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Modoc County, California (CA)


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County population in 2012: 9,327 (30% urban, 70% rural); it was 9,449 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,369
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,417
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,675
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,278 (it was 1,109 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

44%

Land area: 3944 sq. mi.
Water area: 259.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Modoc County: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.0%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 34%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Modoc County, California:


Median resident age:  46.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years

Males: 4,878  (49.3%)
Females: 4,808  (50.7%)

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Modoc County,CA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Modoc County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,150 ($27,522 in 1999)
This county:

$34150
California:

$58931

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $504 (lower quartile is $305, upper quartile is $639)
This county:

$504
State:

$1058


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $128,361 (it was $72,900 in 2000)
Modoc County:

$128,361
California:

$384,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,752 - $262,914

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $287,052
Here:

$287,052
State:

$521,364

Townhouses or other attached units: $82,201
Here:

$82,201
State:

$436,871

Mobile homes: $216,189
Here:

$216,189
State:

$59,450

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $20,843
Here:

$20,843
State:

$63,652
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,610
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $199

Institutionalized population: 217

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


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Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,109 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $783 (0.6%)


Modoc County household income distribution in 2009 Modoc County home values distribution


Modoc County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.8%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.6% for Black residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.8% for other race residents, 22.4% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

21.5%
Whole state:

14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

7.3%
Whole state:

6.3%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Modoc County is $479 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $627 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $893 a month.

Cities in this county include: Alturas, Surprise Valley, Tule Lake, Adin-Lookout, California Pines, Cedarville, Newell, Canby, Adin, Daphnedale Park.

Modoc County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
96006Adin20
96101Alturas50
96104Cedarville52
96110Eagleville10
96112Fort Bidwell283
96116Likely11


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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Modoc County: Bowman Ranch (A), Meeks Place (B), Mount Vida Vista Scene Viewpoint (C), Lilly Lake Picnic Area (D), Cave Lake Campground (E), Turner Ranch (F), Pundy Ranch (G), Area of Modoc War Fortifications (H), Buck Creek Guard Station (I), Lava Campground (J), Manuels Camp (K), Fitzhigh Creek Ranch (L), Beet Camp (M), Corporation Ranch (N), Boyd Spring Ranch (O), Ambrose Station Pumphouse (P), Crowder Flat Ranger Station (Q), Willow Creek Ranch (R), West Valley Ranch (S), Weed Valley Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Modoc County: Christian Life Assembly Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Indian Cemetery (1), Willow Ranch Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Harvey Lake (A), Patterson Lake (B), Curtis Waterhole (C), Lindemenn Lake (D), Mud Lake (E), Upper Lake (F), Mud Lake (G), Big Mud Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bolan Creek (A), Boles Creek (B), Bottle Creek (C), Buck Creek (D), Cantrall Creek (E), Canyon Creek (F), Cedar Creek (G), Dutch Flat Creek (H), Gleason Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Modoc County include: Ash Creek Wildlife Area (1), Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge (2), Infernal Caverns Battleground Memorial Monument (3), Modoc National Wildlife Refuge (4), Long Bell State Game Refuge 1N (5), Chimney Rock Historical Monument (6), Evans and Bailey Historical Monument (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Washoe County, Nevada , Lassen County , Klamath County, Oregon , Lake County, Oregon , Shasta County , Siskiyou County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 192
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 556 (30% naturalized citizens)

Modoc County:

5.9%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.9%

Modoc County marital status for males
Modoc County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Modoc County with a mortgage: 732 (71 second mortgage, 54 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 682

Here:

51.8% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 19.53%
Here19.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,845
Total congregations: 20

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents708 (38.4%)280 (15.2%)225 (12.2%)171 (9.3%)127 (6.9%)
Congregations2 (10.0%)2 (10.0%)2 (10.0%)3 (15.0%)2 (10.0%)
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents97 (5.3%)85 (4.6%)48 (2.6%)44 (2.4%)60 (3.3%)
Congregations2 (10.0%)2 (10.0%)2 (10.0%)1 (5.0%)2 (10.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Modoc County - Alturas, Surprise Valley, Tule Lake, Adin-Lookout, California Pines

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
This 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:
Here:

8.3%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.4%
California:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Modoc County:

9.2%
State:

17.9%


Agriculture in Modoc County:

Average size of farms: 1423 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $122,746
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $305.28
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 37.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $121,704
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.73%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 86.03%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $101,726
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.79%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.35
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.02%
All wheat for grain: 3763 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,000 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Modoc County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below California state average. It is 67.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Modoc County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below California state average. It is 50% 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 82.4 miles away from the county 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 87.7 miles away from the county 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 82.6 miles away from the county 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 97.8 miles away from Modoc County 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 85.7 miles away from the county 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 50.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Modoc County (%):





Modoc County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,573 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 378 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 34 (1%)
  • Walked: 221 (6%)
  • Other means: 31 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 287 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Modoc County, California in 2000:

People in group quarters in Modoc County, California in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,822.

9.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,868 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.17%
California average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.98% relocated from other counties in California ($26,558 average AGI)
3.18% relocated from other states ($10,309 average AGI)
Modoc County:

3.18%
California average:

1.75%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lassen County, CA  0.59% ($34,706 average AGI)
from Shasta County, CA  0.52% ($22,467)
from Washoe County, NV  0.45% ($33,462)
from Butte County, CA  0.38% ($24,818)
from Alameda County, CA  0.35% ($20,300)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.35% ($151,800)


8.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,265 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.31%
California average:

6.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.77% relocated to other counties in California ($12,357 average AGI)
4.54% relocated to other states ($18,903 average AGI)
Modoc County:

4.54%
California average:

2.40%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Shasta County, CA  0.91% ($25,154 average AGI)
to Klamath County, OR  0.59% ($40,235)
to Washoe County, NV  0.42% ($29,000)
to Lassen County, CA  0.38% ($38,818)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Births per 1000 population in Modoc County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Modoc County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Modoc County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,826 (1,520 aged, 306 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,329

Size of family households: 1,450 2-persons, 493 3-persons, 370 4-persons, 164 5-persons, 84 6-persons, 50 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,194 1-person, 221 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

88.7% of residents of Modoc County speak English at home.
8.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $95,575,000 ($9957 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,875,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,502,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,281,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,596,000
Federal grants: $17,525,000
Federal procurement contracts: $17,257,000 ($11,997,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $15,415,000 ($2,802,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $311,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,597,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,672,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 407
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 566
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +75
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +171
Here +18 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Modoc County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.14 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.5

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Modoc County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 62
  • 3 rooms: 150
  • 4 rooms: 373
  • 5 rooms: 731
  • 6 rooms: 629
  • 7 rooms: 356
  • 8 rooms: 200
  • 9+ rooms: 159
  • 1 room: 31
  • 2 rooms: 87
  • 3 rooms: 142
  • 4 rooms: 283
  • 5 rooms: 250
  • 6 rooms: 174
  • 7 rooms: 91
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9+ rooms: 26
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Modoc County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 180
  • 2 bedrooms: 861
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,239
  • 4 bedrooms: 322
  • 5+ bedrooms: 44
  • no bedroom: 43
  • 1 bedroom: 229
  • 2 bedrooms: 447
  • 3 bedrooms: 313
  • 4 bedrooms: 58
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19
Cars and other vehicles available in Modoc County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 142
  • 1 vehicle: 684
  • 2 vehicles: 1,095
  • 3 vehicles: 579
  • 4 vehicles: 119
  • 5+ vehicles: 56
  • no vehicle: 144
  • 1 vehicle: 497
  • 2 vehicles: 302
  • 3 vehicles: 118
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

61% of Modoc County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in California.

Modoc County:

61.0%
State average:

52.5%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $48,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Modoc County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Wood (32.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31.7%)
  • Electricity (20.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.8%)
  • Other fuel (2.1%)
  • Utility gas (0.6%)
  • Electricity (29.3%)
  • Wood (28.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.0%)
  • Utility gas (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 38
Here:

3.2%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

1.6%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Modoc County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Modoc County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Modoc County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Modoc County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Modoc County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Modoc County, 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 Modoc County, 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
Businesses in Modoc County, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Rite Aid1
Best Western1Super 81
FedEx2True Value2
MasterBrand Cabinets2U.S. Cellular1
Quiznos1UPS1
RadioShack1Vans1

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