Shasta County residents are slightly older than the state average – 17.1% of population is 65 years and older compared to 11.5% at the state level. The median age for Shasta County is 41.9 years compared to 35.2 years for California.
Shasta County is less diverse than the state. In Shasta County, 82.4% of residents are neither Hispanic or Latino nor white alone, compared to 40.1% statewide. Minority populations include Black and African American (0.9%), American Indian (2.1%), Asian (2.6%), two or more races (3.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (any race - 8.4%).