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Arcata is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 17,730 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Arcata is the 330th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Arcata are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Arcata is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Arcata is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arcata who work in food service (12.66%), office and administrative support (11.58%) and teaching (11.03%).
Also of interest is that Arcata has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Arcata is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Arcata to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
Arcata, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Arcata is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Arcata is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.85 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Arcata is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.22% of adults in Arcata have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Arcata in 2010 was $18,681, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,724 for a family of four. However, Arcata contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Arcata also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.11% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Arcata is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Arcata home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arcata residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Arcata also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arcata include Irish, German, English, Italian, European and French.
The most common language spoken in Arcata is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||6,891|
|ARCATA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||28.78%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||71.22%|
|TYPE OF ARCATA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||45.55%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.67%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||17.10%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||24.13%|
|SIZE OF ARCATA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||1.22%|
|AGE OF ARCATA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.62%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||51.79%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||31.43%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||11.15%|
|ARCATA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$420,250|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,212|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $63,000||12.01%|
|$63,001 - $125,000||5.17%|
|$125,001 - $251,000||3.40%|
|$251,001 - $376,000||23.21%|
|$376,001 - $502,000||32.41%|
|$502,001 - $627,000||14.78%|
|$627,001 - $941,000||7.89%|
|$941,001 - $1,254,000||0.64%|
|PEOPLE OF ARCATA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.92%|
|5 TO 17||9.63%|
|18 TO 24||36.03%|
|25 TO 34||14.34%|
|35 TO 54||16.79%|
|55 TO 64||10.80%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||8.50%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||92.82%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$30,244|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$18,681|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||37.11%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (19.74%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.43%)
Public Service (3.14%)
Real estate (2.89%)
Information Technology (2.61%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.40%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||3.79%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||3.43%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||5.26%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||13.97%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (15.27%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (88.64%)
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