Plumas County CA Information


Plumas County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 20,229
Population in Households 19,952
Population in Familes 15,333
Population in Group Qrtrs 277
Population Density1 8
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 8,956
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 5,651
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,089 (37.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,867 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,331 (45.0%)
Median Home Value $235,703
Average Home Value $293,796


Median Household Income $45,470
Average Household Income $64,024
Per Capita Income $28,584
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.29%
Households -0.04% 0.28%
Families -0.03% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.


Plumas County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plumas County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents 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 # 51 14th
Population Density1 # 50 16th
Diversity Index2 # 56 5th
Median Household Income # 45 24th
Per Capita Income # 25 59th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.