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Susanville, California

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Welcome to Susanville ...

The city of Susanville is located in Lassen County<1> and is the County Seat for Lassen County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Susanville has a population of 15,049 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Susanville, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated August 24, 1900.

Susanville is 4,310 feet [1,314 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Susanville is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Susanville: (530)

The ZIP codes for Susanville: 96127, 96130<4>

Websites for Susanville ...

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Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Susanville had an population of 15,049 people. This is a decrease of 16.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Susanville had a population of 17,947 people (or 51.43% of the total population of Lassen County). This makes Susanville the county's most populous community.

The population of Susanville represents 0.05% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 304th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,947 people, the population of Susanville increased 32.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,541 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Susanville.

Communities Also Named Susanville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Susanville - it's located in Oregon.

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

Communities near Susanville ...

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

  • Leavitt (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leavitt
    • Leavitt lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Susanville and is located in Lassen County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leavitt
  • Belfast (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belfast
    • Belfast lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Susanville and is located in Lassen County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belfast
  • Janesville (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Standish (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Litchfield (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Antelope (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
    • Antelope was located 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Susanville and is located in Lassen County
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Antelope. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
  • Karlo (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Karlo
    • Karlo was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Susanville and is located in Lassen County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Karlo have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Karlo:
    • Secret
  • Pine Town (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Town
    • Pine Town lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Susanville and is located in Lassen County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Town have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Town
  • Westwood (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
  • Horse Lake (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Lake
    • Horse Lake was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Susanville and is located in Lassen County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<8> 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 Susanville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Susanville.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Susanville. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Susanville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Susanville ...

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

Adding Susanville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Susanville 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 Susanville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Susanville

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Lassen, 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 Susanville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Susanville - 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 Susanville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Susanville 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- Susanville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Susanville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SusanvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Susanville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4158, Longitude: -120.6501    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<8>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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