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Fortuna is a city in Humboldt County, in the Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna metro area.
So named because residents felt "fortunate" to live here
The latitude of Fortuna is 40.598N. The longitude is -124.156W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,868.
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16% of Fortuna residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fortuna ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fortuna was $16,574, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Fortuna residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fortuna, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $462. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $960.
Libraries in Fortuna include Fortuna Library ... View libraries
Humboldt County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fortuna political report.
The average commute time for Fortuna workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fortuna between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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