Sierra County CA Information


Sierra County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 3,079
Daytime Population: Workers 982
Daytime Population: Residents 1,894
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,876
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 3,046
Population in Familes 2,345
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $49,660
Average Household Income $65,556
Per Capita Income $30,207


Total Housing Units 2,328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,003 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 407 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 918 (39.4%)
Median Home Value $285,880
Average Home Value $319,816


Total Households 1,410
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 881
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 -0.7% -0.84%
Households -0.68% -0.84%
Families -0.68% -0.85%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   2.16%


Sierra County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sierra 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 # 57 3rd
Population Density # 55 7th
Diversity Index # 58 2nd
Median Household Income # 39 34th
Per Capita Income # 24 60th

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