Susanville, California Population 2021

14,826
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Susanville is a city located in Lassen County California. It is also the county seat of Lassen County. With a 2020 population of 14,826, it is the 331st largest city in California and the 2334th largest city in the United States . Susanville is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -17.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,947 in 2010. Susanville reached it's highest population of 17,725 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Susanville has a population density of 1,866 people per square mile.

The average household income in Susanville is $66,505 with a poverty rate of 18.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $971 per month, and the median house value is $183,700. The median age in Susanville is 31.7 years, 30.6 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Susanville Demographics

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

  • White: 76.00%
  • Black or African American: 14.26%
  • Two or more races: 2.42%
  • Native American: 2.24%
  • Asian: 2.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.56%
  • Other race: 1.45%
The current population of Susanville, California is 14,826 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,102.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,947.

Susanville, California Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202130,483-45-0.15%
202030,528-45-0.15%
201930,573-45-0.15%
201830,618-302-0.99%
201730,9201990.64%
201630,721-535-1.74%
201531,256-408-1.31%
201431,664-465-1.47%
201332,129-1,500-4.67%
201233,629-617-1.83%
201134,246-585-1.71%
201034,8310.00%

Susanville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,44876.00%
Black or African American2,14814.26%
Two or More Races3652.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native3372.24%
Asian3132.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2351.56%
Some Other Race2181.45%
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Susanville Population by Race

Susanville Population Pyramid $2021

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Susanville Median Age

31.7


Total

30.6


Male

38


Female

Susanville Adults

There are 13,204 adults, (1,100 of whom are seniors) in Susanville.

Susanville Age Dependency

24.5

Age Dependency Ratio

9.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Susanville Sex Ratio

Female

3,388

22.49%

Male

11,676

77.51%

Susanville Population by Age

Susanville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Susanville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61%39%
Male52.8%47.2%
All49.5%50.5%
Non Family43.1%56.9%
Female24.4%75.6%

49.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Susanville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0012.2349.5
Married1,3343.0961
Non Family1,2481.0843.1
Female3112.9424.4
Male1082.7252.8

2.97

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Susanville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5605.28%
9th to 12th Grade2,24521.17%
High School Graduate4,25040.08%
Some College2,21920.93%
Associates Degree5585.26%
Bachelors Degree5645.32%
Graduate Degree2081.96%
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Susanville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Susanville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,2424,677582
Hispanic3,0231,57923
Black1,53294326
Native American2511607
Asian22814141
2+ Races19316123
Islander17117170
Other Race106582

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 40.94%.

Susanville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,062$46,735$36,827
Less Than 9th Grade$21,000$26,528$15,809
High School Graduate$40,893$46,897$33,750
Some College$38,396$48,125$35,000
Bachelors Degree$50,344$51,688$41,850
Graduate Degree$88,125$108,750$87,708

$40,062

Average Earnings

$46,735

Average Male

$36,827

Average Female

Susanville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Susanville Language by Age

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Susanville Language

72.11% of Susanville residents speak only English, while 27.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.83% of the population.

Susanville Language

Susanville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,26393917.84%
Hispanic54710619.38%
Native1968342.35%
Islander2185625.69%
Black1924623.96%
Multiple274279.85%
Other1361712.50%

18.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.64%

Male Poverty Rate

19.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Susanville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Susanville is Native, with 42.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Susanville is Multiple, with 9.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.30%.

Susanville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.70%
High School15.35%
Some College14.02%
Bachelors or Greater11.11%

Susanville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed45.88%
Female Unemployed39.68%
Female Employed10.05%
Male Employed7.27%

Susanville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Susanville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,488$66,505
Families$63,185$76,050
Married Families$71,818-
Non Families$33,605$51,583
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Income by Household Type

Susanville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Susanville Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Susanville Marital Status by Race

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Susanville Marital Status

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657

Number of Veterans

608

Male Veterans

49

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War154
First Gulf War133
Vietnam118
World War II26
Korea10

Susanville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54290
75+105
65 to 7495
55 to 6487
18 to 3480

Susanville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5455.46%
Black653.12%
Hispanic220.53%
Islander169.36%
2+ Races155.93%
Native American145.17%
Other Race21.52%

Susanville Veterans by Race

Susanville Veterans by Education

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6.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Susanville Veterans by Education

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23%

Labor Force Participation

21.8%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Susanville Employment by Age

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Susanville Employment by Race

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Susanville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.79%

Born in Susanville

93.42%

Native Born

6.58%

Foreign Born

4.89%

Non Citizen

1.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.42% of Susanville residents were born in the United States, with 77.79% having been born in California. 4.89% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,826-92-0.62%
202014,918-92-0.61%
201915,010-92-0.61%
201815,102-137-0.90%
201715,2394533.06%
201614,786-423-2.78%
201515,209-296-1.91%
201415,505-14-0.09%
201315,519-1,087-6.55%
201216,606-667-3.86%
201117,273-452-2.55%
201017,7254,1842.73%
200013,5416,2626.40%
19907,2797591.11%
19806,520-88-0.13%
19706,6081,0101.67%
19605,5982600.48%
19505,3383,76312.98%
19401,5752171.49%
19301,3584403.99%
19209182302.93%
19106880.00%

Susanville Population by Year