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Overview

Introduction to Redding

The California city of Redding, located on the Sacramento River approximately 15 miles south of Shasta Lake, is the county seat of Shasta County. The city is connected to surrounding areas by the I-5 freeway, U.S. Highway 299, California State Highway 44 and California State Highway 273. Redding is the largest city in the northern Sacramento Valley and also the largest city on the 470-mile stretch of Interstate 5 which runs between Sacramento, California and Eugene, Oregon. Both Redding and its southerly neighbor Red Bluff are popular with tourists as bases to explore Lake Shasta, Lassen Volcanic National Park and other nearby natural attractions.

Redding History

Incorporated in 1887, Redding was named for Benjamin B. Redding, the first land agent for the California and Oregon Railroad. In 1874, a bill was introduced in the legislature changing the name to "Reading" in honor of city founder Pierson B. Reading. The railroad, however, would not recognize the change, and the original spelling was restored in 1880. During the twentieth century, Redding's main industry was lumber, but in present-day Redding, the two major industries are law and medicine.

Redding Attractions

Redding offers a variety of entertainment options including night clubs, shopping malls, movie theaters and fine dining. A number of fairs and community festivals are held throughout the year. The Redding Convention Center features a variety of entertainment throughout the year from antique shows to country and western music. Museums in Redding include the Redding Museum of Art & History, which exhibits contemporary art and also features a large collection of local Indian artifacts, and the Carter House Natural Science Museum. The Redding Arboretum offers beautiful trails, wildlife views and a glimpse of the Sacramento Valley as it was 300 years ago. The Schreder Planetarium is another local attraction which offers showings each Friday night.

Natural attractions abound in the region surrounding Redding. Mt. Lassen, rising 10,457 feet above sea level, is visible to the east. Snowcapped Mt. Shasta, visible to the north, towers over 14,000 feet above sea level. Other local attractions include:

  • Lake Shasta Caverns.
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park (approximately an hours drive to the east on Route 44).
  • Shasta State Historic Park (3 miles west on Route 299).
  • Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp.
  • Camden House & El Dorado Mine (15 miles west on Route 299).
  • Lake Shasta (15 miles north on I-5).
  • Whiskeytown Lake (about 8 miles west on Route 299).

Many captivating resorts can be found around the Shasta Lake Area, and several maintained campgrounds are available for public use within the National Forest boundaries.

For sports fans, the closest professional team resides in Chico, about 80 miles to the south. The Chico Outlaws are an independent baseball team playing in the Golden Baseball League (GBL). Fans willing to take the 3-hour drive to Sacramento can view the NBA Kings, the WNBA Monarchs, the World Indoor Soccer League Knights and the River Cats, which is the Minor League Baseball AAA affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.

Demographics

People

Total Population91,320
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens18.7%
Employed Population 16+37,163
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married45.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,699
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,076
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,168

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,491
% Above Poverty Level81.9%
% Below Poverty Level18.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone31.2%
Median Gross Rent$987
Median House Value$232,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.1%
German15.6%
Irish11.1%
English9.1%
Italian5.8%
French Except Basque2.9%
Scottish2.5%
Swedish2%
Dutch1.9%
Norwegian1.6%
Portuguese1.3%
Polish1%
Russian0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Hungarian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Australian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Basque0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Redding Almanac

CategoryValue
County Shasta County, Siskiyou County
Standard Zip Codes96001, 96002, 96003
P.O. Box Zip Codes96049, 96099
Phone Area Codes530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude40.6
Approximate Longitude-122.46

Redding Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationREDDING MUNICIPAL AP
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp64 to 99 F
Oct Temp48 to 78 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches
StationTRINITY RIVER HATCHERY
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 47 F
Apr Temp37 to 66 F
Jul Temp52 to 92 F
Oct Temp39 to 73 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationDUNSMUIR TREATMENT PLANT
Distance41.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp35 to 65 F
Jul Temp51 to 90 F
Oct Temp38 to 73 F
Annual Precip61.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anderson10,156$44,522
Shasta Lake10,151$55,254

Redding Public Libraries

Shasta Public Libraries
1100 PARKVIEW
Redding, California
(530) 245-7260

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Redding Hospitals

Mercy Medical Center - Redding
(Non-profit)
2175 Rosaline Avenue
Patients' Hospital Of Redding
(Proprietary)
2900 Eureka Way
Shasta Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1100 Butte Street
Vibra Hospital Of Northern California
(Proprietary)
2801 Eureka Way
(530) 246-9000

Redding Public Schools

Bonny View Elementary
5080 Bidwell Rd.
ZIP: 96001
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Cypress Elementary
2150 Civic Center Dr.
ZIP: 96001
Primary
Total Enrollment 217
Freedom High
2650 Eighth St.
ZIP: 96001
High
Total Enrollment 15
Grant Elementary
8835 Swasey Dr.
ZIP: 96001
Primary
Total Enrollment 655
Juniper
375 Ellis St.
ZIP: 96001
Primary
Total Enrollment 267
Magnolia Independent Learning Center
1524 Magnolia Ave.
ZIP: 96001
High
Total Enrollment 56
Manzanita Elementary
1240 Manzanita Hills Ave.
ZIP: 96001
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Monarch Learning Center
5307 Cedars Rd.
ZIP: 96001
Primary
Total Enrollment 97
North State Independence High
2200 Eureka Way
ZIP: 96001
High
Total Enrollment 118
Pioneer Continuation High
2650 Eighth St.
ZIP: 96001
High
Total Enrollment 217
Redding Community Day
5885 E. Bonnyview Rd.
ZIP: 96001
Primary
Total Enrollment 16
Sequoia Middle
1805 Sequoia St.
ZIP: 96001
Middle
Total Enrollment 802
Shasta Charter Academy
1401 Gold St.
ZIP: 96001
High
Total Enrollment 249
Shasta County Juvenile Court
2684 Radio Ln.
ZIP: 96001
High
Total Enrollment 27
Shasta High
2500 Eureka Way
ZIP: 96001
High
Total Enrollment 1371
Shasta Plus
2500 Eureka Way
ZIP: 96001
High
Total Enrollment 42
Shasta-trinity Rop
4659 E.side Rd.
ZIP: 96001
High
Stellar Charter
5885 E. Bonnyview Rd.
ZIP: 96001
Primary
Total Enrollment 126
Stellar Secondary Charter High
5885 E. Bonnyview Rd.
ZIP: 96001
High
Total Enrollment 80
Sycamore Elementary
1926 Sycamore Dr.
ZIP: 96001
Primary
Total Enrollment 182
University Preparatory
2200 Eureka Way
ZIP: 96001
Other
Total Enrollment 939
Academy Of Personalized Learning
2195 Larkspur Ln. Ste. 100
ZIP: 96002
Other
Total Enrollment 435
Alta Mesa Elementary
2301 Saturn Skyway
ZIP: 96002
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
California Heritage Youthbuild Academy
8544 Airport Rd
ZIP: 96002
High
Total Enrollment 82
Enterprise Community Day
3200 Adams Ln.
ZIP: 96002
Primary
Total Enrollment 26
Enterprise High
3411 Churn Creek Rd.
ZIP: 96002
High
Total Enrollment 1195
Enterprise Plus
3411 Churn Creek Rd.
ZIP: 96002
High
Total Enrollment 36
Lassen View Elementary
705 Loma Vista Dr.
ZIP: 96002
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Mistletoe Elementary
1225 Mistletoe Ln.
ZIP: 96002
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Pacheco Elementary
7430 Pacheco Sch Rd.
ZIP: 96002
Middle
Total Enrollment 291
Parsons Junior High
750 Hartnell Ave.
ZIP: 96002
Middle
Total Enrollment 559
Redding School Of The Arts Ii
955 Inspiration Pl.
ZIP: 96002
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Rother Elementary
795 Hartnell Ave.
ZIP: 96002
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Shasta Meadows Elementary
2825 Yana Ave.
ZIP: 96002
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Boulder Creek Elementary
505 Springer Dr.
ZIP: 96003
Primary
Total Enrollment 948
Buckeye School Of The Arts
3407 Hiatt Dr.
ZIP: 96003
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Columbia Elementary
10142 Old Oregon Trail
ZIP: 96003
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Columbia-east Valley 6-8 Community Day
10146 Old Oregon Trail
ZIP: 96003
Middle
Columbia-east Valley K-6 Community Day
10144 Old Oregon Trail
ZIP: 96003
Primary
Gateway Educational Options
3500 Tamarack Dr.
ZIP: 96003
Other
Total Enrollment 58
Great Partnership Special Education Consortium
3450 Tamarack Dr.
ZIP: 96003
Primary
Total Enrollment 64
Mountain View Middle
675 Shasta View Dr.
ZIP: 96003
Middle
Total Enrollment 374
North Woods Discovery
14732 Bass Dr.
ZIP: 96003
Primary
Total Enrollment 187
Oasis Community
3711 Oasis Rd.
ZIP: 96003
High
Total Enrollment 65
Phoenix Program
3711 Oasis Rd.
ZIP: 96003
High
Rocky Point Charter
3500 Tamarack Dr.
ZIP: 96003
Primary
Total Enrollment 179
Shasta County Special Education
3711 Oasis Rd.
ZIP: 96003
Other
Total Enrollment 45
Shasta Independent Learning Center
11555 Oregon Trail Bldg. 3400
ZIP: 96003
High
Total Enrollment 34
Turtle Bay
1330 Arboretum Dr.
ZIP: 96003
Primary
Total Enrollment 824

Redding Private Schools

North Valley School
855 Canyon Rd
ZIP: 96001
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 59
Shasta Baptist Schools
6600 Westside Rd
ZIP: 96001
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 33
St Joseph School
2460 Gold St
ZIP: 96001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 161
Liberty Christian Schools
3782 Churn Creek Rd
ZIP: 96002
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 193
Mount Calvary Lutheran School
3961 Alta Mesa Dr
ZIP: 96002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Redding Adventist Academy
1356 E Cypress Ave
ZIP: 96002
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 103
Trinity Lutheran School
2440 Hilltop Dr
ZIP: 96002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Bethel Christian School
933 College View Dr
ZIP: 96003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 235
Country Christian School
873 Canby Rd
ZIP: 96003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 141
Montessori Children's House Of Shady Oaks
1410 Victor Ave
ZIP: 96003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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