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Yreka, California - Basic Facts

The City of Yreka had a population of 7,679 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Yreka is located at latitude 41.724 and longitude -122.6316 in Siskiyou County. The formal boundaries for the City of Yreka (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Yreka 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 Yreka: Shasta Butte City, Thompson Dry Diggings, Thompson's Dry Diggings, Wyreka, Yreka City.

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


Total Population 7,679
Population in Households 7,638
Population in Familes 5,775
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 769
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $36,979
Average Household Income $55,816
Per Capita Income $24,534


Total Housing Units 3,719 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,755 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,581 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 383 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $214,258
Average Home Value $228,920


Total Households 3,336
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,956
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 -0.13% -0.04%
Households -0.21% -0.06%
Families -0.08% -0.05%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Yreka, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yreka 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 # 544 64th
Population Density # 837 45th
Diversity Index # 1049 31st
Median Household Income # 1328 12th
Per Capita Income # 1009 34th

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