Dorris, California

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Dorris, California

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High Points

Dorris strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in California):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Dorris Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Dorris Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Dorris Affordability of Rents
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Dorris Low Property Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 9% Dorris Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Dorris, California

Comparing Dorris to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in California (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 6 1
Male Share of the Population 6 3
Senior Citizens 6 9
Female Share of the Population 5 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Age of the Population 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 4
Portion of People Married 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 3 3
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 10
Working at Home 6 4
Public Transportation Use 4 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
People Living Alone 6 8
Affordability of Rents 5 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Housing Recently Built 5 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 10
Low Violent Crime 2 3

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Dorris Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles SE of Medford, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 235 miles N of Sacramento, California
County Siskiyou
Standard Zip Codes 96023
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.967
Longitude -121.916

Dorris Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 32 to 59 F
Jul Temp 52 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 65 F
Annual Precip 13.9 inches
Distance 30.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 45 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
Distance 39.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 39 F
Apr Temp 26 to 58 F
Jul Temp 41 to 85 F
Oct Temp 26 to 65 F
Annual Precip 16 inches
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Dorris Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 886 100%
Male 427 48.2%
Female 459 51.8%
Under 18 271 30.6%
18+ 615 69.4%
65+ 140 15.8%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 3.13
White 732 82.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 49 5.5%
Other 72 8.1%
Mixed Race 31 3.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 145 16.4%

Estimated Dorris Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 875
Growth -11
Growth % -1.2%

Dorris Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.3%
English 12.7%
German 10.5%
Irish 9.3%
US/American 6.8%
Italian 4.2%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Norwegian 2.8%
Polish 2.5%
French Canadian 2.5%
Swedish 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Danish 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
British 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
European 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Dutch 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dorris 886 $24,265
Tulelake 1,020 $27,750
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Dorris High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

615 W. THIRD ST.
Serves 97 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

615 W. 3RD
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 6 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 4 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4

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