Shasta County

Shasta County, California

1643 Market St
Redding, CA 96099
Phone: (530) 225-5378
Fax: (530) 225-5454
www.co.shasta.ca.us

In N central CA, north of Chico; original county; organized Feb 18, 1850 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Indian tribe of Hokan linguistic stock; the original meaning is uncertain. Also spelled Sasty, Sastise, Chasty, Chasta.

Area (sq mi):: 3847.44 (land 3785.19; water 62.24) Population per square mile: 47.50
Population 2005: 179,904 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 10.20%; 1990-2000 11.00% Population 2000: 163,256 (White 86.40%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 5.50%; Asian 1.90%; Other 8.10%). Foreign born: 4.00%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,738; median household $34,335; Population below poverty level: 15.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,443-$26,161
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 20.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Redding County seat (88,573)
  • Anderson (10,375)
  • Shasta Lake (10,117)

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    References in classic literature ?
    He talked of Honey Lake, of Shasta County, and of Humboldt.
    Grace Elizabeth Ward's attorney entered the plea to the second-degree murder on her behalf as Ward sat in a wheelchair Friday in Shasta County Superior Court.
    He began his law enforcement career with the City as a cadet in 1988 and served as a Shasta County Sheriffs Deputy from 1989 to 1991.
    Five years of drought have turned much of the state into a tinder box with eight blazes burning from Shasta County in the far north to Camp Pendleton, just north of San Diego.
    The report found that markets where buyers using down-payment-assistance programs could get the biggest dollar savings compared with buyers not using such programs were Kauai County, HI ($80,148 in total savings over the life of the loan); Placer County, CA ($78,539); San Francisco County, CA ($77,411); Orange County, CA ($74,268); and Shasta County, CA ($70,806).
    Forest Service, residents of Shasta County, the University of Oregon, and "everyone who was affected by the images of the destruction.
    Counties with the highest percent of young children who had never visited a dentist were San Joaquin County at 28 percent, Shasta County at 19 percent and Fresno County at 18 percent.
    Evacuation orders were lifted for the Shasta County town of Burney, with a population of about 3,000 people, after the area filled with smoke from the 45-square-mile Eiler Fire and 62-square-mile Bald Fire.
    The solar installations, together now called the PSEG Shasta Solar Farm, are claimed to be the largest in Shasta County, constructed at over 3,300 feet in elevation between Mount Lassen and Mount Shasta.
    The 27-year-old appeared in a Shasta County courtroom with his hands reattached, but heavily bandaged.
    The cooker was wheeled by an employee into an isolated section of the parking lot and the Shasta County Bomb Squad was called in to deal with the bomb scare.
    It began as a weekend diversion in Shasta County in Northern California, a friendly game to play before and after a barbecue, but as Off-Road Golf grew in popularity, with thousands of players and an annual "world championship," it just made sense to package it, and that is what Walter Boehringer and Bill Foster have done.