Total Population 2,660
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,006
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 50.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $56,591
% Above Poverty Level 78.3%
% Below Poverty Level 21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 9 minutes
% Working from Home 6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 45.7%
Median Gross Rent $705
Median House Value $97,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.1%
US/American 0%
English 15.8%
Irish 15%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alturas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 114 miles NE of Redding, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 207 miles N of Sacramento, California
County Modoc
Standard Zip Codes 96101
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.487
Longitude -120.541

Alturas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 43 F
Apr Temp 28 to 60 F
Jul Temp 44 to 88 F
Oct Temp 28 to 67 F
Annual Precip 12.1 inches
Station CANBY 3 SW
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 41 F
Apr Temp 30 to 58 F
Jul Temp 47 to 86 F
Oct Temp 29 to 66 F
Annual Precip 16.4 inches
Station ADIN RS
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 50 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 67 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Alturas, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Alturas Rancheria (96101)

California Pines (96101)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Alturas Public Libraries

Modoc County Library
212 W. THIRD ST.
Alturas, California
(530) 233-6326
Library Web Site

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Alturas Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(530) 233-5131
Emergency Service: No

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Alturas High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

900 N. MAIN ST.
Serves 326 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.6

A Special Education School
Serves 36 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.7

A Non-traditional School
Serves 9 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

112 E. 2ND ST.
A Non-traditional School
Serves 8 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

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