Redding, California

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Redding, California
City of Redding
Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay
Flag of Redding, California
Flag
Official seal of Redding, California
Seal
Nickname(s): 
"The Jewel of Northern California"[1]
Location of Redding in Shasta County, California
Location of Redding in Shasta County, California
Redding is located in California
Redding
Redding
Location in the United States
Redding is located in the United States
Redding
Redding
Redding (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°35′N 122°22′W / 40.583°N 122.367°W / 40.583; -122.367Coordinates: 40°35′N 122°22′W / 40.583°N 122.367°W / 40.583; -122.367
Country United States
State California
CountyShasta
IncorporatedOctober 4, 1887
Founded byPierson B. Reading
Government
 • TypeCouncil-manager
 • City councilMayor Adam McElvain
Vice Mayor Erin Resner
Michael Dacquisto
Julie Winter
Kristen Schreder
 • City managerBarry Tippin
Area
 • Total61.17 sq mi (158.44 km2)
 • Land59.65 sq mi (154.48 km2)
 • Water1.53 sq mi (3.96 km2)  2.50%
Elevation564 ft (172 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total89,861
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
92,590
 • Rank84th in California
 • Density1,552.30/sq mi (599.35/km2)
Demonym(s)Reddingite
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
96001–96003, 96049, 96099
Area code530
FIPS code06-59920
GNIS feature IDs277582, 2411531
WebsiteOfficial website

Redding is a city in Northern California in the Western United States. It is the county seat of Shasta County and is located at the northern end of the state's great Central Valley at the base of the Shasta Cascades, about 110 miles south of the Oregon border on Interstate 5 and 140 miles (230 km) east of the Pacific Ocean on State Highway 299.

The population was 90,322,[5][6] according to the 2010 census.

History[change | change source]

Indigenous culture[change | change source]

Before European settlers came to the area, it was inhabited by a tribe of Native Americans called the Wintu. At their height, the Wintu had as many as 239 villages in the Shasta County area.[7]

Demographics[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880600
18901,821203.5%
19002,94661.8%
19103,57221.2%
19202,962−17.1%
19304,18841.4%
19408,10993.6%
195010,25626.5%
196012,77324.5%
197016,65930.4%
198042,103152.7%
199066,46257.9%
200080,86521.7%
201089,86111.1%
Est. 201992,590[4]3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Redding had a population of 89,861. The population density was 1,468.9 people per square mile (567.2/km2). The racial makeup of Redding was 77,117 (85.8%) White, 1,092 (1.2%) African American, 2,034 (2.3%) Native American, 3,034 (3.4%) Asian, 156 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 2,307 (2.6%) from other races, and 4,121 (4.6%) from two or more races. There were 7,787 people of Hispanic or Latino origin, of any race (8.7%).

The Census reported that 87,841 people (97.8% of the population) lived in households, 1,138 (1.3%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 882 (1.0%) were institutionalized.

There were 36,130 households, out of which 11,012 (30.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 16,001 (44.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 4,806 (13.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,984 (5.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 2,570 (7.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 204 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 10,344 households (28.6%) were made up of individuals, and 4,622 (12.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43. There were 22,791 families (63.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.94.

The population was spread out, with 20,518 people (22.8%) under the age of 18, 9,436 people (10.5%) aged 18 to 24, 21,725 people (24.2%) aged 25 to 44, 23,424 people (26.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 14,758 people (16.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

There were 38,679 housing units at an average density of 632.3 per square mile (244.1/km2), of which 19,968 (55.3%) were owner-occupied, and 16,162 (44.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.9%. 48,179 people (53.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 39,662 people (44.1%) lived in rental housing units.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Redding, CA Real Estate and Living". Reddingshomebuyers.com. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  3. "Redding". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA – Redding city". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  6. "Redding (city) QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 1, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  7. Papers On Wintu Ethnography : 239 Wintu Villages In Shasta County Circa 1850. Redding, CA: Redding Museum and Art Center. 1980.
  8. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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