In 2017, Arcata, CA had a population of 17.8k people with a median age of 25.4 and a median household income of $30,866. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Arcata, CA grew from 17,775 to 17,814, a 0.219% increase and its median household income declined from $31,180 to $30,866, a -1.01% decrease.
The population of Arcata, CA is 71.5% White Alone, 17.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.39% Two or More Races. 14% of the people in Arcata, CA speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Arcata, CA are Humboldt State University (1,990 degrees awarded in 2016).
The median property value in Arcata, CA is $335,400, and the homeownership rate is 37.3%. Most people in Arcata, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Arcata, CA is 2 cars per household.