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The city of Red Bluff is located in Tehama County<1> and is the County Seat for Tehama County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Red Bluff, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

A typical abbreviation for Red Bluff: Red Blf. (or less commonly used: Red Bluf.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Red Bluff has a population of 14,274 people<2> (see below for details).

Red Bluff is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Red Bluff is located in the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Red Bluff: 96080<4>

Websites for Red Bluff ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Red Bluff had an population of 14,274 people. This is an increase of 1.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Red Bluff had a population of 14,076 people (or 22.18% of the total population of Tehama County). This makes Red Bluff the county's most populous community.

The population of Red Bluff represents 0.04% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 330th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,076 people, the population of Red Bluff increased 7.07% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,147 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Red Bluff.

Communities Also Named Red Bluff ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Red Bluff - they are located in Arkansas (2), British Columbia, Georgia (3), Montana, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas (4) and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Red Bluff.

Communities near Red Bluff ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Red Bluff.

  • Anderson
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson
    • Anderson is located in Shasta County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,565 people
    • Former name for Anderson:
    • American Ranch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anderson <5>
  • Corning
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Tehama
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Rawson
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawson
    • Rawson is located in Tehama County
  • Bend
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bend
    • Bend is located in Tehama County
  • Proberta
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Gerber
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Hooker
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooker
    • Hooker is located in Tehama County
  • Dales
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dales
    • Dales is located in Tehama County
  • Los Molinos
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)

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 Red Bluff. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Red Bluff.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Red Bluff. 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 Red Bluff.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Bluff. Our list includes 43 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Red Bluff.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Red Bluff ...

Looking for more information about Red Bluff? 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 Red Bluff, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Red Bluff.

Adding Red Bluff to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Red Bluff was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Red Bluff on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Red Bluff.

The official website for Red Bluff:

The official website for Tehama County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Tehama, 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 Red Bluff.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Red Bluff - 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 Red Bluff). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Red Bluff or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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