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The Alta Census Designated Place had a population of 641 as of July 1, 2016. Alta ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alta is located at latitude 39.2157 and longitude -120.7985 in Placer County. The formal boundaries for the Alta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,606 feet.

The Alta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628704) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Alta Census Designated Place is located within Colfax-Monumental Ridge CCD of Placer County.

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

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


Total Population 641
Population in Households 630
Population in Familes 504
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 269
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 253
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 198 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $355,814
Average Home Value $405,867


Median Household Income $58,811
Average Household Income $76,409
Per Capita Income $32,527
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 1.16%
Households 0.71% 1.08%
Families -0.57% 1.18%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Alta, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alta 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 # 1146 24th
Population Density1 # 1073 29th
Diversity Index2 # 1467 3rd
Median Household Income # 653 57th
Per Capita Income # 529 65th

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