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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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