Fortuna, CA 95540 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 95540: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fortuna, CA 95540

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 678
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,564
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 131
  • County: Humboldt County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.585, Longitude -124.139
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fortuna, CA 95540 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,028
Daytime Population: Workers 4,975
Daytime Population: Residents 8,826
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,801
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 13,739
Population in Familes 10,848
Population in Group Qrtrs 289
Population Density2 332
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $39,841
Average Household Income $61,831
Per Capita Income $24,352


Total Housing Units 5,881 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,207 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,251 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 423 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $296,634
Average Home Value $322,794


Total Households 5,458
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 3,542
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.31% 0.29%
Households 0.24% 0.28%
Families 0.27% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Fortuna, CA 95540 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 95540 to the other 1,761 ZIP Codes in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 927 47th
Population Density # 1013 43rd
Diversity Index # 1190 32nd
Median Household Income # 1444 18th
Per Capita Income # 1188 33rd

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