Shasta Lake, California

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Shasta Lake or Shasta Lake City (prior to incorporation it was known as Central Valley or CV) is a city in Shasta County, California, United States. It is the closest settlement to Lake Shasta and the Shasta Dam, which are popular tourist destinations. The population was 9,008 at the 2000 census. As of 2007, the population is 10,293.



Shasta Lake is located at 40°40′41″N 122°22′12″W / 40.67806°N 122.37°W / 40.67806; -122.37 (40.678167, -122.370003).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.9 square miles (28.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,008 people, 3,391 households, and 2,377 families residing in the city. The population density was 825.6 people per square mile (318.8/km²). There were 3,732 housing units at an average density of 342.0/sq mi (132.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.82% White, 0.72% African American, 4.43% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.00% from other races, and 4.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.18% of the population.

There were 3,391 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

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