Plumas County, California Population 2024

18,819

Plumas County, California's estimated 2024 population is 18,819 with a growth rate of -1.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Plumas County, California is the 51st largest county in California. The 2010 population was 19,915 and has seen a growth of -5.5% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,259-312-1.78%
202817,571-312-1.74%
202717,883-312-1.71%
202618,195-312-1.69%
202518,507-312-1.66%
202418,819-312-1.63%
202319,131-312-1.6%
202219,443-515-2.58%
202119,9582121.07%
202019,7466943.64%
201919,0522221.18%
201818,8301500.8%
201718,680-11-0.06%
201618,6912561.39%
201518,435-196-1.05%
201418,631-270-1.43%
201318,901-479-2.47%
201219,380-340-1.72%
201119,720-195-0.98%
201019,91500%
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%
18604,363-12,896-74.72%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.63% (-312)
County Website
Plumas County
County Seat
2020 Population
19,746
Area
2553 mi²
Density
7 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-4.69% (-927)

Plumas County, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,24787.77%
Two or more races1,4227.24%
Black or African American3501.78%
Native American3361.71%
Other race1290.66%
Asian1260.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander400.2%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Plumas County, California Population by Race

Plumas County, California Population Pyramid 2024

Plumas County, California Median Age

52.3

Total

51.7

Male

53.2

Female

Plumas County, California Adults

There are 16,238 adults, (5,814 of whom are seniors) in Plumas County, California.

Plumas County, California Age Dependency

88.5

Age Dependency Ratio

55.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Plumas County, California Sex Ratio

Female9,48348.26%
Male10,16751.74%

Plumas County, California Population by Age

Plumas County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,1042.3774.325.7
Married3,9452.887.712.3
Non Family2,9511.2465.134.9
Female7493.5845.754.3
Male4594.0365.434.6

2.93

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Plumas County, California Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3312.17%
9th to 12th Grade5683.73%
High School Graduate4,18427.46%
Some College5,38235.32%
Associates Degree1,54410.13%
Bachelors Degree2,22714.62%
Graduate Degree1,0006.56%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Plumas County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Plumas County, California Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White12,95312,3502,665
Hispanic1,2391,037211
2+ Races875832173
Black28114079
Native American23921175
Other Race1098421
Asian606033
Islander40400

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55%.

Plumas County, California Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$46,109$58,260$37,656
Less Than 9th Grade$22,500$0$0
High School Graduate$38,824$60,947$30,000
Some College$45,049$59,589$37,142
Bachelors Degree$52,832$54,949$50,245
Graduate Degree$72,571$106,250$66,250

$46,109

Average Earnings

$58,260

Average Male

$37,656

Average Female

Plumas County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Plumas County, California Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Plumas County, California Language

92.98% of Plumas County, California residents speak only English, while 7.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.93% of the population.

Plumas County, California Language

Plumas County, California Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,9431,3318.35%
Multiple1,41337726.68%
Hispanic1,88821711.49%
Black32613942.64%
Asian775064.94%
Native3274012.23%
Other941212.77%

10.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.48%

Male Poverty Rate

12.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plumas County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plumas County, California is Asian, with 64.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plumas County, California is White, with 8.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.8%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.88%.

Plumas County, California Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.89%
High School10.9%
Bachelors or Greater10.25%
Some College7.16%

Plumas County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed45.64%
Female Unemployed14.32%
Male Employed4.48%
Female Employed3.73%

Plumas County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Plumas County, California Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$67,885$95,940
Families$86,990$116,388
Married Families$95,347$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,734$53,521

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Plumas County, California Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Plumas County, California Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Plumas County, California Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Plumas County, California Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,979

Number of Veterans

1,837

Male Veterans

142

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam772
First Gulf War435
Second Gulf War433
Korea70
World War II34

Plumas County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74608
75+458
35 to 54445
55 to 64352
18 to 34116

Plumas County, California Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,82012.59%
2+ Races717.72%
Black5417.65%
Hispanic533.87%
Native American3413.08%

Plumas County, California Veterans by Race

Plumas County, California Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plumas County, California Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50%

Labor Force Participation

45.9%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Plumas County, California Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Plumas County, California Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Plumas County, California 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

66.92%

Born in Plumas County, California

96.15%

Native Born

3.85%

Foreign Born

1.34%

Non Citizen

2.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.15% of Plumas County, California residents were born in the United States, with 66.92% having been born in California. 1.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Plumas County, California Place of Birth

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