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About Crescent City and Del Norte County

CRESCENT CITY is located on Hwy 101 on the beautiful Northern California coast about 20 miles south of the Oregon border. The area offers an abundance of outdoor recreational activities utilizing the proximity of the Pacific Ocean, the Smith River and Klamath River, Redwood National and State Parks, and the Smith River National Recreation Area.



Pop. by Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Crescent City 7397 7310 7263 7362 7571 7645 7667 7734 7689 7698 7619 7512

Source: California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit

Del Norte County is currently home to over 25,000 People. Population increase has been steady for the last ten years, with an annual average increase of 126 people (0.5 percent). Between 2001 and 2011, population grew by 5.2 percent.

County Population Graph

Source: California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit

You can read more about the demographics of our area in the 2012 Del Norte County Economic and Demographic Profile.

Climate & Weather

Crescent City lies in a Mediterranean Climate (Koppen Csb) with mostly warm (not hot) and dry summers. Precipitation approaches nearly 70 inches annually, with the wettest months being from November to March. Average temperatures are mild, the warmest month being August with an average high of 66 °F and an average low of 51 °F. The coolest, December averages a high of 53 °F and a low of 39 °F. During the period of 1948-2001, the highest recorded temperature was 93 °F. and the lowest recorded temperature was 19 °F.

Current Weather Conditions (National Weather Service)

For more information visit these links:

Annual Temperature and Precipation Graphs for Crescent City (N.W.S. Eureka)

Crescent City Climatography Report 1971-2000 (N.O.A.A)

Monthly Historical Weather Data for Crescent City (Weather Warehouse)

WeatherSpark Weather Graphs for Crescent City (WeatherSpark)

The City of Crescent City does not endorse any companies or advertisements found at the links above. These links are provided solely for informational purposes.