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Arcata is a city in Humboldt County, in the Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "lagoon."
The latitude of Arcata is 40.866N. The longitude is -124.081W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,891.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Arcata demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Humboldt County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 95519 ZIP code.
15% of Arcata residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Arcata ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Arcata was $15,531, compared with $21,587 nationally.
42% of Arcata residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Arcata, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $485. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $973.
Libraries in Arcata include Arcata Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Arcata include KAEF.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KHSU-FM.
Humboldt County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Arcata political report.
The average commute time for Arcata workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Arcata between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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