Shasta, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Shasta Census Designated Place had a population of 1,859 as of July 1, 2018. Shasta ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Shasta is located at latitude 40.592 and longitude -122.4779 in Shasta County. The formal boundaries for the Shasta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shasta County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,047 feet.

The Shasta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583135) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Shasta Census Designated Place is located within Southwest Shasta CCD of Shasta County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shasta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shasta: Diggins, Reading Spring, Reading's Diggings, Readings Springs, Reading's Springs, Shasta City.

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


Total Population 1,859
Population in Households 1,858
Population in Familes 1,570
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 169
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $75,094
Average Household Income $111,191
Per Capita Income $44,363


Total Housing Units 819 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 651 (79.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $431,122
Average Home Value $548,771


Total Households 757
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 562
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 0.59% 0.6%
Households 0.56% 0.57%
Families 0.64% 0.56%
Median Household Income   3.52%
Per Capita Income   4.27%

Shasta, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shasta 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 # 898 41st
Population Density # 1170 23rd
Diversity Index # 1421 6th
Median Household Income # 460 70th
Per Capita Income # 330 78th

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