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SHASTA COUNTY
ECONOMIC DASHBOARD
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QUALITY OF LIFE

Understanding quality of life through the lens of housing and impacts on daily life.

Whether it’s access to housing, income, or even time spent commuting to work, a snapshot of Shasta County’s quality of life can in part be measured by indicators of these living standards.

Average annual wages track the ability of local households to afford the costs of living, while commute time to work assesses employees’ day-to-day travel burden for earning income relative to the rest of the state.

The current living conditions of Shasta County residents can also be gleaned from the health of the housing market–evidenced by the overall percent of homeowners, the cost of buying or selling a home especially when compared to other areas in California, and the attractiveness of the area as reflected in the number of airport passengers traveling in and out of Shasta County.

Zillow Home Value Index: Single Family Homes
June 2023

$374.2k
$-8.1k from June 2022
15th out of 58 Counties

Home Price vs. CA Avg.
Q2 2022

-59.1%
-0.6 from Q2 2021
17th out of 58 Counties

Average Annual Wage
Q2 2023

$55.5k
$1.8k from Q2 2022
33rd out of 58 Counties

Commute Time to Work
2021

18.0%
of workers commuting 30min+ (one way)
no change
3rd out of 58 Counties

Airport Passengers
Q4 2022

49.2k
4.4k from Q4 2021

Owner Occupied Housing
2021

64.5%
no change
23rd out of 58 Counties
LOCAL INDUSTRY

The top local industries powering Shasta County's economy and jobs.

The data tracks six core industry clusters shaping the future of the Shasta economy. These include traditional industries such as Forestry and Forestry Products and Travel and Tourism that have long been a major source of jobs in the region, emerging clusters such as Manufacturing and Engineering and Design for which Shasta County offers strong competitive advantages missing from many urban centers in the state, and core services of Retail Trade and Health Care for which Shasta serves as a regional center for neighboring counties as well.

Travel and Tourism
Q2 2023

7,683
No. of Employees
485 from Q1 2022
521
No. of Establishments
$28,158
Avg. Annual Wage*
$2.3k from Q1 2022

Health Care
Q2 2023

11,627
No. of Employees
228 from Q4 2022
623
No. of Establishments
$71,100
Avg. Annual Wage*
$-2.5k from Q4 2022

Retail Trade
Q2 2023

11,655
No. of Employees
133 from Q1 2022
1,014
No. of Establishments
$40,124
Avg. Annual Wage*
$1.3k from Q1 2022

Forestry and Forest Products
Q2 2023

1,444
No. of Employees
202 from Q1 2022
81
No. of Establishments
$66,110
Avg. Annual Wage*
$-3.1k from Q1 2022

Manufacturing
Q2 2023

2,851
No. of Employees
59 from Q1 2022
151
No. of Establishments
$65,553
Avg. Annual Wage*
$-4k from Q4 2022

Engineering and Design
Q2 2023

4,993
No. of Employees
86 from Q1 2022
734
No. of Establishments
$72,085
Avg. Annual Wage*
$13.2k from Q1 2022
PRODUCTIVITY

Tracking Shasta County's economic progress and its potential for future growth.

Shasta County’s overall productivity can be measured across several indicators: Gross Regional measuring the overall size of the local economy, the trend in the number of local establishments, and unemployment rate indicating the ability of local employers to provide jobs to the population.

Future growth depends heavily on the availability of trained and ready workers, as indicated by trends in the Labor Force and overall Labor Force Participation Rate.

Residential permits tracks progress in meeting the housing needs for the local population and future workers, especially compared to other areas of the state where housing shortages are a growing competitive disadvantage.

Gross Regional Product
2022

$9.9bil
$600.7mil from 2021
31st out of 58 Counties

Unemployment Rate
Dec 2023

5.6%
1.2 from Dec 2022
33rd out of 58 Counties

Labor Force
Dec 2023

71.0k
-2.5k from Dec 2022
31st out of 58 Counties

Number of establishments
Q2 2023

8.2k
452 from Q2 2022
28th out of 58 Counties

Non-residential
permits
Q3 2022

$24.6mil
$16.9mil from Q3 2021
28th out of 58 Counties

Labor Force Participation
Dec 2023

48.6%
-4.3 from Dec 2022
49th out of 58 Counties
WORKFORCE PREPAREDNESS

How Shasta County's students are being prepared for a brighter future and how workers critical to the county's economic future are being trained.

Shasta County’s preparedness in developing California’s future workforce can be understood in part by measuring K-12 academic performance and college completion rates.

Beginning with proficiency in core subject areas, English and Math, you can gain a snapshot of students’ academic progress and their paths to success as measured by high school students’ eligibility to enroll in a University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) institution. Lastly, overall high school dropout rates round out a composite view of students’ likelihood to be prepared for the jobs market.

For students who enter college, a final measure of workforce preparedness is understanding the percent of adults, over 25, who have completed at least some college or received a bachelor's degree.

K-12 Proficiency: Math
2021

36.0%
no change
16th out of 58 Counties

K-12 Proficiency: English
2021

48.0%
no change
24th out of 58 Counties

UC/CSU Eligible High School Graduates
2021

36.0%
no change
33rd out of 58 Counties

Age 25+ Share: Some College (ACS 5yr)
2021

42.7%
no change
2nd out of 58 Counties

Age 25+ Share: Bachelor’s (ACS 5yr)
2021

22.6%
no change
33rd out of 58 Counties

High School Dropout Rate
2021

6.0%
no change
16th out of 58 Counties