Yreka, California

Yreka (/wˈrkə/ wy-REE-kə) is the county seat of Siskiyou County, California, United States, near the Shasta River; the city has an area of about 10 square miles (26 km2), most of it land. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 7,765, reflecting an increase of 475 from the 7,290 counted in the 2000 Census. Yreka is home to the College of the Siskiyous, Klamath National Forest Interpretive Museum and the Siskiyou County Museum.

Yreka, California
City of Yreka
Downtown Yreka in 2011
Location in Siskiyou County and the state of California
Yreka
Location in the United States
Yreka
Yreka (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°43′36″N 122°38′15″W
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySiskiyou
IncorporatedApril 21, 1857[1]
Government
  TypeCouncil–manager[2]
Area
  Total10.06 sq mi (26.05 km2)
  Land9.98 sq mi (25.86 km2)
  Water0.07 sq mi (0.19 km2)  0.72%
Elevation2,589 ft (789 m)
Population
  Total7,765
  Estimate 
(2019)[6]
7,518
  Density752.93/sq mi (290.70/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP code
96097
Area code530
FIPS code06-86944
GNIS feature ID1652661[4]
Websiteci.yreka.ca.us