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Overview

Introduction to Shasta Lake, California

Shasta Lake, California, in Shasta county, is 6 miles N of Reading, California and 152 miles N of Sacramento, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Redding metropolitan area with. 

Shasta Lake History

Shasta Lake was originally inhabited by the Wintu Native Americans. The city began as the town of Central Valley. In developed in 1938 during construction of Shasta Dam. The Toyon School was the first elementary school in the town. The city was incorporated on July 2, 1993.

Shasta Lake and Nearby Attractions

  • Carter House Natural Science Museum.
  • Turtle Bay Museums & Arboretum.
  • Shasta State Historic Park.
  • Castle Crags State Park.
  • McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.
  • Redding Museum of Art and History.

Things To Do In Shasta Lake

Local parks include the McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park and the Castle Crags State Park. The Redding Museum of Art and History, the Turtle Bay Museum & Arboretum and the Carter House Natural Science Museum are accessible from Shasta Lake as well. The Shasta County Library is the local library. The Shasta State Historic Park is also nearby.

Shasta Lake Transportation

Sacramento International is the nearest major airport.

Shasta Lake Higher Education

California State University-Chico, Shasta College and Butte College are some of the local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,151
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+3,850
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.5%
Median Earnings25+$27,432
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,012

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,254
% Above Poverty Level80.3%
% Below Poverty Level19.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone27.2%
Median Gross Rent$984
Median House Value$157,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.4%
German15.7%
Irish14.9%
English8.3%
Italian5.1%
French Except Basque3.2%
Scottish2.5%
Swedish2.4%
Dutch2.1%
Portuguese1.4%
Norwegian1.2%
Polish0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Greek0.4%
Russian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
New Zealand0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Shasta Lake Almanac

CategoryValue
County Shasta County
Standard Zip Codes96019
P.O. Box Zip Codes96089, 96079
Phone Area Codes530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude40.68
Approximate Longitude-122.4

Shasta Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSHASTA DAM
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp39 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 95 F
Oct Temp55 to 76 F
Annual Precip63.4 inches
StationWHISKEYTOWN RESERVOIR
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp36 to 53 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp63 to 96 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip63.2 inches
StationREDDING MUNICIPAL AP
Distance11.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anderson10,156$44,522
Redding91,320$57,491

Shasta Lake Public Schools

Gateway Community Day
17752 Shasta Dam Blvd.
ZIP: 96019
Middle
Total Enrollment 11
Shasta Lake
4620 Vallecito St.
ZIP: 96019
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
Grand Oaks Elementary
5309 Grand Ave.
ZIP: 96019
Primary
Total Enrollment 255
Central Valley High
4066 La Mesa Ave.
ZIP: 96019
High
Total Enrollment 722
Mountain Lakes High
17752 Shasta Dam Blvd.
ZIP: 96019
High
Total Enrollment 56
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