Arcata, California Population 2022

19,183
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Arcata is a city located in Humboldt County California. With a 2020 population of 19,183, it is the 359th largest city in California and the 2378th largest city in the United States. Arcata is currently growing at a rate of 0.86% annually and its population has increased by 1.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,857 in 2020. Spanning over 11 miles, Arcata has a population density of 2,048 people per square mile.

The average household income in Arcata is $55,405 with a poverty rate of 34.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,027 per month, and the median house value is $356,800. The median age in Arcata is 26.4 years, 27.3 years for males, and 25.3 years for females.

Arcata Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Arcatawas:

  • White: 75.19%
  • Two or more races: 9.04%
  • Other race: 4.98%
  • Asian: 4.14%
  • Native American: 3.15%
  • Black or African American: 2.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.05%
The current population of Arcata, California is 19,183 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,857.

Arcata, California Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Arcata Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Arcata Population by Race

Arcata Population Pyramid 2022

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Arcata Median Age

27.5


Total

29.1


Male

26


Female

Arcata Adults

There are 16,420 adults, (2,142 of whom are seniors) in Arcata.

Arcata Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15

Old Age Dependency Ratio

12.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Arcata Sex Ratio

Female

9,075

49.68%

Male

9,191

50.32%

Arcata Population by Age

Arcata Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Arcata Household Types

36.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Arcata Households and Families

3

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Arcata Households by Type

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Arcata Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arcata Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 55.33%.

Arcata Educational Attainment by Race

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$27,062

Average Earnings

$26,857

Average Male

$27,392

Average Female

Arcata Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arcata Language by Age

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Arcata Language

84.32% of Arcata residents speak only English, while 15.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.86% of the population.

Arcata Language

Arcata Poverty by Race

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34.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.01%

Male Poverty Rate

36.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arcata

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arcata is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arcata is Multiple, with 34.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.73%.

Arcata Poverty

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Arcata Poverty Rate by Education

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Arcata Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arcata Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Arcata Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

21.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.7%

Male Marriage Rate

20.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Arcata Married by Age and Sex

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Arcata Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Arcata Marital Status by Race

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Arcata Marital Status

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712

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Arcata Veterans by War

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Arcata Veterans by Age

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Arcata Veterans by Race

Arcata Veterans by Education

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4.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arcata Veterans by Education

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66.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

14.6%

Unemployment Rate

Arcata Employment by Age

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Arcata Employment by Race

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Arcata Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.97%

Born in Arcata

94.49%

Native Born

5.51%

Foreign Born

1.53%

Non Citizen

3.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.49% of Arcata residents were born in the United States, with 69.97% having been born in California. 1.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Arcata Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Arcata Population by Year