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Welcome to Alturas ...
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Alturas has a population of 2,540 people<1> (see below for details).
Alturas was incorporated September 16, 1901.
The city of Alturas was named Dorrisville before it was changed to Alturas and going back to its beginning, it was originally named Dorris Bridge.
The community of Alturas is 4,370 feet [1,332 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Alturas is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Alturas lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Alturas: (530)
The ZIP code for Alturas: 96101<3>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Alturas had a population of 2,827 people (which is 29.19% of the total population of Modoc County). This makes Alturas the county's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,827 people, the population of Alturas decreased 2.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,892 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alturas had an population of 2,540 people. This is a decrease of 10.15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.17% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Alturas.
Communities near Alturas ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alturas and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alturas.
Communities Also Named Alturas ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Alturas: This one is located in Modoc County and the other is located in Sierra County.
Beyond California, there are 2 communities that are also named Alturas - they are located in and Florida.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alturas.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alturas:
Websites for Alturas ...
Official Website: www.cityofalturas.org/
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alturas ...
Looking for more information about Alturas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Alturas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alturas.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Alturas: www.cityofalturas.org/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 03 Jan 2019