Sierra County, CA

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Population

2,885

1.57% decline

Median Age

55


Median Household Income

$44,190

0.468% growth

Poverty Rate

12.3%


Number of Employees

1,149

6.2% decline

Median Property Value

$157,100

7.75% decline

About

In 2017, Sierra County, CA had a population of 2.89k people with a median age of 55 and a median household income of $44,190. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sierra County, CA declined from 2,931 to 2,885, a -1.57% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,984 to $44,190, a 0.468% increase.

The population of Sierra County, CA is 87% White Alone, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.87% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Sierra County, CA speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sierra County, CA is $157,100, and the homeownership rate is 79.7%. Most people in Sierra County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Sierra County, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Sierra County, CA employs 1.15k people. The largest industries in Sierra County, CA are Construction (219 people), Public Administration (206 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (171 people), and the highest paying industries are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($137,955), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($78,344), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,344).

Median household income in Sierra County, CA is $44,190. Males in Sierra County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Sierra County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,190

2017 value

± $9,650

0.468%

1 Year Growth

± 34.4%

Households in Sierra County, CA have a median annual income of $44,190, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,984 in 2016, which represents a 0.468% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sierra County, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 100

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sierra County, CA was Census Tract 100 with a value of $44,190, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sierra County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sierra County, CA (351 out of 2.86k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    343 ± 164

  2. Hispanic

    18 ± 57

  3. Two Or More

    5 ± 60

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sierra County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.15k

2017 Value

± 223

-6.2%

1 Year decline

± 28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sierra County, CA declined at a rate of -6.2%, from 1.23k employees to 1.15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sierra County, CA, are Management Occupations (183 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (176 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (136 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sierra County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sierra County, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (183 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (176 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (136 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sierra County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (4.04 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (3.08 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sierra County, CA, by median earnings, are Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($102,788), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($95,240), and Management Occupations ($81,914).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.15k

2017 Value

± 223

-6.2%

1 Year decline

± 28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sierra County, CA declined at a rate of -6.2%, from 1.23k employees to 1.15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sierra County, CA, are Construction (219 people), Public Administration (206 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (171 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sierra County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Sierra County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Sierra County, CA, by number of employees, are Construction (219 people), Public Administration (206 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (171 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sierra County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.9 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.84 times), and Construction (3.04 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sierra County, CA, by median earnings, are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($137,955), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($78,344), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,344).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.6% of the population of Sierra County, CA has health coverage, with 38.2% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 20.3% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.96% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Sierra County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Sierra County, CA see 2967 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1474 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 589 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,967 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sierra County, CA see an average of 2,967 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sierra County, CA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.41%

Uninsured

38.2%

Employer Coverage

18.9%

Medicaid

20.3%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

1.96%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sierra County, CA grew by 15.7% from 8.13% to 9.41%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sierra County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Sierra County, CA is home to a population of 2.89k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.6% of Sierra County, CA residents were born outside of the country (75 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sierra County, CA is composed of 2.51k White Alone residents (87%), 290 Hispanic or Latino residents (10.1%), 54 Two or More Races residents (1.87%), 28 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.971%), 4 Black or African American Alone residents (0.139%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sierra County, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

55

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.1

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 43.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sierra County, CA was 55. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 55, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Sierra County, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Sierra County, CA residents was 55.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

75 people

4.33%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

127 people

As of 2017, 2.6% of Sierra County, CA residents (75 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sierra County, CA was 4.33%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Sierra County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sierra County, CA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.51k ± 163

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    290 ± 63.1

  3. Two or More Races

    54 ± 43.7

In 2017, there were 8.65 times more White Alone residents (2.51k people) in Sierra County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 290 Hispanic or Latino and 54 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Sierra County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Sierra County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Sierra County, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sierra County, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    130 ± 57

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    39 ± 27

  3. World War II

    2 ± 4

Sierra County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sierra County, CA was $157,100 in 2017, which is 0.722 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $170,300 to $157,100, a 7.75% decrease. The homeownership rate in Sierra County, CA is 79.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sierra County, CA have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sierra County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,190

Median Household Income

± $9,650

1.21k

Number of Households

± 218

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.21k households in Sierra County, CA grew to $44,190 from the previous year's value of $43,984.

The following chart displays the households in Sierra County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $100k - $125k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$157,100

2017 Median

± $32,562

$170,300

2016 Median

± $62,826

In 2017, the median property value in Sierra County, CA declined from to $157,100 from the previous year's value of $170,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sierra County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sierra County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $400k - $500k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sierra County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sierra County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.7%

2017 Homeownership

80.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.7% of the housing units in Sierra County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sierra County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sierra County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sierra County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sierra County, CA have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.55% of the workforce in Sierra County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    66.5%

  2. Worked At Home

    18.1%

  3. Carpooled

    11.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sierra County, CA was Drove Alone (66.5%), followed by those who Worked At Home (18.1%) and those who Carpooled (11.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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