Siskiyou County, CA

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Population

43,530

0.316% decline

Median Age

47.9


Median Household Income

$40,884

6.13% growth

Poverty Rate

20.7%


Number of Employees

16,544

1.87% growth

Median Property Value

$176,600

2.02% growth

About

In 2017, Siskiyou County, CA had a population of 43.5k people with a median age of 47.9 and a median household income of $40,884. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Siskiyou County, CA declined from 43,668 to 43,530, a -0.316% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,524 to $40,884, a 6.13% increase.

The population of Siskiyou County, CA is 77.2% White Alone, 12% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.47% Two or More Races. 7.92% of the people in Siskiyou County, CA speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Siskiyou County, CA are College of the Siskiyous (256 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Siskiyou County, CA is $176,600, and the homeownership rate is 65.5%. Most people in Siskiyou County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Siskiyou County, CA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The majestic Mt. Shasta with a second volcano called Mt. Shastina. Here the winds are blowing snow from the higher peak over to the shorter.

Economy

The economy of Siskiyou County, CA employs 16.5k people. The largest industries in Siskiyou County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,530 people), Retail Trade (2,003 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,765 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($50,740), Utilities ($41,087), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,604).

Median household income in Siskiyou County, CA is $40,884. Males in Siskiyou County, 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 Siskiyou County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,884

2017 value

± $1,957

6.13%

1 Year Growth

± 6.8%

Households in Siskiyou County, CA have a median annual income of $40,884, 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 $38,524 in 2016, which represents a 6.13% 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 Siskiyou County, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Siskiyou County, CA 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 Siskiyou County, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Siskiyou County, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Siskiyou County, 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 7.01

  2. Census Tract 6

  3. Census Tract 9

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Siskiyou County, CA was Census Tract 7.01 with a value of $50,795, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $45,365 and $44,093.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Siskiyou County, CA (8.92k out of 43.1k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    6,676 ± 422

  2. Hispanic

    1,841 ± 188

  3. Two Or More

    860 ± 155

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Siskiyou 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

16.5k

2017 Value

± 704

1.87%

1 Year growth

± 6.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Siskiyou County, CA grew at a rate of 1.87%, from 16.2k employees to 16.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Siskiyou County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,075 people), Management Occupations (1,686 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,548 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Siskiyou County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Siskiyou County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,075 people), Management Occupations (1,686 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,548 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Siskiyou County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.64 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.61 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Siskiyou County, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($80,938), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,854), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($65,536).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.5k

2017 Value

± 704

1.87%

1 Year growth

± 6.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Siskiyou County, CA grew at a rate of 1.87%, from 16.2k employees to 16.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Siskiyou County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,530 people), Retail Trade (2,003 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,765 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Siskiyou County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Siskiyou County, 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 Siskiyou County, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,530 people), Retail Trade (2,003 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,765 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Siskiyou County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.02 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.76 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.11 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Siskiyou County, CA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($50,740), Utilities ($41,087), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,604).

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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 with $157B and Gasoline and $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

91.7% of the population of Siskiyou County, CA has health coverage, with 30.8% on employee plans, 27.4% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 2.79% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Siskiyou County, CA see 1210 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.97% decrease from the previous year (1247 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1557 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 261 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

1,210 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Siskiyou County, CA see an average of 1,210 patients per year. This represents a 2.97% decrease from the previous year (1,247 patients).

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

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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%).

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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%).

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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

8.29%

Uninsured

30.8%

Employer Coverage

27.4%

Medicaid

17%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

2.79%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Siskiyou County, CA declined by 15.9% from 9.86% to 8.29%.

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

Siskiyou County, CA is home to a population of 43.5k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.25% of Siskiyou County, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Siskiyou County, CA is composed of 33.6k White Alone residents (77.2%), 5.22k Hispanic or Latino residents (12%), 1.95k Two or More Races residents (4.47%), 1.26k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.9%), 686 Asian Alone residents (1.58%), 669 Black or African American Alone residents (1.54%), 127 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.292%), and 35 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0804%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Siskiyou County, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,401 speakers), Chinese (143 speakers), and German (107 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Siskiyou County, CA was 47.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Siskiyou County, CA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Siskiyou County, CA residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.95%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.25% of Siskiyou County, CA residents 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 Siskiyou County, CA was 4.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Siskiyou County, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Siskiyou County, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Siskiyou County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Siskiyou County, CA was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    33.6k ± 19

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.22k ± 402

  3. Two or More Races

    1.95k ± 197

In 2017, there were 6.44 times more White Alone residents (33.6k people) in Siskiyou County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.22k Hispanic or Latino and 1.95k 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 Siskiyou County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,401 speakers (5.77%)

  2. Chinese

    143 speakers (0.344%)

  3. German

    107 speakers (0.257%)

7.92% of Siskiyou County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Siskiyou County, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.77% of the overall population of Siskiyou County, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.344% speak Chinese and 0.257% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,857 ± 189

  2. Korea

    468 ± 127

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    298 ± 83

Siskiyou County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Siskiyou County, CA awarded 256 degrees. The student population of Siskiyou County, CA is skewed towards men, with 1,281 male students and 1,035 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Siskiyou County, CA are White (158 and 61.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (38 and 14.8%), Unknown (23 and 8.98%), and Asian (11 and 4.3%).

The largest universities in Siskiyou County, CA by number of degrees awarded are College of the Siskiyous (256 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Siskiyou County, CA are Fire Prevention & Safety Technology (37 and 14.5%), General Social Sciences (32 and 12.5%), and Registered Nursing (29 and 11.3%).

The median tuition costs in Siskiyou County, 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. 32 degrees awarded

  2. 29 degrees awarded

  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Siskiyou County, CA was General Social Sciences with 32 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

256 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Siskiyou County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of the Siskiyous with 256 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

120

Degrees Awarded to Men

136

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 120 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Siskiyou County, CA, which is 0.882 times less than the 136 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

    158 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    38 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    23 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Siskiyou County, CA were to White students. These 158 degrees mean that there were 4.16 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 38 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Siskiyou County, CA was $176,600 in 2017, which is 0.812 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $173,100 to $176,600, a 2.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Siskiyou County, CA is 65.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Siskiyou County, CA have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Siskiyou County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,884

Median Household Income

± $1,957

19k

Number of Households

± 733

In 2017, the median household income of the 19k households in Siskiyou County, CA grew to $40,884 from the previous year's value of $38,524.

The following chart displays the households in Siskiyou 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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Housing

Property Value

$176,600

2017 Median

± $9,205

$173,100

2016 Median

± $4,112

In 2017, the median property value in Siskiyou County, CA grew to to $176,600 from the previous year's value of $173,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Siskiyou County, 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 Siskiyou County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.5%

2017 Homeownership

63.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.5% of the housing units in Siskiyou County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Siskiyou County, 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 Siskiyou County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Siskiyou County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Siskiyou County, CA have a shorter commute time (17.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.56% of the workforce in Siskiyou County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.87%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Siskiyou County, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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