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The City of Susanville had a population of 16,009 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Susanville: Rooptown.

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


Total Population 16,009
Daytime Population: Workers 5,830
Daytime Population: Residents 5,003
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,833
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 8,852
Population in Familes 6,809
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,157
Population Density2 2,015
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $47,150
Average Household Income $60,050
Per Capita Income $14,744


Total Housing Units 4,195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,808 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,768 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 619 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $183,305
Average Home Value $193,280


Total Households 3,576
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,237
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 -1.56% -0.68%
Households -0.95% -1.21%
Families -0.83% -1.26%
Median Household Income   -0.04%
Per Capita Income   0.93%

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, 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 # 387 75th
Population Density # 600 60th
Diversity Index # 476 69th
Median Household Income # 1025 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1366 10th

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