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Mount Shasta, California - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Shasta had a population of 3,281 as of July 1, 2017. Mount Shasta ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Shasta is located at latitude 41.3209 and longitude -122.3155 in Siskiyou County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Shasta (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Siskiyou County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,586 feet.

The City of Mount Shasta (GNIS ID: 2411181) 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 Mount Shasta is located within Mount Shasta CCD of Siskiyou County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Shasta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Shasta: Berryvale, Mount Shasta City, Sisson, Strawberry Valley.

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Mount Shasta, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,281
Daytime Population: Workers 2,874
Daytime Population: Residents 1,521
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,395
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 3,270
Population in Familes 2,306
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 871
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $47,482
Average Household Income $61,995
Per Capita Income $29,341


Total Housing Units 1,904 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 857 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 749 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 298 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $313,988
Average Home Value $326,281


Total Households 1,606
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 865
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.47% -0.38%
Households -0.49% -0.39%
Families 0.89% -0.44%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

Mount Shasta, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Shasta to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 758 50th
Population Density # 803 47th
Diversity Index # 1259 17th
Median Household Income # 1012 33rd
Per Capita Income # 747 51st

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