Redding, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Redding, California - Basic Facts

The City of Redding had a population of 91,827 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Redding is located at latitude 40.5674 and longitude -122.3648 in Shasta County. The formal boundaries for the City of Redding (see map below) encompass a land area of 59.65 sq. miles and a water area of 1.53 sq. miles. Shasta County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 564 feet.

The City of Redding (GNIS ID: 2411531) 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 Redding is located within Redding CCD of Shasta County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Redding: Latona, Reading.

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Redding, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 91,827
Population in Households 89,662
Population in Familes 69,027
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,165
Population Density2 1,540
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $50,123
Average Household Income $70,915
Per Capita Income $29,208


Total Housing Units 39,435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,549 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,211 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,676 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $318,816
Average Home Value $382,931


Total Households 36,759
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 23,291
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.26% 0.35%
Households 0.21% 0.33%
Families 0.26% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   3.36%

Redding, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Redding to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 89 94th
Population Density # 673 56th
Diversity Index # 1122 26th
Median Household Income # 1001 34th
Per Capita Income # 817 46th

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