Living in Arcata, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Arcata SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
2
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
9
Commute
9

Arcata, CA Crime Report

729
Total Crimes
4,033.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
57.05%
Above National Average

Arcata, CA Cost Of Living

124
Arcata's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average

Arcata, California Info Snack

Arcata (Hupa: do'-khah-oon-tetl ding', meaning "big flat place"), originally Union Town or Union, is a city adjacent to the Arcata Bay (northern) portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. At the 2010 census, Arcata's population was 17,231. Arcata, located 280 miles (450 km) north of San Francisco (via Highway 101), is home to Humboldt State University. Arcata is also the location of the Arcata Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Land Management, which is responsible for the administration of natural resources, lands and mineral programs, including the Headwaters Forest, on approximately 200,000 acres of public land in Northwestern California.
Population
18,050
Unemployment
12.0%
Poverty
37.4%
Median Home
$333,600
Median Income
$31,674
Median Rent
$953

Arcata, CA Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Arcata in California

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Map Of Arcata, CA

Population over time in Arcata

Year Population % Change
2017 18,050 1.3%
2016 17,814 0.2%
2015 17,775 0.1%
2014 17,752 0.4%
2013 17,679 0.7%
2012 17,559 0.8%
2011 17,421 1.8%
2010 17,118 0.1%
2009 17,100 -
Crime/100k Arcata CA USA
Violent Crime 354.1 447.4 368.9
Murder 5.5 4.4 5.0
Robbery 77.5 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 188.1 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 3679.5 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 492.4 416.2 376.0
Larceny 2833.0 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 354.1 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Arcata

White
71.7% (12,933)
African American
2.3% (424)
American Indian
1.0% (177)
Asian
2.2% (389)
Hawaiian
0.4% (71)
Other
0.5% (91)
Two Or More
5.5% (989)
Hispanic
16.5% (2,976)
Race Arcata CA USA
White 71.7% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 2.3% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 1.0% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 2.2% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 5.5% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 16.5% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Arcata, California

Less than $10,000
14.3% (257,504)
$10,000 to $14,999
11.4% (205,411)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.0% (270,342)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.8% (231,828)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.2% (219,483)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.3% (222,693)
$75,000 to $99,999
6.4% (116,037)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.9% (142,454)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.1% (91,842)
$200,000 or more
2.6% (47,402)
Income Arcata CA USA
Less than $10,000 14.3% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 11.4% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.0% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.8% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.2% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.3% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 6.4% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.9% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.1% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.6% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Arcata

Female
51.4% (9,275)
Male
48.6% (8,775)
Gender Arcata CA USA
Female 51.4% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.6% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Arcata for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (361)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (541)
High School / GED
13.0% (2,346)
Some College
22.0% (3,971)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (1,444)
Bachelor's Degree
31.0% (5,595)
Master's Degree
12.0% (2,166)
Professional Degree
5.0% (902)
Doctorate Degree
4.0% (722)
Education Arcata CA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 13.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 31.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 12.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 5.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 4.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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