Eureka, California Population 2023

26,308

Eureka is a city located in Humboldt County California. It is also the county seat of Humboldt County. With a 2023 population of 26,308, it is the 291st largest city in California and the 1765th largest city in the United States.Eureka is currently declining at a rate of -0.26% annually and its population has decreased by -0.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,512 in 2020. Spanning over 14 miles, Eureka has a population density of 2,803 people per square mile.

The average household income in Eureka is $62,953 with a poverty rate of 23.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Eureka is 38.6 years, 38 years for males, and 40.1 years for females.

Eureka Demographics

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

  • White: 72.91%
  • Two or more races: 10.16%
  • Other race: 6.54%
  • Asian: 6.2%
  • Black or African American: 2.3%
  • Native American: 1.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
The current population of Eureka, California is 26,308 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26,512.

Eureka, California Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Eureka Population by Race

Eureka Population Pyramid 2023

Eureka Median Age

38.6

Total

38

Male

40.1

Female

Eureka Adults

There are 21,961 adults, (4,349 of whom are seniors) in Eureka.

Eureka Age Dependency

53

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Eureka Sex Ratio

Female13,68050.78%
Male13,25849.22%

Eureka Population by Age

Eureka Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.97

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

44.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Eureka Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Eureka Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Eureka Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.22%.

Eureka Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$30,174

Average Earnings

$31,888

Average Male

$28,149

Average Female

Eureka Earnings by Educational Attainment

Eureka Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Eureka Language

85.12% of Eureka residents speak only English, while 14.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.31% of the population.

Eureka Language

Eureka Poverty by Race

rate

23.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.77%

Male Poverty Rate

19.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Eureka

The race most likely to be in poverty in Eureka is Black, with 54.6% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Eureka is Other, with 8.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.68%.

Eureka Poverty

Eureka Poverty Rate by Education

Eureka Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Eureka Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Eureka Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.5%

Male Marriage Rate

33.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Eureka Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Eureka Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,942

Number of Veterans

1,735

Male Veterans

207

Female Veterans

Eureka Veterans by War

Eureka Veterans by Age

count

Eureka Veterans by Race

Eureka Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.4%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Eureka Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Eureka Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Eureka Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Eureka Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.28%

Born in Eureka

93.88%

Native Born

7.72%

Foreign Born

3.58%

Non Citizen

4.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.88% of Eureka residents were born in the United States, with 68.28% having been born in California. 3.58% 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

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Eureka Population by Year