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Welcome to Alturas ...

The city of Alturas is located in Modoc County and is the County Seat for Modoc County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alturas has a population of 2,537 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 elevation 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

Alturas is located in the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Alturas: 96101<3>

Population Details ...

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 (that had a count of 2,892 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alturas had an population of 2,537 people. This is a decrease of 10.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.28% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alturas.

Communities near Alturas ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alturas and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   DirectionDistance
Adin   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Canby   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cantrall Mill - Historic   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cedarville   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Davis Creek   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Eagleville   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]

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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alturas. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alturas. Our list includes 16 papers.

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alturas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alturas.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alturas. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of California

About Modoc County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alturas: www.cityofalturas.org/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alturas.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alturas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alturas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alturas or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alturas. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alturas) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alturas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alturas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alturas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4873, Longitude: -120.5425     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alturas.