Susanville, CA

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Population

15,286

1.73% decline

Poverty Rate

20.7%


Median Age

31.4


Median Household Income

$51,105

9.05% growth

Number of Employees

2,854

0.627% decline

Median Property Value

$168,400

4.4% growth

About

In 2017, Susanville, CA had a population of 15.3k people with a median age of 31.4 and a median household income of $51,105. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Susanville, CA declined from 15,555 to 15,286, a -1.73% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,863 to $51,105, a 9.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Susanville, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.2%), White (Hispanic) (24.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.7%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.83%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.45%). N/A% of the people in Susanville, CA speak a non-English language, and 95.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Susanville, CA are Lassen Community College (376 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Susanville, CA is $168,400, and the homeownership rate is 47%. Most people in Susanville, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Susanville, CA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Susanville, CA employs 2.85k people. The largest industries in Susanville, CA are Public Administration (1,030 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (384 people), and Retail Trade (327 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($67,679), Public Administration ($63,125), and Construction ($60,313).

Median household income in Susanville, CA is $51,105. Males in Susanville, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Susanville, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,105

2017 value

± $5,255

9.05%

1 Year Growth

± 14.1%

Households in Susanville, CA have a median annual income of $51,105, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,863 in 2016, which represents a 9.05% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Susanville, CA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Susanville, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 403.02

  2. Census Tract 403.05

  3. Census Tract 404

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Susanville, CA was Census Tract 403.02 with a value of $66,473, followed by Census Tract 403.05 and Census Tract 404, with respective values of $61,288 and $51,818.

The following map shows all of the places in Susanville, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Susanville, CA (1.47k out of 7.07k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,207 ± 206

  2. Hispanic

    170 ± 118

  3. Native American

    104 ± 71

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Susanville, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.85k

2017 Value

± 286

-0.627%

1 Year decline

± 14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Susanville, CA declined at a rate of -0.627%, from 2.87k employees to 2.85k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Susanville, CA, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (489 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (435 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (245 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Susanville, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Susanville, CA, by number of employees, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (489 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (435 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (245 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Susanville, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (17.7 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.7 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Susanville, CA, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($105,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($97,778), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($86,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.85k

2017 Value

± 286

-0.627%

1 Year decline

± 14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Susanville, CA declined at a rate of -0.627%, from 2.87k employees to 2.85k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Susanville, CA, are Public Administration (1,030 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (384 people), and Retail Trade (327 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Susanville, CA, though some of these residents may live in Susanville, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Susanville, CA, by number of employees, are Public Administration (1,030 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (384 people), and Retail Trade (327 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Susanville, CA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (7.73 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.5 times), and Utilities (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Susanville, CA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($67,679), Public Administration ($63,125), and Construction ($60,313).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.6% of the population of Susanville, CA has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 9.85% on non-group plans, and 2.48% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Susanville, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Susanville, CA see 2411 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.9% increase from the previous year (2117 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 908 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 336 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,411 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lassen County, CA see an average of 2,411 patients per year. This represents a 13.9% increase from the previous year (2,117 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lassen County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.4%

Uninsured

49.1%

Employer Coverage

20.9%

Medicaid

11.3%

Medicare

9.85%

Non-Group

2.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Susanville, CA declined by 3.07% from 6.61% to 6.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Susanville, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Susanville, CA is home to a population of 15.3k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.51% of Susanville, CA residents were born outside of the country (995 people).

In 2017, there were 2.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.68k people) in Susanville, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.81k White (Hispanic) and 2.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Susanville, CA was 31.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Susanville, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Susanville, CA residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.51%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

995 people

6.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

996 people

As of 2017, 6.51% of Susanville, CA residents (995 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Susanville, CA was 6.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

95.2%

2017 Citizenship

95.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.2% of Susanville, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Susanville, CA was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Susanville, CA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    7.68k ± 255

  2. White (Hispanic)

    3.81k ± 286

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    2.09k ± 174

In 2017, there were 2.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.68k people) in Susanville, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.81k White (Hispanic) and 2.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Susanville, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    199 ± 66

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    144 ± 70

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    90 ± 45

Susanville, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Susanville, CA awarded 376 degrees. The student population of Susanville, CA is skewed towards men, with 1,914 male students and 570 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Susanville, CA are White (253 and 67.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (44 and 11.7%), Black or African American (24 and 6.38%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (19 and 5.05%).

The largest universities in Susanville, CA by number of degrees awarded are Lassen Community College (376 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Susanville, CA are Humanistic Studies (130 and 34.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (74 and 19.7%), and Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields (33 and 8.78%).

The median tuition costs in Susanville, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 130 degrees awarded

  2. 11 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Susanville, CA was Humanistic Studies with 130 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Susanville, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

376 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Susanville, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lassen Community College with 376 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

172

Degrees Awarded to Men

204

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 172 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Susanville, CA, which is 0.843 times less than the 204 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    253 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    44 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Susanville, CA were to White students. These 253 degrees mean that there were 5.75 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 44 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Susanville, CA was $168,400 in 2017, which is 0.733 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $161,300 to $168,400, a 4.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Susanville, CA is 47%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Susanville, CA have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Susanville, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$168,400

2017 Median

± $9,409

$161,300

2016 Median

± $8,577

In 2017, the median property value in Susanville, CA grew to to $168,400 from the previous year's value of $161,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Susanville, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Susanville, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$51,105

Median Household Income

± $5,255

3k

Number of Households

± 275

In 2017, the median household income of the 3k households in Susanville, CA grew to $51,105 from the previous year's value of $46,863.

The following chart displays the households in Susanville, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Susanville, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Susanville, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

47%

2017 Homeownership

48.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47% of the housing units in Susanville, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 48.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Susanville, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Susanville, CA have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Susanville, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.9%

  2. Carpooled

    6.8%

  3. Walked

    5.96%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Susanville, CA was Drove Alone (81.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.8%) and those who Walked (5.96%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Susanville, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Susanville, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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