Fortuna, CA
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Fortuna is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 12,259 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Fortuna is the 389th largest community in California.

Fortuna is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fortuna is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fortuna who work in sales jobs (13.59%), office and administrative support (11.70%), and management occupations (7.16%).

One of the nice things about Fortuna is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The education level of Fortuna citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.67% of adults 25 and older in Fortuna have a college degree.

The per capita income in Fortuna in 2018 was $24,669, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,676 for a family of four. However, Fortuna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fortuna is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fortuna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fortuna residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Fortuna also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fortuna include German, Irish, English, Portuguese, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Fortuna is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.


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