Fortuna, California Population 2021

12,133
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Fortuna is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 12,133, it is the 354th largest city in California and the 2700th largest city in the United States. Fortuna is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually but its population has increased by 1.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,926 in 2010. Fortuna reached it's highest population of 12,322 in 2018. Spanning over 5 miles, Fortuna has a population density of 2,312 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fortuna is $60,751 with a poverty rate of 16.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $912 per month, and the median house value is $283,400. The median age in Fortuna is 40.8 years, 38.3 years for males, and 42.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.9 males.

Fortuna Demographics

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

  • White: 81.23%
  • Other race: 7.34%
  • Two or more races: 6.87%
  • Native American: 2.92%
  • Asian: 0.59%
  • Black or African American: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.49%
The current population of Fortuna, California is 12,133, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,322.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,926.

Fortuna, California Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021134,186-686-0.51%
2020134,872-686-0.51%
2019135,558-686-0.51%
2018136,244-263-0.19%
2017136,5072170.16%
2016136,2901,1880.87%
2015135,1026080.45%
2014134,494910.07%
2013134,403-169-0.13%
2012134,572-671-0.50%
2011135,2432340.17%
2010135,0090.00%

Fortuna Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,91881.23%
Some Other Race8967.34%
Two or More Races8396.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native3562.92%
Asian720.59%
Black or African American690.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander600.49%
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Fortuna Population by Race

Fortuna Population Pyramid 2021

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Fortuna Median Age

40.8


Total

38.3


Male

42.9


Female

Fortuna Adults

There are 9,345 adults, (2,324 of whom are seniors) in Fortuna.

Fortuna Age Dependency

73.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fortuna Sex Ratio

Female

6,464

52.94%

Male

5,746

47.06%

Fortuna Population by Age

Fortuna Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fortuna Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
All59.2%40.8%
Female48.9%51.1%
Non Family42.9%57.1%
Male27.7%72.3%

59.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fortuna Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7692.5359.2
Married2,0453.1681.9
Non Family1,6551.2542.9
Female6753.248.9
Male3943.4727.7

3.07

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Fortuna Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4195.06%
9th to 12th Grade6217.50%
High School Graduate2,27727.51%
Some College2,44529.54%
Associates Degree88810.73%
Bachelors Degree1,31015.83%
Graduate Degree3183.84%
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Fortuna Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fortuna Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,3775,9421,299
Hispanic1,305809178
Other Race5373139
Multiple Races33531394
Native American26417631
Asian725227
Islander606060
Black5757

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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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,358$40,040$22,205
Less Than High School$21,064$24,286$
High School Grad$30,143$40,262$21,250
Some College$34,420$41,174$22,348
Bachelors Degree$43,750$57,917$38,006
Graduate Degree$42,019$$50,735

$32,358

Average Earnings

$40,040

Average Male

$22,205

Average Female

Fortuna Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fortuna Language by Age

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Fortuna Language

82.68% of Fortuna residents speak only English, while 17.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.71% of the population.

Fortuna Language

Fortuna Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,5941,06612.40%
Hispanic2,61870927.08%
Other89618220.31%
Multiple83014517.47%
Native34310931.78%
Islander6060100.00%
Black693753.62%
Asian642742.19%

16.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.72%

Male Poverty Rate

18.04%

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 White, with 12.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.63%.

Fortuna Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.54%
High School15.30%
Some College11.43%
Bachelors or Greater11.15%

Fortuna Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed27.83%
Female Unemployed20.60%
Male Employed11.06%
Female Employed10.76%

Fortuna Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fortuna Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,193$60,751
Families$56,190$73,590
Married Families$70,225-
Non Families$22,077$34,148
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Income by Household Type

Fortuna Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

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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791

Number of Veterans

719

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam246
First Gulf War123
Korea118
Second Gulf War96
World War II78

Fortuna Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+286
65 to 74203
35 to 54150
55 to 6499
18 to 3453

Fortuna Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7579.71%
Hispanic583.83%
Indian166.06%
2 or More143.21%
Other40.62%

Fortuna Veterans by Race

Fortuna Veterans by Education

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10.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fortuna Veterans by Education

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58.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

7.4%

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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69.66%

Born in California

90.99%

Native Born

9.01%

Foreign Born

5.40%

Non Citizen

3.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.99% of Fortuna residents were born in the United States, with 69.66% having been born in California. 5.40% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,133-63-0.52%
202012,196-63-0.51%
201912,259-63-0.51%
201812,322450.37%
201712,277780.64%
201612,1991421.18%
201512,057840.70%
201411,973820.69%
201311,891-36-0.30%
201211,927-101-0.84%
201112,028-20-0.17%
201012,0481,5511.39%
200010,4971,7091.79%
19908,7881,1971.48%
19807,5913,3886.09%
19704,2036801.78%
19603,5231,7617.17%
19501,7623492.23%
19401,4131741.32%
19301,2392532.31%
19209861031.11%
19108830.00%

Fortuna Population by Year