Alta Sierra, California Population 2024

7,425

Alta Sierra is a city located in Nevada County California. Alta Sierra has a 2024 population of 7,425. Alta Sierra is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -2.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,620 in 2020.

The average household income in Alta Sierra is $108,709 with a poverty rate of 7.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Alta Sierra is 54.5 years, 47.2 years for males, and 57.4 years for females.

Alta Sierra Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Alta Sierra was:

  • White: 92.77%
  • Two or more races: 3.81%
  • Other race: 2.09%
  • Black or African American: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Asian: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
892.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.56% (-195)
The current population of Alta Sierra, California is 7,425 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,620.

Alta Sierra, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,88892.77%
Two or more races2833.81%
Other race1552.09%
Black or African American510.69%
Native American380.51%
Asian100.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Alta Sierra Population by Race

Alta Sierra Population Pyramid 2024

Alta Sierra Median Age

54.5

Total

47.2

Male

57.4

Female

Alta Sierra Adults

There are 6,262 adults, (2,170 of whom are seniors) in Alta Sierra.

Alta Sierra Age Dependency

81.5

Age Dependency Ratio

53

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Alta Sierra Sex Ratio

Female3,76450.69%
Male3,66149.31%

Alta Sierra Population by Age

Alta Sierra Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8992.5690.69.4
Married1,6373.1591.88.2
Non Family9971.5287.712.3
Female1752.72928
Male902.941000
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3.05

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

90.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Alta Sierra Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Alta Sierra Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alta Sierra Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 64%.

Alta Sierra Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,422

Average Earnings

$56,061

Average Male

$36,306

Average Female

Alta Sierra Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alta Sierra Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Alta Sierra Language

95.12% of Alta Sierra residents speak only English, while 4.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.51% of the population.

Alta Sierra Language

Alta Sierra Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,5523996.09%
Multiple2779032.49%
Hispanic560376.61%
Black501530%
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7.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.82%

Male Poverty Rate

6.9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alta Sierra

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alta Sierra is Multiple, with 32.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alta Sierra is White, with 6.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.46%.

Alta Sierra Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.09%
High School7.65%
Bachelors or Greater7.02%
Some College3.14%
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Alta Sierra Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed5.62%
Female Employed3.37%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Alta Sierra Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alta Sierra Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Alta Sierra Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

55.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Alta Sierra Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Alta Sierra Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Alta Sierra Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Alta Sierra Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

693

Number of Veterans

579

Male Veterans

114

Female Veterans

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Alta Sierra Veterans by War

count

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Alta Sierra Veterans by Age

count

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Alta Sierra Veterans by Race

Alta Sierra Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alta Sierra Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Alta Sierra Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Alta Sierra Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Alta Sierra Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.41%

Born in Alta Sierra

96.27%

Native Born

3.73%

Foreign Born

1.62%

Non Citizen

2.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.27% of Alta Sierra residents were born in the United States, with 71.41% having been born in California. 1.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Alta Sierra Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20247,425
20237,425
20227,425-344-4.43%
20217,7691491.96%
20207,6203404.67%
20197,280731.01%
20187,2072473.55%
20176,9603214.84%
20166,639150.23%
20156,624-278-4.03%
20146,902300.44%
20136,872901.33%
20126,782-106-1.54%
20116,888-23-0.33%
20106,911
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Alta Sierra Population by Year