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The Sierraville Census Designated Place had a population of 190 as of July 1, 2017. Sierraville 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 Sierraville is located at latitude 39.5822 and longitude -120.3621 in Sierra County. The formal boundaries for the Sierraville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sierra County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,957 feet.

The Sierraville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583141) 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 Sierraville Census Designated Place is located within East Sierra CCD of Sierra County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sierraville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 190
Daytime Population: Workers 117
Daytime Population: Residents 119
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 236
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 190
Population in Familes 153
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 38
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $53,917
Average Household Income $72,676
Per Capita Income $31,310


Total Housing Units 136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (33.8%)
Median Home Value $250,000
Average Home Value $310,000


Total Households 90
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 62
Average Family Size 2
  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% -0.97%
Households -0.74% -0.68%
Families 0.69% -0.65%
Median Household Income   0.33%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Sierraville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sierraville to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 1343 11th
Population Density # 1415 7th
Diversity Index # 1484 2nd
Median Household Income # 830 45th
Per Capita Income # 658 57th

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