Eureka, CA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Eureka?

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There are 26,763 residents in Eureka, with a median age of 38.2. Of this, 49.45% are males and 50.55% are females. US-born citizens make up 91.61% of the resident pool in Eureka, while non-US-born citizens account for 4.85%. Additionally, 3.54% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 20,956 people in Eureka currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 26,763 -0.7%
Male Population 13,234 -0.2%
Female Population 13,529 -1.1%
Male population 49.45%
Female population 50.55%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 38.2 -1.0%
Citizen US Born 24,517 -0.7%
Citizen not US Born 1,299 -0.5%
Not Citizen 947 -0.3%
Citizen US Born 91.61%
Citizen not US Born 4.85%
Not Citizen 3.54%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 2 -50.0%
Moved from Same County 2,997 -2.4%
Moved from Same State 1,666 6.2%
Moved from Different State 801 -13.3%
Same House as Last Year 20,956 -0.0%
Moved from Abroad 0.01%
Moved from Same County 11.34%
Moved from Same State 6.31%
Moved from Different State 3.03%
Same House as Last Year 79.31%

What are the employment statistics in Eureka?

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White-collar workers make up 78.5% of the working population in Eureka, while blue-collar employees account for 21.5%. There are also 1,852 entrepreneurs in Eureka (15.13% of the workforce); 7,062 workers employed in private companies (57.71%); and 2,125 people working in governmental institutions (17.36%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 9,607 -5.2%
Blue Collar 2,631 12.2%
White Collar 78.5%
Blue Collar 21.5%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 1,852 -6.7%
Private Companies 7,062 -1.7%
Governmental Workers 2,125 2.0%
Not for Profit Companies 1,199 -2.4%
Self Employees 15.13%
Private Companies 57.71%
Governmental Workers 17.36%
Not for Profit Companies 9.8%

How many households are there in Eureka?

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There are a total of 10,808 households in Eureka, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 48.23% of these Eureka households, while non-family units account for the remaining 51.77%. Additionally, 23.08% of households have children and 76.92% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 10,808 -3.6%
Average People Per Household 2 3.5%
Family Households 5,213 -2.8%
Non-family Households 5,595 -4.4%
Family Households 48.23%
Non-family Households 51.77%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 2,494 0.3%
Households without Children 8,314 -4.8%
Households with Children 23.08%
Households without Children 76.92%

What are the median and average incomes in Eureka?

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The average annual household income in Eureka is $69,007, while the median household income sits at $46,926 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $47,057, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $53,841. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $21,008 and $47,139, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $69,007 7.5%
Median Household Income $46,926 8.6%
People below Poverty Level 5,030 -1.6%
People above Poverty Level 20,933 0.2%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Eureka?

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There are 12,089 housing units in Eureka, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1954. Of the 10,808 occupied housing units in Eureka, 47.44% are owner-occupied, while 52.56% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 66.82% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $298,200. In general, housing costs reach $1,038 per month in Eureka.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 12,089 -2.9%
Median Year Built 1954 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 4,115 -1.2%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,172 -2.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 2,119 -13.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,240 2.8%
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,157 0.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 976 1.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 929 9.3%
Built between 2000 and 2009 300 -15.2%
Built between 2010 and 2019 70 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 11 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 10,808 -3.6%
Owner Occupied 5,127 3.7%
Renter Occupied 5,681 -9.4%
Owner Occupied 47.44%
Renter Occupied 52.56%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 3,426 5.3%
Without Mortgage 1,701 0.7%
Median Value with Mortgage $298,200 -0.6%
Median Value without Mortgage $292,100 3.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,038 2.1%
With Mortgage 66.82%
Without Mortgage 33.18%

What is the level of education in Eureka?

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Approximately 30.89% of the population in Eureka holds a high school degree (that's 6,740 residents), while 27.63% have attained a college certificate (6,963 locals) and 19.41% have a bachelor's degree (4,234 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 848 -9.2%
Some High School 6,740 -0.4%
Some College 6,963 0.0%
Associate Degree 2,173 -5.4%
Bachelor's Degree 4,234 5.5%
Graduate Degree 1,794 0.6%
No High School 3.89%
Some High School 30.89%
Some College 27.63%
Associate Degree 9.96%
Bachelor's Degree 19.41%
Graduate Degree 8.22%

What is the marital status of Eureka residents?

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A total of 9,405 people in Eureka have never been married (which represents 41.75% of the total population), while 8,128 of them are wedded (36.08%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 405 (1.8%) and 3,917 (17.39%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 9,405 -1.0%
Married 8,128 1.2%
Separated 405 -8.4%
Widowed 1,075 -2.5%
Divorced 3,917 -2.0%
Never Married 41.75%
Married 36.08%
Separated 1.8%
Widowed 4.77%
Divorced 17.39%

What are the most common means of transportation in Eureka?

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The top three means of transportation people in Eureka use to get to work are: car, walking and bicycle. A total of 9,743 residents commute by car, 499 prefer going to work by walking and 108 by bicycle.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 9,743 -3.6%
Bus or TrolleyBus 59 -50.0%
Bicycle 108 0.0%
Motorcycle 32 -61.9%
Walk 499 -4.4%

What is the median and average household income in Eureka by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
95501 24,007 9,787 $47,074.00 $74,727.00
95503 23,878 9,567 $62,463.00 $80,343.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 95501 95503

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