Eureka 58 Below average
Eureka Livability #984 ranked city in California#23,742 ranked city in the USARanks better than 18% of areas
A+ Eureka Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Eureka Cost of Living Cost of living is 19% lower than California
11414% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Eureka cost of living
F Eureka Crime Total crime is 78% higher than California
Total crime
4,58896% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2296% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-20%Year over year crime is down
Eureka crime
D- Eureka Employment Household income is 39% lower than California
Median household income
$39,06329% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,64524% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%22% higher than the US average
Eureka employment
F Eureka Housing Home value is 41% lower than California
Median home value
$241,70031% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$84411% lower than the US average
Home ownership
46%28% lower than the US average
Eureka real estate or Eureka rentals
C- Eureka Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than California
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:118% higher than the US average
Eureka K-12 schools
D Eureka User Ratings There are a total of 16 ratings in Eureka
Overall user rating
56% 16 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
52% 15 total surveys
all Eureka poll results

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      Living in Eureka, CA

      Eureka is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 27,002 people. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (78% White). Given that fact, Eureka could be considered less diverse than other cities. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Eureka is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 12 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Eureka is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before relocating to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Eureka and in the areas around Eureka is a much easier task.

      Eureka has a livability score of 56 out of 100 and is ranked #1,222 in California and #26,568 in the USA. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. Eureka has also earned the dubious distinction of of being ranked among the bottom 10 percent of all US cities. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Eureka scores well for amenities (A+). There are some categories that Eureka scores poorly for, including: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Eureka, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Carson Mansion, Sequoia Park Zoo, and Humboldt Bay.

      Assuming that Eureka meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Eureka. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Eureka are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Eureka come in at $241,700, which is 40.9% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Eureka, the home price to income ratio is 6.2, which is 3.1% lower than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Eureka were 5.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.6%.

      Eureka transportation information

      Average one way commute12min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work70.1%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.3%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.6%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle2.7%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk8.3%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home5.9%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Eureka, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).