Area Information and Demographics

 

LOCATION

Nestled in the north end of the Sacramento Valley, Shasta County and its three Cities - Redding, Anderson, and Shasta Lake - are 545 miles north of Los Angeles; 162 miles north of Sacramento; 433 miles south of Portland, Oregon; and 592 miles south of Seattle, Washington.

CLIMATE (Redding Area)

Period
Temperature
Rain
Min
Avg
Max
Avg
January
37.4
46.0
54.7
5.93
July
65.9
82.4
99.0
0.14
Average Annual Precipitation - 34.23 inches
Average Annual Snowfall - 4.8 inches

Source: National Climate Data Center

 

TRANSPORTATION

  • RailMain Line — Union Pacific Railroad to Sacramento; San Francisco; Los Angeles; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington. Amtrak north/south.
  • Truck Daily service by several major carriers with several local, state, and interstate carriers servicing California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona.  One-day service to Portland/Seattle and Los Angeles.
  • Air Redding Municipal Airport and Benton Airpark.  Daily commercial airline passenger service via United Express.
  • Bus Greyhound, as well as other charter services. Also, local bus service (RABA), covering 71 square miles with 11 fixed routes.
  • Highways Interstate 5 freeway, north/south; U.S. 299, east/west; State Route 44, east; and State Route 273.

POPULATION

Population
Redding
Anderson
Shasta Lake
Countywide

July 1, 2001

81,494
9,068
9,045
163,850
July 1, 2006
90,033
10,418
10,228
179,951
July 1, 2010 89,861 9,932 10,164 177,223

Source: US Census Bureau

OTHER STATISTICS

 
Redding/Anderson
Shasta County
Median Income for a Family (2009)
44,614
44,755
Median Age (2010)
38.5
41.8

Ethnicity of Trade Area

White - 85.8%

Black - 1.2%

Native American - 2.3%

Asian - 3.4%

Pacific Islander - 0.2%

2 or More Races - 4.6%

Hispanic/Latino - 8.7%

White - 86.7%

Black - 0.9%

Native American - 2.8%

Asian - 2.5%

Pacific Islander - 0.2%

2 or More Races - 4.4%

Hispanic - 8.4%

Median Monthly Apartment Rental
$847
$847
Median Price Home in Shasta County (Feb/2011)**  ---  $162,110

Median Priced Home in California (May/2011)**  ---  $291,760

Sources: US Census Bureau, **CA Association of Realtors

 

SHASTA COUNTY LABOR FORCE

Shasta County Labor Force -- May/2011
Civilian Labor Force
81,900
Civilian Employment
69,900
Civilian Unemployment
12,000

Civilian Unemployment Rate

--CA Unemployment Rate

--US Unemployment Rate

14.7%

11.4%

8.7%

Source:  CA State Employment Development Department
Industry Employment -- 2010
Retail Trade
8,700
Wholesale Trade
1,600
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate
2,500
Services
52,900
Government
13,600
Mining & Construction
2,700
Manufacturing
2,300
Transportation/Warehousing/Utilities
1,700
Agriculture
700
Source: ShastaEDC.org

 

MEDICAL SERVICES
  • Veterans medical services
  • Two major hospitals totaling 510 beds and employing 2,200 staff members
  • Several specialized hospitals

EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES

41 Public Elementary Schools
8 Middle Schools
15 High Schools
11 Charter Schools and Several Private Schools

Shasta College --- 2-Year Community College

Simpson University --- 4-Year State-Accredited Private University with a Master's Program

Shasta Bible College & Graduate School

National University
Chico State University --- 1¼-hour travel time

 

Please visit the City of Redding's Economic Development Web Page

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