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
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|
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|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%|
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