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

The community of Downieville is the Seat for Sierra County.

Sierra County was founded in 1852 and was created by taking area from YubaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Sierra had a population of 3,174 people. This is a decrease of 10.72% since the last Census (which gave a population of 3,555 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
20103,240-8.86%+2.08% since 2009
20093,174-10.72%-2.34% since 2008
20083,250-8.58%-1.87% since 2007
20003,555The Last Census

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


Websites for Sierra County

Official Website:   www.sierracounty.ws/

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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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