 63,315 14,277,157 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 39.8% 56.9% 54.6% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $333,600 $296,600 $475,900 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,632 $1,682 $2,282 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $486 $439 $569 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $953 $947 $1,429 $1,023
Building permits, 2018 X 379 113,502 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 7,311 54,267 12,965,435 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.22 2.43 2.96 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 62.6% 80.8% 86.7% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 14.9% 11.8% 44.1% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 93.3% 89.8% 91.7% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 87.8% 81.1% 84.7% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 95.5% 90.3% 82.9% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 52.2% 29.8% 33.3% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.3% 12.2% 6.8% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.2%
8.9%
8.3%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 63.5% 59.1% 63.1% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.8% 57.4% 57.2% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 56,345 257,506 90,830,372 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 107,014 695,496 248,953,592 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 134,093 D 512,303,164 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 59,357 361,890 666,652,186 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 169,546 1,759,201 481,800,461 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,565 $13,048 $12,665 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 16.5 18.1 29.3 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $31,674 $45,528 $71,228 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $23,790 $26,747 $35,021 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
37.4%
20.3%
12.8%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 X 3,209 941,3771 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 X 34,987 14,896,6251 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) X 1,292,159 955,043,8431 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 X 1.5% 2.0%1 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X 11,576 3,374,050 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 1,957 12,821 3,548,449 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 948 6,709 1,852,580 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 748 4,162 1,320,085 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 261 1,853 1,619,857 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,598 10,333 1,819,107 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 140 1,132 252,377 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,719 11,005 3,176,341 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,894.1 37.7 239.1 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 9.10 3,567.99 155,779.22 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 0602476 06023 06 00
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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