Eureka, California Population 2021

26,194
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Eureka is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 26,194, it is the 266th largest city in California and the 1476th largest city in the United States. Eureka is currently declining at a rate of -0.98% annually and its population has decreased by -3.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,191 in 2010. Eureka reached it's highest population of 28,137 in 1960. Spanning over 14 miles, Eureka has a population density of 2,791 people per square mile.

The average household income in Eureka is $62,953 with a poverty rate of 19.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $916 per month, and the median house value is $281,400. The median age in Eureka is 38 years, 38 years for males, and 38 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.1 males.

Eureka Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Eureka was:

  • White: 75.32%
  • Two or more races: 7.71%
  • Asian: 6.60%
  • Other race: 6.02%
  • Native American: 2.18%
  • Black or African American: 2.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Eureka, California is 26,194, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,968.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,191.

Eureka, California Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021134,186-686-0.51%
2020134,872-686-0.51%
2019135,558-686-0.51%
2018136,244-263-0.19%
2017136,5072170.16%
2016136,2901,1880.87%
2015135,1026080.45%
2014134,494910.07%
2013134,403-169-0.13%
2012134,572-671-0.50%
2011135,2432340.17%
2010135,0090.00%

Eureka Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,31275.32%
Two or More Races2,0797.71%
Asian1,7796.60%
Some Other Race1,6236.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native5892.18%
Black or African American5492.04%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander350.13%
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Eureka Population by Race

Eureka Population Pyramid 2021

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Eureka Median Age

38


Total

38


Male

38


Female

Eureka Adults

There are 21,875 adults, (4,748 of whom are seniors) in Eureka.

Eureka Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Eureka Sex Ratio

Female

13,410

49.73%

Male

13,556

50.27%

Eureka Population by Age

Eureka Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Eureka Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.7%37.3%
All43.5%56.5%
Male36.6%63.4%
Non Family34.7%65.3%
Female29.5%70.5%

43.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Eureka Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,6062.2143.5
Non Family5,8281.3734.7
Married3,8193.0862.7
Female1,2923.1129.5
Male6672.8736.6

2.9

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Eureka Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7083.64%
9th to 12th Grade1,5397.92%
High School Graduate4,25321.88%
Some College5,37327.64%
Associates Degree2,10610.83%
Bachelors Degree3,74519.26%
Graduate Degree1,7168.83%
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Eureka Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Eureka Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,75813,5334,868
Hispanic2,1901,653163
Other Race1,04467634
Multiple Races893802166
Asian847683101
Native American50843785
Black46428999
Islander3535

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.99%.

Eureka Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,359$31,539$28,562
Less Than High School$25,438$30,274$23,129
High School Grad$25,075$29,148$24,355
Some College$28,081$28,947$26,394
Bachelors Degree$40,066$42,295$36,083
Graduate Degree$56,445$51,310$60,875

$30,359

Average Earnings

$31,539

Average Male

$28,562

Average Female

Eureka Earnings by Educational Attainment

Eureka Language by Age

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Eureka Language

86.51% of Eureka residents speak only English, while 13.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.64% of the population.

Eureka Language

Eureka Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,5703,28817.71%
Asian1,77870139.43%
Hispanic3,65347312.95%
Multiple1,91535818.69%
Other1,58825015.74%
Black51424046.69%
Native54722040.22%

19.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.01%

Male Poverty Rate

21.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Eureka

The race most likely to be in poverty in Eureka is Black, with 46.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Eureka is Hispanic, with 12.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.08%.

Eureka Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.83%
High School24.47%
Some College15.91%
Bachelors or Greater11.75%

Eureka Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.30%
Male Unemployed23.04%
Female Employed13.29%
Male Employed8.03%

Eureka Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Eureka Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,890$62,953
Families$58,941$76,382
Married Families$70,531-
Non Families$28,721$47,388
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Income by Household Type

Eureka Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Eureka Married by Age and Sex

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Eureka Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Eureka Marital Status by Race

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Eureka Marital Status

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2,037

Number of Veterans

1,802

Male Veterans

235

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam636
Second Gulf War324
First Gulf War259
Korea192
World War II190

Eureka Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+511
65 to 74493
55 to 64491
35 to 54375
18 to 34167

Eureka Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,83710.65%
2 or More978.29%
Hispanic592.47%
Black427.68%
Indian416.97%
Asian161.39%
Other40.36%

Eureka Veterans by Race

Eureka Veterans by Education

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9.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Eureka Veterans by Education

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60.5%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Eureka Employment by Age

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Eureka Employment by Race

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Eureka 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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65.33%

Born in California

92.67%

Native Born

7.33%

Foreign Born

2.85%

Non Citizen

4.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.67% of Eureka residents were born in the United States, with 65.33% having been born in California. 2.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Eureka Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202126,194-258-0.98%
202026,452-258-0.97%
201926,710-258-0.96%
201826,968-158-0.58%
201727,126-27-0.10%
201627,1532510.93%
201526,902280.10%
201426,874-21-0.08%
201326,895-36-0.13%
201226,931-230-0.85%
201127,161-40-0.15%
201027,2011,0730.40%
200026,128-897-0.34%
199027,0252,8721.13%
198024,153-184-0.08%
197024,337-3,800-1.44%
196028,1375,0792.01%
195023,0586,0033.06%
194017,0551,3030.80%
193015,7522,8292.00%
192012,9231,0780.87%
191011,8454,5184.92%
19007,3272,4694.19%
18904,8582,2196.29%
18802,6392,58413.77%
1850550.00%

Eureka Population by Year