Arcata, CA

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2022 Population
18,536
2.64% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
27.2
1.12% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
34.5%
0.567% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$43,444
11.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$412,100
13.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,544
0.5% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Arcata, CA had a population of 18.5k people with a median age of 27.2 and a median household income of $43,444. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Arcata, CA declined from 19,038 to 18,536, a −2.64% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,069 to $43,444, a 11.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Arcata, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.3%), Other (Hispanic) (6.54%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.53%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.72%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.45%).

None of the households in Arcata, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Arcata, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Arcata, CA are California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt (1,774 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Arcata, CA was $412,100, and the homeownership rate was 33.2%.

Most people in Arcata, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Arcata, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Arcata, CA is home to a population of 18.5k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.06% of Arcata, CA residents were born outside of the country (1.31k people).

In 2022, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.7k people) in Arcata, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.21k Other (Hispanic) and 1.21k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Arcata, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Arcata, CA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Arcata, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.7k ± 656
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    1.21k ± 340
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.21k ± 339
16%
Hispanic Population
2.96k people

In 2022, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.7k people) in Arcata, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.21k Other (Hispanic) and 1.21k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16% of the people in Arcata, CA are hispanic (2.96k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.06%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.31k people
5.99%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.14k people

As of 2022, 7.06% of Arcata, CA residents (1.31k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Arcata, CA was 5.99%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    232 ± 118
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    89 ± 83
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    63 ± 58

Arcata, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Arcata, CA employs 9.54k people. The largest industries in Arcata, CA are Retail Trade (1,505 people), Educational Services (1,405 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,153 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,228), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,774), and Public Administration ($45,990).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

9.54k
2022 Value
± 915
−0.5%
1 Year decline
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Arcata, CA declined at a rate of −0.5%, from 9.59k employees to 9.54k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Arcata, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,173 people), Sales & Related Occupations (940 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (877 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Arcata, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.54k
2022 Value
± 915
−0.5%
1 Year decline
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Arcata, CA declined at a rate of −0.5%, from 9.59k employees to 9.54k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Arcata, CA, are Retail Trade (1,505 people), Educational Services (1,405 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,153 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Arcata, CA, though some of these residents may live in Arcata, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$27,562
Median earning men ± $5,413
$25,990
Median earning women ± $4,515

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($57,632), Information ($50,867), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($48,048).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,021), Public Administration ($52,313), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,987).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Arcata, CA awarded 1,774 degrees. The student population of Arcata, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,504 male students and 3,521 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Arcata, CA are White (861 and 48.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (505 and 28.7%), Unknown (133 and 7.56%), and Two or More Races (112 and 6.36%).

The largest universities in Arcata, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt (1,774 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Arcata, CA are General Psychology (179 and 10.1%), General Business Administration & Management (135 and 7.61%), and Social Work (112 and 6.31%).

The median tuition cost in Arcata, CA for a public four year colleges is $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Arcata, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 98.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,025 (41.6% men and 58.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 6,025 students enrolled in Arcata, CA, 41.6% men and 58.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,032 records, of which 57.7% were women and 42.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 97 degrees awarded
  2. 143 degrees awarded
  3. 110 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Arcata, CA was General Biological Sciences with 97 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Arcata, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,774 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt with 1,774 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 708 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Arcata, CA, which is 0.664 times less than the 1,066 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 861 degrees mean that there were 1.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 505 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,742) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,122) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,070) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Arcata, CA was $412,100 in 2022, which is 1.46 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $364,100 to $412,100, a 13.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Arcata, CA is 33.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Arcata, CA have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Arcata, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Arcata, CA is $43,444. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Arcata, CA was Census Tract 9 with a value of $70,313, followed by Census Tract 105.02 and Census Tract 13, with respective values of $70,134 and $63,250.

Property

$412,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$30,666
$2,489
Median Property Taxes
±$366

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The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Arcata, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

33.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 33.2% of the housing units in Arcata, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 33.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9
  2. Census Tract 105.02
  3. Census Tract 13

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Arcata, CA was Census Tract 9 with a value of $70,313, followed by Census Tract 105.02 and Census Tract 13, with respective values of $70,134 and $63,250.

The following map shows all of the places in Arcata, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$43,444
Median Household Income
± $3,811
7.5k
Number of Households
± 701

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.5k households in Arcata, CA grew to $43,444 from the previous year's value of $39,069.

The following chart displays the households in Arcata, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Arcata, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (59.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.4%)
  3. Walked (12.2%)

In 2022, 59.3% of workers in Arcata, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.4%) and those who walked to work (12.2%).

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Arcata, CA have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.34% of the workforce in Arcata, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Arcata, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Arcata, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

34.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Arcata, CA (5.84k out of 16.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Arcata, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.2% of the population of Arcata, CA has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 30.9% on Medicaid, 8.07% on Medicare, 18.2% on non-group plans, and 0.923% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Humboldt County, CA see 1595 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.72% increase from the previous year (1568 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1261 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 188 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,595 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Humboldt County, CA

Primary care physicians in Humboldt County, CA see an average of 1,595 patients per year. This represents a 1.72% increase from the previous year (1,568 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Humboldt County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.9% under 18 years, 44.7% between 18 and 34 years, 25.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.83%
Uninsured
37.1%
Employer Coverage
30.9%
Medicaid
8.07%
Medicare
18.2%
Non-Group
0.923%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Arcata, CA declined by 30.6% from 6.96% to 4.83%.

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