Mount Shasta, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mount Shasta, California - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Shasta had a population of 3,344 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 3,344
Population in Households 3,332
Population in Familes 2,348
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 888
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,624
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 873
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,907 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 858 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 766 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 283 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $312,821
Average Home Value $329,983


Median Household Income $47,401
Average Household Income $59,298
Per Capita Income $27,824
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.29%
Households -0.39% -0.35%
Families 1.19% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

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, 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 # 755 50th
Population Density1 # 797 47th
Diversity Index2 # 1269 17th
Median Household Income # 988 35th
Per Capita Income # 756 50th

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