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Mount Shasta, California - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Shasta had a population of 3,371 as of July 1, 2018. Mount Shasta ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Mount Shasta is located at latitude 41.3099 and longitude -122.3106 in Siskiyou County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Shasta encompass a land area of 3.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Siskiyou County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,586 feet.

The City of Mount Shasta (GNIS ID: 2411181) 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 Mount Shasta is located within Mount Shasta CCD of Siskiyou County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Shasta: Berryvale, Mount Shasta City, Sisson, Strawberry Valley.

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


Total Population 3,371
Population in Households 3,360
Population in Familes 2,395
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 895
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $49,810
Average Household Income $61,464
Per Capita Income $29,229


Total Housing Units 1,901 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 882 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 772 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 246 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $332,888
Average Home Value $343,177


Total Households 1,655
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 890
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 -0.08% -0.01%
Households -0.07% 0.02%
Families 1.13% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Mount Shasta, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount 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 # 754 50th
Population Density # 801 47th
Diversity Index # 1263 17th
Median Household Income # 1021 33rd
Per Capita Income # 815 46th

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