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Eureka is a city in Humboldt County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Greek for "I have found it."

The latitude of Eureka is 40.802N. The longitude is -124.162W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,808.


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Median household income
Local
$25,849
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Eureka demographic reports
Eureka is on Humboldt Bay of the Pacific Ocean.
Founded during the gold rush. Early lumber center; redwoods were first harvested in 1856
Site of Guinness World Record for "Biggest Garlic," for a 2-pound, 10-ounce specimen grown in 1985 by local resident Robert Kirkpatrick
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 186. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 7.1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Redwood Acres Fair - June 20-24, 2007
  • Arts Alive! - Aug. 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Eureka web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Redwood National and State Park, Sequoia Park and Zoo, Headwaters Forest
Historic sites and museums: Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, Clarke Memorial Museum, Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum, Carson Mansion, Logging Museum
Colleges and universities: College of the Redwoods
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 152
Quotes:
After several days in Eureka, it looked better to me.
-- California Fault
Thurston Clarke

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Eureka residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eureka ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eureka was $16,174, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Eureka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Eureka include Eureka Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Eureka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $428.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $875.


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Libraries in Eureka include Eureka Main Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Eureka include Eureka Times-Standard

TV stations in Eureka include KBVU, KEET, KIEM, KVIQ.

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Humboldt County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eureka political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Eureka workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Eureka between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Eureka include Best Western Bayshore Inn, Best Western Humboldt Bay, Carter House Inns, Clarion Resort Eureka, Comfort Inn Eureka, Daly Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Eureka, Eureka Ramada Limited, Eureka Travelodge ... More hotels.

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“ After several days in Eureka, it looked better to me. ”
~ California Fault
Thurston Clarke

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