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Alturas, California
Location in Modoc County and the state of California
Location in Modoc County and the state of California
Coordinates: 41°29′20″N 120°32′45″W / 41.48889, -120.54583
Country United States
State California
County Modoc
Area
 - Total 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km²)
 - Land 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km²)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km²)
Elevation 4,370 ft (1,332 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,892
 - Density 1,314.5/sq mi (507.4/km²)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 96101
Area code(s) 530
FIPS code 06-01444
GNIS feature ID 0277469

Alturas is the county seat of Modoc County, USA. The population was 2,896 at the 2001 census. The ZIP code for the community is 96101. As the county seat, the town is a home to regional government offices. There is a California Highway Patrol office and a state Department of Motor Vehicles office. Modoc Subdivision track of the Union Pacific Railroad, and the Lake County Railroad, (of Lake County, Oregon) serve the area. Image File history File links Modoc_County_California_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Alturas_Highlighted. ... Modoc County is a county located in the far northeast corner of the U.S. state of California, bounded by the state of Oregon to the north and the state of Nevada to the east. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Modoc County is a county located in the far northeast corner of the U.S. state of California, bounded by the state of Oregon to the north and the state of Nevada to the east. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... The 530 area code covers Chico, Redding, Marysville, Red Bluff, Oroville, Placerville, and Truckee, California. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Modoc County is a county located in the far northeast corner of the U.S. state of California, bounded by the state of Oregon to the north and the state of Nevada to the east. ... // The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is a state agency that acts as the state police force of California. ... Union Pacific redirects here. ... The Lake County Railroad, based in Lakeview, is owned and operated by the Lake County Government. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. ...

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Geography

Alturas is located on the Pit River in the extreme northeastern corner of California at 41°29′20″N, 120°32′45″W (41.488814, -120.545935)GR1. The tall Warner Mountains lie to the east. The Pit River is a tributary of the Sacramento River, approximately 110 mi (176 km) long, in northeastern California in the United States. ... Warner Mountains The Warner Mountains are a short mountain range in northeastern California and extending into south central Oregon in the United States. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.7 km² (2.2 mi²) and none of it is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


History

Alturas now occupies what was initially an Achumawi (Pit River) village known as Kosealekte. The city was initially known as Dorris Bridge, named after Jim Dorris, the first white settler in the area who settled in 1869. In 1876, the town was renamed Alturas, which means "The Heights" in Spanish. Settlement continued over the next few decades, until the city was officially incorporated on September 16, 1901. Alturas is the seat of Modoc County, and its only incorporated city. 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1876 Pick up Sticks(MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Modoc County is a county located in Californias far northeast corner, bounded by Oregon to the north and Nevada to the east. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,892 people, 1,181 households, and 753 families residing in the city. The population density was 507.5/km² (1,316.3/mi²). There were 1,367 housing units at an average density of 239.9/km² (622.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.89% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 4.39% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 4.84% from other races, and 3.73% from two or more races. 11.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanics in the United States, or Hispanic Americans, are American citizens or residents of Hispanic ethnicity who identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 1,181 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $24,351, and the median income for a family was $31,385. Males had a median income of $36,500 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,281. About 23.0% of families and 27.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.3% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

It is the headquarters to the Modoc National Forest, the Alturas Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management, the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge and other recreation areas, and is the trade center for the agricultural region, which produces beef, sheep, potatoes, alfalfa and lumber. Despite its abundance of wilderness, recreational opportunities, hunting and fishing resources, and resplendent natural beauty, tourism is not a major sector of the local economy -- largely due to the city's remote location. Modoc National Forest is a national forest located in northern California, USA. External links Modoc National Forest official website Don Bains VirtualGuidebooks to Mount Lassen and the Modoc Plateau Category: California geography stubs ... US BLM logo The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior which administers Americas public lands, totaling approximately 261 million surface acres (1,056,229. ...


Local, State, Federal, and Tribal governments are the largest employers in Alturas. A vibrant timber industry collapsed in the early 1980s due to increased production costs and low market prices for softwood lumber.


The Modoc Joint Unified School District is headquartered in Alturas.


The Alturas Rancheria, a band of Pit River Indians, operates a small casino just outside the city limits. The Alturas Rancheria of the Pit River Indians is located in California. ...


Services

Schools:


HeadStart (Pre-K)


Alturas Elementary School (K-5)


Modoc Middle School (6-8)


Modoc High School (9-12)


Warner High School (Alternative High School, 9-12)


Health Care:


Modoc Medical Center


Modoc Health Clinic


Modoc Indian Health Project, contracted Indian Health Service program The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. ...


Alturas Railroad Museum


Alturas Municipal Airport


Central Modoc Resource Conservation District


BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT Alturas office


DMV Alturas office


CHP Alturas office


Dr. Tom Krauel, Optometrist


Automation Solar, SiVly


Notable residents

  • WNBA basketball player Kayte Christensen attended high school in Alturas.
  • Dani Johnston sued Modoc County for Gender Discrimination in federal court a jury of peers ruled in her favor. She was able to rewrite policy to ensure women’s rights in The Modoc County Sherriff’s office were protected.

WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ... Kayte Christensen. ...

External links

  • Official Website
  • h2g2 Guide Entry A1065278: Modoc County, California, USA

Coordinates: 41.488814° N 120.545935° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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