Fort Jones, California

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Fort Jones, California

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High Points

Fort Jones strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in California):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Fort Jones Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Fort Jones Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Fort Jones Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 14% Fort Jones Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 16% Fort Jones Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 18% Fort Jones Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Fort Jones, California

Comparing Fort Jones to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in California (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Female Share of the Population 7 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Racial Diversity 6 1
Male Share of the Population 4 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 7
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Housing Recently Built 5 3
Affordability of Rents 4 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 9
Low Property Crime 5 8

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Fort Jones Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles S of Medford, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 221 miles N of Sacramento, California
County Siskiyou
Standard Zip Codes 96032
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.607
Longitude -122.839

Fort Jones Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 45 F
Apr Temp 34 to 64 F
Jul Temp 51 to 91 F
Oct Temp 35 to 70 F
Annual Precip 19.6 inches
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 49 to 85 F
Oct Temp 34 to 66 F
Annual Precip 23.6 inches
Distance 31.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 37 to 68 F
Jul Temp 52 to 92 F
Oct Temp 39 to 74 F
Annual Precip 51.4 inches
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Fort Jones Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 660 100%
Male 312 47.3%
Female 348 52.7%
Under 18 156 23.6%
18+ 504 76.4%
65+ 146 22.1%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.81
White 585 88.6%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 21 3.2%
Other 10 1.5%
Mixed Race 40 6.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 53 8%

Estimated Fort Jones Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 669
Growth 9
Growth % 1.4%

Fort Jones Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.9%
English 17.3%
German 11.4%
Irish 10.5%
US/American 9.9%
Italian 5.7%
French (except Basque) 3.5%
Portuguese 3.1%
Welsh 2.8%
Danish 2.2%
French Canadian 2%
Swiss 1.8%
Dutch 1.7%
Scottish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Norwegian 1.3%
Swedish 1.3%
Russian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
European 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Polish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fort Jones 660 $25,625
Etna 781 $30,461
Montague 1,456 $28,672
Yreka 7,290 $37,448
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Fort Jones High Schools (2004)

11223 HWY 3 UNIT 2
A Non-traditional School
Serves 3 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3

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