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 12,000 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 office and administrative support (14.12%), sales jobs (13.59%), and management occupations (8.35%).
Fortuna 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.
The percentage of adults in Fortuna with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.10% of adults in Fortuna have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fortuna in 2010 was $20,447, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,788 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 17.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fortuna include Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Fortuna is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.