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Alta, California - Basic Facts

The Alta Census Designated Place had a population of 658 as of July 1, 2018. Alta 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 is located at latitude 39.2157 and longitude -120.7985 in Placer County. The formal boundaries for the Alta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,606 feet.

The Alta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628704) 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 Census Designated Place is located within Colfax-Monumental Ridge CCD of Placer County.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 658
Population in Households 648
Population in Familes 521
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 276
Diversity Index3 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,667
Average Household Income $89,784
Per Capita Income $38,269

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 210 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $388,356
Average Home Value $464,474
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 261
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 171
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.92% 1.3%
Households 0.92% 1.27%
Families -0.07% 1.25%
Median Household Income   4.16%
Per Capita Income   4.23%

Alta, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alta 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 # 1143 25th
Population Density # 1070 29th
Diversity Index # 1468 3rd
Median Household Income # 616 59th
Per Capita Income # 448 71st

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