Arcata demographics profile

StatisticArcataCaliforniaNational
Population17,77538,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,95523291
Median age24.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)26%52%55%
Speak English85%56%79%
Speak Spanish10%29%13%
Arcata, CA has a population of 17,775 and is the 2,437th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,955 per sq mi which is 741% higher than the California average and 2058% higher than the national average. The median age in Arcata is 25 which is approximately 31% lower than the California average of 36. In Arcata, 26% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 10% speak Spanish. 71% of Arcata residents were born in California, 24% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Arcata is 741% higher than California.
  • The median age in Arcata is 31% lower than California.
  • In Arcata 80.05% of the population is White.
  • In Arcata 2.58% of the population is African American.
  • In Arcata 2.15% of the population is Asian.

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Arcata population breakdown by race

RaceArcataCaliforniaNational
White80.05%61.26%73.35%
African American2.58%5.85%12.63%
Asian2.15%13.85%5.22%
American Indian2.18%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.21%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race6.85%4.62%3.06%
Other race5.99%13.28%4.75%
In Arcata, 16.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Arcata, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).