Alturas, California Population 2022

2,693
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Alturas is a city located in Modoc County California. It is also the county seat of Modoc County. With a 2020 population of 2,693, it is the 797th largest city in California and the 9394th largest city in the United States. Alturas is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -0.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,715 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Alturas has a population density of 954 people per square mile.

The average household income in Alturas is $45,990 with a poverty rate of 19.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $737 per month, and the median house value is $116,500. The median age in Alturas is 41.3 years, 43.4 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Alturas Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Alturaswas:

  • White: 89.14%
  • Two or more races: 5.37%
  • Black or African American: 2.82%
  • Other race: 1.53%
  • Native American: 0.75%
  • Asian: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Alturas, California is 2,693 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,715.

Alturas, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,27389.14%
Black or African American722.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.75%
Asian100.39%
Some Other Race391.53%
Two or More Races1375.37%
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Alturas Population by Race

Alturas Population Pyramid 2022

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Alturas Median Age

43.4


Total

45


Male

41.8


Female

Alturas Adults

There are 2,009 adults, (567 of whom are seniors) in Alturas.

Alturas Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Alturas Sex Ratio

Female

1,288

50.51%

Male

1,262

49.49%

Alturas Population by Age

Alturas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Alturas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
Female74.8%25.2%
All65.2%34.8%
Non Family58.7%41.3%
Male21.6%78.4%

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alturas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1642.1765.2
Married4032.9782.1
Male1022.8421.6
Female1192.5674.8
Non Family5401.3558.7

2.71

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

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Alturas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade251.30%
9th to 12th Grade1447.49%
High School Graduate53727.93%
Some College75139.05%
Associates Degree1658.58%
Bachelors Degree1859.62%
Graduate Degree1166.03%
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Alturas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alturas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian101010
White1,5771,448290
Black53531
Native American44
2+ Races9090
Other Race3935
Hispanic251211

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Alturas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,029$49,083$25,905
Less Than 9th Grade$25,913$$
High School Graduate$26,607$26,964$22,400
Some College$38,317$57,449$24,830
Bachelors Degree$40,972$$41,111
Graduate Degree$$$

$31,029

Average Earnings

$49,083

Average Male

$25,905

Average Female

Alturas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alturas Language by Age

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Alturas Language

90.89% of Alturas residents speak only English, while 9.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.68% of the population.

Alturas Language

Alturas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian1010100.00%
Black724765.28%
Hispanic35610930.62%
White2,00131615.79%
Other35NaN%
Multiple1372115.33%

19.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.14%

Male Poverty Rate

20.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alturas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alturas is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alturas is Multiple, with 15.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.39%.

Alturas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade57.86%
High School15.78%
Some College20.96%
Bachelors or Greater3.65%

Alturas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.51%
Male Unemployed18.80%
Female Employed6.04%
Female Unemployed100.00%

Alturas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alturas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,921$52,590
Families$50,541$62,024
Married Families$55,329-
Non Families$28,125$37,961
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Income by Household Type

Alturas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Alturas Married by Age and Sex

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Alturas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Alturas Marital Status by Race

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Alturas Marital Status

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298

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War53
First Gulf War16
Vietnam128
Korea
World War II15

Alturas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3453
35 to 5426
55 to 6421
65 to 74115
75+83

Alturas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White29116.05%
Black611.32%
Native American125.00%

Alturas Veterans by Race

Alturas Veterans by Education

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15.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alturas Veterans by Education

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53.5%

Labor Force Participation

46.7%

Employment Rate

12.7%

Unemployment Rate

Alturas Employment by Age

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Alturas Employment by Race

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Alturas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.63%

Born in Alturas

97.29%

Native Born

2.71%

Foreign Born

0.78%

Non Citizen

1.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.29% of Alturas residents were born in the United States, with 68.63% having been born in California. 0.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Alturas Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18801480.00%
19109167686.26%
1920979630.67%
19302,3381,3599.10%
19402,090-248-1.12%
19502,8197293.04%
19602,8190.00%
19702,799-20-0.07%
19803,0252260.78%
19903,2312060.66%
20002,892-339-1.10%
20102,827-65-0.23%
20112,816-11-0.39%
20122,805-11-0.39%
20132,794-11-0.39%
20142,783-11-0.39%
20152,772-11-0.40%
20162,761-11-0.40%
20172,750-11-0.40%
20182,739-11-0.40%
20192,728-11-0.40%
20202,715-13-0.48%
20212,704-11-0.41%
20222,693-11-0.41%

Alturas Population by Year