Fortuna is a city located in Humboldt County California. With a 2020 population of 12,634, it is the 439th largest city in California and the 3426th largest city in the United States. Fortuna is currently growing at a rate of 0.47% annually and its population has increased by 0.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,516 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Fortuna has a population density of 2,407 people per square mile.
The average household income in Fortuna is $60,751 with a poverty rate of 18.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $925 per month, and the median house value is $280,200. The median age in Fortuna is 40.8 years, 38.3 years for males, and 42.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fortunawas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
81.00% of Fortuna residents speak only English, while 19.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.46% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Fortuna is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Fortuna is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.70%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Fortuna
89.62% of Fortuna residents were born in the United States, with 70.74% having been born in California. 5.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.