Shasta County

Shasta County, California

1643 Market St
Redding, CA 96099
Phone: (530) 225-5378
Fax: (530) 225-5454

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.
    Just three weeks later, Shasta County's planning commission unanimously endorsed Miller's plan to build houses on that land.
    VCA Animal Hospitals said on Friday that it is offering free boarding assistance in three of its local hospitals in Northern California in aid of dogs and cats and other species displaced by the Mountain Fire burning north of Bella Vista in Shasta County.
    In the Bay Area, the company is building the Hilton Garden Inn in Sunnyvale and the new Shasta County Courthouse in Redding.
    The idea originated with the Shasta County Cattlemen's Association.
    During the Carr fire last summer in Redding and Shasta County, some residents didn't receive evacuation orders in time, or at all.
    The primary areas affected by the current fires are in and around the city of Redding in Shasta County (Carr Fire) and in and around the city of Lakeport in Lake County as well as adjacent areas of Mendocino County (Mendocino Complex Fire).
    The bank has been providing lending services throughout Shasta County for the last 10 years.
    According to a ( report on InciWeb , the Shasta County Sheriff's Office was conducting evacuations on both sides of the I-5 north of Lakehead to the Shasta/Siskiyou county line.
    According to Shasta County Sherriff Tom Besenko, around 38,000 people were placed under evacuation orders the week the fire broke out.
    The PG&E Corporation said on Sunday that a 21-year-old apprentice lineman, Jay Ayeta, had been killed when his vehicle crashed in western Shasta County as he worked with crews in dangerous terrain to battle the nearly two-week-old Carr Fire.