Living in Eureka, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Eureka SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
10

Eureka, CA Crime Report

1,688
Total Crimes
6,211.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
141.86%
Above National Average

Eureka, CA Cost Of Living

115
Eureka's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Eureka, California Info Snack

Eureka (Hupa: do'-wi-lotl-ding, Karuk: uuth) is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. The city is located on U.S. Route 101 on the shores of Humboldt Bay, 270 miles (430 km) north of San Francisco and 100 miles (160 km) south of the Oregon border. At the 2010 census, the population of the city was 27,191, and the population of Greater Eureka was 45,034.
Population
27,020
Unemployment
8.2%
Poverty
22.3%
Median Home
$270,600
Median Income
$41,147
Median Rent
$879

Eureka, CA Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Eureka in California

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Map Of Eureka, CA

Population over time in Eureka

Year Population % Change
2017 27,020 -0.0%
2016 27,024 0.1%
2015 27,002 0.1%
2014 26,985 -0.2%
2013 27,039 0.0%
2012 27,037 0.0%
2011 27,037 0.0%
2010 27,027 0.3%
2009 26,954 -
Crime/100k Eureka CA USA
Violent Crime 725.0 447.4 368.9
Murder 11.0 4.4 5.0
Robbery 235.5 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 382.7 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 5486.9 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 850.1 416.2 376.0
Larceny 3882.4 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 754.4 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Eureka

White
69.6% (18,814)
African American
1.9% (518)
American Indian
1.8% (476)
Asian
7.8% (2,097)
Hawaiian
0.0% (1)
Other
0.0% (11)
Two Or More
6.2% (1,673)
Hispanic
12.7% (3,430)
Race Eureka CA USA
White 69.6% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 1.9% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 1.8% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 7.8% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 6.2% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 12.7% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Eureka, California

Less than $10,000
4.6% (123,558)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.8% (263,638)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.8% (426,228)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.2% (328,770)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.0% (458,315)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.6% (474,358)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.8% (293,091)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.1% (218,621)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.3% (62,258)
$200,000 or more
2.0% (53,158)
Income Eureka CA USA
Less than $10,000 4.6% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.8% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.8% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.2% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.0% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.6% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.8% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.1% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.3% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.0% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Eureka

Female
49.6% (13,409)
Male
50.4% (13,611)
Gender Eureka CA USA
Female 49.6% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 50.4% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Eureka for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (1,080)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (2,431)
High School / GED
24.0% (6,484)
Some College
27.0% (7,295)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (2,702)
Bachelor's Degree
18.0% (4,863)
Master's Degree
5.0% (1,351)
Professional Degree
2.0% (540)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (270)
Education Eureka CA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 24.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 27.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 18.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Eureka

Overall User Rating
1.0
/5

Luke Alley

I'd have to say is the worst place I have ever been to in my life: Eureka CA

I grew up there. My G*d, what a s**t hole. Beautiful scenery and surrounding areas aren't terrible, but Eureka is just atrocious. You can't even really call the people tweakers anymore, just zombies, everywhere. The sidewalks are full of passed out m**h and h****n addicts, beggars, and people screaming at the air and fighting with imaginary enemies.

I live in the high desert now and while adelanto and Hesperia aren't the nicest places, they are like Singapore compared to Eureka. I live in the Apple valley area and I really like the whole high desert region besides downtown victorville which is kind of strange and wacky but like I said is a paradise compared to Eureka.

I think growing up in Eureka was a great thing though: I hated it, but it set the bar extremely low for me in terms of expectations of a town and community. The high desert seems like s**t to many Californians because most are simply pampered in my opinion. I see the high desert as a paradise because I can actually walk on the side walk without being mistaken for a CIA operative by a tweaker zombie, or being assaulted or robbed.

Eureka is beyond what you'd call Ghetto: it's a tragedy.

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