Alta is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Alta Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Placer County at latitude 39.2066 and longitude -120.8113. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,606 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Alta Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 2.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.Photos of the local Alta, CA area
Also See: Alta, CA ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps
|Population in Households||620|
|Population in Familes||496|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||10|
|Average Household Size||2.45|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||328 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||197 (60.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||55 (16.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||75 (22.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$256,818|
|Average Home Value||$319,192|
|Median Household Income||$58,566|
|Average Household Income||$73,457|
|Per Capita Income||$31,428|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.65%|
|Per Capita Income||3.26%|
The table below compares Alta to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.
|Total Population||# 1151||24th|
|Population Density1||# 1079||29th|
|Diversity Index2||# 1472||3rd|
|Median Household Income||# 565||63rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 487||68th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.