Arcata, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 7,261 housing units in Arcata. This represents a 15.2% growth from 6,302 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 7,216 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 45 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Arcata is about 37.5%. Arcata's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.7%. Average household size is 2.16 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Arcata were built after 1971.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type8.70%
One Bedroom19.90%
Two Bedrooms33.50%
Three Bedrooms27.60%
Four Bedrooms8.50%
Five Bedrooms or more1.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.32
Median year structure was built1969
Median Value of occupied units$149,000
Median Price asked for vacant units$143,800

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.07
Median year structure was built1972
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$378

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.70%
Second Mortgage5.60%
Home Equity Loan10%
Simple Mortgage50.20%
Debt Free33.60%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.1%