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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.
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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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alturas was $19,281, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Alturas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Alturas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $632.
Libraries in Alturas include Modoc County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Alturas include Modoc County Record
Modoc County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alturas political report.
The average commute time for Alturas workers is 8 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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