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Siskiyou County, California


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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Yreka is approximately 7,290 (2001), 7765 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,102 (1990), 3394 (2010).
The amount of land area in Yreka is 23.423 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Yreka is 12 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.173 sq kilometers.
The distance from Yreka to Washington DC is 2511 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 231 miles. (as the crow flies)
Yreka is positioned 41.72 degrees north of the equator and 122.63 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Yreka elevation is 2,625 feet above sea level.
Yreka average annual rainfall is 19.32 inches per year
Yreka average annual snowfall is 20 inches per year.
Yreka average annual humidity is 54.5
Yreka average temperature is 51.5 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 36.2 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 66.8 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 33.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 71.5 degrees F.


on Interstate 5, 22 miles from the Oregon border, 35 miles from both Mount Shasta and Ashland, Oregon.
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History & History Related Items

During the gold rush era, the town was known as Thompson's Dry Diggings. Next it was known as Shasta Butte City. Finally, in 1852, it became known as Yreka. It is the seat of Siskiyou County. It is a popular hunting and fishing area
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Yreka Western Railroad
P.O. Box 660
Yreka, CA 96097
Toll-free: 800-YREKA RR (800-973-5277)
Please call ahead for information
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Yreka City Government

Yreka City Hall
701 Fourth Street
Yreka, CA 97097
Phone: 530-841-2386

Yreka has a Council - Manager type of government
Yreka is the county seat of Siskiyou County

Yreka Chamber

Yreka Chamber of Commerce
117 West Miner Street
Yreka, California 96097
Phone: 530-842-1649
Toll-free: 800-ON-YREKA

Yreka Organizations

Yreka Chamber of Commerce
117 West Miner Street
Yreka, California 96097
Phone: 530-842-1649
Toll-free: 800-ON-YREKA

Yreka Schools

Siskiyou County Office of Education
609 South Gold Street
Yreka, California 96097
Phone: 530-842-8400
Fax: 530-842-8436 Yreka


Yreka is pronounced Why-Reeka

The population of Yreka was:
1980 - 5,920
1990 - 6,948
2000 - 7,150
2001 - 7,290

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