Mount Shasta is a city located in Siskiyou County California. With a 2020 population of 3,189, it is the 760th largest city in California and the 8562nd largest city in the United States. Mount Shasta is currently declining at a rate of -0.53% annually and its population has decreased by -1.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,250 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Mount Shasta has a population density of 847 people per square mile.
The average household income in Mount Shasta is $58,352 with a poverty rate of 18.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,208 per month, and the median house value is $259,600. The median age in Mount Shasta is 57.5 years, 58.4 years for males, and 57.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mount Shastawas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.76%.
95.96% of Mount Shasta residents speak only English, while 4.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.24% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Shasta is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Shasta is Hispanic, with 24.89% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.57%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Mount Shasta
96.58% of Mount Shasta residents were born in the United States, with 60.98% having been born in California. 1.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.