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Demographics Analysis

The people of Sierra County, California give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Sierra County, California)

Male:

Under 5 years : 54

5 to 9 years : 79

10 to 14 years : 95

15 to 17 years : 68

18 and 19 years : 77

20 years : 29

21 years : 16

22 to 24 years : 3

25 to 29 years : 85

30 to 34 years : 56

35 to 39 years : 79

40 to 44 years : 111

45 to 49 years : 235

50 to 54 years : 60

55 to 59 years : 310

60 and 61 years : 5

62 to 64 years : 34

65 and 66 years : 70

67 to 69 years : 44

70 to 74 years : 48

75 to 79 years : 68

80 to 84 years : 28

85 years and over : 35

Female:

Under 5 years : 66

5 to 9 years : 89

10 to 14 years : 65

15 to 17 years : 13

18 and 19 years : 28

20 years : 11

21 years : 3

22 to 24 years : 0

25 to 29 years : 89

30 to 34 years : 41

35 to 39 years : 62

40 to 44 years : 159

45 to 49 years : 115

50 to 54 years : 168

55 to 59 years : 144

60 and 61 years : 60

62 to 64 years : 116

65 and 66 years : 39

67 to 69 years : 53

70 to 74 years : 79

75 to 79 years : 116

80 to 84 years : 14

85 years and over : 21


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Sierra County, California)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 1,612

Multiple ancestry : 1,436

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 72

Ancestry not reported : 120


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Sierra County, California)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 3,152

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 20

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 25

Not a U.S. citizen : 43


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Sierra County, California)

Total:

Under 5 years : 120

5 to 17 years : 409

18 to 24 years : 167

25 to 34 years : 271

35 to 44 years : 411

45 to 54 years : 578

55 to 59 years : 454

60 and 61 years : 65

62 to 64 years : 150

65 to 74 years : 333

75 years and over : 282

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 98

5 to 17 years : 318

18 to 24 years : 140

25 to 34 years : 106

35 to 44 years : 267

45 to 54 years : 380

55 to 59 years : 252

60 and 61 years : 33

62 to 64 years : 65

65 to 74 years : 115

75 years and over : 150

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 22

5 to 17 years : 91

18 to 24 years : 27

25 to 34 years : 161

35 to 44 years : 113

45 to 54 years : 192

55 to 59 years : 174

60 and 61 years : 32

62 to 64 years : 81

65 to 74 years : 209

75 years and over : 126

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 20

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 4

35 to 44 years : 31

45 to 54 years : 6

55 to 59 years : 8

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 4

65 to 74 years : 9

75 years and over : 6


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Sierra County, California)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 1,035

Female : 889

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 626

Female : 602

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 0

Female : 20

Foreign born:

Male : 28

Female : 40


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Sierra County, California)

Born in state of residence : 1,792

Born in other state in the United States : 1,204

Native: born outside the United States : 20

Foreign born : 17


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Sierra County, California)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 349

Now married, except separated : 734

Divorced : 255

Separated : 80

Widowed : 117

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 187

Now married, except separated : 482

Divorced : 318

Separated : 84

Widowed : 98

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 20

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 10

Now married, except separated : 49

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 9


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Sierra County, California)

Speak only English : 3,006

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 63

Speak English less than "very well" : 44

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 7

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Sierra County, California

  • English: 739   (17.6%)
  • Irish: 688   (16.4%)
  • Other Groups: 488   (11.6%)
  • German: 464   (11.1%)
  • Italian: 317   (7.6%)
  • United States Or American: 283   (6.8%)
  • French (except Basque): 205   (4.9%)
  • Scottish: 148   (3.5%)
  • Swiss: 143   (3.4%)
  • Swedish: 115   (2.7%)
  • Dutch: 88   (2.1%)
  • Norwegian: 67   (1.6%)
  • Scotch-irish: 52   (1.2%)
  • Polish: 43   (1.0%)
  • Finnish: 41   (1.0%)
  • European: 39   (0.9%)
  • Russian: 39   (0.9%)
  • Danish: 37   (0.9%)
  • Portuguese: 33   (0.8%)
  • Czech: 30   (0.7%)
  • French Canadian: 26   (0.6%)
  • Basque: 23   (0.5%)
  • Welsh: 17   (0.4%)
  • Canadian: 13   (0.3%)
  • Austrian: 10   (0.2%)
  • Northern European: 7   (0.2%)
  • Slovak: 7   (0.2%)
  • Croatian: 6   (0.1%)
  • Greek: 5   (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 5   (0.1%)
  • Bulgarian: 5   (0.1%)
  • Subsaharan African: 4   (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 2   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Sierra County, California is 3,240



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Sierra County, California: 1,689
Female Population in Sierra County, California: 1,551


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Sierra County, California: 47.2
Median Female Resident Age in Sierra County, California: 51.8


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of California is 35


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Sierra County, California


White


Both sexes

51.6

Male

50.9

Female

52.2

Black or African American


Both sexes

49.5

Male

50.5

Female

47.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

51.0

Male

51.0

Female

53.0

Asian


Both sexes

47.5

Male

63.5

Female

33.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

40.0

Male

29.5

Female

50.5

Other


Both sexes

33.8

Male

38.2

Female

26.7

Two or More Races


Both sexes

27.8

Male

28.5

Female

24.5

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

38.5

Male

39.1

Female

37.5

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

52.1

Male

51.6

Female

52.5


(updated 2010)



Races in Sierra County, California


  • White: 3,033
  • African American: 24
  • American Indian: 14
  • Asian: 0
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 108
  • Two or More Races: 61



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Sierra County, California citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Sierra County, California

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 5   (0.4%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 4   (0.32%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 24   (1.92%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 48   (3.84%)
  • 9th Grade: 25   (2%)
  • 10th Grade: 14   (1.12%)
  • 11th Grade: 7   (0.56%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 69   (5.52%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 389   (31.12%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 76   (6.08%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 267   (21.36%)
  • Associate Degree: 96   (7.68%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 133   (10.64%)
  • Master's Degree: 62   (4.96%)
  • Professional School Degree: 14   (1.12%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 17   (1.36%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 7   (0.54%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 3   (0.23%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 4   (0.31%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 28   (2.17%)
  • 9th Grade: 8   (0.62%)
  • 10th Grade: 41   (3.18%)
  • 11th Grade: 37   (2.87%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 51   (3.95%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 341   (26.43%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 125   (9.69%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 308   (23.88%)
  • Associate Degree: 127   (9.84%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 156   (12.09%)
  • Master's Degree: 29   (2.25%)
  • Professional School Degree: 19   (1.47%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 6   (0.47%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Sierra County, California

  • Sierra-plumas Joint Unified


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: Po Box 157, Sierraville, CA 96126, Phone: (530) 994-1044, Students: 551 )

  • Sierra County Office Of Education


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: Po Box 157, Sierraville, CA 96126, Phone: (530) 994-1044, Students: 7 )

  • William (r) Rouse Rop


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: Po Box 959, Loyalton, CA 96118, Phone: (530) 993-4991, )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Sierra County, California

  • Loyalton Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: Po Drawer 127, Loyalton, CA 96118, Phone: (530) 993-4483, Students: 223 )

  • Loyalton Middle


    ( Grades: 7-8, Location: Po Box 5, Loyalton, CA 96118, Phone: (530) 993-4186, Students: 79 )

  • Downieville Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-8, Location: Po Drawer B, Downieville, CA 95936, Phone: (530) 289-3473, Students: 46 )

  • Sierra County Special Education


    ( Grades: 5-11, Location: Po Box 157, Sierraville, CA 96126, Phone: (530) 994-1044, Students: 7 )

  • Sierra Crest


    ( Location: 22 Maiden Ln., Downieville, CA 95936, Phone: (530) 993-1910, )

  • Sierraville Elementary


    ( Location: Po Box 147, Sierraville, CA 96126, Phone: (530) 994-3398, )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Sierra County, California

  • Loyalton High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: Po Box 37, Loyalton, CA 96118, Phone: (530) 993-4454, Students: 151 )

  • Downieville Junior-senior High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: Po Drawer B, Downieville, CA 95936, Phone: (530) 289-3473, Students: 37 )

  • Sierra Pass (continuation)


    ( Grades: 10-12, Location: Po Box 37, Loyalton, CA 96118, Phone: (530) 993-4454, Students: 11 )

  • William R. Rouse Rop


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: Po Box 157, Sierraville, CA 96126, Phone: (530) 993-4991, )

Public Libraries (Branch) In Sierra County, California

  • Alleghany Station Library


    123 Main Street, Alleghany, CA 95910

  • Downieville Station Library


    318 Commercial St., Downieville, CA 95936

  • Loyalton Station Library


    511 Main St., Loyalton, CA 96118

  • Sierra City Station Library


    Hwy. 49, Sierra City, CA 96125

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Sierra County, California


(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Sierra County, California affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Sierra County, California.

Area Features of Sierra County, California


Airport


(1) Sierraville Dearwater Airport   (2) Totem Pole Ranch Airport  

Area


(1) Hells Half Acre  

Bar


(1) Chinese Bar   (2) Ham Bar   (3) Rattlesnake Bar   (4) Snake Bar  

Basin


(1) Bear Valley   (2) Jones Valley   (3) Merrill Valley  

Building


(1) Alleghany Volunteer Fire Department   (2) Calpine Volunteer Fire Department   (3) Downieville Fire Protection District   (4) Graniteville Volunteer Fire Company   (5) Loyalton City Hall   (6) Loyalton Fire Department   (7) Loyalton Fire Department Station 2   (8) Middaugh Cabin Historical   (9) Monte Carlo Saloon Historical   (10) Sierra City Fire District Station 1 Headquarters   (11) Sierra City Fire District Station 2   (12) Sierra City Fire District Station 3   (13) Sierra County Courthouse   (14) Sierra County Fire Protection District 1   (15) Sierra County Fire Protection District 3   (16) Sierra County Sheriff S Office Loyalton   (17) Woolsey Cabin Historical  

Cape


(1) Lombardi Point  

Cemetery


(1) Eureka Cemetery   (2) Sierraville Cemetery  

Census


(1) Alleghany Census Designated Place   (2) Calpine Census Designated Place   (3) Downieville Census Designated Place   (4) Goodyears Bar Census Designated Place   (5) Graniteville Census Designated Place   (6) Sattley Census Designated Place   (7) Sierra Brooks Census Designated Place   (8) Sierra City Census Designated Place   (9) Sierraville Census Designated Place   (10) Verdi Census Designated Place  

Civil


(1) City Of Loyalton   (2) East Sierra Division   (3) Sierra County   (4) West Sierra Division  

Cliff


(1) Bell Point   (2) Booth Point   (3) Independence Point   (4) Ruby Bluff   (5) Windy Point Cliffs  

Dam


(1) Aldabe 291 Dam   (2) Bowman Rockfill 61-002 Dam   (3) Deer Lake Dam   (4) Independence 105-006 Dam   (5) Jackson Meadows 61-020 Dam   (6) Lower Salmon Lake Dam   (7) Lower Sardine Lake 1-051 Dam   (8) Milton Diversion 61-007 Dam   (9) Packer Dam   (10) Palen 290 Dam   (11) Sunrise 1290 Dam   (12) Upper Salmon Lake Dam   (13) Weaver Dam  

Falls


(1) Hackmans Falls   (2) Loves Falls  

Flat


(1) American Flat   (2) Anderson Meadow   (3) Austin Meadow   (4) Balsam Flat   (5) Bear Flat   (6) Beartrap Meadow   (7) Butcher Ranch Meadows   (8) China Flat   (9) Clamper Flat   (10) Cold Stream Meadow   (11) Cornish Flat   (12) Craigs Flat   (13) Dry Meadow   (14) Durgan Flat   (15) Harris Meadow   (16) Howard Creek Meadows   (17) Jammer Chair Flat   (18) Jersey Flat   (19) Knuthson Meadow   (20) Kyburz Flat   (21) Lusk Meadows   (22) Mcnair Meadow   (23) Meathouse Meadow   (24) Oak Flat   (25) Pats Meadow   (26) Perazzo Meadows   (27) Round Valley   (28) Saddle Meadow   (29) Sawmill Flat   (30) Secret Meadow   (31) Smiths Flat   (32) Tamarack Flat   (33) Thompson Meadows   (34) Tulpehocke Flat   (35) Woolsey Flat   (36) Zumwalt Flat  

Gap


(1) Chapman Saddle   (2) First Divide   (3) Keystone Gap   (4) Little Truckee Summit   (5) Packer Lake Saddle   (6) Second Divide   (7) Third Divide   (8) Yuba Pass  

Hospital


(1) Eastern Plumas Hospital Loyalton Campus  

Lake


(1) Coburn Lake   (2) Deadman Lake   (3) Dugan Pond   (4) Grass Lake   (5) Horse Lake   (6) Lake Of The Woods   (7) Lost Lake   (8) Lower Sardine Lake   (9) Mcmurray Lake   (10) Mud Lake   (11) Packer Lake   (12) Sand Pond   (13) Saxonia Lake   (14) Smith Lake   (15) Summit Lake   (16) Tamarack Lakes   (17) Volcano Lake   (18) Young America Lake  

Locale


(1) Ahart Sheep Camp   (2) Alvin A Powers Memorial Picnic Grove   (3) American Hill Cabin   (4) Balls Canyon Hunting Club   (5) Balls Ranch   (6) Bear Valley Campground   (7) Bee Tree   (8) Berger Campground   (9) Bowman House   (10) Buck Ranch   (11) Camp Twentyone Historical   (12) Camp Yuba   (13) Cannon Point Campground   (14) Canyon Ranch   (15) Carvin Campground   (16) Chapman Creek Campground   (17) Chips Flat   (18) Clark Station Homesites   (19) Clio Forest Service Facility   (20) Clover Valley Ranch   (21) Cold Creek Campground   (22) Cold Springs Ranch Historical   (23) Colony Mine   (24) Cooper Ranch Historical   (25) Cornish House   (26) Cornish House Campsite   (27) Cottonwood Campground   (28) Crystal Peak Historical   (29) Crystal Peak Campground   (30) Crystal Peak Guard Station   (31) Davies Creek Campground   (32) Devils Gate   (33) Diablo Campground   (34) Dog Valley Campground   (35) Dog Valley Guard Station   (36) Dolan Mine   (37) Downieville Guard Station   (38) Downieville Scout Camp   (39) Empire Ranch   (40) Fellows Mill Historical   (41) Fournier Ranch   (42) Franklin Cabin   (43) Freds Ranch Historical   (44) Galloway Ranch Historical   (45) Gates Of The Antipodes   (46) Haypress Campground   (47) Head Dam   (48) Holmes Cabin   (49) Hunting Camp Number Four   (50) Hunting Camp Number Two   (51) Independence Lake Campground   (52) Lavezzola Ranch   (53) Lewis Mill Station   (54) Lincoln Creek Campground   (55) Lodgepole Campground   (56) Loganville Campground   (57) Lower Little Truckee Campground   (58) Mack House   (59) Magnolia Mine   (60) Males Station Campground   (61) Malone Orchard   (62) Mccullough Ranch Historical   (63) Mcmurray Campground   (64) Mcpherrin Camp   (65) Middlewaters Campground   (66) Nichols Mill   (67) Oak Ranch   (68) Old Fish Farm   (69) Old Mountain House   (70) Old Smith Mill Historical   (71) Packer Lake Lodge   (72) Packsaddle Campground   (73) Phippen Sawmill Historical   (74) Pioneer Campground   (75) Pioneer Lodge   (76) Placer Diggings   (77) Pliocene Forest Service Station   (78) Pliocene Mine   (79) Purdy   (80) Red Ant   (81) Robinson Cow Camp   (82) Romano Ranch   (83) Sacramento Boy Scout Camp   (84) Saint Charles Ranch Historical   (85) Salmon Creek Campground   (86) Salmon Resort   (87) San Francisco Campfire Girls Camp   (88) San Francisco State College Camp   (89) San Francisco State University Camp   (90) Sand Pond Picnic Area   (91) Sardine Campground   (92) Sardine Lake Resort   (93) Sierra Campground   (94) Sierra County Sheriffs Gallows   (95) Sierraville Ranger Station   (96) Summit House Historical   (97) The Cups   (98) Union Flat Campground   (99) Upper Little Truckee Campground   (100) Weaver Lake Campground   (101) Wheelers Sheep Camp   (102) White Bear Mine   (103) Wild Plum Campground   (104) Wild Plum Forest Service Station   (105) Winnie Smith Mill   (106) Yolo County Boys Camp   (107) Yuba-sutter Camp   (108) Yubas Pass Campground  

Mine


(1) Alaskan Mine   (2) Alpha Mine   (3) American Exchange Mine   (4) American Hill Mine   (5) Antelope Mine   (6) Arcade Mine   (7) Arctic Mine   (8) Arizona Mine   (9) Banner Mine   (10) Bayes Mine   (11) Bee Tree Borrow Pit   (12) Big Boulder Mine   (13) Brown Bear Mine   (14) Brush Creek Mine   (15) Buffalo Mine   (16) Bunker Hill Mine   (17) Burlington Mine   (18) Buttes Saddle Mine   (19) California Mine   (20) Carson Mine   (21) Chipps Mine   (22) City Of Six Mine   (23) Cleveland Mine   (24) Columbo Mine   (25) Comet Mine   (26) Commodore Mine   (27) Craigs Flat Placer Diggings   (28) Craycroft Diggings   (29) Deadwood Diggings   (30) Diamond Mine   (31) Dottie Q Mine   (32) Dreadnaught Mine   (33) Eaglebird Mine   (34) Eldorado Mine   (35) Empire Mine   (36) Eureka Diggings   (37) Excelsior Mine   (38) Flying Dutchman Mine   (39) Fruitvale Mine   (40) German Bar Mine   (41) Gibraltar Mine   (42) Gillespie Dam   (43) Gold Bluff Mine   (44) Gold Crown Mine   (45) Gold Point Mine   (46) Gold Star Mine   (47) Golden Bear Mine   (48) Golden Hub Mine   (49) Golden Scepter Mine   (50) Herkimer Mine   (51) Hilda Mine   (52) Hotwater Mine   (53) Howie Mine   (54) Hub Mine   (55) Ireland Mine   (56) Ironsides Mine   (57) Isabel Placer Mine   (58) Kate Hardy Mine   (59) Kenton Mine   (60) Kentuck Mine   (61) Keystone Mine   (62) Klondyke Mine   (63) Lucky Boy Mine   (64) Magnolia Mine   (65) Maid Of Orleans Mine   (66) Mcmahon Mine   (67) Mexican Mine   (68) Monarch Mine   (69) Monte Cristo Mine   (70) Morning Glory Mine   (71) Mott Mine   (72) Mount Vernon Mine   (73) Mountain Mine   (74) Mountain View Mine   (75) Nessler Mine   (76) New Kirk Mine   (77) Nixon Mine   (78) North Fork Mine   (79) Oceola Mine   (80) Omega Mine   (81) One Hundred One Mine   (82) Ophir Mine   (83) Oriental Mine   (84) Oro Mine   (85) Oroflame Mine   (86) Osceola Mine   (87) Oxford Mine   (88) Peck Mine   (89) Phoenix Mine   (90) Pilgrim Mine   (91) Placer Mine   (92) Plumbago Mine   (93) Pride Mine   (94) Primrose Mine   (95) Queen Of Sheba Mine   (96) Rainbow Extension Mine   (97) Rattlesnake Mine   (98) Reese Mine   (99) Roman Mine   (100) Ruby Mine   (101) Sacred Mound Mine   (102) Saint Louis Mine   (103) Seven Spot Mine   (104) Shasta Mine   (105) Sierra Buttes Mine   (106) Sisson Mine   (107) Sixteen To One Mine   (108) Sleeping Beauty Mine   (109) Sovereign Mine   (110) Spoon Mine   (111) Standard Mine   (112) Telegraph Mine   (113) Tennessee Mine   (114) Tighner Mine   (115) Triple Pocket Mine   (116) Von Humboldt Mine   (117) Wallis Mine   (118) Watsons Quartz Mine   (119) Wideawake Mine   (120) William Tell Mine   (121) Willoughby Mine   (122) Winrod Mine   (123) Yellow Metal Mine   (124) Yellowjacked Mine   (125) Young America Mine  

Park


(1) Babbit Peak Research Natural Area   (2) Calpine Park   (3) Loyalton Park  

Pillar


(1) Chimney Rock   (2) Groundhog Rock   (3) Slate Castle  

Populated Place


(1) Alleghany   (2) American Hill Historical   (3) Antelope Historical   (4) Bassetts   (5) Calpine   (6) Campbell Hot Springs   (7) Carvin Creek Homesites   (8) Centerville Historical   (9) Deadwood Historical   (10) Downieville   (11) Eureka Historical   (12) Forest   (13) Goodyears Bar   (14) Graniteville   (15) Hallelujah Junction   (16) Haskell Creek Homesites   (17) Loganville   (18) Loyalton   (19) Maredith Mill   (20) Marsh Mill   (21) Mcmahons Historical   (22) Middle Waters Historical   (23) Milton Historical   (24) Minnesota Flat   (25) Monte Cristo Historical   (26) Morristown   (27) Mount Vernon Historical   (28) Orleans Flat   (29) Oxford Mill   (30) Peavine   (31) Plumas   (32) Plumbago   (33) Poker Flat   (34) Randolph   (35) Sattley   (36) Sierra Brooks   (37) Sierra City   (38) Sierra Pines   (39) Sierraville   (40) Snow Point Historical   (41) Unionville Historical   (42) Verdi  

Post Office


(1) Calpine Post Office   (2) Downieville Post Office   (3) Sattley Post Office   (4) Sierra City Post Office   (5) Sierraville Post Office  

Range


(1) Bald Mountain Range  

Reservoir


(1) Bowman Lake   (2) Calpine Reservoir   (3) Deer Lake   (4) Independence Lake   (5) Jackson Meadows Reservoir   (6) Lower Salmon Lake   (7) Milton Reservoir   (8) Palen Reservoir   (9) Upper Salmon Lake   (10) Upper Sardine Lake   (11) Weaver Lake   (12) Weaver Reservoir  

Ridge


(1) Bald Ridge   (2) Buckingham Ridge   (3) Cape Horn   (4) City Of Six Ridge   (5) Craycroft Ridge   (6) Lafayette Ridge   (7) Morristown Ridge   (8) Old Galloway Ridge   (9) Palmer Ridge   (10) Pinoli Ridge   (11) Secret Ridge  

School


(1) Downieville Junior-senior High School   (2) Loyalton Elementary School   (3) Loyalton High School   (4) Loyalton Intermediate School   (5) Sierraville Elementary School  

Spring


(1) Big Springs   (2) Jackass Spring   (3) Mammoth Spring   (4) Mcculloch Spring   (5) Mccullough Spring   (6) Sardine Spring  

Stream


(1) Alder Creek   (2) Bear Creek   (3) Bear Valley Creek   (4) Berry Creek   (5) Big Grizzly Creek   (6) Bonta Creek   (7) Brush Creek   (8) Butcher Ranch Creek   (9) Carman Creek   (10) Carney Creek   (11) Carvin Creek   (12) Chapman Creek   (13) Church Creek   (14) Cold Stream   (15) Cottonwood Creek   (16) Deadwood Creek   (17) Deer Creek   (18) Dog Creek   (19) Dorsey Creek   (20) Downie River   (21) East Branch Little Canyon Creek   (22) East Fork Canyon Creek   (23) East Fork Creek   (24) Empire Creek   (25) Eureka Creek   (26) Fletcher Creek   (27) Flume Creek   (28) Goodyears Creek   (29) Hamlin Creek   (30) Haskell Creek   (31) Haypress Creek   (32) Howard Creek   (33) Illinois Creek   (34) Independence Creek   (35) Jim Crow Creek   (36) Kimberley Creek   (37) Lavezzola Creek   (38) Lincoln Creek   (39) Little Canyon Creek   (40) Little Grizzly Creek   (41) Little Wolf Creek   (42) Long Valley Creek   (43) Lucky Dog Creek   (44) Lunch Creek   (45) Macklin Creek   (46) Merrill Creek   (47) Middle Fork Kanaka Creek   (48) Milton Creek   (49) Moore Flat Creek   (50) North Branch Dog Creek   (51) North Fork Canyon Creek   (52) North Fork Kanaka Creek   (53) North Fork Oregon Creek   (54) Old Mill Creek   (55) Onion Creek   (56) Packer Creek   (57) Papoose Creek   (58) Pauley Creek   (59) Perry Creek   (60) Pipe Creek   (61) Purdy Creek   (62) Rattlesnake Creek   (63) Rock Creek   (64) Salmon Creek   (65) Sandusky Creek   (66) Sardine Creek   (67) Sawmill Creek   (68) Slate Castle Creek   (69) Smith Creek   (70) Snow Creek   (71) South Branch Dog Creek   (72) South Fork Canyon Creek   (73) South Fork Kanaka Creek   (74) South Fork Oregon Creek   (75) Toms Creek   (76) Upper Independence Creek   (77) West Branch Canyon Creek   (78) West Branch Downie River   (79) William Creek   (80) Williams Creek   (81) Wolf Creek   (82) Woodruff Creek   (83) Young America Creek  

Summit


(1) American Hill   (2) Babbitt Peak   (3) Bald Mountain   (4) Bald Top   (5) Beacon Point   (6) Bunker Hill   (7) Burma Summit   (8) Cloud Splitter   (9) Crystal Peak   (10) Deadman Peak   (11) Deadwood Peak   (12) Democrat Peak   (13) Devils Post Pile   (14) Elephants Head   (15) Fillmore Hill   (16) Fir Cap   (17) Fir Hill   (18) Granite Mountain   (19) Grizzly Peak   (20) Harding Point   (21) Haskell Peak   (22) High Commission   (23) Keystone Mountain   (24) Land Peak   (25) Little Haskell Peak   (26) Mount Alma   (27) Mount Ina Coolbrith   (28) Needle Point   (29) Pinoli Peak   (30) Plug Point   (31) Pyramid Peak   (32) Quartz Hill   (33) Quartz Point   (34) Randolph Hill   (35) Rattlesnake Peak   (36) Red Dog   (37) Rice Hill   (38) Saddleback Mountain   (39) Saint Charles Hill   (40) Sardine Peak   (41) Sardine Point   (42) Schroeder Mountain   (43) Sierra Buttes   (44) Skyhigh   (45) Sugarloaf   (46) Table Mountain   (47) Tennessee Mountain   (48) The Mounds   (49) Treasure Mountain  

Trail


(1) Bayes Cabin Road   (2) Bedbug Smith Trail   (3) Bee Ranch Trail   (4) Butcher Ranch Trail   (5) Commodore Trail   (6) Cottonwood Botanical Trail   (7) Cottonwood Fisherman Trail   (8) Cottonwood Overlook Trail   (9) Dark Canyon Trail   (10) Deer Lake Trail   (11) Donner Trail   (12) Downie River Trail   (13) Dry Flat Trail   (14) Empire Creek Trail   (15) Haskell Peak Trail   (16) Haypress Creek Trail   (17) Lafayette Ridge Trail   (18) Lilliput Trail   (19) Mount Lola Trail   (20) Ramshorn Trail   (21) Second Divide Trail   (22) Sunshine Trail   (23) Third Divide Trail   (24) Upper Salmon Lake Trail  

Tunnel


(1) Milton-bowman Tunnel  

Valley


(1) Antelope Valley   (2) Badenaugh Canyon   (3) Balls Canyon   (4) Bathhouse Ravine   (5) Bear Valley   (6) Bella Union Ravine   (7) Big Avalanche Ravine   (8) Big Canyon   (9) Black Canyon   (10) Black Cut Ravine   (11) Black Jack Ravine   (12) Blatchley Canyon   (13) Bon Ton Ravine   (14) Box Canyon Number One   (15) Box Canyon Number Three   (16) Box Canyon Number Two   (17) Buckeye Ravine   (18) Cat Canyon   (19) Centennial Ravine   (20) Charcoal Ravine   (21) China Ravine   (22) Clarks Canyon   (23) Cleghorn Ravine   (24) Collins Ravine   (25) Correco Canyon   (26) Coulee Canyon   (27) Coyote Ravine   (28) Dark Canyon   (29) Daves Ravine   (30) Dead Horse Canyon   (31) Deadwood Ravine   (32) Deans Ravine   (33) Dinwiddie Arm   (34) Dodge Canyon   (35) Dog Valley   (36) Donkey Canyon   (37) Evans Canyon   (38) Excelsior Ravine   (39) French Ravine   (40) Goffs Ravine   (41) Golconda Ravine   (42) Gold Canyon   (43) Gold Point Ravine   (44) Gold Valley   (45) Grant Ravine   (46) Great Eastern Ravine   (47) Hackmans Ravine   (48) Hardys Ravine   (49) Haypress Valley   (50) Hays Ravine   (51) Hog Canyon   (52) Hope Ravine   (53) Hungry Mouth Canyon   (54) Jackass Ravine   (55) Jersey Ravine   (56) Johnson Ravine   (57) Keystone Ravine   (58) Kimberlin Ravine   (59) Ladies Canyon   (60) Lemon Canyon   (61) Lincoln Valley   (62) Little Ladies Canyon   (63) Maiden Valley   (64) Mcginnis Ravine   (65) Mello Canyon   (66) Mitchell Canyon   (67) Mobile Ravine   (68) Mohawk Ravine   (69) Morristown Ravine   (70) Morrs Ravine   (71) National Gulch   (72) Negro Canyon   (73) New York Ravine   (74) Onion Valley   (75) Pig Canyon   (76) Poison Canyon   (77) Poorman Valley   (78) Quinn Canyon   (79) Rapps Ravine   (80) Red Oak Canyon   (81) Red Star Ravine   (82) Reese Ravine   (83) Rice Canyon   (84) Roberts Canyon   (85) Rosassco Ravine   (86) Sailor Ravine   (87) San Juan Canyon   (88) Sardine Valley   (89) Sawmill Ravine   (90) Secret Canyon   (91) Shannon Ravine   (92) Shaughnessy Ravine   (93) Slug Canyon   (94) Studhorse Ravine   (95) Tehama Ravine   (96) Tennessee Ravine   (97) Trosi Canyon   (98) Turner Canyon   (99) Wet Ravine   (100) Wild Bill Canyon  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Sierra County, California

96118 (pop. 1,802) 95936 (pop. 391) 96125 (pop. 328)
96124 (pop. 320) 96126 (pop. 207) 95910 (pop. 106)
95944 (pop. 69)    


Counties Nearby Sierra County, California

Nevada County, CA  (pop. 98,394) 26.2 Miles
Plumas County, CA  (pop. 20,550) 34.6 Miles
Placer County, CA  (pop. 361,892) 47.6 Miles



Area Code(s) in Sierra County, California

530



Elevation in Sierra County, California is 7,576.0 ft. (2,309.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Sierra County, California

Lat: 39.582063 N        Long: -120.534038 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Sierra County, California need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In California

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.98 9.46 7.28 4.53 0.00 8.84
  Total Electric Industry 9.98 9.46 7.28 4.53 0.00 8.84
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.79 10.04 7.58 5.05 0.00 9.42
  Total Electric Industry 10.79 10.04 7.58 5.05 0.00 9.42
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.07 10.33 7.59 5.54 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 11.07 10.33 7.59 5.54 0.00 9.66
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.30 10.46 7.33 5.05 0.00 9.69
  Total Electric Industry 11.30 10.46 7.33 5.05 0.00 9.69
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.43 10.90 7.09 5.00 0.00 9.78
  Total Electric Industry 11.43 10.90 7.09 5.00 0.00 9.78
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.61 10.49 7.37 6.73 0.00 9.91
  Total Electric Industry 11.61 10.49 7.37 6.73 0.00 9.91
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.33 9.83 6.97 6.45 0.00 9.48
  Total Electric Industry 11.33 9.83 6.97 6.45 0.00 9.48
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.50 9.98 6.95 7.50 0.00 9.54
  Total Electric Industry 11.50 9.98 6.95 7.50 0.00 9.54
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.60 9.66 6.59 5.06 0.00 9.03
  Total Electric Industry 10.60 9.66 6.59 5.06 0.00 9.03
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 4.10 3.65 3.00 3.28 0.00 3.28
  Full-Service Providers 10.71 10.05 7.16 4.16 0.00 9.34
  Total Electric Industry 10.64 9.44 6.27 4.15 0.00 8.75
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 13.64 7.82 6.78 9.36 0.00 7.63
  Full-Service Providers 10.85 10.55 7.22 4.79 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 10.89 10.25 7.14 4.87 0.00 9.47
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.48 1.35 2.08 2.09 0.00 1.67
  Energy-Only Providers 13.21 8.02 7.49 10.78 0.00 8.21
  Full-Service Providers 12.08 12.41 9.54 8.47 0.00 11.41
  Total Electric Industry 12.09 12.15 9.23 8.48 0.00 11.22
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.80 3.57 2.17 5.73 0.00 2.95
  Energy-Only Providers 8.12 6.00 6.18 17.16 0.00 6.14
  Full-Service Providers 12.63 13.84 10.23 6.53 0.00 12.52
  Total Electric Industry 12.64 13.36 9.81 6.60 0.00 12.19
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.43 3.90 2.72 0.00 0.47 3.33
  Energy-Only Providers 7.41 5.76 6.18 0.00 3.47 5.94
  Full-Service Providers 12.23 12.83 9.79 0.00 7.38 12.05
  Total Electric Industry 12.23 12.48 9.59 0.00 5.80 11.78
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.66 4.31 3.14 0.00 0.50 3.72
  Energy-Only Providers 6.88 5.90 5.95 0.00 3.59 5.90
  Full-Service Providers 12.20 11.81 9.33 0.00 8.03 11.53
  Total Electric Industry 12.20 11.64 9.27 0.00 6.42 11.35
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.42 4.62 3.48 0.00 0.50 4.07
  Energy-Only Providers 9.52 6.83 6.68 0.00 3.95 6.75
  Full-Service Providers 12.49 11.97 9.39 0.00 8.11 11.71
  Total Electric Industry 12.51 11.92 9.55 0.00 6.55 11.63
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.79 4.92 3.54 0.00 0.55 4.27
  Energy-Only Providers 10.57 7.66 7.17 0.00 3.82 7.41
  Full-Service Providers 14.32 12.93 9.95 0.00 7.66 12.92
  Total Electric Industry 14.33 12.90 10.09 0.00 6.29 12.82

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Sierra County, California

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 87   (6.1%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 66   (4.6%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 72   (5.0%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 131   (9.1%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 166   (11.5%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 115   (8.0%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 300   (20.9%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 175   (12.2%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 65   (4.5%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 60   (4.2%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 70   (4.9%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 8   (0.6%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 30   (2.1%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 93   (6.5%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Sierra County, California)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 1,000

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 103

In 3-person carpool : 30

In 4-person carpool : 29

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 5

Bicycle : 25

Walked : 149

Other means : 10

Worked at home : 182


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Sierra County, California)

Less than 5 minutes : 196

5 to 9 minutes : 112

10 to 14 minutes : 82

15 to 19 minutes : 189

20 to 24 minutes : 117

25 to 29 minutes : 35

30 to 34 minutes : 98

35 to 39 minutes : 27

40 to 44 minutes : 61

45 to 59 minutes : 213

60 to 89 minutes : 195

90 or more minutes : 26


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Sierra County, California)

With Social Security income : 558

No Social Security income : 845


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Sierra County, California)

With retirement income : 388

No retirement income : 1,015


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Sierra County, California)

Less than $10,000 : 3

$10,000 to $14,999 : 15

$15,000 to $19,999 : 3

$20,000 to $24,999 : 29

$25,000 to $29,999 : 26

$30,000 to $34,999 : 11

$35,000 to $39,999 : 44

$40,000 to $44,999 : 33

$45,000 to $49,999 : 46

$50,000 to $59,999 : 151

$60,000 to $74,999 : 113

$75,000 to $99,999 : 201

$100,000 to $124,999 : 59

$125,000 to $149,999 : 55

$150,000 to $199,999 : 19

$200,000 or more : 14


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Sierra County, California)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $67,451


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Sierra County, California

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 234  (30.0%)
  • Service Occupations: 118  (15.1%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 32  (4.1%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 16  (2.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 210  (26.9%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 292  (39.7%)
  • Service Occupations: 197  (26.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 230  (31.3%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 2  (0.3%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 0  (0.0%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Sierra County, California

Employed: 1,498
Unemployed: 121



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Sierra County, California

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Other: 100%



Water Usage In Sierra County, California

Ground Water

 
Fresh 6.64 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 6.64 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 37.79 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 37.79 Mgal/d





There are 54 Farms In Sierra County, California


(updated 2008)



Banks In Sierra County, California

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.4b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Sierra County, California

  • Truckee Tahoe


    (about 27.8 miles in Truckee, California; Airport Code: TKF)

  • Gansner Field


    (about 33.3 miles in Quincy, California; Airport Code: FVP)

  • Nevada County


    (about 35.1 miles in Cedar Ridge, California; Airport Code: QQQ)

  • Nevada County Air Park


    (about 35.2 miles in Cedar Ridge, California; Airport Code: QQQ)

  • Reno/Tahoe International


    (about 41.3 miles in Reno, Nevada; Airport Code: RNO)

  • Carson


    (about 50.5 miles in Carson City, Nevada; Airport Code: CSN)

  • Auburn Municipal


    (about 52.4 miles in Auburn, California; Airport Code: AUN)

  • Lake Tahoe Airport


    (about 55.6 miles in South Lake Tahoe, California; Airport Code: TVL)

  • Beale AFB


    (about 57.2 miles in Beale Afb, California; Airport Code: BAB)

  • Minden-Tahoe


    (about 58.0 miles in Carson City, Nevada; Airport Code: MEV)

  • Skypark


    (about 58.2 miles in Paradise, California; Airport Code: ZXW)

  • Paradise Skypark


    (about 58.3 miles in Paradise, California; Airport Code: ZXW)

  • Oroville Municipal


    (about 58.3 miles in Butte Valley, California; Airport Code: OVE)

  • Placerville Airport


    (about 60.4 miles in Kelsey, California; Airport Code: PVF)

  • Yuba County


    (about 64.7 miles in Arboga, California; Airport Code: MYV)

  • Chico Municipal


    (about 71.9 miles in Chico, California; Airport Code: CIC)

  • McClellan Airfield


    (about 78.4 miles in North Highlands, California; Airport Code: MCC)

  • McClellan AFB


    (about 78.4 miles in North Highlands, California; Airport Code: MCC)

  • Mather AFB


    (about 81.8 miles in Mather, California; Airport Code: MHR)

  • Sacramento Mather


    (about 81.9 miles in Mather, California; Airport Code: MHR)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Sierra County, California

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

68.64%

Carpooled

18.18%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.27%

Walked

7.72%

Other Means

0.93%

Worked At Home

4.26%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Sierra County, California, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Sierra County, California)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 633

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 117

Female householder, no husband present : 72

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 484

Householder not living alone : 97


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Sierra County, California)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 8

Female householder and female partner : 46

Female householder and male partner : 22

All other households : 1,327


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Sierra County, California)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 591

Renter-occupied housing units : 42

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 0

Renter-occupied housing units : 117

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 72

Renter-occupied housing units : 0

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 374

Renter-occupied housing units : 207


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Sierra County, California)

Less than $10,000 : 140

$10,000 to $14,999 : 83

$15,000 to $19,999 : 41

$20,000 to $24,999 : 78

$25,000 to $29,999 : 45

$30,000 to $34,999 : 29

$35,000 to $39,999 : 102

$40,000 to $44,999 : 44

$45,000 to $49,999 : 63

$50,000 to $59,999 : 143

$60,000 to $74,999 : 167

$75,000 to $99,999 : 316

$100,000 to $124,999 : 59

$125,000 to $149,999 : 60

$150,000 to $199,999 : 19

$200,000 or more : 14


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Sierra County, California)

Total : 2,272


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Sierra County, California)

Occupied : 1,403

Vacant : 869


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Sierra County, California)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Sierra County, California)

Built 2005 or later : 0

Built 2000 to 2004 : 45

Built 1990 to 1999 : 171

Built 1980 to 1989 : 363

Built 1970 to 1979 : 508

Built 1960 to 1969 : 215

Built 1950 to 1959 : 293

Built 1940 to 1949 : 133

Built 1939 or earlier : 544


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Sierra County, California)

Utility gas : 71

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 450

Electricity : 116

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 200

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 520

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 46

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Sierra County, California)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 0

$15,000 to $19,999 : 4

$20,000 to $24,999 : 0

$25,000 to $29,999 : 7

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 0

$50,000 to $59,999 : 5

$60,000 to $69,999 : 9

$70,000 to $79,999 : 11

$80,000 to $89,999 : 3

$90,000 to $99,999 : 0

$100,000 to $124,999 : 31

$125,000 to $149,999 : 6

$150,000 to $174,999 : 56

$175,000 to $199,999 : 33

$200,000 to $249,999 : 212

$250,000 to $299,999 : 44

$300,000 to $399,999 : 210

$400,000 to $499,999 : 104

$500,000 to $749,999 : 245

$750,000 to $999,999 : 25

$1,000,000 or more : 32


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Sierra County, California)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 72

Home equity loan only : 144

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 5

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 472

Housing units without a mortgage : 344


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Sierra County, California)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 :

Built 1990 to 1999 : $323,100

Built 1980 to 1989 : $523,000

Built 1970 to 1979 : $422,500

Built 1960 to 1969 : $282,500

Built 1950 to 1959 : $337,000

Built 1940 to 1949 : $169,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $217,400


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Sierra County, California: 62.5%

Percentage of Family Households in California: 68.7%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Sierra County, California

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 17 17 $1,793,290
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

17 17 $1,793,290
2000        
  Single Family 19 19 $1,992,167
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

19 19 $1,992,167
2001        
  Single Family 10 10 $1,124,514
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

10 10 $1,124,514
2002        
  Single Family 17 17 $2,556,487
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

17 17 $2,556,487
2003        
  Single Family 22 22 $3,340,789
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

22 22 $3,340,789
2004        
  Single Family 18 18 $3,056,042
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

18 18 $3,056,042
2005        
  Single Family 13 13 $3,708,697
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

13 13 $3,708,697
2006        
  Single Family 17 17 $5,824,024
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

17 17 $5,824,024


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Sierra County, CA): $35,827
Median Household Income In 2000 (California): $47,493


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Sierra County): $128,200
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (California): $198,900


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Sierra County, California

Utility Gas: 1.4%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 33.7%
Electricity: 9.2%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 11.9%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 41.7%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 2.1%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Sierra County, California

Institutionalized population


  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 100%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Sierra County): $513
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (California): $747
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Sierra County): $936


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Sierra County, California are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Sierra County, California

Sutter Visiting Nurse Association And Hospice


     Address: 1836 Sierra Gardens Dr Ste 130, Roseville, California 95661
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 9/22/1983

Progressive Home Care - Auburn


     Address: 11879 Kemper Road, Suite 15, Auburn, California 95603
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 11/17/1994

Sutter Auburn Faith Vna & Hospice


     Address: 11795 Education Street Suite 224, Auburn, California 95602
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 6/13/1993

Quincy Home Medical Services


     Address: 211 Lawrence Street, Quincy, California 95971
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 6/2/2004

Eastern Plumas Dist Hosp Hha


     Address: 125 Commercial Street, Portola, California 96122
     Ownership: Government - Local
     Certified Date: 1/9/1986

Hospitals Close To Sierra County, California

Sutter Roseville Medical Center


     Address: One Medical Plaza, Roseville, California 95661
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital


     Address: 11815 Education Street, Auburn, California 95603
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Seneca District Hospital


     Address: 130 Brentwood Drive, Chester, California 96020
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Eastern Plumas Hospital -- Portola Campus


     Address: 500 First Avenue, Portola, California 96122
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Renown South Meadows Medical Center


     Address: 10101 Double R Blvd, Reno, Nevada 89521
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Nursing Homes Close To Sierra County, California

Siena Care Center


     Address: 11600 Education Street, Auburn, California 95603
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 86
     Percent Occupied: 80%

Sierra Hills Care Center


     Address: 1139 Cirby Way, Roseville, California 95661
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 91
     Percent Occupied: 92%

Sutter Transitional And Respiratory Services


     Address: One Medical Plaza Drive, Roseville, California 95661
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 6
     Percent Occupied: 20%

Auburn Gardens Care Center


     Address: 260 Racetrack Street, Auburn, California 95603
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 76
     Percent Occupied: 90%

Oak Ridge Healthcare Center


     Address: 310 Oak Ridge Drive, Roseville, California 95661
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 58
     Percent Occupied: 87%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Sierra County, California

Name: General Electric
Address: 171 Curtner Avenue; San Jose, CA 95125
Distance: 174 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Sierra County, California

    Retired Workers: 535
    Disabled Workers: 105
    Widowers Workers: 65
    Spouses Workers: 45
    Children Workers: 40


(updated 2007)



Sierra County, California Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 33.16%
  • Bush & Cheney 64.12%
  • Other 2.72%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Sierra County, California citizens.

Relocation to Sierra County, CA

11.12 % of Sierra County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $46,854

California Average 5.75 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Sierra County, CA (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Nevada County , CA 2.71 % ($61,567 AGI )
  • Washoe County , NV 1.63 % ($38,111 AGI )

Relocation away from Sierra County, CA

9.98 % of Sierra County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $42,257

California Average 6.27 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Sierra County, CA (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Washoe County , NV 1.65 % ($48,222 AGI )
  • Nevada County , CA 1.19 % ($56,154 AGI )
  • Plumas County , CA 1.01 % ($63,818 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in California

Low Bracket: $6,827 (1.00%)
High Bracket: $44,815 (9.30%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in California

7.25%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Sierra County, California is based on over 50 years of data.



Storms In Sierra County, California

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Winter Storm        
03/23/1993, 05:00 pm 0 0 $500K --
02/17/1993, 07:00 am 1 2 $500K --
01/08/1993, 12:00 pm 0 0 $500K --
         





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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Sierra County, California directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In California

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
102,616 86,846 87,706 66,041 63,500 86,912 123,821 0 80,848 82,147


(updated 2014)



Jails in Sierra County, California


  • Sierra County Jail


    100 Courthouse Square, Downieville, CA 95936
    Capacity: 14
    Confined: 6
    Avg. Population: 9
    Year Built: 1950
    Year Renovated: 1991


(updated 2006)



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