Shasta County CA Information


Shasta County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 180,992
Population in Households 178,247
Population in Familes 140,890
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,745
Population Density1 48
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 71,704
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 47,909
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 79,434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,901 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,803 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,730 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $259,313
Average Home Value $324,302


Median Household Income $45,817
Average Household Income $63,837
Per Capita Income $25,916
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.43%
Households 0.31% 0.42%
Families 0.31% 0.42%
Median Household Income   -0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.


Shasta County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shasta County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents 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 # 31 48th
Population Density1 # 38 36th
Diversity Index2 # 52 12th
Median Household Income # 44 26th
Per Capita Income # 33 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.