Sierra City, California

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Population in 2010: 221.
Males: 117  (53.2%)
Females: 104  (46.8%)
Median resident age:

70.8 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 96125.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,756
Sierra City:

$55,756
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,973

Sierra City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $260,497
Sierra City:

$260,497
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $412,867; detached houses: $412,524
March 2019 cost of living index in Sierra City: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%

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Ancestries: Czech (100.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 4186 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,163 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reno, NV (43.3 miles , pop. 180,480).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (83.1 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (399.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

West Sierra, CA (3.2 miles ),
Downieville, CA (3.2 miles ),
Graniteville, CA (3.2 miles),
Sattley, CA (3.4 miles),
Whitehawk, CA (3.4 miles),
Valley Ranch, CA (3.5 miles),
Calpine, CA (3.5 miles ),
Clio, CA (3.6 miles)

Latitude: 39.57 N, Longitude: 120.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 530

Distribution of median household income in Sierra City, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sierra City, CA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
California:

7.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 89.9. This is worse than average.

City:

89.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 48.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

48.6
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Sierra City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 6805% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 167.4 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 178.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 155.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 271.7 miles away from Sierra 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 190.0 miles away from Sierra City center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 143.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sierra County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sierra City:

  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 44 miles; Reno, NV; Full-time enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 45 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Western Nevada College (about 53 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • Butte College (about 55 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • Yuba College (about 58 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Sierra College (about 62 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • California State University-Chico (about 66 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)

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Notable locations in Sierra City: Sierra City Fire District Station 1 Headquarters (A), Sierra City Fire District Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sierra County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

PACKER LAKE LODGE (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-26-2011)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-26-2011)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-26-2011)

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

  • SARDINE LAKE RESORT (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • GREENE ACRES PROP. O.A. (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HERRINGTON'S SIERRA PINES (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.0 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.1%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

10.6%
Whole state:

7.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Sierra City:

Marital status in Sierra City, CA
  • Never married: 12.1%
  • Now married: 72.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.9%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Sierra City:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 55.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.2%
Educational Attainment in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sierra City, CA (based on Sierra County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1994
Catholic1222
Other1041
Mainline Protestant642
None2,751-
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: 2
Sierra County:

6.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Sierra County:

9.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Sierra County:

12.08 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sierra County:

8.6%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.0%
State:

21.3%

5.95% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,917 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
California average:

5.03%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Sierra City:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNCO (830 AM; 5 kW; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KPCO (1370 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAHI (950 AM; 10 kW; AUBURN, CA; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sierra City:

  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KRNO (106.9 FM; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODS (103.7 FM; CARNELIAN BAY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • K285EQ (104.9 FM; VERDI, NV; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KTKE (101.5 FM; TRUCKEE, CA; Owner: TRUCKSTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHJQ (92.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • K205EJ (88.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVMR (89.5 FM; NEVADA CITY, CA; Owner: NEVADA CITY COMMUNITY BROADCAST GRUP)
  • KTOR (99.7 FM; WESTWOOD, CA; Owner: SIERRA RADIO, INC.)
  • KBNF (98.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K209AY (89.7 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: THE UNIV. FOUND. CA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KLVS (99.3 FM; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KHXR (94.5 FM; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 18.7mTotal length
  • $1,336,000Total costs
  • 2,150Total average daily traffic
  • 42Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,921Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KM6CYI, Licensee ID: L02027733, Grant Date: 05/20/2016, Expiration Date: 05/20/2026, Certifier: Andrew D Robbins, Registrant: Andrew D Robbins, Sierra City, CA 96125
  • Call Sign: KM6CYK, Licensee ID: L02027735, Grant Date: 05/20/2016, Expiration Date: 05/20/2026, Certifier: Tyler Marshall, Registrant: Tyler Marshall, 45 Sacred Mound, Sierra City, CA 96125

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sierra City, CA
  • 58.3%Wood
  • 41.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Sierra City compared to California state average:

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