Sierraville, California

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Population in 2010: 200.
Males: 141  (70.6%)
Females: 59  (29.4%)
Median resident age:

63.4 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip code: 96126

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,756
Sierraville:

$55,756
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,973

Sierraville CDP income, earnings, and wages data

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

$260,497
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $377,926; detached houses: $377,612

Median gross rent in 2019: $2,469.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sierraville: 98.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.2%
(23.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Sierraville, CA (2019)
    • 6374.1%White alone
    • 1214.1%Hispanic
    • 78.2%Two or more races
    • 11.2%Black alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sierraville, California as of January 30, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sierraville is 39 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (58.3%), Norwegian (29.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 4952 feet

1 resident is foreign born

This place:

1.2%
California:

26.8%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reno, NV (29.4 miles , pop. 180,480).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (92.8 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (396.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

East Sierra, CA (1.6 miles ),
Sattley, CA (1.9 miles),
Calpine, CA (2.6 miles ),
Sierra Brooks, CA (3.0 miles ),
Loyalton, CA (3.0 miles ),
Whitehawk, CA (3.7 miles),
Sierra City, CA (3.8 miles ),
Gold Mountain, CA (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 39.59 N, Longitude: 120.37 W

Area code: 530

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

5.0%
California:

7.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 52.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2008 was 21.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 29.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Sierraville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 6765% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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).

Airports located in Sierraville:

Amtrak station near Sierraville:

  • 19 miles: SODA SPRINGS (DONNER SUMMIT LODGE) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sierraville:

  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 30 miles; Reno, NV; Full-time enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 31 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Western Nevada College (about 42 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • Butte College (about 69 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • Yuba College (about 71 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Sierra College (about 72 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 77 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)

Public high school in Sierraville:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sierraville: Canyon Ranch (A), Sierraville Ranger Station (B), Sierra County Fire Protection District 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Sierraville Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cold Stream (A), Bonta Creek (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 Sierraville that have no violations reported:

  • NEW AGE CHURCH OF BEING-SIERRA HOT SPR. (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

62.1%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.5%
Whole state:

7.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Sierraville:

Marital status in Sierraville, CA
  • Never married: 3.6%
  • Now married: 45.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 50.9%

For population 25 years and over in Sierraville:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sierraville, 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.
State:

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

12.08 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

8.6%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sierra County:

24.0%
California:

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 Sierraville:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KIHM (920 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KNCO (830 AM; 5 kW; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KAHI (950 AM; 10 kW; AUBURN, CA; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KPCO (1370 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sierraville:

  • K285EQ (104.9 FM; VERDI, NV; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KTKE (101.5 FM; TRUCKEE, CA; Owner: TRUCKSTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KHXR (94.5 FM; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KNHK (92.9 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBUL-FM (98.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNEV (95.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNIS (91.3 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KUNR (88.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO)
  • KWNZ (97.3 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSSJ (94.7 FM; FAIR OAKS, CA; Owner: ENTERCOM SACRAMENTO LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sierraville:

  • K11SW (Channel 11; SIERRAVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRAVILLE T.V. ASSOCIATION)

Sierraville fatal accident list:

Oct 8, 2006 09:55 AM, Sr-89, Lat: 39.572880, Lon: -120.366090, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 30, 2005 03:58 PM, Sr-89, Lat: 39.573840, Lon: -120.367450, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.5mTotal length
  • 975Total average daily traffic
  • 87Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,470Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sierraville)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Dot Maintenance Sta Hwy 89 (Lat: 39.585750 Lon: -120.368528), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPHQ536,
    Assigned Frequencies: 814.737 MHz, Grant Date: 05/05/2015, Expiration Date: 07/11/2025, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • SIERRAVILEDOTMS, Dot Mtc Stn Hwy 89 (Lat: 39.585833 Lon: -120.368611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: KCQ294,
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.362 MHz, Grant Date: 01/09/2013, Expiration Date: 03/30/2023, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • Beckworth Peak 21 Mi N (Lat: 39.773222 Lon: -120.432444), Call Sign: KDD223, Licensee ID: L00428351,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.950 MHz, 462.975 MHz, 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz, 463.175 MHz, Grant Date: 12/17/2011, Expiration Date: 12/30/2021, Registrant: Sierra-Sacramento Valley Emergency Services Agency, 5995 Pacific Street, Rocklin, CA 95677, Phone: (916) 625-1702, Fax: (916) 625-1730
  • Sierraville Telemetry Sta (Lat: 39.583806 Lon: -120.369083), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WRV54,
    Assigned Frequencies: 171.875 MHz, Grant Date: 09/20/2004, Expiration Date: 08/06/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2012, Certifier: Glen S Nash, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6153, Fax: (916) 657-9468, Email:
  • SIERRAVILEDOTMS, Dot Maintenance Stationhwy 89 (Lat: 39.585833 Lon: -120.368611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WQBT616,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.420 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/2014, Expiration Date: 12/10/2024, Certifier: Glen S Nash, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SIERRAVILLE, 398 W Main St (Lat: 39.589639 Lon: -120.368389), Type: Building, Structure height: 7.6 m, Overall height: 8.5 m, Call Sign: WMQ916,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11215.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/14/2020, Expiration Date: 08/01/2030, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S. Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • STATION, Hwy Maintenance Station (Lat: 39.585722 Lon: -120.368528), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WLH79,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/04/2019, Expiration Date: 03/01/2030, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB5ZDL, Licensee ID: L00866355, Grant Date: 07/24/2013, Expiration Date: 07/24/2023, Certifier: Quentin L Youngblood, Registrant: Quentin L Youngblood, Sierraville, CA 96126

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sierraville, CA
  • 76.9%Wood
  • 23.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sierraville, CA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Sierraville 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above 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 above state average.

Sierraville on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of foreign-born residents"
  • #15 (96126) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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