is the county seat
of Humboldt County, California
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 26,128.
Geography\nEureka is located at 40°47'24" North, 124°9'46" West (40.790022, -124.162752)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 37.4 km²
). 24.5 km² (9.4 mi²) of it is land and 12.9 km² (5.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 34.60% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2
, there are 26,128 people, 10,957 households, and 5,883 families residing in the city. The population density
is 1,067.5/km² (2,764.5/mi²). There are 11,637 housing units at an average density of 475.5/km² (1,231.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 82.46% White
, 1.63% Black
or African American
, 4.21% Native American
, 3.55% Asian
, 0.33% Pacific Islander
, 2.71% from other races
, and 5.10% from two or more races. 7.77% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 10,957 households out of which 25.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.8% are married couples living together, 14.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 46.3% are non-families. 35.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the city the population is spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $25,849, and the median income for a family is $33,438. Males have a median income of $28,706 versus $22,038 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,174. 23.7% of the population and 15.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 29.6% are under the age of 18 and 11.1% are 65 or older.