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The City of Alturas had a population of 2,829 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Alturas is located at latitude 41.4926 and longitude -120.547 in Modoc County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alturas (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Modoc County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,370 feet.

The City of Alturas (GNIS ID: 2409688) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Alturas is located within Alturas CCD of Modoc County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alturas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alturas: Dorris Bridge, Dorrisville.

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Alturas, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,829
Population in Households 2,784
Population in Familes 2,119
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 1,162
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 1,248
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 758
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,444 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 683 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 565 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $149,548
Average Home Value $169,290


Median Household Income $32,649
Average Household Income $46,255
Per Capita Income $20,419
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% -0.33%
Households 0.13% -0.26%
Families 0.11% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Alturas, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alturas to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 802 47th
Population Density1 # 742 51st
Diversity Index2 # 1045 31st
Median Household Income # 1385 9th
Per Capita Income # 1117 26th

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