Alta Sierra, CaliforniaAlta Sierra
is a town located in Nevada County, California
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 6,522.
Geography\nAlta Sierra is located at 39°7'44" North, 121°3'9" West (39.128952, -121.052442)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 21.7 km²
). 21.7 km² (8.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.24% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 6,522 people, 2,577 households, and 2,084 families residing in the town. The population density
is 300.9/km² (779.0/mi²). There are 2,682 housing units at an average density of 123.7/km² (320.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 95.94% White, 0.29% African American
, 0.57% Native American
, 0.74% Asian
, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. 4.14% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 2,577 households out of which 27.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.4% are married couples living together, 6.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% are non-families. 15.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 2.78.
In the town the population is spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females there are 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $56,868, and the median income for a family is $59,776. Males have a median income of $47,121 versus $31,302 for females. The per capita income for the town is $28,876. 4.3% of the population and 3.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 2.1% are under the age of 18 and 3.6% are 65 or older.