Redding, CA

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Population

178,919

0.172% decline

Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$47,258

3.68% growth

Poverty Rate

18.1%


Number of Employees

72,195

1.86% growth

Median Property Value

$233,500

4.47% growth

About

In 2017, Redding, CA had a population of 179k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $47,258. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Redding, CA declined from 179,228 to 178,919, a -0.172% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,582 to $47,258, a 3.68% increase.

The population of Redding, CA is 80.4% White Alone, 9.62% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.63% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Redding, CA speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Redding, CA are Shasta College (823 degrees awarded in 2016), Simpson University (448 degrees), and Shasta School of Cosmetology (54 degrees).

The median property value in Redding, CA is $233,500, and the homeownership rate is 62.6%. Most people in Redding, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Redding, CA is 2 cars per household.

Redding, CA borders Red Bluff, CA and Susanville, CA.

Economy

The economy of Redding, CA employs 72.2k people. The largest industries in Redding, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,557 people), Retail Trade (9,358 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,640 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,654), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,388), and Wholesale Trade ($48,281).

Median household income in Redding, CA is $47,258. Males in Redding, 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 Redding, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,258

2017 value

± $1,104

3.68%

1 Year Growth

± 3.04%

Households in Redding, CA have a median annual income of $47,258, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,582 in 2016, which represents a 3.68% annual growth.

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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.

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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 Redding, 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Redding, CA was Santa Clara County, CA with a value of $119,035, followed by San Mateo County, CA and Marin County, CA, with respective values of $116,653 and $113,908.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Redding, CA (32k out of 176k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    25,913 ± 1,095

  2. Hispanic

    5,041 ± 518

  3. Two Or More

    1,777 ± 297

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Redding, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

72.2k

2017 Value

± 1,813

1.86%

1 Year growth

± 3.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Redding, CA grew at a rate of 1.86%, from 70.9k employees to 72.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Redding, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,556 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,465 people), and Management Occupations (5,679 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Redding, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Redding, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,556 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,465 people), and Management Occupations (5,679 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Redding, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.7 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.45 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Redding, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($84,125), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($83,648), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,839).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

72.2k

2017 Value

± 1,813

1.86%

1 Year growth

± 3.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Redding, CA grew at a rate of 1.86%, from 70.9k employees to 72.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Redding, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,557 people), Retail Trade (9,358 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,640 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Redding, CA, though some of these residents may live in Redding, 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 Redding, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,557 people), Retail Trade (9,358 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,640 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Redding, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.79 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.54 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Redding, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,654), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,388), and Wholesale Trade ($48,281).

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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. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

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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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% 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. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

90.6% of the population of Redding, CA has health coverage, with 35.3% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 2.21% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Redding, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 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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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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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

9.41%

Uninsured

35.3%

Employer Coverage

23.9%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

15.3%

Non-Group

2.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Redding, CA declined by 18.6% from 11.6% to 9.41%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Redding, 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

Redding, CA is home to a population of 179k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.28% of Redding, CA residents were born outside of the country (9.44k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Redding, CA is composed of 144k White Alone residents (80.4%), 17.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.62%), 6.49k Two or More Races residents (3.63%), 5.2k Asian Alone residents (2.9%), 3.92k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.19%), 1.95k Black or African American Alone residents (1.09%), 124 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0693%), and 106 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0592%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Redding, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Redding, CA was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Redding, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Redding, CA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.44k people

4.81%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.62k people

As of 2017, 5.28% of Redding, CA residents (9.44k 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 Redding, CA was 4.81%, 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

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Redding, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Redding, CA was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    144k ± 207

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    17.2k ± 1.14k

  3. Two or More Races

    6.49k ± 681

In 2017, there were 8.36 times more White Alone residents (144k people) in Redding, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.2k Hispanic or Latino and 6.49k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Redding, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Redding, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Redding, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Redding, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,923 ± 342

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,873 ± 268

  3. Korea

    1,625 ± 185

Redding, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Redding, CA awarded 1,330 degrees. The student population of Redding, CA is skewed towards women, with 4,218 male students and 6,201 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Redding, CA are White (921 and 69.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (151 and 11.4%), Unknown (101 and 7.59%), and Asian (53 and 3.98%).

The largest universities in Redding, CA by number of degrees awarded are Shasta College (823 and 61.9%), Simpson University (448 and 33.7%), and Shasta School of Cosmetology (54 and 4.06%).

The most popular majors in Redding, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (136 and 10.2%), General Psychology (116 and 8.72%), and Registered Nursing (102 and 7.67%).

The median tuition costs in Redding, CA are $18,575 for private four year colleges, and $1,104 and $6,240 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 73 degrees awarded

  2. 83 degrees awarded

  3. 73 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Redding, CA was Humanistic Studies with 73 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 823 degrees awarded

  2. 448 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

$1,104

Median In-State Public

$18,575

Median Private

In 2016, the Redding, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Shasta College with 823 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

454

Degrees Awarded to Men

876

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 454 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Redding, CA, which is 0.518 times less than the 876 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

    921 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    151 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    101 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Redding, CA were to White students. These 921 degrees mean that there were 6.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 151 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Redding, CA was $233,500 in 2017, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $223,500 to $233,500, a 4.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Redding, CA is 62.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Redding, CA have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Redding, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,258

Median Household Income

± $1,104

70.5k

Number of Households

± 1,662

In 2017, the median household income of the 70.5k households in Redding, CA grew to $47,258 from the previous year's value of $45,582.

The following chart displays the households in Redding, 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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Housing

Property Value

$233,500

2017 Median

± $4,093

$223,500

2016 Median

± $3,988

In 2017, the median property value in Redding, CA grew to to $233,500 from the previous year's value of $223,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Redding, 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 Redding, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

62.6%

2017 Homeownership

62.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.6% of the housing units in Redding, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.1%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Redding, CA have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.56% of the workforce in Redding, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    7.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Redding, CA was Drove Alone (82%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.5%) and those who Worked At Home (5.77%).

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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