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Welcome to Alturas ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Alturas has a population of 2,563 people<2> (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.<3> 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 area code for Alturas: (530)
The ZIP code for Alturas: 96101<4>
Websites for Alturas ...
Official Website: www.cityofalturas.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alturas had an population of 2,563 people. This is a decrease of 9.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.38% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Alturas had a population of 2,827 people (or 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 (which had a count of 2,892 people).
More information can be found on the Census 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.
Communities near Alturas ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alturas.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alturas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alturas.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alturas. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alturas.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alturas. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Alturas.
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.
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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: 07 Aug 2020