Susanville, California Population 2024

10,283

Susanville is a city located in Lassen County California. Susanville has a 2024 population of 10,283. It is also the county seat of Lassen County.Susanville is currently declining at a rate of -14.27% annually and its population has decreased by -37.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,426 in 2020.

The average household income in Susanville is $72,884 with a poverty rate of 17.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Susanville is 33.7 years, 32.9 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Susanville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Susanville was:

  • White: 62.74%
  • Two or more races: 15.07%
  • Black or African American: 13.71%
  • Other race: 2.73%
  • Native American: 2.43%
  • Asian: 1.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.59%
Land Area (mi²)
7.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,294.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-37.4% (-6,143)
The current population of Susanville, California is 10,283 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,426.

Susanville, California Population 2024

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Susanville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,87362.74%
Two or more races2,37215.07%
Black or African American2,15713.71%
Other race4292.73%
Native American3832.43%
Asian2731.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2501.59%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Susanville Population by Race

Susanville Population Pyramid 2024

Susanville Median Age

33.7

Total

32.9

Male

38

Female

Susanville Adults

There are 13,370 adults, (1,500 of whom are seniors) in Susanville.

Susanville Age Dependency

32.6

Age Dependency Ratio

12.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Susanville Sex Ratio

Female4,59129.17%
Male11,14670.83%

Susanville Population by Age

Susanville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,4472.6254.245.8
Married1,5933.458.641.4
Non Family1,3851.2951.748.3
Female3163.8850.349.7
Male1533.8737.962.1
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3.32

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

54.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Susanville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Susanville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Susanville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.97%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 44.38%.

Susanville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,341

Average Earnings

$50,585

Average Male

$40,473

Average Female

Susanville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Susanville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Susanville Language

75.82% of Susanville residents speak only English, while 24.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.19% of the population.

Susanville Language

Susanville Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,3231,19518.9%
Hispanic1,4041379.76%
Multiple65011818.15%
Other4019924.69%
Native2573915.18%
Black467275.78%
Islander250228.8%
Asian11465.26%
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17.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.48%

Male Poverty Rate

19.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Susanville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Susanville is Other, with 24.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Susanville is Asian, with 5.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.28%.

Susanville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.63%
High School18.88%
Some College12.7%
Bachelors or Greater9.73%
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Susanville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed20.27%
Female Unemployed16.98%
Female Employed11.48%
Male Employed5.75%
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Susanville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Susanville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Susanville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Susanville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Susanville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Susanville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Susanville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

754

Number of Veterans

589

Male Veterans

165

Female Veterans

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Susanville Veterans by War

count

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Susanville Veterans by Age

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Susanville Veterans by Race

Susanville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.6%

Veteran Disability Rate

Susanville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

31.1%

Labor Force Participation

28.8%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Susanville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Susanville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Susanville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.11%

Born in Susanville

94.5%

Native Born

5.5%

Foreign Born

4.09%

Non Citizen

1.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.5% of Susanville residents were born in the United States, with 76.11% having been born in California. 4.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Susanville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,723-1,712-49.84%
20283,435-1,712-33.26%
20275,147-1,712-24.96%
20266,859-1,712-19.97%
20258,571-1,712-16.65%
202410,283-1,712-14.27%
202311,995-1,712-12.49%
202213,707-1,712-11.1%
202115,419-1,007-6.13%
202016,4261,3779.15%
201915,049-62-0.41%
201815,111-117-0.77%
201715,2284633.14%
201614,765-422-2.78%
201515,187-295-1.91%
201415,482-14-0.09%
201315,496-1,087-6.55%
201216,583-664-3.85%
201117,247-460-2.6%
201017,7074,16630.77%
200013,5416,26286.03%
19907,27975911.64%
19806,520-88-1.33%
19706,6081,01018.04%
19605,5982604.87%
19505,3383,763238.92%
19401,57521715.98%
19301,35844047.93%
192091823033.43%
1910688
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Susanville Population by Year