Alturas, California

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Population in 2017: 2,540 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.2%
 
Males: 1,193  (47.0%)
Females: 1,347  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

44.1 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 96101.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,648 (it was $24,351 in 2000)
Alturas:

$34,648
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,780 (it was $19,281 in 2000)

Alturas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $110,060 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Alturas:

$110,060
CA:

$509,400

Median gross rent in 2017: $862.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alturas: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.0%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Alturas, CA (2010)
    • 2,28680.9%White alone
    • 34712.3%Hispanic
    • 712.5%Two or more races
    • 592.1%American Indian alone
    • 401.4%Asian alone
    • 140.5%Black alone
    • 70.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.1%Other race alone

Races in Alturas detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Alturas, California as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alturas is 95 to 1.


Crime rates in Alturas by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.7)
1
(37.3)
4
(153.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(80.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(169.6)
4
(136.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(107.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(73.2)
3
(104.9)
4
(142.8)
4
(149.2)
3
(114.7)
13
(506.6)
5
(196.2)
2
(80.3)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(68.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(71.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(69.9)
3
(107.1)
2
(74.6)
1
(38.2)
2
(77.9)
1
(39.2)
3
(120.4)
3
(120.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(135.7)
10
(341.5)
4
(136.8)
20
(718.4)
2
(72.0)
3
(109.8)
13
(454.5)
28
(999.3)
21
(783.3)
21
(803.1)
20
(779.4)
16
(627.7)
32
(1,285)
21
(839.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
17
(576.7)
27
(922.1)
28
(957.6)
16
(574.7)
11
(396.0)
28
(1,025)
15
(524.5)
22
(785.2)
23
(857.9)
32
(1,224)
9
(350.7)
34
(1,334)
31
(1,244)
27
(1,080)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
42
(1,425)
56
(1,913)
58
(1,984)
50
(1,796)
39
(1,404)
30
(1,098)
36
(1,259)
38
(1,356)
46
(1,716)
51
(1,950)
48
(1,871)
74
(2,903)
88
(3,533)
38
(1,519)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(67.8)
10
(341.5)
4
(136.8)
5
(179.6)
6
(216.0)
5
(182.9)
3
(104.9)
2
(71.4)
2
(74.6)
6
(229.4)
4
(155.9)
8
(313.8)
10
(401.4)
11
(439.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(101.8)
3
(102.5)
2
(68.4)
1
(35.9)
1
(36.0)
1
(36.6)
4
(139.9)
3
(107.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.2)
4
(155.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(80.3)
1
(40.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)265.6366.5253.1377.9115.6210.8291.3532.5507.6751.8696.4528.8778.4375.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Alturas, CA

Crime rate in Alturas detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.20
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: German (20.3%), American (15.9%), English (4.2%), Irish (4.0%), Italian (3.7%), Norwegian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 4366 feet

Land area: 2.20 square miles.

Population density: 1,156 people per square mile   (low).

Alturas, California map

96 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 1.2% Asia).

This city:

3.6%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,104 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $864 (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:

Daphnedale Park, CA (1.2 miles),
California Pines, CA (3.0 miles ),
Canby, CA (4.1 miles ),
Likely, CA (4.2 miles),
Cedarville, CA (4.4 miles ),
Lake City, CA (4.5 miles),
Surprise Valley, CA (4.8 miles ),
Eagleville, CA (5.0 miles)

Latitude: 41.49 N, Longitude: 120.55 W

Area code: 530

Distribution of median household income in Alturas, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alturas, CA in 2017
Alturas satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

10.8%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Alturas, CA
Historical housing units in Alturas, CA
Most common industries in Alturas, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.4%)
  • Public administration (13.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.8%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.7%)
  • Public administration (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.4%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Truck transportation (6.2%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.0%)
  • Public administration (14.3%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Social assistance (7.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Alturas, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Child care workers (4.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.4%)

Average climate in Alturas, California

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Earthquake activity:

Alturas-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 498% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 173.1 miles away from Alturas center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 274.3 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 266.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 196.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 200.2 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 243.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Modoc County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alturas topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Alturas:

  • MODOC MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 228 W MCDOWELL AVE)
  • MODOC MEDICAL CENTER D/P SNF (228 W MC DOWELL AVE)
  • MODOC MEDICAL CENTER, SNF (225 MCDOWELL AVE)

Airports located in Alturas:

See details about airports located in Alturas, CA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alturas:

  • Oregon Institute of Technology (about 84 miles; Klamath Falls, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,900)
  • Shasta College (about 111 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 121 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 139 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 140 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • California State University-Chico (about 140 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Butte College (about 140 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)

Public high schools in Alturas:

Public elementary/middle schools in Alturas:

Private elementary/middle school in Alturas:

  • ALTURAS MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 11, Location: 38691 HIGHWAY 299, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Alturas

Library in Alturas:

  • MODOC COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $346,186; Location: 212 W. THIRD ST.; 65,980 books; 1,700 audio materials; 2,317 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 9 other licensed databases; 150 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • UNDER STRONGEST FM STATIONS IN ALTURAS CALIFORNIA KALT-FM 106.5 SHOULD BE ADDED OWNED BY WOODROW MICHAEL WARREN. THE STATION SIGNED ON THE AIR IN 2000 AND THE COMMUNITY OF LICENSE AS ISSUED BY THE FCC IS ALTURAS, CA THANKS, WMW
  • Please add KALT 106.5 FM to Alturas, California. The station has been on the air for six years. It is listed as a licensed station by the Federal Communications Commission and is owned by Woodrow Michael Warren.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Alturas: Coop (A), Modoc County Courthouse (B), Alturas City Fire Department (C), Alturas Rural Fire Protection District (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alturas include: Saint Michaels Episcopal Church (A), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (B), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (C), Faith Baptist Church (D), Church of the Nazarene (E), Church of Christ (F), Bahai Faith Church (G), Alturas Seventh Day Adventist Church (H), Alturas Gospel Mission (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Best Western Trailside Inn (343 North Main Street).

Courts: Modoc County - Courts-Superior- Superior Court (Rural Route 17 Box 1112), Modoc County - Superior Court- Courts-Superior- Administration-Judges-Jury Civil & Juve (205 South East Street).

Birthplace of: Robert Laxalt - Non-fiction writer, Ernest S. Brown - Politician, Kayte Christensen - WNBA player (Phoenix Mercury, born: Nov 16, 1980).

Modoc County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alturas and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF ALTURAS (Population served: 2,982, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2005)
CALIFORNIA PINES C.S.D. (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
MDF-MEDICINE LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2012)
MDF-BLUE LAKE CG (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2005)
MDF-DEVIL'S GARDEN RANGER ST. (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2007)
SULLEY'S TRAILER LODGE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2005)
MDF-WILLOW CREEK CG (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-13-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
MDF-CEDAR CREEK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2007)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alturas that have no violations reported:

  • MDF-MILL CREEK FALLS CG (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MDF-HOWARD'S GULCH CG (Population served: 55, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MDF-STOUGH RESERVOIR CG (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MDF-MEDICINE LAKE HEADQUARTERS (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.8%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.0%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
13 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
54 people in nursing homes in 2000
26 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Alturas (2011 data):

  • Plumas Bank: Alturas Branch at 510 North Main Street, branch established on 1994/12/12. Info updated 2008/11/12: Bank assets: $454.3 mil, Deposits: $391.8 mil, headquarters in Quincy, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Plumas Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Alturas Branch at 205 North Main Street, branch established on 1934/12/23. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Alturas Branch at 346 North Main Street, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Alturas:

Marital status in Alturas, CA
  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 36.6%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 25.3%

For population 25 years and over in Alturas:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 16.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Alturas
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alturas, CA (based on Modoc County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6062
Other3633
Evangelical Protestant3508
Mainline Protestant1463
None8,221-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Modoc County:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Modoc County:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.4%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.2%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Alturas:

48.9%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Alturas:

44.7%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Alturas:

28.6
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.0%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.9%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Alturas:

35.0%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

53.4%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Alturas:

76.7%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alturas, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 11$7,778$8,4851$3,432
Police Protection - Officers 6$26,124$52,2480$0
Streets and Highways 3$12,236$48,9440$0
Financial Administration 2$7,452$44,7121$988
Police - Other 1$2,316$27,7921$636
Firefighters 1$3,698$44,3760$0
Sewerage 1$3,720$44,6400$0
Water Supply 1$3,460$41,5200$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$3,578
Airports 0$0 1$1,380
Totals for Government 26$66,784$30,8236$10,014

Alturas government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,624,000 ($639.37)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $835,000 ($328.74)
    Sewerage: $680,000 ($267.72)
    Water Utilities: $434,000 ($170.87)
    Regular Highways: $400,000 ($157.48)
    Central Staff Services: $391,000 ($153.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $125,000 ($49.21)
    General - Other: $111,000 ($43.70)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $65,000 ($25.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000 ($25.20)
    Health - Other: $25,000 ($9.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($7.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,102,000 ($433.86)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $169,000 ($66.54)

Alturas government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $599,000 ($235.83)
    Regular Highways: $314,000 ($123.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $77,000 ($30.31)
    Other: $13,000 ($5.12)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $126,000 ($49.61)
    Rents: $17,000 ($6.69)
    Fines and Forfeits: $15,000 ($5.91)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($1.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $925,000 ($364.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,537,000 ($605.12)
    Other: $18,000 ($7.09)
    General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($1.97)
  • Tax - Property: $724,000 ($285.04)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $478,000 ($188.19)
    Other Selective Sales: $127,000 ($50.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $56,000 ($22.05)
    Other License: $21,000 ($8.27)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $14,000 ($5.51)

Alturas government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,324,000 ($1702.36)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,186,000 ($1648.03)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $138,000 ($54.33)

Alturas government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,182,000 ($859.06)

6.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Shasta County, CA  0.90% ($38,962 average AGI)


6.71% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,031 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.71%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Shasta County, CA  0.80% ($36,957 average AGI)
Businesses in Alturas, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Best Western1Rite Aid1
Chevrolet1Super 81
FedEx2True Value1
Lane Furniture1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets2UPS1
Nike1Vans1
Quiznos1

Strongest AM radio stations in Alturas:

  • KCFJ (570 AM; 5 kW; ALTURAS, CA; Owner: EDI MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTMT (580 AM; 10 kW; ASHLAND, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRV (700 AM; 25 kW; WINSTON, OR; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KKJX (960 AM; 5 kW; KLAMATH FALLS, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KAPL (1300 AM; 20 kW; PHOENIX, OR; Owner: APPLEGATE MEDIA, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alturas:

  • K278AB (103.5 FM; ALTURAS, CA; Owner: THE UNIV FOUND, CA STATE UNIV, CHICO)
  • KLCR (95.3 FM; LAKEVIEW, OR; Owner: WOODROW MICHAEL WARREN)
  • KKRB (106.9 FM; KLAMATH FALLS, OR; Owner: WYNNE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K216CM (91.1 FM; BIEBER, CA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION)
  • KYSF (102.9 FM; BONANZA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Alturas:

  • K13IT (Channel 13; CANBY, ETC., CA; Owner: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ED.TELE.ASSOC.)
Alturas fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Alturas fatal accident list:

Jul 27, 2011 01:30 AM, Us-395, Lat: 41.476747, Lon: -120.543119, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 5, 2008 06:30 AM, W C St, Lat: 41.490470, Lon: -120.549670, 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, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 10, 1977 11:19 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 85ft / 26.1mTotal length
  • 18,500Total average daily traffic
  • 3,155Total average daily truck traffic
  • 25,379Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alturas)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Alturas, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (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: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alturas)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Alturas)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 19. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 35 took place in 2017, and the least - 4 in 2009. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Alturas, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (63.9%), and Structure Fires (22.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alturas, CA
    • 16863.9%Outside Fires
    • 5922.4%Structure Fires
    • 218.0%Other
    • 155.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alturas, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Alturas, California:

  • Best Western Trailside Inn, 343 N Main, Alturas, California 96161 , Phone: (530) 233-4111
  • Super 8 Motel, 511 N Main St, Alturas, California 96101 , Phone: (530) 233-3545
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Alturas, California
Most common first names in Alturas, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4173.9 years
Mary3280.2 years
James3170.6 years
Robert2970.6 years
George2776.9 years
William2774.6 years
Charles2776.3 years
Dorothy2379.2 years
Helen1873.9 years
Richard1672.3 years
Most common last names in Alturas, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3374.6 years
Clark1483.7 years
Johnson1480.2 years
Miller1377.2 years
Nelson1383.6 years
Brown1276.2 years
Cantrall1283.6 years
Allen1171.2 years
Porter1176.6 years
Davis1073.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alturas, CA
  • 45.2%Wood
  • 30.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.2%Other fuel
  • 4.8%Electricity
  • 2.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alturas, CA
  • 48.2%Electricity
  • 24.0%Wood
  • 18.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Alturas compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Alturas on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Russia (population 500+)"
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