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Welcome to Mount Shasta ...

The city of Mount Shasta is located in Siskiyou County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Mount Shasta: Mt. Shasta

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Shasta has a population of 3,263 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Mount Shasta, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated May 31, 1905.

Mount Shasta is 3,620 feet [1,103 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Mount Shasta is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Mount Shasta is within the boundaries of the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Mount Shasta: 96067<4>

Websites for Mount Shasta ...

Official Website: www.ci.mt-shasta.ca.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Shasta had an population of 3,263 people. This is a decrease of 3.86% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Shasta had a population of 3,394 people (or 7.56% of the total population of Siskiyou County). This makes Mount Shasta the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,394 people, the population of Mount Shasta decreased 6.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,621 people).

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

Communities near Mount Shasta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mount Shasta.

  • Weed [Siskiyou County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weed
    • Weed [Siskiyou County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Mount Shasta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,668 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weed
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weed<6>
  • Dunsmuir [Siskiyou County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunsmuir
    • Dunsmuir [Siskiyou County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Mount Shasta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,548 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunsmuir
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunsmuir<6>
  • Shasta Springs [Siskiyou County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shasta Springs
    • Shasta Springs [Siskiyou County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Mount Shasta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shasta Springs
  • Carrick [Siskiyou County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrick
    • Carrick [Siskiyou County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Mount Shasta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrick have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrick
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McCloud [Siskiyou County]
    • Castle Crags [Shasta County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Crags
      • Castle Crags [Shasta County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Mount Shasta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Crags have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Castella [Shasta County]
    • Edgewood [Siskiyou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Siskiyou County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Mount Shasta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
    • Sweetbriar [Shasta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetbriar
      • Sweetbriar [Shasta County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Mount Shasta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetbriar
    • Conant [Shasta County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conant
      • Conant [Shasta County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Mount Shasta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conant have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Shasta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Shasta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mount Shasta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mount Shasta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Shasta. See our Newspapers Page for Mount Shasta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Shasta ...

Looking for more information about Mount Shasta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mount Shasta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mount Shasta.

Adding Mount Shasta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mount Shasta in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mount Shasta was on a map titled Road Map for California (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mount Shasta on our Genealogy Page.

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About Siskiyou County

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The official website for Mount Shasta: www.ci.mt-shasta.ca.us/

The official website for Siskiyou County: www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Siskiyou, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Shasta.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Shasta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Mount Shasta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mount Shasta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Shasta) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mount Shasta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount ShastaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Shasta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3133, Longitude: -122.3123    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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