Central Shasta, California

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Population in July 2007: 11,467.
Males: 5,872  (51.2%)
Females: 5,595  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  44.6 years
California median age:  33.3 years

Zip code: 96069

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,861 (it was $36,918 in 2000)
Central Shasta:

$48,861
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,830 (it was $19,223 in 2000)

Central Shasta CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $236,758 (it was $132,000 in 2000)
Central Shasta:

$236,758
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $400,770; Detached houses: $459,872; Townhouses or other attached units: $627,308; Mobile homes: $210,476; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $133,508
Central Shasta races chart
  • White alone - 9,406 (89.8%)
  • Hispanic - 411 (3.9%)
  • Two or more races - 314 (3.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 255 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 38 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 30 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 10 (0.10%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 9 (0.09%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Central Shasta: 210.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 1497.2 square miles.

Population density: 7.7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Central Shasta, California map

For population 25 years and over in Central Shasta:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Central Shasta CCD:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 66.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Central Shasta CCD:  0.8% ($1,098)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
Central Shasta satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Redding, CA (25.8 miles , pop. 80,865).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (149.9 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (496.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Round Mountain, CA (2.7 miles) , Montgomery Creek, CA (3.2 miles) , Shingletown, CA (3.7 miles ), Millville, CA (4.2 miles ), Burney, CA (4.2 miles ), Manton, CA (4.4 miles ), Palo Cedro, CA (4.5 miles ), Big Bend, CA (4.7 miles) .

Latitude: 40.70 N, Longitude: 121.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 530

Central Shasta household income distribution Central Shasta home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.6%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Central Shasta: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Central Shasta, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Central Shasta-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 524% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 195.5 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 191.3 miles away from Central Shasta center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 116.3 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 128.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 231.7 miles away from Central Shasta center
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 180.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shasta County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 11, Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Central Shasta:

  • Shasta College (about 23 miles; Redding, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,645)
  • California State University-Chico (about 68 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Butte College (about 74 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (about 109 miles; Klamath Falls, OR; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • Yuba College (about 111 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 111 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Humboldt State University (about 115 miles; Arcata, CA; FT enrollment: 7,353)

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Notable locations in Central Shasta: Squaw Creek Fire Control Station (A), Buckhorn Forest Fire Station (B), Bunchgrass Campground (C), Lost Creek Organization Campground (D), Sulphur Works (E), Camp McCumber (F), The Plantation (G), Tollgate (H), Coleman Fish Hatchery (I), Cutter Place Campground (J), Pine Point Campground (K), Asbury Pipe (L), Coleman Powerhouse (M), Cow Creek Powerhouse (N), Witherow Ranch (O), Wheeler Ranch (P), South Cow Creek Campground (Q), Sheep Camp (R), Scharsch Ranch (S), Ritts Mill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Parkville Cemetery (1), Halcumb Cemetery (2), Whitmore Cemetery (3), Fern Cemetery (4), Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (5), Ogburn Inwood Cemetery (6), Cove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Swan Lake (A), Carobe Lake (B), Hemlock Lake (C), Big Lake (D), Little Bear Lake (E), Upper Twin Lake (F), Emerald Lake (G), Tule Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bridges Creek (A), Brush Creek (B), Bull Creek (C), Bunchgrass Creek (D), Butcherknife Creek (E), Centipede Creek (F), Claiborne Creek (G), Cow Creek (H), Crooks Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Central Shasta: Lassen Volcanic National Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Shasta County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 42.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

42.0
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.0%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.0%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

14.3%
Whole state:

14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.3%

People in group quarters in Central Shasta in 2010:

  • 115 people in state prisons
  • 22 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
18 people in other types of correctional institutions in 2000
7 people in other group homes in 2000

Central Shasta compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Central Shasta CCD (based on Shasta County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.93%
Here: 23.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian and Missionary Alliance Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents30.7%12.4%7.0%6.0%4.5%
Congregations6.3%9.4%3.1%2.4%7.1%
NameAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents4.2%4.0%3.6%3.2%24.3%
Congregations7.1%3.9%1.6%3.1%55.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 42
Shasta County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Shasta County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
Shasta County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 115
Here:

6.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Shasta County:

25.3%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.4%
State:

17.9%

6.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200542,245 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
California average:

5.75%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries($217 average AGI)
Shasta County:

0.07%
California average:

0.21%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Tehama County, CA  0.43% ($33,976 average AGI)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.36% ($36,947)
from Butte County, CA  0.23% ($35,883)


5.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200634,990 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
California average:

6.27%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries($236 average AGI)
Shasta County:

0.04%
California average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tehama County, CA  0.48% ($43,259 average AGI)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.39% ($34,013)
to Butte County, CA  0.31% ($27,331)

Strongest AM radio stations in Central Shasta:

  • KNRO (1670 AM; 10 kW; REDDING, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KVIP (540 AM; 3 kW; REDDING, CA; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTMT (580 AM; 10 kW; ASHLAND, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Central Shasta:

  • KKRO (91.5 FM; REDDING, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRDG (105.3 FM; SHINGLETOWN, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KNCA (89.7 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER ED.)
  • KRRX (106.1 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • K220EB (91.9 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION)
  • KIBC (90.5 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: BURNEY EDUC. BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KKXS (96.1 FM; SHINGLETOWN, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KHRD (103.1 FM; WEAVERVILLE, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KNCQ (97.3 FM; REDDING, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO OF REDDING, LLC)
  • KLVB-FM (102.7 FM; RED BLUFF, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K225AJ (92.9 FM; BURNEY/REDDING, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KVIP-FM (98.1 FM; REDDING, CA; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KNNN (99.3 FM; SHASTA LAKE CITY, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KEWB (94.7 FM; ANDERSON, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO OF REDDING, LLC)
  • KSHA (104.3 FM; REDDING, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC)
  • KNSQ (88.1 FM; MOUNT SHASTA, CA; Owner: STATE OF ORE./STATE BD. OF HGR. ED.)
  • K205EJ (88.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K268AJ (101.5 FM; REDDING, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K227AE (93.3 FM; REDDING, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO OF REDDING, LLC)
  • KESR (107.1 FM; SHASTA LAKE CITY, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO OF REDDING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Central Shasta:

  • KNVN (Channel 24; CHICO, CA; Owner: CHICO LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • K02GV (Channel 2; MONTGOMERY CREEK,ETC, CA; Owner: ROUND MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY TV CORP.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • IRON CANYON DAM, Iron Canyon Dam (Lat: 41.041556 Lon: -121.986944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQLL736
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/2010, Expiration Date: 03/03/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2011, Certifier: Jennifer Dekeyser
    Registrant: Pacific Gas And Electric Company, 487 West Shaw Ave Bldg "b", Fresno, CA 93704, Phone: (599) 263-5631, Fax: (599) 263-5899, Email:

Central Shasta on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Special education teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal care and service occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest humidity differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
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