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Plumas County, California

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Plumas County, California
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 19,790
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 20,007
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 1,794
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 4.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 15,916
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 72.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $259,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $495
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $944
Building permits, 2021 54
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 8,332
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.21
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 84.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 7.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 91.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 81.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 94.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 24.5%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 11.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 51.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 49.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 85,167
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 139,325
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,182
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 19.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $57,233
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $34,334
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 610
Total employment, 2020 4,020
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 193,333
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 5.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,648
All firms, 2012 2,039
Men-owned firms, 2012 942
Women-owned firms, 2012 560
Minority-owned firms, 2012 198
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,742
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 218
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,653
Population per square mile, 2010 7.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 2,553.04
FIPS Code 06063
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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