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Overview

Introduction to Yreka, California

Yreka, California, in Siskiyou county, is 42 miles S of Medford, Oregon and 226 miles N of Sacramento, California.

Yreka History

Yreka is the county seat of Siskiyou County, which was founded in 1852. The city was named after an Indian word meaning 'Mount Shasta.' The name Yreka was adopted after several name changes. The origin of the city traces back to the time when Abraham Thompson discovered gold near Black Gulch in 1851. Yreka was incorporated as a city on April 21, 1857.

Yreka and Nearby Attractions

  • Discovery Park.
  • Ringe Park.
  • Yreka Park.
  • Siskiyou County Museum.
  • Fort Jones.
  • Castle Crags State Park.

Things To Do In Yreka

Local parks include Newton Park, Discovery Park, the Agate Reservoir County Park, Valley of the Rogue State Park and the Agate Reservoir County Park. The Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum, the Siskiyou County Museum and the Sisson Museum are all nearby as well. Local churches include the First Church of Christ Scientist, the Faith Center Foursquare Church and the Mount Zion Lutheran Church, while the Siskiyou County Public Library is the local library.

Yreka Transportation

Rogue Valley International is the nearest major airport.

Yreka Higher Education

Rogue Community College, Southern Oregon University and Shasta College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 7,635
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 20.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,406
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 48.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,683
% Above Poverty Level 65.7%
% Below Poverty Level 34.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.1%
Median Gross Rent $757
Median House Value $154,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 15.2%

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

Yreka Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles S of Medford, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 226 miles N of Sacramento, California
County Siskiyou
Standard Zip Codes 96097
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.735
Longitude -122.644

Yreka 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 YREKA SISKIYOU CO
Distance 2.5 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
Station ASHLAND
Distance 33.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 35 to 63 F
Jul Temp 50 to 87 F
Oct Temp 36 to 68 F
Annual Precip 19.7 inches
Station HOWARD PRAIRIE DAM
Distance 37 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 45 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Etna 717 $30,833
Fort Jones 978 $41,473
Montague 1,518 $52,955

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

Yreka Public Libraries

Library
Siskiyou County Free Library
719 FOURTH ST.
Yreka, California
(530) 842-8175

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Yreka Hospitals

FAIRCHILD MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
444 BRUCE STREET
(530) 842-4121
Emergency Service: Yes

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Yreka High Schools

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YREKA HIGH
431 KNAPP ST.
530-842-6151
A Title I School.
Serves 801 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.5

SPECIAL EDUCATION
609 S. GOLD ST.
530-842-8432
A Special Education School
Serves 88 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.5

DISCOVERY HIGH (CONT.)
504 W. LENNOX
530-842-6151
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 71 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

J EVERETT BARR COURT
805 JUVENILE LANE
530-842-8432
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.4

YREKA UNION HIGH COMMUNITY DAY
504 WEST LENNOX ST.
530-842-6151
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

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