Sierra City, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Sierra City Census Designated Place had a population of 215 as of July 1, 2016. Sierra City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Sierra City is located at latitude 39.5727 and longitude -120.6276 in Sierra County. The formal boundaries for the Sierra City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sierra County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,176 feet.

The Sierra City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583139) 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 Sierra City Census Designated Place is located within West Sierra CCD of Sierra County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sierra City 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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Sierra City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 215
Population in Households 215
Population in Familes 158
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 100
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 109
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (27.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 (61.3%)
Median Home Value $312,500
Average Home Value $320,455


Median Household Income $54,065
Average Household Income $63,365
Per Capita Income $31,630
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.44% -0.56%
Households -0.57% -0.74%
Families -1.2% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Sierra City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sierra City 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 # 1325 13th
Population Density1 # 1272 16th
Diversity Index2 # 1469 3rd
Median Household Income # 782 48th
Per Capita Income # 573 62nd

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