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Susanville, California - Basic Facts

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The City of Susanville had a population of 16,869 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Susanville is located at latitude 40.4337 and longitude -120.6283 in Lassen County. The formal boundaries for the City of Susanville (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Lassen County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,186 feet.

The City of Susanville (GNIS ID: 2412017) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Susanville is located within Susanville CCD of Lassen County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Susanville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Susanville: Rooptown.

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Susanville, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,869
Population in Households 9,333
Population in Familes 7,184
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,536
Population Density1 2,123
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 3,800
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,379
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,388 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,927 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,872 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 588 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $174,038
Average Home Value $179,396


Median Household Income $49,443
Average Household Income $59,714
Per Capita Income $14,783
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.99% -0.13%
Households -0.14% -0.13%
Families 0.01% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Susanville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Susanville to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 380 75th
Population Density1 # 584 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 485 68th
Median Household Income # 936 38th
Per Capita Income # 1351 11th

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