For population 25 years and over in Alturas:
For population 15 years and over in Alturas city:
173 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 1.6% Europe, 1.2% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,047 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Redding, CA (114.2 miles , pop. 80,865).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (208.7 miles , pop. 407,018).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (525.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).
Nearest cities: Surprise Valley, CA (4.8 miles ), Adin-Lookout, CA (6.0 miles ), Madeline Plains, CA (6.1 miles ), Tule Lake, CA (6.8 miles ), Lakeview, OR (7.0 miles ), Big Valley, CA (7.0 miles ), McArthur, CA (7.3 miles ), Fall River Mills, CA (7.6 miles ).
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Latitude: 41.49 N, Longitude: 120.55 W
Area code: 530
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Alturas detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -435 (-13.1%).
Work and jobs in Alturas: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Alturas, California
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Alturas-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below California state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/21/1993 at 03:28:55, a magnitude 6.0 (5.7 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.0 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 6.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 1 other deaths)
On 9/21/1993 at 05:45:33, a magnitude 6.0 (5.6 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.0 MW, 6.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from Alturas center
On 12/4/1993 at 22:15:19, a magnitude 5.4 (5.2 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.4 ML, Depth: 5.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 94.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/1993 at 21:48:35, a magnitude 5.1 (4.8 MB, 4.8 ML, 5.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/21/1993 at 06:14:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.9 miles away from Alturas center
On 6/30/2004 at 12:21:45, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Modoc County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Robert Laxalt - Non-fiction writer, Ernest S. Brown - Politician, Kayte Christensen - WNBA player (Phoenix Mercury, born: Nov 16, 1980).
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Alturas and their reported violations in the past:CITY OF ALTURAS (Population served: 2982, Groundwater):
Past health violations:CALIFORNIA PINES C.S.D. (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:MNF-BLUE LAKE CG (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:MNF-MILL CREEK FALLS CG (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:MNF-HOWARD'S GULCH CG (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past health violations:MNF-DEVIL'S GARDEN RANGER ST. (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:MNF-STOUGH RESERVOIR CG (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:SULLEY'S TRAILER LODGE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Alturas that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 29.2%
(27.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 43.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.3% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 36.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
54 people in nursing homes in 2000
26 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
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Religion statistics for Alturas (based on Modoc County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 19.53%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
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Alturas government finances in 2002(per resident):
9.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,868 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,265 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Alturas fatal accident list:
Oct 5, 2008 06:30 AM, W C St, Lat: 41.490467, Lon: -120.549669, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 10, 1995 04:25 PM, 395, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 16, 1983 10:53 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 31, 1977 01:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 10, 1977 11:19 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 7, 1976 08:41 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,401
Total average daily truck traffic: 726
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 3,000
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alturas)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Alturas, CA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alturas)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Alturas)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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