Shasta County Information

Shasta in California occupies 3,847 square miles and has a 2006 population of 179,951, a change from a 2000 population of 163,256 and 147,036 in 1990. 14.3% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 12.4% percent is 25-35, and 12.9% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 909 acts of violent crime reported in Shasta in 2004, a change from 825 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 5,542 people: 6.6% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 6%.

Read more about Shasta, California in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyShasta 
StateCalifornia 
Land Area3,847 sq. milesRanked 133 of 3,140
Population 2006179,951Ranked 328 of 3,140
Population 2005178,970 
Population 2000163,256Ranked 329 of 3,140
Population 1990147,036Ranked 320 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion90.9% 
African American1% 
Asian American2.2% 
Native American2.6% 
Pacific Islander.1% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 55.6% 
Population 5 to 1413.1% 
Population 15 to 2414.3% 
Population 25 to 3412.4% 
Population 35 to 4412.9% 
Population 45 to 5414.7% 
Population 55 to 6411.9% 
Population 65 to 747.6% 
Population 75 and up7.6% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes909825
Murders / Manslaughters4 
Forcible Rapes114 
Robberies92 
Aggravated Assaults699 
Total Property Crimes5,7934,516
Burglaries1,539 
Larceny Thefts3,572 
Motor Vehicle Thefts682 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population83,78274,768
Unemployed Population5,5424,481
Unemployment Rate6.6%6%

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