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Yreka, California - Basic Facts

The City of Yreka had a population of 7,657 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Yreka is located at latitude 41.7354 and longitude -122.6345 in Siskiyou County. The formal boundaries for the City of Yreka encompass a land area of 9.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Siskiyou County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,589 feet.

The City of Yreka (GNIS ID: 2412324) 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 Yreka is located within Yreka CCD of Siskiyou County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Yreka: Shasta Butte City, Thompson Dry Diggings, Thompson's Dry Diggings, Wyreka, Yreka City.


Yreka, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 7,657 (100%)
Population in Households 7,615 (99.5%)
Population in Families 5,707 (74.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 42 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 767
Diversity Index2 49


Median Household Income $39,396
Average Household Income $56,147
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $24,612
Wealth Index5 52


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,794 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,534 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 382 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $162,968
Average Home Value $206,556
Housing Affordability Index3 144


Total Households 3,329
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,945
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.14% -0.53%
Households -0.19% -0.56%
Families -0.12% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.25%


Yreka, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yreka to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 545 64th
Population Density # 827 46th
Median Household Income # 1336 12th
Housing Affordability Index # 1326 87th
Per Capita Income # 1096 28th
Diversity Index # 1039 32nd

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