Alturas, CA Profile: Facts & Data


Alturas Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Alturas Content

Also See: Alturas, CA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Alturas, California - Basic Facts

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alturas: Dorris Bridge, Dorrisville.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Alturas 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Alturas (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. California Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. California Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

Research a California Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2018, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


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. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
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

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

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features
  4. Research Public Schools & Attendance Zones

California Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare California July 1, 2018 Data
Highest or Lowest: