Shasta County is currently home to an estimated 178,359 people, with a projected population of 184,384 by 2025. This projection is supported by the fact that population increase has been steady for the last twenty years, with an annual average increase of 1 percent.

US Census, California Dept. of Finance, Feb. 2017

Census Projections
2010 2017 2020 2025 2030 2035 2040 2045 2050
177,223 178,359 180,056 184,384 188,847 193,030 196,656 199,830 202,817

Median Age

Shasta County has a median age of 42.2 years, providing a reliable and experienced labor pool, as well as a stable consumer market. Projections for the next ten years indicate a 15% increase for those between 30-44.

Shasta County Population by Age
Population by Age

US Census Bureau

Household Income

The median household income for 2014 in Shasta County is $21.42 per hour or $44,556 annually, which is substantially lower than many other areas in the Western U.S. By locating in Shasta County businesses can decrease labor costs while paying an above average wage to attract the best employees Shasta County has to offer.

Median Household Income

US Census Bureau

Cost of Living

According to Sperlinger’s Best Places, the Cost of Living in Shasta County is among the most affordable in the Western United States.

Comparative Cost of Living Index
Population by Age