Lassen County

Lassen County, California

220 S Lassen St Suite 5
Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: (530) 251-8217
Fax: (530) 257-3480

In NE CA; organized Apr 1, 1864 from Plumas and Shasta counties. Name Origin: For Peter Lassen (1793-1895), a Danish-born pioneer

Area (sq mi):: 4720.37 (land 4557.27; water 163.10) Population per square mile: 7.60
Population 2005: 34,751 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 2.70%; 1990-2000 22.60% Population 2000: 33,828 (White 70.60%; Black or African American 8.80%; Hispanic or Latino 13.80%; Asian 0.70%; Other 9.60%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 34.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,749; median household $36,310; Population below poverty level: 14.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,454-$19,205
Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 19.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Susanville County seat (18,043)

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    There were sharks circling the Southland, a new wolf pack howling in Lassen County, and a second mountain lion skulking through the Hollywood Hills, company at last for the city's other resident cougar, P-22, just across the 101.
    When ticks were subsequently trapped on a northern Lassen County ranch that had experienced abortions, it was confirmed as a potential vector.
    But the odds are better than in California, where the last confirmed wild gray wolf (besides yourself, obviously) was killed in Lassen County in 1924.
    In 1855, Lassen settled in the Honey Lake Valley some twenty miles southeast of Susanville (the eventual county seat of Lassen County) as Surveyor and Governor of the unofficial Nataqua Territory, which included a large portion of northwestern Nevada, and down the eastern side of California from the Oregon border to about 25 miles south of Lake Tahoe.
    Before him, Peter Lassen, an early settler in California for whom Lassen County is named, is said to have traveled in 1846 to the wine-producing mission of San Gabriel to bring back the mission grape to his Rancho Bosquejo.
    In the May 29 Lassen County News, Ken Theobald discusses what entrepreneurs need to do to start a business ...
    Although the 4,500-square-mile Lassen County is the size of the state of Connecticut, the county's entire population is only about 34,000 people.
    The Carson wandering skipper (Pseudocopaeodes eunus obscurus) is a butterfly currently known from only two populations, one in Washoe County, Nevada, and one in Lassen County, California.
    This profile uniquely presents a variety of educational and socioeconomic information for Lassen County, nearby counties, and the state.
    Inc., whose newspapers include the flagship Feather River Bulletin, Indian Valley Record, Chester Progressive, Portola Reporter, Lassen County Times and Westwood Pinepress, which cover Plumas and Lassen Counties.
    The patient had lived alone on a ranch in Butte County and herded his cattle to a grazing area in adjacent Lassen County during the summer.