Sierra City, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Sierra City, California - Basic Facts

The Sierra City Census Designated Place had a population of 212 as of July 1, 2018. Sierra City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Sierra City is located at latitude 39.5727 and longitude -120.6276 in Sierra County. The formal boundaries for the Sierra City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sierra County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,176 feet.

The Sierra City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583139) 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 Sierra City Census Designated Place is located within West Sierra CCD of Sierra County.

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


Total Population 212
Population in Households 212
Population in Familes 157
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 99
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $55,329
Average Household Income $69,231
Per Capita Income $35,064


Total Housing Units 280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (28.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (61.4%)
Median Home Value $309,524
Average Home Value $332,813


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.5% -0.57%
Households -0.55% -0.56%
Families -1.1% -0.32%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Sierra City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sierra City 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 # 1327 13th
Population Density # 1277 16th
Diversity Index # 1437 5th
Median Household Income # 849 44th
Per Capita Income # 577 62nd

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