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Yreka is a city in Siskiyou County.

It is the county seat.

The community name believed to derive from Indian name for Mount Shasta; it has spawned both a business and a band called Yreka Bakery, a palindrome

The latitude of Yreka is 41.735N. The longitude is -122.633W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,585 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,204.


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Median household income
Local
$27,398
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Yreka demographic reports
Yreka is between the Klamath Mountains and the Cascade Range
Former and merged names include:
· Shasta Butte City
· Thompson's Dry Diggings
Established as a gold-mining camp in 1851
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 32. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Siskiyou Golden Fair - Aug. 8-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Yreka web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Klamath National Forest
Historic sites and museums: Siskiyou County Museum, Klamath National Forest Interpretive Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Yreka residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Yreka ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Yreka was $16,664, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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History

Historic districts in Yreka include West Miner Street - Third Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Yreka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $391.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $794.


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Libraries in Yreka include Siskiyou County Free Library Yreka ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Yreka include Siskiyou Daily News

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KNYR., KSYC.

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

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The average commute time for Yreka workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Yreka include Amerihost Inn, Best Western Miners Inn, Comfort Inn Yreka, Econo Lodge, Motel 6 Yreka, Rodeway Inn, Super 8.

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