Sierra City, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sierra City, California - Basic Facts

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The Sierra City Census Designated Place had a population of 210 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Sierra City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 210
Daytime Population: Workers 40
Daytime Population: Residents 126
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 166
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 210
Population in Familes 154
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 98
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $52,787
Average Household Income $68,123
Per Capita Income $34,516


Total Housing Units 280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (27.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 (61.8%)
Median Home Value $315,000
Average Home Value $319,872


Total Households 107
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.7% -0.87%
Households -0.75% -0.76%
Families -1.25% -0.97%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

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, 2017 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 # 1326 13th
Population Density # 1278 16th
Diversity Index # 1462 4th
Median Household Income # 867 43rd
Per Capita Income # 532 65th

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