Arcata is located in northwest California. Arcata is part of Humboldt County. Arcata has 9.10 square miles of land area and 1.90 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Arcata population is 17,679, which has grown 6.17% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 12.39% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Arcata median household income is $30,244 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 35.53% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 29.47% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Arcata median house value is $319,200 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 114.23% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 75.60% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Arcata is better than the state average in quality. The Arcata area code is 707.