Plumas County CA Information


Plumas County Subdivisions

Plumas County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,292
Daytime Population: Workers 8,413
Daytime Population: Residents 10,576
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,989
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 19,015
Population in Familes 14,597
Population in Group Qrtrs 277
Population Density2 8
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $45,275
Average Household Income $66,596
Per Capita Income $30,110


Total Housing Units 16,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,889 (36.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,761 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,449 (46.3%)
Median Home Value $245,545
Average Home Value $297,478


Total Households 8,650
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 5,452
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 -0.5% -0.8%
Households -0.51% -0.81%
Families -0.52% -0.81%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   1.83%


Plumas County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plumas County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents 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 # 51 14th
Population Density # 50 16th
Diversity Index # 56 5th
Median Household Income # 48 19th
Per Capita Income # 25 59th

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