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Susanville, California - Basic Facts

The City of Susanville had a population of 16,182 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Susanville is located at latitude 40.4163 and longitude -120.653 in Lassen County. The formal boundaries for the City of Susanville 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Susanville: Rooptown.

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Susanville, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Susanville, CA Housing Affordability Index is 138
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Susanville, CA Wealth Index is 54
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 16,182 (100%)
Population in Households 9,397 (58.1%)
Population in Families 7,246 (44.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6,785 (41.9%)
Population Density 2,037
Diversity Index2 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,333
Average Household Income $63,424
Per Capita Income $15,705
Wealth Index4 54

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,121 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,678 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 423 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $190,377
Housing Affordability Index3 138
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,799
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 2,377
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -1.11% -0.36%
Households -0.1% -0.61%
Families 0.0% -0.62%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Susanville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Susanville to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 386 75th
Population Density # 594 61st
Diversity Index # 488 68th
Median Household Income # 1057 31st
Per Capita Income # 1362 11th

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