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The economy of Arcata, CA employs 7,519 people. The economy of Arcata, CA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Educational Services; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 2.74; 2.38; and 1.81 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Arcata, CA are Educational Services (1,681), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,024), and Accommodation & Food Service (1,000), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($48,500), Finance & Insurance ($31,029), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($30,185).

Median household income in Arcata, CA is $29,435. Males in Arcata, CA have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,836. The income inequality of Arcata, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Arcata, CA. In Humboldt County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,028. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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Arcata, CA is home to a population of 17,752 people, from which 96.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Arcata, CA is composed of 12,966 White residents (73%), 2,662 Hispanic residents (15%), 827 Two+ residents (4.66%), 427 Asian residents (2.41%), and 419 Native residents (2.36%). The most common foreign languages in Arcata, CA are Spanish (1,686 speakers), Chinese (140 speakers), and Persian (85 speakers), but compared to other places, Arcata, CA has a relative high number of Persian (85 speakers), Other Native North American (31 speakers), and German (77 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Arcata, CA awarded 1,836 degrees. The student population of Arcata, CA is skewed towards females, with 799 male students and 1,037 female students. Most students in Arcata, CA are White (1,020 and 55.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (372 and 20.3%), Unknown (195 and 10.6%), and Two or more races (100 and 5.45%). The largest universities in Arcata, CA by number of graduates are Humboldt State University (1,836 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Arcata, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (130 and 7.08%), General Business Administration & Management (124 and 6.75%), and General Psychology (119 and 6.48%). The median tuition costs in Arcata, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Arcata, CA is $319,300, which is 1.64 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $319,200 to $319,300, a 0.03% increase. The homeownership rate of Arcata, CA is 32.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Arcata, CA have an average commute time of 15.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Arcata, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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