Yreka, CA


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Yreka is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 7,597 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Yreka is the 444th largest community in California.

Yreka is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Yreka is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yreka who work in office and administrative support (19.43%), management occupations (12.24%), and food service (9.95%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Yreka spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.86 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Yreka citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.57% of adults 25 and older in Yreka have a college degree.

The per capita income in Yreka in 2010 was $18,142, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,568 for a family of four. However, Yreka contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Yreka also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.08% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Yreka is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Yreka home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yreka residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Yreka also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Yreka include Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Yreka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.

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