Siskiyou County

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Siskiyou County, California

201 4th St
Yreka, CA 96097
Phone: (530) 842-8005
Fax: (530) 842-8013
www.co.siskiyou.ca.us

In N central CA on OR border; organized Mar 22, 1852 from Klamath and Shasta counties, and in 1874 annexed part of Klamath County. Site of Mt. Shasta, 14,162 ft. Name Origin: Possibly Chinook from Cree for 'bob-tailed horse,' or French six cailloux 'six boulders.'

Area (sq mi):: 6347.46 (land 6286.78; water 60.68) Population per square mile: 7.20
Population 2005: 45,259 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 2.20%; 1990-2000 1.80% Population 2000: 44,301 (White 83.30%; Black or African American 1.30%; Hispanic or Latino 7.60%; Asian 1.20%; Other 10.40%). Foreign born: 5.40%. Median age: 43.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,570; median household $29,530; Population below poverty level: 18.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,315-$23,807
Unemployment (2004): 9.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 18.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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