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Tehama County Quality Life

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Cost of Living

According to Sperling’s Best Places, the cost of living in Tehama County is lower than many other places in California.

Housing

  • Housing in Tehama County is very affordable, and there are a number of different types of properties available, from a home in the town of Red Bluff or Corning, living on the river in Tehama, a planned gated community in Cottonwood, or a ranch.
  • As of May 2017, the average home price in Tehama County was $203,000.  Compared with a statewide average of $550,200, $375,000 in Riverside County, or $255,000 in Shasta County.

Population

Tehama County is currently home to 63,276 according to the US Census Bureau.

Veterans

Tehama County is a patriotic small community, where people still like to put flags out to honor holidays and residents have a strong history of serving their Country. In Tehama County, 12% of residents are veterans, contrasted with a statewide average of 7%.

The Arts

The communites in Tehama County offer a rich culture of art and entertainment.

Our Communities

  • Bend
  • Capay
  • Corning
  • Cottonwood (part)
  • Flournoy
  • Gerber-Las Flores
  • Kirkwood
  • Lake California
  • Los Molinos
  • Manton  Mill Creek
  • Mineral
  • Paskenta
  • Paynes Creek
  • Proberta
  • Rancho Tehama Reserve
  • Red Bluff
  • Ritchfield
  • Tehama
  • Vina

Home Value

Tehama County 2016 2021
Median Home Value $194,755 $207,407
Average Home Value $221,659 $244,418
<$50,000 1,525 1,638
$50,000 - $99,999 1,596 1,463
$100,000 - $149,999 2,090 1,898
$150,000 - $199,999 2,631 2,375
$200,000 - $249,999 2,307 1,728
$250,000 - $299,999 2,362 2,143
$300,000 - $399,999 1,724 2,544
$400,000 - $499,999 260 520
$500,000 - $749,999 253 452
$750,000 - $999,999 140 220
$1,000,000 + 244 279
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 87
2000-2009 4,680
1990-1999 3,805
1980-1989 4,726
1970-1979 5,057
1960-1969 3,209
1950-1959 2,348
1940-1949 959
1939 or Before 2,246
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 22,168
In-County Residents 15,779
Out-of-County Residents 6,257
Drive Alone 16,673
Carpooled 2,885
Public Transport 240
Work at Home 1,234
Less than 5 minutes 997
5-9 minutes 2,743
10-14 minutes 3,461
15-19 minutes 2,914
20-24 minutes 2,500
25-29 minutes 1,499
30-34 minutes 3,100
35-39 minutes 785
40-44 minutes 698
45-59 minutes 919
60-89 minutes 756
90+ minutes 562
Average Travel Time 24
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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