The Alta Sierra CDP(1) had a population of 6,903 as of July 1, 2021. Alta Sierra ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Alta Sierra is located at latitude 39.1416 and longitude -121.0538 in Nevada County. The formal boundaries for the Alta Sierra Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 8.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Nevada County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,310 feet.
The Alta Sierra Census Designated Place 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 Alta Sierra Census Designated Place is located within Grass Valley CCD of Nevada County.
|Total Population||6,903 (100%)|
|Population in Households||6,882 (99.7%)|
|Population in Families||5,837 (84.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||21 ( 0.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$79,407|
|Average Household Income||$104,656|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||23%|
|Per Capita Income||$43,081|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,063 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,480 (81.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||359 (11.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||224 ( 7.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$436,791|
|Average Home Value||$465,393|
|Housing Affordability Index3||104|
|Average Household Size||2.42|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.28%|
|Per Capita Income||2.15%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.24%|
The table below compares Alta Sierra to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 573||62nd|
|Population Density||# 811||47th|
|Median Household Income||# 531||65th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 1092||72nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 444||71st|
|Diversity Index||# 1433||6th|
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