3 Susanville, California

Susanville, California

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Susanville, California
settlement_type = City

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map_caption = Location in Lassen County and the state of California

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = California
subdivision_name2 = Lassen
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area_total_km2 = 15.3
area_total_sq_mi = 5.9
area_land_km2 = 15.3
area_land_sq_mi = 5.9
area_water_km2 = 0
area_water_sq_mi = 0
elevation_ft = 4186
elevation_m = 1276
population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 13541
population_metro =
population_density_km2 = 885
population_density_sq_mi = 2295.1
timezone = Pacific (PST)
utc_offset = -8
latd = 40 |latm = 25 |lats = 2 |latNS = N
longd = 120 |longm = 38 |longs = 46 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 96127, 96130
area_code = 530
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 06-77364
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Susanville is a city and county seat of Lassen County, California, USA. At the 2000 census, the population was 13,541. Susanville, a former logging and mining town, is the site of the High Desert State Prison, California (not to be confused with High Desert State Prison, Nevada) and California Correctional Center. High Desert State Prison, a high-security facility, opened in 1995; the California Correctional Center, a minimum-medium security facility, opened in 1963. The prisons and their effects on the community were featured on the PBS documentary. "P.O.V.". [cite episode
title = [http://www.radioproject.org/archive/2008/3108.html Prison Town, USA]
episodelink =
series = [http://www.radioproject.org/ Making Contact]
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airdate = 2008-07-30
season = 11
number = 31
] [http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2007/prisontown/preview.html]


Susanville is located at coor dms|40|25|2|N|120|38|46|W|city (40.417092, -120.646014)GR|1. The elevation of Susanville is approximately convert|4258|ft|m above sea level. It is considered a gateway city to Reno on U.S. Highway 395.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.3 km²), of which, 5.9 square miles (15.3 km²) of it is land and 0.17% is water.

Eagle Lake is located convert|15|mi|km North of the town.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 13,541 people, 3,516 households, and 2,250 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,294.8 people per square mile (886.1/km²). There were 3,882 housing units at an average density of 657.9/sq mi (254.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.03% White, 12.50% African American, 3.18% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.89% Pacific Islander, 3.46% from other races, and 2.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.57% of the population.

Please note: The census figures include the state prison populations. For accurate figures on City of Susanville non-incarcerated population, you must exclude the institutional population.

There were 3,516 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 13.6% from 18 to 24, 41.5% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 198.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 231.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,675, and the median income for a family was $45,216. Males had a median income of $29,973 versus $27,044 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,238. About 11.0% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.


In the state legislature Susanville is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cox, and in the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Rick Keene. Federally, Susanville is located in California's 4th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +11 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url=http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html | accessdate = 2007-10-20] and is represented by Republican John Doolittle.


The primary local news source is the [http://www.lassennews.com Lassen County Times] , a newspaper published every Tuesday.


Susanville is mentioned in the Quentin Tarantino film, "Jackie Brown". The character of Louis says he served four years in prison, presumably at California Correctional Center.

Actor Danny Trejo served some time in the California Correctional Center in Susanville.

In the film "Pink Cadillac", Susanville is said to be only convert|25|mi|km from Reno, NV., not the true distance of convert|86|mi|km.

Ryan O'Callaghan of the NFL was born in Susanville and currently plays for the New England Patriots at Right Tackle

On the Vandals album "The Vandals Play Really Bad Original Country Tunes" is a song called Susanville, about a trucker who has been driving for so long he can't remember what his cargo is or where he is heading to. He recalls a girl called Mary in Susanville, but following the lyrics of the song this could just as well be a girl named Susan in Maryville.

Famous residents

*Aaron Duran, Writer, Media Producer
*Mike Leach, Texas Tech's head football coach was born in Susanville
*Mike Skinner, NASCAR driver
*Ken Shamrock, UFC Hall of Fame, Former WWE Superstar
*Frank Shamrock, Mixed martial arts legend
*Ryan O'Callaghan,NFL football player playing for the New England Patriots and went to Lassen High School for two years
*Frank Cady, Played Sam Drucker, on Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, and Beverly Hillbillies, CBS Shows, 1960's
* Jack Ellena, UCLA All American football player, later played with the Los Angeles Rams, was born and raised in Susanville.


External links

* [http://www.cityofsusanville.org/ City of Susanville website]
* [http://www.susanvillestuff.com Multiple business listings in Susanville]
* [http://susanville.blogspot.com/ Photo Weblog on Susanville and its surrounding area]

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