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Plumas County, California (CA)

County population in 2014: 18,606 (26% urban, 74% rural); it was 20,824 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,793
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,442
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,305
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,742 (it was 2,695 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

44%

Land area: 2554 sq. mi.

Water area: 59.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 7 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Plumas County: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.2%), Manufacturing (13.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 47%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Plumas County, California:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years
Males: 9,302  (50.0%)
Females: 9,304  (50.0%)

Plumas County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Plumas County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,116 ($36,351 in 1999)

This county:

$45116
California:

$60190

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $638 (lower quartile is $461, upper quartile is $878)
This county:

$638
State:

$1120


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $248,156 (it was $128,800 in 2000)
Plumas:

$248,156
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $149,480 - $385,840
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,475
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $433

Institutionalized population: 131

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 29
  • Burglaries: 227
  • Thefts: 338
  • Auto thefts: 4

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 43
  • Burglaries: 155
  • Thefts: 274
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 192 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2002: 257 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2003: 229 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2004: 266 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2005: 337 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2006: 216 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2007: 154 buildings, average cost: $172,300
  • 2008: 63 buildings, average cost: $172,200
  • 2009: 36 buildings, average cost: $233,700
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2011: 42 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2012: 23 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2013: 27 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2014: 32 buildings, average cost: $192,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,620 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,608 (0.6%)

Plumas County household income distribution in 2009 Plumas County home values distribution Plumas County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.2%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.9% for Black residents, 14.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.1% for American Indian residents, 12.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 9.3% for other race residents, 9.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.1%
Plumas County:

16.1%
California:

16.8%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.4% for Black residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.0% for American Indian residents, 13.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 9.2% for other race residents, 10.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 50 years old
(Males: 49 years old, Females: 51 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 53 years old, Black residents: 19 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 21 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34 years old, Other race residents: 40 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Plumas County is $521 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $687 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1002 a month.

Cities in this county include: East Quincy, Chester, Portola, Quincy, Greenville, Lake Almanor Country Club, Graeagle, Delleker, Hamilton Branch, Meadow Valley.

Plumas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
95934Crescent Mills10
95947Greenville10
95956Meadow Valley10
95971Quincy218
96020Chester20
96103Blairsden-Graeagle40
96105Chilcoot10
96122Portola80

2012 air pollution in Plumas County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Adams County, Pennsylvania , Hunterdon County, New Jersey , Middlesex County, New Jersey , Franklin County, Ohio , Lewis County, Missouri , Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.8%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 922
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 526 (52% naturalized citizens)

Plumas County:

2.5%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 61
  • 1990 to 1994: 59
  • 1985 to 1989: 60
  • 1980 to 1984: 32
  • 1975 to 1979: 50
  • 1970 to 1974: 19
  • 1970 to 1974: 23
  • 1965 to 1969: 222

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.8%

Plumas County marital status for males Plumas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,137
  • One, attached: 444
  • Two: 211
  • 3 or 4: 164
  • 5 to 9: 207
  • 10 to 19: 45
  • 20 or more: 145
  • Mobile homes: 1,794
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 239

Housing units in Plumas County with a mortgage: 2,880 (343 second mortgage, 360 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,866

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Plumas County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,66723
Catholic1,2164
Mainline Protestant8468
Other7646
None15,514-
Plumas County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Plumas County:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Plumas County:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 38
This county:

18.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Plumas County:

7.7%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Plumas County:

26.0%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in Plumas County:

Average size of farms: 1201 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $51,668
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $139.84
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.38%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 82.36%
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 68.33%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,586
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.28%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.63
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.04%
Vegetables: 23 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 36 acres

Earthquake activity:

Plumas County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 546% 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 181.3 miles away from Plumas County center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 180.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 252.2 miles away from the county 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 171.5 miles away from the county center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 181.3 miles away from Plumas County 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 196.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • CaliforniaWildfires, Incident Period: June 20, 2008 to August 20, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3287): June 28, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3287, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • CaliforniaSevere Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: December 17, 2005 to January 3, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1628): February 3, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1628, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3248): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • CaliforniaExtreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 24, 1999 to November 29, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3140): September 1, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3140, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • CaliforniaSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 1, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1155): January 4, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: February 13, 1995 to April 19, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1046): March 12, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1046, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: January 3, 1995 to February 10, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1044): January 10, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1044, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Storm, Winter Storm, Mud & Landslides, Flooding, Incident Period: January 5, 1993 to March 20, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-979): February 3, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-979, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: February 12, 1986 to March 10, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-758): February 21, 1986, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-758, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • CaliforniaDrought, Incident Period: January 20, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3023): January 20, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3023, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Plumas County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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

  • Mexico (37%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (3%)

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

  • German (16%)
  • English (15%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Plumas County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,155 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 1,079 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 24 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 13 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 85 (1%)
  • Walked: 457 (6%)
  • Other means: 19 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 455 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 134 people in nursing homes
  • 35 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in other group homes

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

  • 129 people in college/university student housing
  • 91 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,296.

6.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
California average:

5.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.07% relocated from other counties in California ($32,311 average AGI)
2.04% relocated from other states ($12,767 average AGI)
Plumas County:

2.04%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Butte County, CA  0.59% ($30,372 average AGI)
from Washoe County, NV  0.59% ($35,372)
from Placer County, CA  0.26% ($54,368)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.26% ($36,474)
from Lassen County, CA  0.21% ($43,800)
from Alameda County, CA  0.19% ($50,286)
from El Dorado County, CA  0.18% ($25,154)


6.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
California average:

5.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.02% relocated to other counties in California ($20,932 average AGI)
2.91% relocated to other states ($18,891 average AGI)
Plumas County:

2.91%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washoe County, NV  0.93% ($40,681 average AGI)
to Butte County, CA  0.89% ($25,197)
to Lassen County, CA  0.35% ($34,731)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.33% ($38,417)
to Shasta County, CA  0.22% ($26,000)
to Nevada County, CA  0.16% ($27,167)
to Placer County, CA  0.14% ($57,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Births per 1000 population in Plumas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Plumas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Plumas County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Plumas County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Plumas County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,628 (3,848 aged, 780 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 408 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Plumas County, California in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (259)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (229)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (222)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (162)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (107)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (107)
  • Congestive heart failure (89)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (73)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (71)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (66)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 219.1. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,730
  • In family households: 15,662 (4,157 male householders, 1,504 female householders)
    4,554 spouses, 4,276 children (3,812 natural, 138 adopted, 326 stepchildren), 267 grandchildren, 101 brothers or sisters, 120 parents, 115 other relatives, 493 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,068 (1,719 male householders (1,370 living alone)), 1,597 female householders (1,306 living alone)), 752 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 277 (131 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,373 2-persons, 1,011 3-persons, 767 4-persons, 327 5-persons, 132 6-persons, 51 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,676 1-person, 564 2-persons, 53 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

3,166 married couples with children.
1,170 single-parent households (317 men, 853 women).

94.5% of residents of Plumas County speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $177,865,000 ($8327 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,723,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $67,244,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $33,235,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $489,000
Federal grants: $39,680,000
Federal procurement contracts: $19,999,000 ($2,480,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $17,217,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,280,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,537,000
Federal Government insurance: $34,361,000

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

Births: 873
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,144
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +56
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +900
Here +42 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Plumas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.03 millions of gallons per day (73% from ground, 27% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 49
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,509
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,558
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,222
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,391
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,226
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,582
  • 1940 to 1949: 713
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,420
Rooms in houses/apartments in Plumas County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 87
  • 2 rooms: 157
  • 3 rooms: 354
  • 4 rooms: 938
  • 5 rooms: 1,585
  • 6 rooms: 1,592
  • 7 rooms: 934
  • 8 rooms: 437
  • 9+ rooms: 221
  • 1 room: 99
  • 2 rooms: 287
  • 3 rooms: 496
  • 4 rooms: 776
  • 5 rooms: 499
  • 6 rooms: 348
  • 7 rooms: 134
  • 8 rooms: 49
  • 9+ rooms: 7
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Plumas County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 126
  • 1 bedroom: 484
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,800
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,274
  • 4 bedrooms: 522
  • 5+ bedrooms: 99
  • no bedroom: 105
  • 1 bedroom: 738
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,031
  • 3 bedrooms: 683
  • 4 bedrooms: 113
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Plumas County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 186
  • 1 vehicle: 1,465
  • 2 vehicles: 2,884
  • 3 vehicles: 1,307
  • 4 vehicles: 335
  • 5+ vehicles: 128
  • no vehicle: 392
  • 1 vehicle: 1,224
  • 2 vehicles: 798
  • 3 vehicles: 234
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5+ vehicles: 23

57% of Plumas County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in California.

Plumas County:

56.7%
State average:

52.5%

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

  • This state: 12970
  • Northeast: 844
  • Midwest: 2256
  • South: 1346
  • West: 2741

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $181,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Plumas County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Wood (34.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26.5%)
  • Electricity (4.7%)
  • Utility gas (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39.1%)
  • Wood (31.1%)
  • Electricity (14.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.6%)
  • Utility gas (4.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 133
Here:

5.8%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 51
Here:

3.9%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 65
Here:

8.3%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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Plumas County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,191,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $171,000
    Local Fire Protection: $45,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $9,468,000
    Regular Highways: $6,528,000
    Police Protection: $5,717,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,013,000
    General - Other: $3,361,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,006,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,969,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,434,000
    Financial Administration: $2,041,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,006,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,666,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,322,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,174,000
    Sewerage: $999,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $806,000
    Transit Utilities: $729,000
    Libraries: $696,000
    Solid Waste Management: $541,000
    Parks and Recreation: $405,000
    Air Transportation: $354,000
    Local Fire Protection: $263,000
    Water Utilities: $70,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $898,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,718,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $99,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,835,000
    Air Transportation: $1,546,000
    Police Protection: $870,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $441,000
    Regular Highways: $403,000
    Water Utilities: $335,000
    Solid Waste Management: $298,000
    General Public Building: $95,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $89,000
    Health - Other: $67,000
    Corrections - Other: $63,000
    Central Staff Services: $45,000
    Financial Administration: $37,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,000
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000
    Libraries: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,275,000

Plumas County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,383,000
    Sewerage: $1,259,000
    Solid Waste Management: $593,000
    Regular Highways: $477,000
    Air Transportation: $375,000
    Hospital Public: $22,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,780,000
    Air Transportation: $1,534,000
    General Local Government Support: $232,000
    Housing and Community Development: $141,000
    Education: $56,000
    Transit Utilities: $36,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $822,000
    Transit Utilities: $490,000
    All Other: $226,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $941,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $546,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $441,000
    Special Assessments: $357,000
    Rents: $255,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $110,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $110,000
    Water Utilities: $96,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,263,000
    Highways: $7,587,000
    Education: $5,239,000
    All Other: $4,897,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,336,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,507,000
    Transit Utilities: $81,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,450,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,052,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,728,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,076,000
    Other License: $485,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $406,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $148,000

Plumas County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,655,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,209,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $446,000

Plumas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,713,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,072,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 770
  • Number of aged recipients: 73
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 697
  • Number of recipients under 18: 45
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 582
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 143
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 400
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 405
Plumas County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Plumas County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Plumas County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16275.8 years
William13072.8 years
Robert12071.4 years
James10772.6 years
George9975.6 years
Mary9576.9 years
Charles7775.1 years
Richard6670.4 years
Dorothy5977.3 years
Helen5979.2 years
Most common last names in Plumas County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5576.1 years
Johnson4875.2 years
Miller4577.1 years
Wilson3675.6 years
Brown3576.8 years
Anderson3378.2 years
Nelson3380.8 years
Williams2874.2 years
Davis2675.8 years
Jones2374.5 years
Businesses in Plumas County, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware4RadioShack1
Best Western1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry3Safeway1
FedEx5Subway2
GNC1True Value2
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Jones New York2UPS8
MasterBrand Cabinets5Vons1

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