A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Arcata ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Arcata has a population of 18,431 people<2> (see below for details).
Arcata was established in 1850 and was incorporated February 2, 1858.
The community of Arcata is near sea level<3>.
Time Zone: Arcata lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Arcata: (707)
The ZIP codes for Arcata: 95518, 95521<4>
Websites for Arcata ...
Official Website: www.arcatacityhall.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Arcata had an population of 18,431 people. This is an increase of 6.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.69% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Arcata had a population of 17,231 people (or 12.8% of the total population of Humboldt County). This makes Arcata the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Arcata represents 0.05% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 307th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 17,231 people, the population of Arcata increased 3.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,651 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Arcata.
Adding Arcata to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Arcata in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Arcata elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Arcata on a Road Map for California (from Shell Oil, 1956).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Arcata on our Genealogy Page.
Communities near Arcata ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Arcata.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arcata. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Arcata.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Arcata. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Arcata.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arcata. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Arcata.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arcata ...
Looking for more information about Arcata? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Arcata, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Arcata.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Arcata: www.arcatacityhall.org/
The official website for Humboldt County: www.co.humboldt.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021