Facts and Statistical Data

California Map Showing Lassen CountyLassen County is one of 58 counties within the State of California.
The county was named for Peter Lassen, a Danish settler who was murdered by Indians in 1859.

Estimated Population (2004): 34,661.
County Seat: Susanville.
Area: 4,557 square miles.
Population Density: approximately 7 people for every square mile.

Racial Makeup (2000 figures):
68% Caucasian
13% Hispanic or Latino
3% Native American
9% African American
0.7% Asian
0.4% Pacific Islander
6% other race or two or more races.

Population by Gender (2000 figures):
21,241 males (63%)
12, 587 females (37%)
Ranked No. 9 among nation's counties for ratio of men to women - 168.8 men for every 100 women.
*Note that population by gender includes a male prison population.

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Population by Age (2000 figures):
15 or younger: 6,036 (17.8%)
16-24: 5,017 (14.8%)
25-44: 12,485 (36.9%)
45-64: 7,236 (21.4%)
65 and older: 3,054 (9%)
Average age (years): 35.42
*Note that population by age includes a prison population.

Population Growth:
2000 Population: 33,828
2003 Population: 33, 926
Change: .3%
State Rank: 50 of 58

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Housing (2000 figures):
Median price asked for vacant housing: $93,100
Compared to median price in California: $151,900
Compared to median price in U.S.: $89,600
Owner-Occupied housing: 54.6%
Renter-Occupied housing: 25.6%
Prison housing: 19.8%

Income: In 2002, the per capita personal income in Lassen County was $19,174. This was an increase of 22.9% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 62% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.

Religion (ARDA 2000 figures):

Name of Church

Congregation Total

Adherent* Total

Assembly of God

4

913

Baptist, American

1

36

Baptist, Fundamental or Other

1

174

Baptist, Southern

4

346

Bahá'í

0

17

Catholic

3

1,655

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS

4

980

Church of Christ

1

50

Church of the Nazarene

1

145

Disciples of Christ

1

195

Episcopal

1

73

Evangelical Free

1

150

Foursquare Gospel

1

86

Lutheran – Missouri Synod

1

100

Pentecostal

2

108

Salvation Army

1

97

Seventh-day Adventist

2

18

United Methodist

1

232

Unclaimed or Unknown

 

28,453

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


*Adherents include adults and children.

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Airports (7) –
Bare Ranch Airport (Snake Lake)
Herlong Airport (Herlong)
Ravendale Airport (Ravendale)
Southard Field (Big Swamp)
Spaulding Airport (Spalding Tract)
Susanville Municipal Airport (Johnstonville)
Westwood Airport (Westwood)

Colleges (1) – Lassen Community College, Susanville
Libraries (1) – Susanville District Library (Susanville)
Museums (2) – Lassen Historical (Susanville), Westwood (Westwood)
Prisons (1) – High Desert State (Susanville)

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School Districts (10) –
Big Valley Joint Unified
Fort Sage Unified
Janesville Union
Johnstonville
Lassen Union
Ravendale-Termo
Richmond
Schaffer Union
Westwood Charter
Westwood Unified

Schools, Charter/Continuation/Other (15) –
Big Valley Community Day (Bieber)
Credence High (Susanville)
Community Day (Susanville)
Gateway Continuation (Bieber)
Horizon High (Westwood)
Lassen County Community (Susanville)
Long Valley Charter (Doyle)
Paiute Creek Community Day (Susanville)
Red River Community Day (Westwood)
Render Continuation (Herlong)
Special Education (Susanville)
Spring Ridge Community Day (Susanville)
Susan River Community Day (Susanville)
Westwood Charter (Westwood)
Westwood Community Day (Westwood)

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Schools, Elementary (9) –
Fletcher Walker (Westwood)
Janesville (Janesville)
Johnstonville (Johnstonville)
Juniper Ridge (Ravendale)
McKinley (Susanville)
Meadow View (Susanville)
Richmond (Susanville)
Shaffer Union (Litchfield)
Sierra Primary (Herlong)

Schools, Junior and Senior High (7) –
Big Valley Intermediate (Bieber)
Big Valley High (Bieber)
Fort Sage Middle (Herlong)
Diamond View (Susanville)
Herlong High (Herlong)
Lassen High (Susanville)
Westwood High (Westwood)

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Schools, Private (3) –
Cornerstone Christian (Susanville)
New Horizons Christian (Susanville)
Susanville SDA (Susanville)

Crime Statistics (FedStats 2000 figures):
*note: Crime Statistics are crimes reported to police. For actual arrests, see below.
Murder: 0
Rape: 12
Robbery: 9
Aggravated Assault: 52
Burglary: 122
Larceny – Theft: 276
Motor Vehicle Theft: 25

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Arrest Statistics (FedStats 2000 figures):
Murder: 0
Rape: 4
Robbery: 3
Aggravated Assault: 92
Burglary: 22
Larceny – Theft: 32
Motor Vehicle Theft: 11
Arson: 4
Other Assaults: 100
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 11
Fraud: 5
Embezzlement: 3
Receiving Stolen Property: 14
Vandalism: 41
Weapons Violations: 30
Prostitution & Commercial Vice: 1
Sex Offenses: 7
Total Drug Violations: 134
Gambling: 0
Domestic Violence: 0
Driving Under Influence: 278
Liquor Law Violations: 20
Public Drunkenness: 178
Disorderly Conduct: 14
Vagrancy: 0
All Other Offenses, Except Traffic: 178

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Clean Air Statistics:
Lassen County does not make the Scorecard list of California counties with Health Risks from Criteria Air Pollutants.
Lassen County does not make the Scorecard list of California counties with Exposures to Criteria Air Pollutants.
Lassen County does not make the Scorecard list of California counties with Emissions of Criteria Air Pollutants.
Lassen County has no exceedances of Clean Air Act Standards.

Politics:

Political Map of CaliforniaLassen County is a “red” (primarily conservative republican) county. Lassen County supported George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. In the November 2000 race, (countywide) 7,080 people voted for Bush and 2,982 voted for Gore. Nader received 339 votes.

Voters: Measured by the count of citizens age 18 and older at the time of the 2000 census, Plumas County has 26,189 potential voters (17,207 or 65.7% male and 8,982 or 34.3% female).

 

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