Shingletown is a small town located in the hills just below Mt. Lassen. Shingletown has a history of logging large timber including pine, fir and cedar. It is also known as "The Gateway to Lassen".
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 24.7 square miles (64.1 km²), of which, 24.7 square miles (63.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.28%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,222 people, 913 households, and 677 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 90.1 people per square mile (34.8/km²). There were 1,148 housing units at an average density of 46.5/sq mi (18.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.84% White, 0.36% African American, 2.39% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 3.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.42% of the population.
There were 913 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,813, and the median income for a family was $40,789. Males had a median income of $50,000 versus $26,758 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,303. About 10.3% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over...
In the state legislature Shingletown is located in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Sam Aanestad, and in the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa. Federally, Shingletown is located in California's 2nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +13 and is represented by Republican Wally Herger.
Shingletown is one of five CDPs in Shasta County interested in incorporation. Burney is definitely interested in incorporation, both the people and town council. Fall River Mills and McArthur would incorporate as one city, and Cottonwood is trying to incorporate for the same reason as Shingletown, which is stricter building codes.