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The 2000 Census showed that Tehama County had a population of 56,039 people. This represented 0.17% of the total population of California, making it the state's 41st most populous county (out of 58 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Tehama had a population of 61,138 people. This is an increase of 9.1% since the 2000 Census.

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
201063,463+13.25%+3.8% since 2009
200861,143+9.11%+0.62% since 2007
200760,764+8.43%+0.65% since 2006
200660,374+7.74%+1.32% since 2005
200559,587+6.33%+1.37% since 2004
200458,784+4.9%+1.47% since 2003
200357,933+3.38%+1.64% since 2002
200257,000+1.71%+0.93% since 2001
200156,474+0.78%+0.78% since 2000
200056,039The Last Census

Tehama County had 23,547 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Tehama County has a total area<3> of 2,962 square miles [7,672 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (11.28 square miles [29.22 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Tehama County had a population density of 18.99 people per square mile [7.33 people/km²], making it the state's 47th most densely populated county (out of 58 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Tehama County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Tehama and the state of California.

Click here for the Tehama County QuickFact (QF-06103).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Tehama County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Red BluffQF-065989213,79513,1474.93%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Tehama County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ButteQF-06007   SE220,577203,1718.57%
GlennQF-06021   S28,29926,4536.98%
MendocinoQF-06045   SW86,04086,265-0.26%
PlumasQF-06063   E20,12220,824-3.37%
ShastaQF-06089   N181,099163,25610.93%
TrinityQF-06105   NW14,16513,0228.78%

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Census QuickFact for Tehama County

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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Tehama. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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