Modoc County

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Modoc County, California

204 S Court St Rm 204
Alturas, CA 96101
Phone: (530) 233-6200
Fax: (530) 233-2434
www.modoccounty.us

In NE CA; organized Feb 17, 1874 from Siskiyou County. Name Origin: For the Modoc Indian tribe, who had been subdued in the Modoc War of 1872-73. The name, derived from moatokni, means 'southerners.'

Area (sq mi):: 4203.37 (land 3944.10; water 259.28) Population per square mile: 2.40
Population 2005: 9,524 State rank: 56 Population change: 2000-20005 0.80%; 1990-2000 -2.40% Population 2000: 9,449 (White 81.10%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 11.50%; Asian 0.60%; Other 12.80%). Foreign born: 5.90%. Median age: 41.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,285; median household $27,522; Population below poverty level: 21.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,796-$24,091
Unemployment (2004): 8.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 13.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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