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Overview

Introduction to Eureka, California

Eureka, California, in Humboldt county, is 94 miles W of Redding, California (center to center) and 209 miles NW of Sacramento, California.

Eureka History

The Pacific coastal location of Eureka on Humboldt Bay adjoining to the copious Redwood forests provided a favorable environment for the birth of this 19th century seaport town. Various groups of miners, loggers and fishermen began making their mark in this unspoiled wilderness of the California North Coast beginning more than 150 years ago. Before that time, the region was inhabited by small groups of indigenous people.

Eureka and Nearby Attractions

  • Sequoia Park Zoo.
  • Humboldt Botanical Garden.
  • Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Morris Graves Museum of Art.
  • Clark Memorial Museum.
  • McFarlan House.

Things To Do In Eureka

The city of Eureka provides a great time for history buffs, with several worthwhile museums to visit. These museums include an extensive collection of artifacts of the Yurok, Hupa and Karuk tribes, such as woven baskets and dance regalia. The road that crosses Humboldt Bay via the Samoa Bridge makes for a great scenic drive. The city has many lovely parks and also operates an 18-hole golf course at 4750 Fairway Drive.

Eureka Transportation

Arcata airport is the closest good sized airport.

Eureka Higher Education

The city is served College Of The Redwoods.

People

Total Population 26,985
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 11,871
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 36.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.1%
Median Earnings25+ $25,843
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,844
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,526

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,961
% Above Poverty Level 75.5%
% Below Poverty Level 24.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.1%
Median Gross Rent $827
Median House Value $238,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.5%
Irish 13.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Eureka Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 94 miles W of Redding, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 209 miles NW of Sacramento, California
County Humboldt
Standard Zip Codes 95501, 95503
P.O. Box Zip Codes 95502, 95534
Phone Area Codes 707
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.802
Longitude -124.162

Eureka Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station EUREKA WFO WOODLEY IS
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 55 F
Apr Temp 44 to 57 F
Jul Temp 53 to 63 F
Oct Temp 48 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.1 inches
Station WILLOW CREEK 1 NW
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 52 F
Apr Temp 40 to 70 F
Jul Temp 54 to 95 F
Oct Temp 43 to 74 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station ORLEANS
Distance 47.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 52 F
Apr Temp 42 to 71 F
Jul Temp 54 to 92 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arcata 17,752 $42,601
Blue Lake 1,310 $68,750
Ferndale 1,354 $49,940
Fortuna 11,904 $52,329
Rio Dell 3,385 $39,550
Trinidad 219 $85,313

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Eureka Public Libraries

Library
Humboldt County Library
1313 THIRD ST.
Eureka, California
(707) 269-1900
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Eureka Hospitals

ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2700 DOLBEER ST
(707) 443-8051
Emergency Service: Yes

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Eureka High Schools

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EUREKA SENIOR HIGH
1915 J ST.
707-441-0262
Serves 1,730 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

HUMBOLDT COUNTY COMMUNITY
901 MRYTLE AVE.
707-445-7000
A Non-traditional School
A Magnet School.
Serves 283 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

PACIFIC VIEW CHARTER
2937 MOORE AVENUE
707-269-9490
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 216 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 54

ZOE BARNUM HIGH
674 ALLARD AVE.
707-441-2467
A Non-traditional School
Serves 160 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

SPECIAL EDUCATION
901 MYRTLE AVE.
707-445-7000
A Special Education School
Serves 114 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.4

HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURT SCHOOLS
2002 HARRISON AVE.
707-445-7000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 51 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

HUMBOLDT BAY HIGH
1030 DEL NORTE ST.
707-441-2549
A Non-traditional School
Serves 41 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

CIC PROGRAM
2151 S ST.
A Special Education School
Serves 10 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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