Shasta County

Blue outline of the State of California with a red outline showing Shasta county.
  • Population: 182,000
  • Registered voters: 111,000
  • Local election authority: County Clerk/Registrar of Voters (elected)
  • Full-time Election Staff: 23
  • Shasta County Election Website

Shasta County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of California. The county seat is Redding, which is also its largest city.

The economy of Shasta County is largely based on healthcare, retail trade, and education services. The county is known for its timber industry, as well as outdoor recreation activities such as fishing, boating, hiking, and camping. Agriculture is also an important part of the economy, with livestock and crops such as apiaries (bees), hay, almonds, walnuts, and fruits being major products.

Shasta County is home to a number of parks and attractions, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, and Shasta Lake. The county is also home to a number of cultural institutions, including the Shasta Historical Society, the Cascade Theatre, and the Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

Overall, Shasta County is known for its natural beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, and diverse economy. It offers a mix of rural and urban living and is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, tourists, and those seeking a relaxed lifestyle in a scenic setting.