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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,598
Male Share of the Population44.9%
Female Share of the Population55.1%
Senior Citizens19.3%
Employed Population 16+2,337
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married41.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.4%
Median Earnings25+$23,596
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$6,914
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,625

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,208
% Above Poverty Level68.8%
% Below Poverty Level31.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone39%
Median Gross Rent$758
Median House Value$149,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.1%
German19.5%
Irish13.7%
English12.6%
Norwegian5%
Italian4.9%
Portuguese3.3%
French Except Basque3.3%
Scottish2.2%
Greek1.6%
Dutch1.4%
Swedish1.4%
Afghan)1%
Polish1%
Danishn0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Canadian0.5%
Russian0.5%
African0.4%
Ugandan0.3%
Czech0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Icelander0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Albanian0.1%
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Yreka Almanac

CategoryValue
County Siskiyou County
Standard Zip Codes96097
Phone Area Codes530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude41.75
Approximate Longitude-122.67

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)

StationYREKA SISKIYOU CO
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 45 F
Apr Temp34 to 64 F
Jul Temp51 to 91 F
Oct Temp35 to 70 F
Annual Precip19.6 inches
StationASHLAND
Distance33.5 miles
Jan Temp29 to 48 F
Apr Temp35 to 63 F
Jul Temp50 to 87 F
Oct Temp36 to 68 F
Annual Precip19.7 inches
StationHOWARD PRAIRIE DAM
Distance37 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp29 to 53 F
Jul Temp45 to 79 F
Oct Temp33 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Etna733$37,292
Fort Jones816$44,000
Montague1,378$46,486

Yreka Public Libraries

Siskiyou County Free Library
719 FOURTH ST.
Yreka, California
(530) 842-8807

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Yreka Hospitals

Fairchild Medical Center
(Non-profit)
444 Bruce Street

Yreka Public Schools

Discovery High
504 W. Lennox St.
ZIP: 96097
High
Total Enrollment 31
Evergreen Elementary
416 Evergreen Ln.
ZIP: 96097
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
J. Everett Barr Court
269 Sharps Ln.
ZIP: 96097
Other
Total Enrollment 8
Jackson Street Elementary
405 Jackson St.
ZIP: 96097
Middle
Total Enrollment 501
Siskiyou County Rop
431 Knapp St.
ZIP: 96097
High
Siskiyou County Special Education
609 S. Gold St.
ZIP: 96097
Other
Total Enrollment 83
Yreka Community Day
309 Jackson St.
ZIP: 96097
Primary
Total Enrollment 6
Yreka High
400 Preece Way
ZIP: 96097
High
Total Enrollment 632
Yreka Union High Community Day
504 W. Lennox St.
ZIP: 96097
High
Total Enrollment 7

Yreka Private Schools

Covenant Chapel Bible Academy
200 Greenhorn Rd
ZIP: 96097
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
Yreka Sda Christian School
346 Payne Ln
ZIP: 96097
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
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