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Alturas is a city in Modoc County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Spanish for "high."

The latitude of Alturas is 41.487N. The longitude is -120.541W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,370 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,877.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$24,351
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alturas demographic reports
Alturas is on the Pit River.
Former and merged names include:
· Dorris' Bridge
· Dorrisville
North of town on Route 395 is Chimney Rock. When Thomas Denson built a cabin here in 1870, he used the rock as a chimney, carving out a flue and hearth
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Wings of the Warners Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Alturas web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Modoc National Forest
Wildlife: Modoc National Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Modoc County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Alturas demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Modoc County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 96101 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Alturas residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alturas ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alturas was $19,281, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Alturas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Alturas festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Alturas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $632.


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Libraries in Alturas include Modoc County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Alturas include Modoc County Record

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Modoc County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alturas political report.

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The average commute time for Alturas workers is 8 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Alturas include Best Western, Super 8 Motel - Alturas.

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