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: 685
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,539
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 122
  • 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, 2016)


Total Population 14,241
Population in Households 13,947
Population in Familes 11,029
Population in Group Qrtrs 294
Population Density1 257
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 5,505
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 3,583
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,988 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,248 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,257 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 483 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $286,354
Average Home Value $312,131


Median Household Income $41,588
Average Household Income $61,493
Per Capita Income $24,067
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.27%
Households 0.09% 0.17%
Families 0.13% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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 95540 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 95540 to the other 1,756 ZIP Codes 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 # 918 48th
Population Density1 # 1061 40th
Diversity Index2 # 1198 32nd
Median Household Income # 1362 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1144 35th

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