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The City of Alturas had a population of 2,871 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Alturas is located at latitude 41.4926 and longitude -120.547 in Modoc County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alturas (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Modoc County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,370 feet.

The City of Alturas (GNIS ID: 2409688) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Alturas is located within Alturas CCD of Modoc County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alturas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alturas: Dorris Bridge, Dorrisville.

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Alturas, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,871
Population in Households 2,827
Population in Familes 2,171
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 1,179
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $36,727
Average Household Income $48,164
Per Capita Income $21,174


Total Housing Units 1,438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 777 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 484 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 178 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $161,496
Average Home Value $181,017


Total Households 1,260
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 764
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.19% -0.07%
Households 0.21% -0.08%
Families 0.18% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Alturas, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alturas to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 799 47th
Population Density # 740 51st
Diversity Index # 1068 30th
Median Household Income # 1334 12th
Per Capita Income # 1161 23rd

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