Eureka, California Population 2020

26,938

Eureka is a city located in Humboldt County, California. With a 2020 population of 26,938, it is the 264th largest city in California and the 1424th largest city in the United States. Eureka is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -0.93% 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 2,871 people per square mile.

The average household income in Eureka is $58,736 with a poverty rate of 22.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $879 per month, and the median house value is $270,600. The median age in Eureka is 38.1 years, 36.8 years for males, and 40.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.5 males.

Eureka Ca Demographics

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

  • White: 74.83%
  • Asian: 7.76%
  • Two or more races: 6.96%
  • Other race: 5.85%
  • Native American: 2.47%
  • Black or African American: 2.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Eureka, California is 26,938, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,998. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,191.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,21874.83%
Asian2,0977.76%
Two or More Races1,8816.96%
Some Other Race1,5815.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native6672.47%
Black or African American5752.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.00%

Eureka Ca Population Pyramid 2020

Eureka Ca Median Age

38.1


Total

36.8


Male

40.6


Female

Eureka Ca Adults

There are 21,929 adults, (4,480 of whom are seniors) in Eureka Ca.

Eureka Ca Age Dependency

54.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Eureka Ca Sex Ratio

Female

13,409

49.63%

Male

13,611

50.37%

Eureka Ca Households and Families

Eureka Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Eureka Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.1%31.9%
All45.7%54.3%
Non Family36.9%63.1%
Female29.8%70.2%
Male29.2%70.8%

45.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,2842.2845.7
Non Family5,4391.3336.9
Married3,6893.168.1
Female1,3683.4929.8
Male7882.9429.2

3

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

10.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Eureka Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8374.37%
9th to 12th Grade1,7088.92%
High School Graduate4,55723.79%
Some College5,11826.72%
Associates Degree1,91610.00%
Bachelors Degree3,47218.13%
Graduate Degree1,5478.08%

Eureka Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,66313,2094,345
Hispanic1,9881,376108
Asian985826189
Other Race94756720
Multiple Races793687179
Black493349181
Native American45032961
Islander11

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 black people with a rate of 36.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,131$30,171$25,886
Less Than High School$22,867$28,322$20,670
High School Grad$24,686$29,611$24,004
Some College$26,513$28,101$23,669
Bachelors Degree$37,315$40,218$32,196
Graduate Degree$47,628$35,114$57,377

$28,131

Average Earnings

$30,171

Average Male

$25,886

Average Female

Eureka Ca Language

Eureka Ca Language by Age

Eureka Ca Language

84.22% of Eureka Ca residents speak only English, while 15.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.76% of the population.

Eureka Ca Poverty

Eureka Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,5883,40318.31%
Asian2,09684540.31%
Hispanic3,35263118.82%
Multiple1,72755732.25%
Other1,54638124.64%
Black55223943.30%
Native61423538.27%

22.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.45%

Male Poverty Rate

24.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Eureka Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Eureka Ca is Black, with 43.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Eureka Ca is White, with 18.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.01%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.24%
High School25.50%
Some College15.69%
Bachelors or Greater9.17%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.23%
Male Unemployed23.95%
Female Employed16.07%
Male Employed10.01%

Eureka Ca Income

Eureka Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,147$58,736
Families$56,647$72,899
Married Families$70,953-
Non Families$27,327$40,924

Eureka Ca Marital Status

Eureka Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.7%

Male Marriage Rate

36.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Eureka Ca Married by Age and Sex

Eureka Ca 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 45-54.

Eureka Ca Marital Status by Race

Eureka Ca Veterans

2,109

Number of Veterans

1,877

Male Veterans

232

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam768
Second Gulf War268
First Gulf War262
Korea196
World War II158
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,91511.09%
2 or More847.62%
Black518.87%
Indian397.14%
Hispanic381.64%
Asian151.11%
Other50.46%

$Eureka Ca Veterans by Education

10.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Eureka Ca Employment Status

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Eureka Ca Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.92%

Born in California

92.20%

Native Born

7.80%

Foreign Born

3.49%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.20% of Eureka Ca residents were born in the United States, with 65.92% having been born in California. 3.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202026,938-30-0.11%
201926,968-30-0.11%
201826,998-134-0.49%
201727,132-30-0.11%
201627,1622550.95%
201526,907270.10%
201426,880-15-0.06%
201326,895-33-0.12%
201226,928-228-0.84%
201127,156-44-0.16%
201027,2001,0720.40%
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%