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Weed, California

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Welcome to Weed ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Weed has a population of 2,701 people<2> (see below for details).

Weed was settled in 1897 and was incorporated January 25, 1961.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Weed: Named after Abner Weed, who was an early settler in this area.

The community of Weed is 3,560 feet [1,085 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Weed is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Weed: (530)

The ZIP code for Weed: 96094<4>

Websites for Weed ...

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Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Weed had an population of 2,701 people. This is a decrease of 8.97% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Weed had a population of 2,967 people (which is 6.61% of the total population of Siskiyou County). This makes Weed the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,967 people, the population of Weed has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,978 people).

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

Communities Also Named Weed ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Weed - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Montana, New Mexico (2) and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Weed ...

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

  • Mount Shasta [Siskiyou County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Shasta
    • Mount Shasta [Siskiyou County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Weed
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,233 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Shasta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Shasta<6>
  • Dunsmuir [Siskiyou County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunsmuir
    • Dunsmuir [Siskiyou County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Weed
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,548 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunsmuir
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunsmuir<6>
  • Gazelle [Siskiyou County]
  • Big Springs [Siskiyou County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Springs
    • Big Springs [Siskiyou County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Weed
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Springs
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shasta Springs [Siskiyou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shasta Springs
      • Shasta Springs [Siskiyou County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Weed
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shasta Springs
    • Cougar [Siskiyou County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cougar
      • Cougar [Siskiyou County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Weed
    • Grenada [Siskiyou County]
    • McCloud [Siskiyou County]
    • Castle Crags [Shasta County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Crags
      • Castle Crags [Shasta County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Weed
      • 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]

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Weed. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Weed.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Weed ...

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

Mentions & References for Weed

Visit our Community Index for California

About Siskiyou County

About California

The official website for Weed:

The official website for Siskiyou County:

The official website for State of California:

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 Weed.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Weed - 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 Weed). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Weed 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Weed) 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 Weed. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WeedOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weed. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4230, Longitude: -122.3874    
<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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