Shingletown, California

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Shingletown (pop. 2,650) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Shasta County, California, United States. The population was 2,222 at the 2000 census.

Shingletown is a small town located along California State Route 44 in the hills just below Mount Lassen. Shingletown has a history of logging large timber including pine, fir and cedar. It is also known as "The Gateway to Lassen".



Shingletown is located at 40°29′46″N 121°51′49″W / 40.49611°N 121.86361°W / 40.49611; -121.86361 (40.496033, -121.863657)[1] in upstate California, near Lassen Volcanic National Park.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 24.7 square miles (64.1 km²), of which 24.7 square miles (63.9 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) (0.28%) is water.

The forests around Shingletown are home to the Shasta clarkia a rare subspecies of Clarkia borealis, a flowering plant in the evening primrose family.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,222 people, 913 households, and 677 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 90.1 people per square mile (34.8/km²). There were 1,148 housing units at an average density of 46.5/sq mi (18.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.84% White, 2.39% Native American, 0.36% African American, 0.27% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 3.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.42% of the population.

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