Sierra County

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Sierra County, California

110 Courthouse Sq Rm 11
Downieville, CA 95936
Phone: (530) 289-3295
Fax: (530) 289-2830
www.sierracounty.ws/

On NE border of CA with NV; organized Apr 16, 1852 from Yuba County. Name Origin: Spanish 'mountain range,' for its location in the northern part of the Sierra Nevada

Area (sq mi):: 961.97 (land 953.38; water 8.59) Population per square mile: 3.60
Population 2005: 3,434 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.40%; 1990-2000 7.10% Population 2000: 3,555 (White 90.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 6.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 5.40%). Foreign born: 3.00%. Median age: 43.70
Income 2000: per capita $18,815; median household $35,827; Population below poverty level: 11.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,646-$22,533
Unemployment (2004): 9.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 29.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 39.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Sierra County, New Mexico

100 N Date St
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Phone: (505) 894-6215
Fax: (505) 894-9548
www.truthorconsequencesnm.net

In west-central NM, northwest of Las Cruces; organized Apr 3, 1884 from Socorro County (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Sierra de los Caballos Range, Spanish 'saw' for the shape of the mountains, thus 'saw-toothed mountain of the horses.' The county may have been named for the Sierra family, whose members included Nicholas de la Sierra

Area (sq mi):: 4236.30 (land 4180.23; water 56.07) Population per square mile: 3.10
Population 2005: 12,815 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.40%; 1990-2000 33.90% Population 2000: 13,270 (White 70.50%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 26.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 12.40%). Foreign born: 6.60%. Median age: 48.90
Income 2000: per capita $15,023; median household $24,152; Population below poverty level: 20.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,168-$18,295
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 20.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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