Eureka

The residential real estate in Eureka is as varied as its eclectic population, reflecting both historic and modern styles in a cohesive tapestry of architectural beauty.

Overview for Eureka, CA

26,763 people live in Eureka, where the median age is 38.2 and the average individual income is $29,642. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

26,763

Total Population

38.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$29,642

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Eureka, CA

Eureka has 10,808 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Eureka do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 26,763 people call Eureka home. The population density is 2,806.47 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

26,763

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.2

Median Age

49.45 / 50.55%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
10,808

Total Households

2.37

Average Household Size

$29,642

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Eureka, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Eureka. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Mistwood Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Redwood Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Eureka Senior High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Humboldt County Regional Occupational Program
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5
St Bernards Academy
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Alice Birney Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Pacific View Charter 2.0
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
Gospel Outreach School
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
Catherine L. Zane Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Washington Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Humboldt County Office of Education Juvenile Hall Court
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Grant Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Alder Grove Charter School 2
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5

Around Eureka, CA

There's plenty to do around Eureka, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

59
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
45
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Old Growth Cellars, Aroma's Cafe, and Organic Matters Ranch.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.45 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.1 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.5 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.51 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.98 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.9 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Welcome to Eureka

 
Rich in character and natural splendor, this city is the spellbinding epicenter of Humboldt County
 
Named for an ancient Greek term synonymous with joyful discovery, the city of Eureka has defined itself as a coastal haven rich with natural splendor. While dazzling Victorian architecture and a lively personality have helped to differentiate this bustling town from other NorCal cities nestled within “The Redwood Curtain,” Eureka is still graced with the same jaw-dropping landscapes. 
 
As the oldest city in Humboldt County, Eureka boasts a long and fascinating history. The first European settlers to the town built Eureka as a trading and supply post for miners working in the Trinity Mountains. Since its incorporation in 1856, Eureka has grown into the cultural heart of the county and the largest coastal city between San Francisco and Oregon. 
 
The residential real estate in Eureka is as varied as its eclectic population, reflecting both historic and modern styles in a cohesive tapestry of architectural beauty. Carefully preserved Victorian homes, craftsman bungalows from the 1920s, and brand-new, single-family homes are spread throughout the busy downtown district and the more rural coastal hills.
 

What to Love

  • Old-growth redwood trees
  • Local history museums and galleries
  • Boating access and excellent fishing

Local Lifestyle

The invigorating pulse of Eureka, Old Town is an amalgamation of local eats, boutiques, cultural offerings, and, of course, stunning architecture. Eureka’s history comes to life in this thriving center, which is recognized as one of the last well-preserved downtown districts in the state. Whether taking a charming carriage ride or people-watching from sidewalk cafes, Eureka offers a homey and enchanting lifestyle. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Exploring the bounty of Old Town Eureka is almost as invigorating as exploring the nearby redwood groves. Those searching for shopping will likely fall in love with the town’s many unique local shops, including The Humboldt Mercantile. Part general store and part boutique, this distinctive little shop offers everything from locally processed foods to apparel, gifts, home goods, and wellness items. 
 
Much of Eureka’s best dining is hidden in the town’s most beautiful historic structures. Restaurant 301, for example, is tucked inside the immaculate Victorian home-turned-inn known as Carter House. Here, diners will enjoy a three-to-five-course prix fixe menu of upscale cuisine, available through reservation only on weekends. 
 
Close enough to the water to smell the salt-scented breezes, Five Eleven is an excellent restaurant known for its modern, artsy atmosphere and farm-to-table North Pacific cuisine. Cozy and intimate, Brick & Fire is the go-to for artisanal pizzas. Craving seafood? Humboldt Bay Provisions is revered for its top-notch oyster bar. Wine enthusiast? Book a tasting at The Wine Cellar for an outstanding education on what makes California’s wines special.
 

Things to Do

There’s no shortage of ways to have fun in Eureka, and the city has a wide enough array of activities to appeal to nearly every interest. Need a family-friendly activity? The Sequoia Park Zoo is the oldest — and one of the smallest — zoos in California and offers engaging educational programs on everything from local wildlife to redwood conservation. History buffs will also want to visit the Carson Mansion in Old Town, an ornate, Victorian home renovated into a private club. 
 
Those looking for social interaction can take advantage of the city’s myriad community events, such as the weekly Friday Night Markets. Held during the summer, these festive gatherings feature local mom-and-pop shops, live music, artisan crafters, farmers, and more. Each year, the Arts Alive event invites locals and visitors alike to stroll the city’s waterfront and historic district to explore galleries, restaurants, bars, and shops — each showcasing local art. 
 
The Redwood Coast Music Festival is held in Eureka at the end of summer each year. Over a four-day event, it boasts an impressive lineup of folk, country, Americana, rockabilly, blues, and jazz music. Eureka’s Summer Concert Series extends the entire length of the warmer months, taking place on the Boardwalk at C Street and providing diverse live music performances.
 

Schools

Eureka residents are served by the Eureka City Schools district. Students may attend:
 
  • St. Bernard’s Academy, grades 7–12 (highly rated, private Catholic boarding school)
  • Eureka Senior High School, grades 9–12 (well-rated public high school)

 

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