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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 2017 2022
Median Home Value $211,951 $245,149
Average Home Value $232,427 $263,241
<$50,000 1,418 1,199
$50,000 - $99,999 1,320 1,042
$100,000 - $149,999 1,867 1,503
$150,000 - $199,999 2,360 1,933
$200,000 - $249,999 2,619 2,216
$250,000 - $299,999 2,804 3,649
$300,000 - $399,999 1,738 2,321
$400,000 - $499,999 336 485
$500,000 - $749,999 353 502
$750,000 - $999,999 137 189
$1,000,000 + 230 317
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 237
2000-2009 4,727
1990-1999 3,813
1980-1989 4,565
1970-1979 5,027
1960-1969 3,152
1950-1959 2,425
1940-1949 1,023
1939 or Before 2,251
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 22,782
In-County Residents 15,676
Out-of-County Residents 6,900
Drive Alone 17,434
Carpooled 2,805
Public Transport 96
Work at Home 1,144
Less than 5 minutes 1,076
5-9 minutes 2,916
10-14 minutes 3,621
15-19 minutes 2,576
20-24 minutes 2,480
25-29 minutes 1,603
30-34 minutes 3,298
35-39 minutes 885
40-44 minutes 671
45-59 minutes 965
60-89 minutes 793
90+ minutes 754
Average Travel Time 25
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

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