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Mount Shasta, California - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Shasta had a population of 3,387 as of July 1, 2019. 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mount Shasta, CA Housing Affordability Index is 105
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

Mount Shasta, CA Wealth Index is 73
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 3,387 (100%)
Population in Households 3,375 (99.6%)
Population in Families 2,386 (70.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 12 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 899
Diversity Index2 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,529
Average Household Income $68,606
Per Capita Income $32,428
Wealth Index4 73

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,903 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 917 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 746 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 240 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $265,469
Housing Affordability Index3 105
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,663
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 894
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 -0.02% -0.37%
Households -0.01% -0.36%
Families 1.06% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Mount Shasta, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount 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 # 753 51st
Population Density # 798 48th
Diversity Index # 1259 17th
Median Household Income # 969 36th
Per Capita Income # 729 52nd

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