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Fortuna, California - Basic Facts

The City of Fortuna had a population of 12,125 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fortuna is located at latitude 40.5854 and longitude -124.1426 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fortuna (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Humboldt County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 66 feet.

The City of Fortuna (GNIS ID: 2410532) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fortuna is located within Fortuna CCD of Humboldt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fortuna population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fortuna: Fortune, Friendly City, Slide, Springville.

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Fortuna, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,125
Population in Households 11,909
Population in Familes 9,381
Population in Group Qrtrs 216
Population Density1 2,503
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 4,710
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 3,030
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,696 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,014 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 389 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $282,086
Average Home Value $303,545


Median Household Income $40,463
Average Household Income $59,232
Per Capita Income $23,292
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.26%
Households 0.07% 0.16%
Families 0.2% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fortuna, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fortuna to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 446 71st
Population Density1 # 532 65th
Diversity Index2 # 894 41st
Median Household Income # 1184 22nd
Per Capita Income # 982 35th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.