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Time Zone: Shasta County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Redding is the Seat for Shasta County.

Shasta County is one of the original counties of California and was founded in 1850.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Shasta had a population of 181,099 people. This is an increase of 10.93% since the last Census (which gave a population of 163,256 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Shasta represented 0.48% of the total population of California, making it the state's 29th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010177,223+8.56%-2.14% since 2009
2009181,099+10.93%+0.32% since 2008
2008180,515+10.57%+0.66% since 2007
2000163,256The Last Census

More information can be found on the Shasta County Census Page for Shasta County.


Below are some of the communities located in Shasta County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Shasta County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Redding   90,52180,86511.94% increase  
Anderson   10,6819,02218.39% increase  
Shasta Lake   10,2089,00813.32% increase  

Websites for Shasta County

Official Website:   www.co.shasta.ca.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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