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Shasta County, CA&

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0.16% growth
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2.16% growth
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2.33% growth
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3.19% growth

About the photo: Lassen Peak, also known as Mount Lassen, is the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range. Located in the Shasta Cascade region of Northern California, Lassen rises 2,000 ft (600 m) above the surrounding terrain and has a volume of 0.5 cu mi (2 km3), making it one of the largest lava domes on Earth.


The economy of Shasta County, CA employs 70,876 people. The economy of Shasta County, CA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 1.7; 1.4; and 1.36 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Shasta County, CA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (13,125), Retail trade (9,477), and Accommodation & Food Service (5,669), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,313), Finance & Insurance ($43,390), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($37,932).

Median household income in Shasta County, CA is $45,582. Males in Shasta County, CA have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,403. The income inequality of Shasta County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Shasta County, CA. In Shasta County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 80 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,083. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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Shasta County, CA is home to a population of 179,228 people, from which 97.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Shasta County, CA is composed of 145,094 White residents (81%), 16,703 Hispanic residents (9.3%), 6,573 Two+ residents (3.67%), 5,201 Asian residents (2.9%), and 3,819 Native residents (2.13%). The most common foreign languages in Shasta County, CA are Spanish (8,011 speakers), Chinese (849 speakers), and German (617 speakers), but compared to other places, Shasta County, CA has a relative high number of Laotian (255 speakers), Hmong (337 speakers), and Thai (136 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Shasta County, CA awarded 1,393 degrees. The student population of Shasta County, CA is skewed towards females, with 499 male students and 894 female students. Most students in Shasta County, CA are White (979 and 70.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (172 and 12.3%), Unknown (81 and 5.81%), and Asian (55 and 3.95%). The largest universities in Shasta County, CA by number of graduates are Shasta College (960 and 68.9%), Simpson University (372 and 26.7%), and Shasta School of Cosmetology (47 and 3.37%). The most popular majors in Shasta County, CA are Biological & Physical Sciences (74 and 5.31%), General Social Sciences (66 and 4.74%), and Humanistic Studies (55 and 3.95%). The median tuition costs in Shasta County, CA are $25,950 for private four year colleges, and $1,104 and $6,240 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Shasta County, CA is $223,500, which is 1.09 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $216,600 to $223,500, a 3.19% increase. The homeownership rate of Shasta County, CA is 62.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Shasta County, CA have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Shasta County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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