About Us

The City of Weed, California is nestled at the base of Mount Shasta in the Cascade Mountains and halfway between San Francisco and Portland.  The community is surrounded by natural beauty, breathtaking vistas, and unmatched outdoor recreation.  The City is a historic lumber town that has retained much of its early 1900's charm while transitioning into a tourist destination.  An easy one-hour drive north of Redding on Interstate 5 brings you to our home.

The 2020 Census reported that Weed had a population of 2,862.  There are several unincorporated subdivisions adjacent to, or just outside Weed proper.  These include Edgewood, Carrick, Lake Shastina, Rancho Hills, and Hammond Ranch.  These communities have mailing addresses that use Weed, or its ZIP Code.  

The City's lumber industry and manufacturing facilities made it a magnet for ethnic migration.  A large number of Italian immigrants migrated to Weed at the turn of the 20th Century and became a cornerstone of the community's civic life.  Many streets in the community bear names of Italian cities such as Rome, Genoa, Como, and Venice.  Annually since 1954, the City has held the Weed Italian Carnevale in June or July.  Although recently dropping "Italian" from its name, the festival maintains the Italian Spelling of carnival and the traditional Bocce Ball tournaments.

A large number of African Americans migrated to Weed as well to work in the Long-Bell Lumber Company's Weed facility after the company closed two mills in Louisiana in 1922.

Immigrants located in Weed since the 1980s have come primarily from Mexico and Laos.

As a result of these migrations, Weed has a much more ethnically diverse population than Siskiyou County as a whole.