Eureka, California Population 2022

26,376
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Eureka is a city located in Humboldt County California. It is also the county seat of Humboldt County. With a 2020 population of 26,376, it is the 291st largest city in California and the 1744th largest city in the United States. Eureka is currently declining at a rate of -0.26% annually and its population has decreased by -2.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,938 in 2020. Spanning over 14 miles, Eureka has a population density of 2,811 people per square mile.

The average household income in Eureka is $62,953 with a poverty rate of 19.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $951 per month, and the median house value is $295,500. The median age in Eureka is 38 years, 38 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Eureka Demographics

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

  • White: 72.91%
  • Two or more races: 10.16%
  • Other race: 6.54%
  • Asian: 6.20%
  • Black or African American: 2.30%
  • Native American: 1.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
The current population of Eureka, California is 26,376 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26,938.

Eureka, California Population 2022

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

Eureka Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Eureka Population by Race

Eureka Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Eureka Sex Ratio

Female

13,680

50.78%

Male

13,258

49.22%

Eureka Population by Age

Eureka Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Eureka Household Types

44.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Eureka Households and Families

2.97

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Eureka Households by Type

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Eureka Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Eureka Educational Attainment by Race

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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 34.37%.

Eureka Educational Attainment by Race

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$30,174

Average Earnings

$31,888

Average Male

$28,149

Average Female

Eureka Earnings by Educational Attainment

Eureka Language by Age

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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

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19.77%

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 58.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Eureka is Hispanic, with 10.33% 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

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Eureka Poverty Rate by Education

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Eureka Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Eureka Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Eureka Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.5%

Male Marriage Rate

33.6%

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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1,942

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Eureka Veterans by War

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Eureka Veterans by Age

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Eureka Veterans by Race

Eureka Veterans by Education

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13.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Eureka Veterans by Education

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61.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

9.3%

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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67.20%

Born in Eureka

92.40%

Native Born

7.60%

Foreign Born

3.53%

Non Citizen

4.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.40% of Eureka residents were born in the United States, with 67.20% having been born in California. 3.53% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Eureka Population by Year