Redway is a census-designated place (CDP) in Humboldt County, California, United States. Redway is located 2.25 miles (3.6 km) northwest of Garberville, at an elevation of 538 feet (164 m). The population was 1,188 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.57%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,188 people, 543 households, and 302 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 951.4 people per square mile (367.0/km²). There were 641 housing units at an average density of 513.3/sq mi (198.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.39% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 2.53% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.76% from other races, and 6.57% from two or more races. 3.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 543 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.2% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $27,188, and the median income for a family was $39,464. Males had a median income of $21,853 versus $23,864 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,212. About 18.6% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature Redway is located in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Pat Wiggins, and in the 1st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Patty Berg. Federally, Redway is located in California's 1st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +10 and is represented by Democrat Mike Thompson.