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1.12% decline
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Median Household Income
5.9% growth
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Number of Employees
1.67% growth
Median Property Value
1.89% growth

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The economy of Plumas County, CA employs 7,320 people. The economy of Plumas County, CA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 6.87; 1.8; and 1.75 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Plumas County, CA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,029), Construction (733), and Retail trade (676), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($71,719), Transportation & Warehousing ($54,732), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($46,644).

Median household income in Plumas County, CA is $50,125. Males in Plumas County, CA have an average income that is 1.1 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,549. The income inequality of Plumas County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Plumas County, CA. In Plumas County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 97 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,610. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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Plumas County, CA is home to a population of 18,754 people, from which 97.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Plumas County, CA is composed of 15,697 White residents (83.7%), 1,578 Hispanic residents (8.41%), 649 Two+ residents (3.46%), 352 Native residents (1.88%), and 190 Hawaiian residents (1.01%). The most common foreign languages in Plumas County, CA are Spanish (1,170 speakers), German (139 speakers), and French (124 speakers), but compared to other places, Plumas County, CA has a relative high number of Other Pacific Island (70 speakers), German (139 speakers), and Yiddish (18 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Plumas County, CA awarded 283 degrees. The student population of Plumas County, CA is skewed towards females, with 117 male students and 166 female students. Most students in Plumas County, CA are White (175 and 61.8%), followed by Black or African American (29 and 10.2%), Hispanic or Latino (18 and 6.36%), and American Indian (9 and 3.18%). The largest universities in Plumas County, CA by number of graduates are Feather River Community College District (283 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Plumas County, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (81 and 28.6%), Horse Husbandry & Equine Management (21 and 7.42%), and General Agriculture (16 and 5.65%). The median tuition costs in Plumas County, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $0 and $6,360 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Plumas County, CA is $221,300, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $217,200 to $221,300, a 1.89% increase. The homeownership rate of Plumas County, CA is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Plumas County, CA have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Plumas County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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