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Plumas County, California (CA)

County population in 2019: 18,768 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Plumas County: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.4%), Construction (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 30%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Plumas County, CA (2019)
    • 15,24982.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6969.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6953.8%Two or more races
    • 2831.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2181.2%Asian alone
    • 1410.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1000.5%Some other race alone
    • 860.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

53.0 years
California median age:

37.0 years
Males: 9,336  (49.7%)
Females: 9,432  (50.3%)
Average household size:
Plumas County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $59,188 ($36,351 in 1999)
This county:

$59,188
California:

$80,440

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $743 (lower quartile is $529, upper quartile is $934)
This county:

$743
State:

$1486


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $272,767 (it was $128,800 in 2000)
Plumas:

$272,767
California:

$568,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $176,055 - $397,766
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,569
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $505

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:

  • 1997: 120 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 1998: 122 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 1999: 101 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2000: 178 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 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
  • 2015: 31 buildings, average cost: $167,700
  • 2016: 47 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2017: 43 buildings, average cost: $200,200
  • 2018: 41 buildings, average cost: $212,200
  • 2019: 38 buildings, average cost: $193,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Plumas, CA residents
Average permit cost in Plumas, CA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,006 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,403 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Plumas, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Plumas, CA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Plumas, CA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.7%
Plumas County:

10.7%
California:

11.8%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.8% for Black residents, 10.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.8% for American Indian residents, 11.5% for other race residents, 27.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 53.0 years old
(Males: 53.1 years old, Females: 52.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55.9 years old, Black residents: 21.1 years old, American Indian residents: 53.3 years old, Asian residents: 27.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 38.2 years old, Other race residents: 40.1 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

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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 November 2020:
Here:

7.2%
California:

7.9%

Unemployment by year in Plumas, CA
County total employment by year in Plumas, CA
County average yearly wages by year in Plumas, CA

Current college students: 922
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 779 (59.9% naturalized citizens)

Plumas County:

4.2%
Whole state:

26.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 782010 or later
  • 1702000 to 2009
  • 2201990 to 1999
  • 921980 to 1989
  • 691970 to 1979
  • 245Before 1970

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: 12,722
  • One, attached: 375
  • Two: 285
  • 3 or 4: 184
  • 5 to 9: 156
  • 10 to 19: 63
  • 20 to 49: 110
  • 50 or more: 43
  • Mobile homes: 1,987
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Housing units in Plumas County with a mortgage: 3,511 (109 second mortgage, 371 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,750

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

69.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Plumas County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above California state average. It is 6254% 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:

  • California Wildfires, Incident Period: August 14, 2020 - September 26, 2020, FEMA Id: 4558, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • California Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4482, Natural disaster type: Other
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, Incident Period: February 1, 2017 - February 23, 2017, FEMA Id: 4308, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, And Mudslides, Incident Period: January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017, FEMA Id: 4301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • California Wildfires, Incident Period: June 20, 2008 to August 20, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3287: June 28, 2008, FEMA Id: 3287, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • California Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: December 17, 2005 to January 03, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1628: February 03, 2006, FEMA Id: 1628, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • California Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3248: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • California Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 24, 1999 to November 29, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3140: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3140, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • California Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 01, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1155: January 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • California Severe 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: 1046, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Plumas County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Fires: 3, Mudslides: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Plumas

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,180 (76.6%)
  • Carpooled: 871 (10.8%)
  • Bus: 65 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 48 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 86 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 313 (3.9%)
  • Worked at home: 479 (5.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (25%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (14%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • El Salvador (8%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Taiwan (6%)
  • Micronesia (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Plumas County


  • German (12%)
  • English (8%)
  • American (7%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • European (7%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $56,544.

7.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
California average:

5.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.25% relocated from other counties in California ($38,393 average AGI)
2.44% relocated from other states ($13,432 average AGI)
Plumas County:

2.44%
California average:

1.72%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washoe County, NV  0.84% ($35,516 average AGI)
from Butte County, CA  0.65% ($43,438)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.39% ($65,931)
from Lassen County, CA  0.30% ($68,682)
from Alameda County, CA  0.27% ($37,500)


6.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
California average:

5.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.46% relocated to other counties in California ($27,368 average AGI)
2.67% relocated to other states ($23,765 average AGI)
Plumas County:

2.67%
California average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washoe County, NV  0.94% ($44,221 average AGI)
to Butte County, CA  0.47% ($33,794)
to Lassen County, CA  0.37% ($47,926)

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 2019: 11.6

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 population in Plumas County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Plumas County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Plumas County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Plumas County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Plumas County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Plumas County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Plumas County, California in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (310)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (252)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (207)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (131)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (98)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (22)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (12)

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: 18,768
  • Male householders: 4,000 (1,241 living alone), Female householders: 4,520 (1,517 living alone)
  • 3,850 spouses (3,788 opposite-sex spouses), 671 unmarried partners, (625 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,534 children (3,088 natural, 270 adopted, 179 stepchildren), 624 grandchildren, 204 brothers or sisters, 216 parents, 0 foster children, 289 other relatives, 471 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 397

Size of family households: 2,860 2-persons, 1,023 3-persons, 511 4-persons, 388 5-persons, 257 6-persons, 27 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,759 1-person, 727 2-persons, 2 3-persons.

1,809 married couples with children.
748 single-parent households (282 men, 466 women).

92.3% of residents of Plumas speak English at home.
5.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 53% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $177,865,000 ($8,327 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:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.9

Year house built in Plumas County, California
  • Year house built in Plumas County, California
  • 712014 or later
  • 1592010 to 2013
  • 2,3232000 to 2009
  • 2,6731990 to 1999
  • 2,4261980 to 1989
  • 3,5251970 to 1979
  • 1,8611960 to 1969
  • 1,3331950 to 1959
  • 6261940 to 1949
  • 8321939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Plumas County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Plumas County, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Plumas County, California
  • 121 room
  • 662 rooms
  • 3233 rooms
  • 1,0954 rooms
  • 1,7305 rooms
  • 1,4296 rooms
  • 8807 rooms
  • 2908 rooms
  • 4189+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plumas County, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plumas County, California
  • 131 room
  • 522 rooms
  • 4693 rooms
  • 6844 rooms
  • 6515 rooms
  • 2226 rooms
  • 1087 rooms
  • 428 rooms
  • 499+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Plumas County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Plumas County, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Plumas County, California
  • 12no bedroom
  • 2851 bedroom
  • 1,4512 bedrooms
  • 3,4873 bedrooms
  • 7404 bedrooms
  • 2275+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plumas County, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plumas County, California
  • 24no bedroom
  • 4391 bedroom
  • 1,0292 bedrooms
  • 7283 bedrooms
  • 754 bedrooms
  • 65+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Plumas County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Plumas County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Plumas County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 170no vehicle
  • 1,5211 vehicle
  • 2,2842 vehicles
  • 1,4733 vehicles
  • 4564 vehicles
  • 3055+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Plumas County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Plumas County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 253no vehicle
  • 1,0981 vehicle
  • 7152 vehicles
  • 1743 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 635+ vehicles

84.7% of Plumas County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in California.

Plumas County:

84.7%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 13,393
  • Other state: 4,448
  • Northeast: 460
  • Midwest: 1,252
  • South: 932
  • West: 1,807
Year householders moved into unit in Plumas County, CA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Plumas County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.0%Wood
  • 22.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.1%Electricity
  • 4.5%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 35.9%Wood
  • 20.1%Electricity
  • 19.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.8%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 119
Here:

8.2%
California:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 103
Here:

15.5%
California:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 138
Here:

15.6%
California:

14.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Plumas County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $3,395,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,530,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,459,000
    Sewerage: $725,000
    Regular Highways: $687,000
    Air Transportation: $393,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $35,000
    Water Utilities: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $15,886,000
    Regular Highways: $6,991,000
    Police Protection: $6,754,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,636,000
    General - Other: $4,499,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,330,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,995,000
    Financial Administration: $2,203,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,977,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,577,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,074,000
    Water Utilities: $907,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $861,000
    Solid Waste Management: $820,000
    Sewerage: $595,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $581,000
    Libraries: $530,000
    Air Transportation: $416,000
    Parks and Recreation: $391,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,937,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,711,000
    Natural Resources: $1,430,000
    Other: $1,369,000
    Highways: $770,000
    Transit Utilities: $256,000
    Sewerage: $155,000
    Education: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $505,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,044,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $182,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $790,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,977,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,344,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $670,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,294,000
    Interest Earnings: $498,000
    Rents: $405,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $338,000
    Special Assessments: $336,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,684,000
    Regular Highways: $1,315,000
    Water Utilities: $653,000
    General Public Building: $232,000
    Sewerage: $215,000
    Police Protection: $211,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $186,000
    Air Transportation: $172,000
    Health - Other: $123,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $104,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,921,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,022,000
    Transit Utilities: $28,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,356,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,506,000
    Other: $6,273,000
    Highways: $3,757,000
    Education: $3,296,000
    Transit Utilities: $608,000
    General Local Government Support: $315,000
    Water Utilities: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,548,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,278,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,518,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $628,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $264,000
    Other: $222,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $147,000
    Other License: $75,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,360,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $55,000

Plumas County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $3,395,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,530,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,459,000
    Sewerage: $725,000
    Regular Highways: $687,000
    Air Transportation: $393,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $35,000
    Water Utilities: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $15,886,000
    Regular Highways: $6,991,000
    Police Protection: $6,754,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,636,000
    General - Other: $4,499,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,330,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,995,000
    Financial Administration: $2,203,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,977,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,577,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,074,000
    Water Utilities: $907,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $861,000
    Solid Waste Management: $820,000
    Sewerage: $595,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $581,000
    Libraries: $530,000
    Air Transportation: $416,000
    Parks and Recreation: $391,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,937,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,711,000
    Natural Resources: $1,430,000
    Other: $1,369,000
    Highways: $770,000
    Transit Utilities: $256,000
    Sewerage: $155,000
    Education: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $505,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,044,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $182,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $790,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,977,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,344,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $670,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,294,000
    Interest Earnings: $498,000
    Rents: $405,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $338,000
    Special Assessments: $336,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,684,000
    Regular Highways: $1,315,000
    Water Utilities: $653,000
    General Public Building: $232,000
    Sewerage: $215,000
    Police Protection: $211,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $186,000
    Air Transportation: $172,000
    Health - Other: $123,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $104,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,921,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,022,000
    Transit Utilities: $28,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,356,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,506,000
    Other: $6,273,000
    Highways: $3,757,000
    Education: $3,296,000
    Transit Utilities: $608,000
    General Local Government Support: $315,000
    Water Utilities: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,548,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,278,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,518,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $628,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $264,000
    Other: $222,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $147,000
    Other License: $75,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,360,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $55,000

Plumas County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $3,395,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,530,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,459,000
    Sewerage: $725,000
    Regular Highways: $687,000
    Air Transportation: $393,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $35,000
    Water Utilities: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $15,886,000
    Regular Highways: $6,991,000
    Police Protection: $6,754,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,636,000
    General - Other: $4,499,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,330,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,995,000
    Financial Administration: $2,203,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,977,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,577,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,074,000
    Water Utilities: $907,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $861,000
    Solid Waste Management: $820,000
    Sewerage: $595,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $581,000
    Libraries: $530,000
    Air Transportation: $416,000
    Parks and Recreation: $391,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,937,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,711,000
    Natural Resources: $1,430,000
    Other: $1,369,000
    Highways: $770,000
    Transit Utilities: $256,000
    Sewerage: $155,000
    Education: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $505,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,044,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $182,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $790,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,977,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,344,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $670,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,294,000
    Interest Earnings: $498,000
    Rents: $405,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $338,000
    Special Assessments: $336,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,684,000
    Regular Highways: $1,315,000
    Water Utilities: $653,000
    General Public Building: $232,000
    Sewerage: $215,000
    Police Protection: $211,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $186,000
    Air Transportation: $172,000
    Health - Other: $123,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $104,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,921,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,022,000
    Transit Utilities: $28,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,356,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,506,000
    Other: $6,273,000
    Highways: $3,757,000
    Education: $3,296,000
    Transit Utilities: $608,000
    General Local Government Support: $315,000
    Water Utilities: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,548,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,278,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,518,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $628,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $264,000
    Other: $222,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $147,000
    Other License: $75,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,360,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $55,000

Plumas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $3,395,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,530,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,459,000
    Sewerage: $725,000
    Regular Highways: $687,000
    Air Transportation: $393,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $35,000
    Water Utilities: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $15,886,000
    Regular Highways: $6,991,000
    Police Protection: $6,754,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,636,000
    General - Other: $4,499,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,330,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,995,000
    Financial Administration: $2,203,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,977,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,577,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,074,000
    Water Utilities: $907,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $861,000
    Solid Waste Management: $820,000
    Sewerage: $595,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $581,000
    Libraries: $530,000
    Air Transportation: $416,000
    Parks and Recreation: $391,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,937,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,711,000
    Natural Resources: $1,430,000
    Other: $1,369,000
    Highways: $770,000
    Transit Utilities: $256,000
    Sewerage: $155,000
    Education: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $505,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,044,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $182,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $790,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,977,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,344,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $670,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,294,000
    Interest Earnings: $498,000
    Rents: $405,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $338,000
    Special Assessments: $336,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,684,000
    Regular Highways: $1,315,000
    Water Utilities: $653,000
    General Public Building: $232,000
    Sewerage: $215,000
    Police Protection: $211,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $186,000
    Air Transportation: $172,000
    Health - Other: $123,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $104,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,921,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,022,000
    Transit Utilities: $28,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $11,356,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,506,000
    Other: $6,273,000
    Highways: $3,757,000
    Education: $3,296,000
    Transit Utilities: $608,000
    General Local Government Support: $315,000
    Water Utilities: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,548,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,278,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,518,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $628,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $264,000
    Other: $222,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $147,000
    Other License: $75,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,360,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $55,000

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
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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  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"