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Time Zone: Modoc County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Alturas is the Seat for Modoc County.

Modoc County was founded February 17, 1874 and was created by taking area from SiskiyouCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Modoc had a population of 9,107 people. This is a decrease of 3.62% since the last Census (which gave a population of 9,449 people in 2000).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20109,686+2.51%+6.36% since 2009
20099,107-3.62%+0.2% since 2008
20089,089-3.81%-0.12% since 2007
20009,449The Last Census

More information can be found on the Modoc County Census Page for Modoc County.


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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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