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Overview

Introduction to Susanville, California

Susanville, California, in Lassen county, is 75 miles NW of Reno, Nevada (center to center) and 134 miles N of Sacramento, California

Susanville History

The earliest settlers in this area were lead by Isaac Roop and Peter Lassen. They formed a separate territory for themselves called Nataqua which was later attached to Nevada and Isaac Roop became the first governor. A few years later it was discovered that the area was a part of California. The city was renamed Susanville for the name of Isaac Roop's daughter Susan.

Susanville and Nearby Attractions

  • US Eagle Lake Ranger District.
  • Lassen National Forest.
  • Memorial Park.
  • Riverside Park.

Things To Do In Susanville

Susanville offers a relaxed and healthy life for its citizens, as well as visitors. Since it is located among forested mountains, it offers plenty of opportunities for hunting, hiking, fishing, boating and cycling. The city also has a golf course.

Susanville Transportation

Susanville is served by the Reno/ Tahoe International Airport.

Susanville Higher Education

Higher education opportunities are available at Lassen Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,555
Male Share of the Population75.5%
Female Share of the Population24.5%
Senior Citizens8.1%
Employed Population 16+2,729
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married29.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.4%
Median Earnings25+$36,538
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,448

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,688
% Above Poverty Level77.2%
% Below Poverty Level22.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone40%
Median Gross Rent$902
Median House Value$161,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.6%
German13.2%
Irish11.6%
Italian5.6%
English3.9%
French Except Basque2.6%
Portuguese2.1%
Norwegian1.5%
Scottish1.2%
Dutch1%
Swedish0.7%
Russian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Polish0.5%
African0.5%
Nigerian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Belizean0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Basque0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Australian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Greek0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Susanville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lassen County
Standard Zip Codes96130
P.O. Box Zip Codes96127
Phone Area Codes530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude40.41
Approximate Longitude-120.65

Susanville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSUSANVILLE 2 SW
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 41 F
Apr Temp33 to 61 F
Jul Temp50 to 88 F
Oct Temp34 to 66 F
Annual Precip13.4 inches
StationCHESTER
Distance31.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 42 F
Apr Temp29 to 59 F
Jul Temp46 to 84 F
Oct Temp32 to 66 F
Annual Precip32.9 inches
StationQUINCY
Distance36.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 47 F
Apr Temp31 to 65 F
Jul Temp44 to 91 F
Oct Temp31 to 73 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Susanville Public Libraries

Lassen Library District
1618 MAIN ST.
Susanville, California
(530) 257-8113

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Susanville Hospitals

Banner Lassen Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1800 Spring Ridge Drive

Susanville Public Schools

Credence High
1110 Main St.
ZIP: 96130
High
Total Enrollment 8
Diamond View Middle
850 Richmond Rd.
ZIP: 96130
Middle
Total Enrollment 270
Johnstonville Elementary
704-795 Bangham Ln.
ZIP: 96130
Primary
Total Enrollment 227
Lassen Community Day
477-060 Sheriff Cady Ln.
ZIP: 96130
Lassen County Juvenile Court
1415b Chestnut St.
ZIP: 96130
High
Total Enrollment 12
Lassen County Opportunity
472-103 Johnstonville Rd., N.
ZIP: 96130
High
Lassen County Special Education
472-013 Johnstonville Rd., N.
ZIP: 96130
Other
Total Enrollment 18
Lassen High
1110 Main St.
ZIP: 96130
High
Total Enrollment 865
Lassen Rop
472-013 Johnstonville Rd. N.
ZIP: 96130
High
Mckinley Elementary
2005 Fourth St.
ZIP: 96130
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Meadow View
1200 Paiute Ln.
ZIP: 96130
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Richmond Elementary
700-585 Richmond Rd., E.
ZIP: 96130
Primary
Total Enrollment 226
Rocky Ridge High
477-060 Sheriff Cady Ln.
ZIP: 96130
High

Susanville Private Schools

Lassen Christian Academy
2545 Riverside Dr
ZIP: 96130
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
Susanville Adventist Christian School
455 Cedar St
ZIP: 96130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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