Alta Sierra, California

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Alta Sierra is a census-designated place (CDP) in Nevada County, California, United States. The population was 6,522 at the 2000 census.



Alta Sierra is located at 39°7′44″N 121°3′9″W / 39.12889°N 121.0525°W / 39.12889; -121.0525 (39.128952, -121.052442)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.4 square miles (21.7 km²), of which, 8.4 square miles (21.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.24%) is water.

There is also another community called Alta Sierra in northcentral Kern County, CA near Lake Isabella.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,522 people, 2,577 households, and 2,084 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 779.0 people per square mile (300.9/km²). There were 2,682 housing units at an average density of 320.3/sq mi (123.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.94% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. 4.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,577 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.4% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

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