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Shasta, California - Basic Facts

The Shasta Census Designated Place had a population of 1,172 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.5993 and longitude -122.492 in Shasta County. The formal boundaries for the Shasta Census Designated Place 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Shasta, CA Housing Affordability Index is 112
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

Shasta, CA Wealth Index is 201
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 1,172 (100%)
Population in Households 1,171 (99.9%)
Population in Families 980 (83.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 107
Diversity Index2 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,000
Average Household Income $114,832
Per Capita Income $45,798
Wealth Index4 201

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 521 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 409 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $366,111
Housing Affordability Index3 112
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 481
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 353
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 -4.36% 9.56%
Households -4.31% 9.41%
Families -4.36% 9.67%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Shasta, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shasta 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 # 1017 33rd
Population Density # 1262 17th
Diversity Index # 1411 7th
Median Household Income # 561 63rd
Per Capita Income # 333 78th

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