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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,002
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+11,964
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married37.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.7%
Median Earnings25+$26,461
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,143
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,542

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,409
% Above Poverty Level76.6%
% Below Poverty Level23.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work11%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone36.3%
Median Gross Rent$844
Median House Value$241,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.3%
Irish14.3%
English7.9%
Italian6.4%
Norwegian3.1%
French Except Basque2.7%
Scottish2.5%
Swedish2.4%
Portuguese2.3%
Dutch1.9%
Polish1.5%
Russian1%
Danishn1%
Welsh0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Greek0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
African0.2%
Arab0.2%
US/American0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
German0.1%
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Eureka Almanac

CategoryValue
County Humboldt County
Standard Zip Codes95501, 95503
P.O. Box Zip Codes95502, 95534
Phone Area Codes707
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude40.8
Approximate Longitude-124.15

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)

StationEUREKA WFO WOODLEY IS
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp41 to 55 F
Apr Temp44 to 57 F
Jul Temp53 to 63 F
Oct Temp48 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.1 inches
StationWILLOW CREEK 1 NW
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp35 to 52 F
Apr Temp40 to 70 F
Jul Temp54 to 95 F
Oct Temp43 to 74 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationORLEANS
Distance47.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 52 F
Apr Temp42 to 71 F
Jul Temp54 to 92 F
Oct Temp45 to 74 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arcata17,775$46,467
Blue Lake1,147$66,667
Ferndale1,419$49,554
Fortuna11,917$51,831
Rio Dell3,372$58,269
Trinidad209$89,688

Eureka Public Libraries

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

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Eureka Hospitals

Sempervirens P.h.f.
(Government - Local)
720 Wood Street
St. Joseph Hospital - Eureka
(Non-profit)
2700 Dolbeer Street
General Hospital, The
(Non-profit)
2200 Harrison Avenue

Eureka Public Schools

Academy Of The Redwoods
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.
ZIP: 95501
High
Total Enrollment 174
Alder Grove Charter
714 F St.
ZIP: 95501
Other
Total Enrollment 339
Catherine L. Zane Middle
2155 S St.
ZIP: 95501
Middle
Total Enrollment 495
Eureka Community
1820 Sixth St.
ZIP: 95501
High
Total Enrollment 68
Eureka Senior High
1915 J St.
ZIP: 95501
High
Total Enrollment 1073
Humboldt County Office Of Education Court
2004 Harrison Ave.
ZIP: 95501
High
Total Enrollment 12
Humboldt County Office Of Education Juvenile Hall Court
2002 Harrison Ave.
ZIP: 95501
Other
Total Enrollment 23
Humboldt County Rop
901 Myrtle Ave.
ZIP: 95501
High
Lafayette Elementary
3100 Park St.
ZIP: 95501
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Pacific View Charter
2937 Moore Ave.
ZIP: 95501
Other
Total Enrollment 99
Zoe Barnum High
216 W. Harris St.
ZIP: 95501
High
Total Enrollment 54
Alice Birney Elementary
717 S. Ave.
ZIP: 95503
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Cutten Elementary
4182 Walnut Dr.
ZIP: 95503
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Freshwater Charter Middle
75 Greenwood Heights Dr.
ZIP: 95503
Middle
Total Enrollment 53
Freshwater Elementary
75 Greenwood Heights Dr.
ZIP: 95503
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Garfield Elementary
2200 Freshwater Rd.
ZIP: 95503
Primary
Total Enrollment 58
Glen Paul
2501 Cypress Ave.
ZIP: 95503
Other
Total Enrollment 95
Grant Elementary
3901 G St.
ZIP: 95503
Primary
Total Enrollment 288
Pine Hill Elementary
5230 Vance Ave.
ZIP: 95503
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
Ridgewood Elementary
2060 Ridgewood Dr.
ZIP: 95503
Primary
Total Enrollment 265
South Bay Charter
6077 Loma Ave.
ZIP: 95503
Primary
Total Enrollment 85
South Bay Elementary
6077 Loma Ave.
ZIP: 95503
Middle
Total Enrollment 163
Washington Elementary
3322 Dolbeer St.
ZIP: 95503
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Winship Middle
2500 Cypress Ave.
ZIP: 95503
Middle
Total Enrollment 428

Eureka Private Schools

Mistwood Montessori School
1801 10th St
ZIP: 95501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Redwood Christian School
2039 E St
ZIP: 95501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 66
St Bernard's Catholic School
222 Dollison St
ZIP: 95501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 285
Gospel Outreach School
2845 Saint James Pl
ZIP: 95503
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 27
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