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Welcome to Portola ...

The city of Portola is located in Plumas County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Portola has a population of 1,930 people<1> (see below for details).

Portola was incorporated May 16, 1946.

The community of Portola is 4,980 feet [1,518 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Portola is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Portola: (530)

The ZIP code for Portola: 96122<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Portola had a population of 2,104 people (or 10.52% of the total population of Plumas County). This makes Portola the county's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,104 people, the population of Portola decreased 5.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,227 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Portola had an population of 1,930 people. This is a decrease of 8.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.34% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Portola ...

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Beckwourth   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Blairsden   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
C-Road   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Clio   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Graeagle   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lake Davis   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Portola.

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 Portola. 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 Portola. 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 Portola.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Portola:

Websites for Portola ...

Official Website: www.ci.portola.ca.us/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Portola ...

Looking for more information about Portola? 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 Portola, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Portola.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Portola: www.ci.portola.ca.us/

The official website for Plumas County: www.countyofplumas.com/

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 Portola.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Portola - 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 Portola). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Portola 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Portola. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Portola) 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 Portola. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Portola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8105, Longitude: -120.4694     [Map].

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