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Tehama County, California
—  County  —
County of Tehama
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Location in the state of California
Country  United States
State  California
Region Shasta Cascade
Incorporated 1856
County seat Red Bluff
Largest city Red Bluff
Area
 • Total 2,962 sq mi (7,670 km2)
 • Land 2,950 sq mi (7,600 km2)
 • Water 12 sq mi (30 km2)
Highest elevation[1] 9,239 ft (2,816 m)
Population (2020)
 • Total 65,829
 • Density 22/sq mi (8.6000000000000/km2)
Time zone Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Website www.co.tehama.ca.us

Tehama County ( /təˈhmə/ tə-HAY-mə; Wintun for "high water") is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2020 census, the population was 65,829.[2] The county seat and largest city is Red Bluff.[3]

Tehama County comprises the Red Bluff, California micropolitan statistical area, which is also included in the Redding-Red Bluff, California combined statistical area. The county is bisected by the Sacramento River.

Etymology[]

The county is named for the City of Tehama. Tehama is most commonly believed to be derived from the Wintun word for "high water". Others definitions of native origin that have been proposed such as "low land", "salmon", "mother nature" or "shallow". A less accepted theory proposes the names origin is tejamanil, shingle in Spanish.

History[]

Tehama County was formed from parts of Butte, Colusa, and Shasta Counties in 1856.

The first permanent non-indigenous settlers in the area that is now Tehama County were Robert Hasty Thomes, Albert Gallatin Toomes, William George Chard, and Job Francis Dye. The four men were each given land grants by the government of Mexico in 1844. Thomes received Rancho Saucos, Toomes received Rancho Rio de los Molinos, Chard received Rancho Las Flores, and Dye received Rancho Primer Cañon o Rio de Los Berrendos. Later in the same year Josiah Belden received Rancho Barranca Colorado.[4]

Famous early figures include Kit Carson, who took part in a fight that gave name to Bloody Island and Battle Creek, Jedediah Smith, John C. Fremont, and William B. Ide, the first and only president of the California Republic.

The history of Tehama County includes the January 1886 relocation of Red Bluff's Chinese population, followed by the August 1886 torching of Red Bluff's Chinatown by alleged arsonists.[5] The January 29th, 1886 edition of The Daily Alta detailed 'The Anti-Coolie Move' and confirms that a secret anti-Chinese meeting was convened in the town of Tehama, and an organization established to relocate the estimated 2,000 Chinese in and around Vina. Secret daily anti-Chinese caucuses in Red Bluff were also held.[6]

Geography[]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,962 square miles (7,670 km2), of which 2,950 square miles (7,600 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (0.4%) is water.[7] Watercourses in Tehama County include Dye Creek and Payne's Creek. The county is intersected by Sacramento River.[8] A small part of Lassen Volcanic National Park extends into the northeast corner of the county. The highest point of the county[9] is Brokeoff Mountain (9,235 feet[10]).

Adjacent counties[]

National protected areas[]

  • Lassen National Forest (part)
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park (part)
  • Mendocino National Forest (part)
  • Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge (part)
  • Shasta–Trinity National Forest (part)

Transportation[]

Major highways[]

  • I-5 (CA).svg Interstate 5
  • California 32.svg State Route 32
  • California 36.svg State Route 36
  • California 89.svg State Route 89
  • California 99.svg State Route 99

Public transportation[]

Tehama Rural Area Express (TRAX) operates local service in Red Bluff and service to Los Molinos and Corning. Greyhound buses stop in Red Bluff.

Airports[]

Red Bluff Municipal Airport and Corning Municipal Airport are two general aviation airports.

Crime[]

The following table includes the number of incidents reported and the rate per 1,000 persons for each type of offense.

Cities by population and crime rates[]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 4,044
1870 3,587 −11.3%
1880 9,301 159.3%
1890 9,916 6.6%
1900 10,996 10.9%
1910 11,401 3.7%
1920 12,882 13.0%
1930 13,866 7.6%
1940 14,316 3.2%
1950 19,276 34.6%
1960 25,305 31.3%
1970 29,517 16.6%
1980 38,888 31.7%
1990 49,625 27.6%
2000 56,039 12.9%
2010 63,463 13.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]
1790-1960[15] 1900-1990[16]
1990-2000[17] 2010[18] 2020[19]

2020 census[]

Tehama County, California - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[18] Pop 2020[19] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 45,603 41,340 71.86% 62.80%
Black or African American alone (NH) 349 391 0.55% 0.59%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 1,205 1,167 1.90% 1.77%
Asian alone (NH) 625 985 0.98% 1.50%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 64 96 0.10% 0.15%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 67 324 0.11% 0.49%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 1,644 3,588 2.59% 5.45%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 13,906 17,938 21.91% 27.25%
Total 63,463 65,829 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2011[]

Places by population, race, and income[]

2010 Census[]

The 2010 United States Census reported that Tehama County had a population of 63,463. The racial makeup of Tehama County was 51,721 (81.5%) White, 406 (0.6%) African American, 1,644 (2.6%) Native American, 656 (1.0%) Asian, 76 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 6,258 (9.9%) from other races, and 2,702 (4.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13,906 persons (21.9%).[27]

2000 Census[]

As of the census[28] of 2000, there were 56,039 people, 21,013 households, and 14,898 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km2). There were 23,547 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 84.8% White, 0.6% Black or African American, 2.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 8.3% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. 15.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 14.4% were of German, 11.0% English, 9.6% Irish and 9.5% American ancestry according to the 2000 United States Census. 86.0% spoke English and 13.0% Spanish as their first language.

There were 21,013 households, out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,206, and the median income for a family was $37,277. Males had a median income of $30,872 versus $22,864 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,793. About 13.0% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.0% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[]

Voter registration statistics[]

Cities by population and voter registration[]

Overview[]

Tehama is a strongly Republican county in Presidential and congressional elections. The last Democrat to win a majority in the county was Jimmy Carter in 1976. Bill Clinton won a plurality in 1992.

United States presidential election results for Tehama County, California[30]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 19,141 66.62% 8,911 31.02% 679 2.36%
2016 15,494 64.81% 6,809 28.48% 1,605 6.71%
2012 14,235 61.95% 7,934 34.53% 808 3.52%
2008 14,843 60.44% 8,945 36.42% 772 3.14%
2004 15,572 66.42% 7,504 32.01% 368 1.57%
2000 13,270 63.63% 6,507 31.20% 1,077 5.16%
1996 10,292 50.34% 7,290 35.66% 2,861 14.00%
1992 7,419 35.36% 7,508 35.79% 6,052 28.85%
1988 9,854 56.52% 7,213 41.37% 367 2.11%
1984 11,586 62.78% 6,527 35.37% 342 1.85%
1980 9,140 59.13% 4,832 31.26% 1,485 9.61%
1976 6,110 44.81% 6,990 51.27% 535 3.92%
1972 6,054 48.73% 5,175 41.65% 1,195 9.62%
1968 5,198 47.26% 4,565 41.50% 1,236 11.24%
1964 4,529 39.50% 6,928 60.42% 10 0.09%
1960 5,522 49.96% 5,483 49.61% 47 0.43%
1956 4,866 53.82% 4,143 45.82% 33 0.36%
1952 5,742 64.31% 3,110 34.83% 77 0.86%
1948 3,348 51.27% 2,920 44.72% 262 4.01%
1944 2,903 47.79% 3,130 51.53% 41 0.68%
1940 2,913 43.95% 3,618 54.59% 97 1.46%
1936 2,376 38.46% 3,687 59.68% 115 1.86%
1932 2,001 34.20% 3,534 60.40% 316 5.40%
1928 3,393 65.58% 1,650 31.89% 131 2.53%
1924 1,943 45.97% 486 11.50% 1,798 42.54%
1920 2,462 61.81% 1,079 27.09% 442 11.10%
1916 1,739 36.32% 2,534 52.92% 515 10.76%
1912 13 0.38% 1,595 47.16% 1,774 52.45%
1908 1,064 47.46% 894 39.88% 284 12.67%
1904 1,234 56.32% 720 32.86% 237 10.82%
1900 1,210 50.35% 1,138 47.36% 55 2.29%
1896 969 45.39% 1,135 53.16% 31 1.45%
1892 969 43.39% 1,045 46.80% 219 9.81%
1888 1,171 46.88% 1,290 51.64% 37 1.48%
1884 1,075 47.80% 1,146 50.96% 28 1.24%
1880 868 47.61% 954 52.33% 1 0.05%



In the United States House of Representatives, Tehama County is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican   Doug LaMalfa.[31]

In the California State Legislature, the county is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican   Jim Nielsen,[32] and the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican   James Gallagher.

On November 4, 2008, Tehama County voted 72.7% for Proposition 8, which amended the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriages.[33]

Communities[]

Cities[]

Census-designated places[]

  • Bend
  • Flournoy
  • Gerber
  • Lake California
  • Las Flores
  • Los Molinos
  • Manton
  • Mineral
  • Paskenta
  • Paynes Creek
  • Proberta
  • Rancho Tehama Reserve
  • Richfield
  • Vina

Other unincorporated places[]

  • Kirkwood
  • Mill Creek

Population ranking[]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Tehama County.[34]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Red Bluff City 14,076
2 Corning City 7,663
3 Lake California CDP 3,054
4 Los Molinos CDP 2,037
5 Rancho Tehama Reserve CDP 1,485
6 Gerber CDP 1,060
7 Bend CDP 619
8 Tehama City 418
9 Manton CDP 347
10 Richfield CDP 306
11 Proberta CDP 267
12 Vina CDP 237
13 Las Flores CDP 187
14 Mineral CDP 123
15 Paskenta CDP 112
16 Flournoy CDP 101
17 Paynes Creek CDP 57

See also[]

  • Hiking trails in Tehama County
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Tehama County, California
  • Orland Buttes

Notes[]

  1. ^ Only larceny-theft cases involving property over $400 in value are reported as property crimes.
  2. ^ Other = Some other race + Two or more races
  3. ^ Native American = Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander + American Indian or Alaska Native
  4. ^ a b Percentage of registered voters with respect to total population. Percentages of party members with respect to registered voters follow.

References[]

  1. ^ Brokeoff Mountain
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  4. ^ E. J. Lewis ,1891,Tehama County History:A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California, Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago
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  19. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Tehama County, California". https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table?q=p2&g=0500000US06103&tid=DECENNIALPL2020.P2. 
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  22. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19013. U.S. Census website. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
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  26. ^ Data unavailable
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  32. ^ "Communities of Interest — County". California Citizens Redistricting Commission. http://wedrawthelines.ca.gov/downloads/meeting_handouts_072011/handouts_20110729_q2_sd_finaldraft_splits.zip. 
  33. ^ "County Results - Election Center 2008 - Elections & Politics from CNN.com". cnn.com. http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/county/#val=CAI01p6. 
  34. ^ https://www.census.gov/2010census/

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