Population density (sq mi)1,95525691
Median age24.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)26%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%46%43%
Speak English85%56%79%
Speak Spanish10%29%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Arcata is 664% 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 Black
  • In Arcata 2.15% of the population is Asian

Compare Arcata, CA Demographics


      Arcata population breakdown by race

      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Arcata age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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