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Red Bluff
Tehama County, California


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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.


Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Red Bluff is approximately 14,059 (2005), 14076 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,062 (1990), 5376 (2010).
The amount of land area in Red Bluff is 18.831 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Red Bluff is 7.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.31 sq kilometers.
The distance from Red Bluff to Washington DC is 2484 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 122 miles. (as the crow flies)
Red Bluff is positioned 40.17 degrees north of the equator and 122.24 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Red Bluff elevation is 309 feet above sea level.
Red Bluff median income is $ 31,600 (2005).
The Red Bluff median home price is $ 184,300 (2005).


On Interstate 5 about 31 miles south of Redding and about 122 miles from in Northern California. Other nearby communities include Gerber-Las Flores, Tehama, Los Molinos, Cottonwood, Rancho Tehama Reserve, Corning, Anderson and Palo Cedro.
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History & History Related Items

Red Bluff was named for the reddish color sand and gravel cliffs in the area. As was usual for towns in this area, the first settlers came looking for gold, but found the area to be a good place for wheat-growing and orchards. Red Bluff also became a center for the distribution of goods for the mines in surrounding areas. The city is also the pioneer home of William Ide, who led the Bear Flag Revolt against Mexico. He was the only president of the fledgling California Republic.
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The settling of Red Bluff


The incorporation of Red Bluff



Kelly-Griggs Museum
Phone: 530-527-1129
A restored Victorian home built around 1885. Tours go through the home which has period furniture and clothing on display. The Pioneer Room has many photographs of the early years of the area.

Lake Red Bluff
Formed by the Sacramento River, this lake has about 15 miles of shoreline. Visitors may swim, fish, picnic, camp, hike and observe wildlife. You can watch the man-made fish ladders at the Salmon-viewing Plaza.

William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park
Phone: (530) 529-8599
This home is from the 1880's and is made of adobe. It is located in a three acre park which has many items from early years displayed including an adobe smokehouse, carriage shed and more.

The Barestage Theatre
Info/Reservations: 530-529-1241
Producing plays and other live arts-related events that encourage audiences of all ages and backgrounds to make the arts a part of their daily lives and Becoming a true cultural center for Red Bluff and Tehama County
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Red Bluff City Government

City of Red Bluff

Red Bluff City Hall
555 Washington Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone:(530) 527-2605
Fax: (530) 529-6878

Red Bluff Chamber

Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 850
Red Bluff, California 96080
Phone: 530-527-6220
Toll-free: 800-655-6225

Red Bluff Organizations

Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 850
Red Bluff, California 96080
Phone: 530-527-6220
Toll-free: 800-655-6225 Red Bluff


The population of Red Bluff was:
1990 - 12,363
2000 - 13,147
2005 - 14,059
Median household income:
2000 - $ 27,029
2005 - $ 31,600

Median house value:
2000 - $ 87,000
2005 - $ 184,300

Median age:
2000 - 33.7 years

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