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Overview

Introduction to Red Bluff, California

Red Bluff, California, in Tehama county, is 29 miles S of Redding, California (center to center) and 117 miles N of Sacramento, California

Red Bluff History

The area was originally inhabited by Native American people called Nomlaki. They perished in the 1830s due to an epidemic of malaria. Spanish explorers were the first Europeans to come to this area. In 1850, Charles Wilson and Sashel Woods began developing a town which they named Leodocia. Later, it was also called Covertsburg, before finally being given the name Red Bluff. It was incorporated as a city in 1876.

Red Bluff and Nearby Attractions

  • Kelly Griggs House Museum.
  • Salmon Viewing Platform.
  • South Shasta Model Railroad.
  • Sacramento River Discovery Center.
  • Gaumer's Mineral Museum.
  • Tehama County Museum.

Things To Do In Red Bluff

There are several interesting areas around Red Bluff. The State Theatre for the Arts regularly organizes educational and cultural activities. The mineral museum exhibits a variety of minerals, fossils, Native American carvings and gems. The Kelly Griggs House Museum is a classic Victorian building which has Native American and Chinese Artifacts among other things.

Red Bluff Transportation

The city is served by the Red Bluff Municipal Airport.

Red Bluff Higher Education

The Shasta College offers opportunities for higher education.

People

Total Population 14,065
Male Share of the Population 45.5%
Female Share of the Population 54.5%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,686
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 42.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,850
% Above Poverty Level 76%
% Below Poverty Level 24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.2%
Median Gross Rent $729
Median House Value $137,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.1%
US/American 0%
English 8.1%
Irish 11.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Red Bluff Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles S of Redding, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles N of Sacramento, California
County Tehama
Standard Zip Codes 96080
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.178
Longitude -122.234

Red Bluff Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RED BLUFF AP
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 98 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 24 inches
Station REDDING MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 64 to 99 F
Oct Temp 48 to 78 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station ORLAND
Distance 29.7 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 56 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 62 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 21.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Red Bluff, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dairyville (96080)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Anderson 10,122 $41,818
Corning 7,586 $33,267
Tehama 410 $37,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Red Bluff Public Libraries

Library
Tehama County Library
645 MADISON ST.
Red Bluff, California
(530) 527-0604
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Red Bluff Hospitals

ST ELIZABETH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2550 SISTER MARY COLUMBA DRIVE
(530) 529-8012
Emergency Service: Yes

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Red Bluff High Schools

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RED BLUFF HIGH
1260 UNION ST.
530-529-8710
A Title I School.
Serves 1,711 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

RED BLUFF INDEPENDENT STUDY HIGH
13301 BAKER RD.
530-529-8757
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 154 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 35

SALISBURY HIGH (CONT.)
1415 BULKELEY AVE.
530-529-8766
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 98 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

SACRAMENTO RIVER DISCOVERY CHARTER
645 ANTELOPE NUMBER 12
530-529-1650
A Charter School.
Serves 77 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

TEHAMA COUNTY JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER
1790 WALNUT STREET
530-527-5811
A Non-traditional School
Serves 38 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

MT. TEHAMA COMMUNITY SCHOOL
1740 WALNUT STREET
530-527-5811
A Non-traditional School
Serves 36 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

SPECIAL EDUCATION
1135 LINCOLN ST.
530-527-5811
A Special Education School
Serves 32 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.2

REBOUND (COMMUNITY DAY)
1515 SCHWAB ST. SUITE A
530-529-8987
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 8 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

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