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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Yreka is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Yreka is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yreka who work in office and administrative support (17.81%), management occupations (12.96%), and food service (9.88%).
One of the benefits of Yreka is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.09 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Yreka who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.38% of the adults in Yreka have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Yreka in 2010 was $18,944, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,776 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 34.28% 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 11.04% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Yreka include Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Yreka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.