Plumas County, California Population 2021

Plumas County, California's estimated population is 18,939 with a growth rate of 0.35% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Plumas County, California is the 52nd largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 19,914 and has seen a growth of -4.90% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202118,939660.35%
202018,873660.35%
201918,807660.35%
201818,741810.43%
201718,660-5-0.03%
201618,6652381.29%
201518,427-195-1.05%
201418,622-273-1.44%
201318,895-482-2.49%
201219,377-342-1.73%
201119,719-195-0.98%
201019,9141750.89%
199019,7392,39913.84%
198017,3405,63348.12%
197011,707870.75%
196011,620-1,899-14.05%
195013,5191,97117.07%
194011,5483,63545.94%
19307,9132,23239.29%
19205,6814228.02%
19105,25960212.93%
19004,657-276-5.59%
18904,933-1,247-20.18%
18806,1801,69137.67%
18704,4891262.89%
18604,3630.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.35%
County Website
County Seat
2010 Population
19,914
Growth (since 2010)
-4.90%
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Plumas County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,85590.33%
Two or More Races7544.04%
Some Other Race2951.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native2821.51%
Asian2221.19%
Black or African American1660.89%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander860.46%
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Plumas County, California Population by Race

Plumas County, California Population Pyramid 2021

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Plumas County, California Median Age

52.3


Total

52.4


Male

52.2


Female

Plumas County, California Adults

There are 15,543 adults, (5,050 of whom are seniors) in Plumas County, California.

Plumas County, California Age Dependency

77.8

Age Dependency Ratio

48.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Plumas County, California Sex Ratio

Female

9,378

50.26%

Male

9,282

49.74%

Plumas County, California Population by Age

Plumas County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Plumas County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
All72.9%27.1%
Non Family68.8%31.2%
Male59.6%40.4%
Female40.3%59.7%

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Plumas County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,4502.1672.9
Married3,8582.6884.3
Non Family3,4101.2268.8
Female7512.9340.3
Male4313.6759.6

2.73

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Plumas County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade820.57%
9th to 12th Grade6274.33%
High School Graduate3,77326.06%
Some College4,77132.95%
Associates Degree1,79412.39%
Bachelors Degree2,14114.79%
Graduate Degree1,2918.92%
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Plumas County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Plumas County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,52911,9162,927
Hispanic1,034946229
Multiple Races431431112
Native American262258151
Other Race21517621
Asian14013654
Black7373
Islander4545

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 native american people with a rate of 57.63%.

Plumas County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,153$44,760$32,011
Less Than High School$17,639$$18,494
High School Grad$31,694$43,452$21,739
Some College$40,082$47,813$32,274
Bachelors Degree$45,795$48,712$41,000
Graduate Degree$58,594$$60,774

$40,153

Average Earnings

$44,760

Average Male

$32,011

Average Female

Plumas County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Plumas County, California Language by Age

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Plumas County, California Language

92.12% of Plumas County, California residents speak only English, while 7.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.46% of the population.

Plumas County, California Language

Plumas County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,3601,61110.49%
Multiple72722731.22%
Hispanic1,61120112.48%
Native2829834.75%
Asian1589660.76%
Other2663613.53%
Black1271713.39%

12.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.43%

Male Poverty Rate

12.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plumas County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plumas County, California is Asian, with 60.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plumas County, California is White, with 10.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.50%.

Plumas County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.82%
High School12.41%
Bachelors or Greater11.12%
Some College9.39%

Plumas County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed44.77%
Female Unemployed28.85%
Male Employed6.12%
Female Employed5.89%

Plumas County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Plumas County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,359$77,027
Families$74,160$92,841
Married Families$84,215-
Non Families$35,073$51,655
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Income by Household Type

Plumas County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Plumas County, California Married by Age and Sex

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Plumas County, California 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.

Plumas County, California Marital Status by Race

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Plumas County, California Marital Status

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1,876

Number of Veterans

1,803

Male Veterans

73

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam961
Second Gulf War235
First Gulf War217
Korea166
World War II62

Plumas County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74730
75+469
55 to 64326
35 to 54269
18 to 3482

Plumas County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,78012.59%
Hispanic1068.95%
2 or More6112.25%
Indian3512.41%

Plumas County, California Veterans by Race

Plumas County, California Veterans by Education

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7.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plumas County, California Veterans by Education

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51.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.4%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Plumas County, California Employment by Age

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Plumas County, California Employment by Race

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Plumas County, California 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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70.63%

Born in California

95.83%

Native Born

4.17%

Foreign Born

1.76%

Non Citizen

2.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.83% of Plumas County, California residents were born in the United States, with 70.63% having been born in California. 1.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Plumas County, California Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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