Shasta County, CA

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2021 Population
181,935
1.49% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
41.5
0.48% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
14.2%
5.81% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$61,937
8.4% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$281,600
7.89% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
75,545
2.1% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Shasta County, CA had a population of 182k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $61,937. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Shasta County, CA grew from 179,267 to 181,935, a 1.49% increase and its median household income grew from $57,139 to $61,937, a 8.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shasta County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (78%), White (Hispanic) (5.23%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.65%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.27%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.61%).

None of the households in Shasta County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in Shasta County, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Shasta County, CA are Shasta College (1,748 degrees awarded in 2021), Simpson University (123457) (264 degrees), and Shasta School of Cosmetology (52 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Shasta County, CA was $281,600, and the homeownership rate was 64.5%.

Most people in Shasta County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Shasta County, CA was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Lassen Peak, also known as Mount Lassen, is the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range. Located in the Shasta Cascade region of Northern California, Lassen rises 2,000 ft (600 m) above the surrounding terrain and has a volume of 0.5 cu mi (2 km3), making it one of the largest lava domes on Earth.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Shasta County, CA is home to a population of 182k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2021, 5.57% of Shasta County, CA residents were born outside of the country (10.1k people).

In 2021, there were 14.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (142k people) in Shasta County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.52k White (Hispanic) and 8.46k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2021 Citizenship
97.1%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 97.2% of Shasta County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Shasta County, CA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shasta County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    142k ± 568
  2. White (Hispanic)
    9.52k ± 807
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    8.46k ± 829
10.7%
Hispanic Population
19.5k people

In 2021, there were 14.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (142k people) in Shasta County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.52k White (Hispanic) and 8.46k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.7% of the people in Shasta County, CA are hispanic (19.5k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,959,545 ± 46,338 people
  2. Philippines
    828,655 ± 22,113 people
  3. China
    680,942 ± 20,084 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,959,545 California residents, followed by Philippines with 828,655 and China with 680,942.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.57%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10.1k people
5.74%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
10.3k people

As of 2021, 5.57% of Shasta County, CA residents (10.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shasta County, CA was 5.74%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,363 ± 397
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,285 ± 367
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,361 ± 263

Shasta County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Shasta County, CA employs 75.5k people. The largest industries in Shasta County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,612 people), Retail Trade (9,420 people), and Construction (6,269 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,787), Public Administration ($63,466), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($59,938).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,050. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

75.5k
2021 Value
± 2,072
2.1%
1 Year growth
± 3.73%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Shasta County, CA grew at a rate of 2.1%, from 74k employees to 75.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shasta County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,155 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,426 people), and Management Occupations (7,217 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shasta County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

75.5k
2021 Value
± 2,072
2.1%
1 Year growth
± 3.73%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Shasta County, CA grew at a rate of 2.1%, from 74k employees to 75.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shasta County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,612 people), Retail Trade (9,420 people), and Construction (6,269 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shasta County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Shasta County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,189
Median earning men ± $1,874
$32,809
Median earning women ± $1,046

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Public Administration ($78,717), Information ($70,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,350).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($45,189), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($43,169), and Wholesale Trade ($42,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in California. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,137
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 983
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 807
    Retail Trade

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.35M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $447k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. $422k
    Manufacturing

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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. $405B
  2. $159B
  3. $155B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $405B, followed by Mixed freight ($159B) and Pharmaceuticals ($155B).

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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$2.21T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
109% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.21T. This is expected to increase 109% to $4.61T by 2050.

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. $84.4B
  2. $44.8B
  3. $40.6B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $84.4B, followed by Arizona with $44.8B and Ohio and $40.6B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Shasta County, CA went to Donald J. Trump with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.37%).

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 18, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Shasta County, CA awarded 2,074 degrees. The student population of Shasta County, CA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 6,208 male students and 10,238 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Shasta County, CA are White (1,363 and 65.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (349 and 16.8%), Two or More Races (110 and 5.3%), and Asian (107 and 5.16%).

The largest universities in Shasta County, CA by number of degrees awarded are Shasta College (1,748 and 84.3%), Simpson University (123457) (264 and 12.7%), and Shasta School of Cosmetology (52 and 2.51%).

The most popular majors in Shasta County, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (508 and 24.5%), Biological & Physical Sciences (167 and 8.05%), and Fire Science & Fire-Fighting (165 and 7.96%).

The median tuition costs in Shasta County, CA are $23,150 for private four year colleges, and $1,104 and $7,824 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Shasta County, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 67.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 16,446 (37.7% men and 62.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 16,446 students enrolled in Shasta County, CA, 37.7% men and 62.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,950 records, of which 63.9% were women and 36.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 167 degree-majors awarded
  2. 99 degree-majors awarded
  3. 74 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Shasta County, CA was Biological & Physical Sciences with 167 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,748 degrees awarded
  2. 264 degrees awarded
  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Shasta College with 1,748 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 714 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Shasta County, CA, which is 0.525 times less than the 1,360 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,363 degrees mean that there were 3.91 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 349 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($23,150) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,180) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,359) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 1.89% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.12% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were Some college (7.01M), High School or Equivalent (6.74M), and Bachelors Degree (6.25M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Shasta County, CA was $281,600 in 2021, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $261,000 to $281,600, a 7.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Shasta County, CA is 64.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Shasta County, CA have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shasta County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Shasta County, CA is $61,937. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Shasta County, CA was Census Tract 110.01 with a value of $103,750, followed by Census Tract 119 and Census Tract 106.01, with respective values of $102,917 and $97,961.

In 2022, 22.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Shasta County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.715%.

Property

$281,600
Median Property Value 2021
±$5,315
$46,028
Median Property Taxes
±$1,400

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shasta County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Shasta County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.5%
Homeownership
2021
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 64.5% of the housing units in Shasta County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 110.01
  2. Census Tract 119
  3. Census Tract 106.01

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shasta County, CA was Census Tract 110.01 with a value of $103,750, followed by Census Tract 119 and Census Tract 106.01, with respective values of $102,917 and $97,961.

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

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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.
$61,937
Median Household Income
± $2,140
71.3k
Number of Households
± 1,855

In 2021, the median household income of the 71.3k households in Shasta County, CA grew to $61,937 from the previous year's value of $57,139.

The following chart displays the households in Shasta County, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shasta County, CA is from California.
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California

In 2021, the income inequality in California was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.12% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (79.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.36%)

In 2021, 79.2% of workers in Shasta County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9%) and those who worked at home (7.36%).

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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Commute Time

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shasta County, CA have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.75% of the workforce in Shasta County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 22.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Shasta County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.715%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shasta County, CA (25.4k out of 179k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shasta County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.3% of the children was living in poverty in Shasta County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 726 in Shasta County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 24.6 per 100,000 population.

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93.2% of the population of Shasta County, CA has health coverage, with 37.4% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 2.26% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Shasta County, CA see 1364 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.25% increase from the previous year (1334 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1243 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 228 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,364 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Shasta County, CA

Primary care physicians in Shasta County, CA see an average of 1,364 patients per year. This represents a 2.25% increase from the previous year (1,334 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.82%
Uninsured
37.4%
Employer Coverage
23.9%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
2.26%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shasta County, CA grew by 10.8% from 6.15% to 6.82%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 50.4 in Shasta County, CA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 27.8% in Shasta County, CA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.14% in Shasta County, CA.

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