Susanville, CA

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2022 Population
15,737
3.48% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.7
3.37% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.5%
0.943% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$52,997
1.4% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$203,100
3.52% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3,927
20.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Susanville, CA had a population of 15.7k people with a median age of 33.7 and a median household income of $52,997. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Susanville, CA declined from 16,305 to 15,737, a −3.48% decrease and its median household income declined from $53,750 to $52,997, a −1.4% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Susanville, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.7%), White (Hispanic) (12.6%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.38%).

None of the households in Susanville, 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.

95.9% of the residents in Susanville, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Susanville, CA are Lassen Community College (117274) (390 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Susanville, CA was $203,100, and the homeownership rate was 54.2%.

Most people in Susanville, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Susanville, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Susanville, CA is home to a population of 15.7k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.5% of Susanville, CA residents were born outside of the country (866 people).

In 2022, there were 3.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.89k people) in Susanville, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.9% of Susanville, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Susanville, CA was 96.8%, 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)
    7.89k ± 345
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2k ± 310
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2k ± 322
28.7%
Hispanic Population
4.52k people

In 2022, there were 3.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.89k people) in Susanville, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

28.7% of the people in Susanville, CA are hispanic (4.52k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
866 people
4.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
696 people

As of 2022, 5.5% of Susanville, CA residents (866 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Susanville, CA was 4.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    335 ± 169
  2. Vietnam
    111 ± 58
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    88 ± 61

Susanville, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 3.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Susanville, CA employs 3.93k people. The largest industries in Susanville, CA are Public Administration (1,210 people), Retail Trade (477 people), and Educational Services (414 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($146,250), Public Administration ($70,927), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,813).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

3.93k
2022 Value
± 447
20.8%
1 Year growth
± 13.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Susanville, CA grew at a rate of 20.8%, from 3.25k employees to 3.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Susanville, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (603 people), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (478 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (280 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Susanville, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.93k
2022 Value
± 447
20.8%
1 Year growth
± 13.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Susanville, CA grew at a rate of 20.8%, from 3.25k employees to 3.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Susanville, CA, are Public Administration (1,210 people), Retail Trade (477 people), and Educational Services (414 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,181
Median earning men ± $7,326
$40,162
Median earning women ± $7,163

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($84,625), Public Administration ($83,041), and Wholesale Trade ($76,033).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($48,200), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,451), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,647).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler 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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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Susanville, CA awarded 390 degrees. The student population of Susanville, CA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,198 male students and 496 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Susanville, CA are White (193 and 49.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (93 and 24%), Black or African American (40 and 10.3%), and Two or More Races (21 and 5.43%).

The largest universities in Susanville, CA by number of degrees awarded are Lassen Community College (117274) (390 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Susanville, CA are Humanistic Studies (186 and 47.7%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (53 and 13.6%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (46 and 11.8%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,694 students enrolled in Susanville, CA, 70.7% men and 29.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 697 records, of which 38.9% were women and 61.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Susanville, CA was Humanistic Studies with 186 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
390 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lassen Community College (117274) with 390 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 242 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Susanville, CA, which is 1.64 times more than the 148 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 193 degrees mean that there were 2.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 93 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,104) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($25) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,126) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Susanville, CA was $203,100 in 2022, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $196,200 to $203,100, a 3.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Susanville, CA is 54.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Susanville, CA have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Susanville, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Susanville, CA is $52,997. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Susanville, CA was Census Tract 403.02 with a value of $90,804, followed by Census Tract 404 and Census Tract 403.05, with respective values of $86,080 and $67,938.

Property

$203,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,241
$1,867
Median Property Taxes
±$269

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 Susanville, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

54.2%
Homeownership
2022
57.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.2% of the housing units in Susanville, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 403.02
  2. Census Tract 404
  3. Census Tract 403.05

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Susanville, CA was Census Tract 403.02 with a value of $90,804, followed by Census Tract 404 and Census Tract 403.05, with respective values of $86,080 and $67,938.

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

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Household Income

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$52,997
Median Household Income
± $5,894
3.45k
Number of Households
± 360

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.45k households in Susanville, CA declined from $52,997 from the previous year's value of $53,750.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Susanville, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Walked (4.7%)

In 2022, 79.4% of workers in Susanville, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who walked to work (4.7%).

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Susanville, CA have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Susanville, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Susanville, CA (1.58k out of 9.02k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Susanville, 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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Health

94.5% of the population of Susanville, CA has health coverage, with 47.6% on employee plans, 23.6% on Medicaid, 9.1% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lassen County, CA see 3397 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.731% decrease from the previous year (3422 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 883 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 316 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,397 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lassen County, CA

Primary care physicians in Lassen County, CA see an average of 3,397 patients per year. This represents a 0.731% decrease from the previous year (3,422 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 23.1% between 18 and 34 years, 34.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.7% were men and 49.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.51%
Uninsured
47.6%
Employer Coverage
23.6%
Medicaid
9.1%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Susanville, CA grew by 3.72% from 5.31% to 5.51%.

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