Mount Shasta is a very small city located in the state of California. With a population of 3,285 people and just one neighborhood, Mount Shasta is the 561st largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Mount Shasta are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Occupations and Workforce
Mount Shasta is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mount Shasta is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Shasta who work in sales jobs (24.71%), office and administrative support (10.53%) and management occupations (7.70%).
Also of interest is that Mount Shasta has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Mount Shasta is also a city of artists. Mount Shasta has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Mount Shasta’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.56% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.43 minutes getting to work every day.
Mount Shasta is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.