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Fortuna, California - Basic Facts

The City of Fortuna had a population of 12,193 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 12,193
Daytime Population: Workers 4,444
Daytime Population: Residents 7,708
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,152
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 11,975
Population in Familes 9,428
Population in Group Qrtrs 218
Population Density2 2,517
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $39,004
Average Household Income $59,528
Per Capita Income $23,551


Total Housing Units 5,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,729 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,038 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 349 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $291,729
Average Home Value $312,898


Total Households 4,767
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 3,063
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% 0.28%
Households 0.23% 0.28%
Families 0.32% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 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 # 448 71st
Population Density # 535 65th
Diversity Index # 886 42nd
Median Household Income # 1240 18th
Per Capita Income # 1014 33rd

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