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Income/capita 24%
Household income 29%
Unemployment 22%
IndexEurekaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$22,645$31,458$29,829
Median household income$39,063$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$53,971$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,158$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$24,923$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$21,549$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.7%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level23.4%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Eureka is 24% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Eureka is 29% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Eureka is 22% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Eureka is 55% higher than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $26,039$39,063$78,126
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Eureka median earnings by income bracket

      Eureka employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.0%1.5%
      Manufacturing sector7.2%1.3%
      Financial & insurance services1.8%3.9%
      Wholesale & retail services18.8%16.4%
      Public administration6.2%8.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.3%1.0%
      Education, health & social services14.2%36.8%
      Other34.5%30.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bayview CDP (Contra Costa County), CA1,753$79,33843%
      Myrtletown, CA5,320$62,38413%
      Fieldbrook, CA798$61,50011%
      Humboldt Hill, CA3,710$55,0760%
      Fairhaven, CA181$53,5003%
      Eureka, CA27,002$39,06329%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Watertown, NY26,997$40,62327%
      Garden City, MI27,009$52,7885%
      Easton, PA27,014$45,36118%
      Tualatin, OR27,024$71,89630%
      South Laurel, MD26,952$71,43329%
      Eureka, CA27,002$39,06329%
      Source: The Eureka, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).