Fortuna, California Population 2022

12,634
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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.

Fortuna Demographics

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

  • White: 78.34%
  • Other race: 10.39%
  • Two or more races: 7.07%
  • Native American: 2.37%
  • Black or African American: 0.87%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.57%
  • Asian: 0.39%
The current population of Fortuna, California is 12,634 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,516.

Fortuna, California Population 2022

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

Fortuna Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Fortuna Population by Race

Fortuna Population Pyramid 2022

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Fortuna Median Age

40.3


Total

36.3


Male

42.5


Female

Fortuna Adults

There are 9,488 adults, (1,938 of whom are seniors) in Fortuna.

Fortuna Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fortuna Sex Ratio

Female

6,233

51.36%

Male

5,902

48.64%

Fortuna Population by Age

Fortuna Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fortuna Household Types

55.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fortuna Households and Families

3.07

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Fortuna Households by Type

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Fortuna Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fortuna Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Fortuna Educational Attainment by Race

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$31,801

Average Earnings

$38,428

Average Male

$25,543

Average Female

Fortuna Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fortuna Language by Age

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Fortuna Language

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.

Fortuna Language

Fortuna Poverty by Race

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18.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.30%

Male Poverty Rate

18.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fortuna

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%.

Fortuna Poverty

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Fortuna Poverty Rate by Education

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Fortuna Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fortuna Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Fortuna Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fortuna Married by Age and Sex

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Fortuna 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.

Fortuna Marital Status by Race

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Fortuna Marital Status

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785

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Fortuna Veterans by War

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Fortuna Veterans by Age

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Fortuna Veterans by Race

Fortuna Veterans by Education

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8.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fortuna Veterans by Education

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58.7%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fortuna Employment by Age

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Fortuna Employment by Race

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Fortuna 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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70.74%

Born in Fortuna

89.62%

Native Born

10.38%

Foreign Born

5.51%

Non Citizen

4.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Fortuna Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Fortuna Population by Year