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Redding is a city in Shasta County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after B.B. Redding, land agent for the railroad.

The latitude of Redding is 40.586N. The longitude is -122.39W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 564 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 87,579.


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Median household income
Local
$34,194
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Redding demographic reports
Redding is on the Sacramento River.
Former and merged names include:
· Latona
· Reading
Public transportation: Redding Area Bus Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 393. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 4.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Mel Hein, football player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Blues by the River Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Redding web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Caldwell City Park, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Shasta-Trinity National Forests, Lassen Volanic National Park, Sacramento River Trail
Redding attractions: WaterWorks Park
Historic sites and museums: Museum of Art and History, Carter House Natural Science Museum, Shasta State Historic Park, Turtle Bay Museums & Arboretum
Colleges and universities: Simpson College, Shasta College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 74

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Redding demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shasta County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Redding area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 96002 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Redding residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Redding ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Redding was $18,207, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Redding residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Redding festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Redding, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $464.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,073.


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Libraries in Redding include Shasta County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Redding include Redding Record Searchlight

TV stations in Redding include KIXE, KRCR.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KFPR.

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Shasta County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Redding political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Redding workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 25 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Redding between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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