Plumas County

Plumas County, California

520 Main St Rm 104
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: (530) 283-6305
Fax: (530) 283-6415

On NE border of CA and NV; organized Mar 18, 1854, from Butte County. Name Origin: Spanish 'feathers,' for the Feather River, once known as Rio de las Plumas. Named by John A. Sutter, first settler in the Sacramento Valley, for the quantities of feathers found all around it with which the Indians decorated themselves and made blankets.

Area (sq mi):: 2613.48 (land 2553.69; water 59.78) Population per square mile: 8.40
Population 2005: 21,477 State rank: 50 Population change: 2000-20005 3.10%; 1990-2000 5.50% Population 2000: 20,824 (White 88.70%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 5.70%; Asian 0.50%; Other 7.00%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 44.20
Income 2000: per capita $19,391; median household $36,351; Population below poverty level: 13.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,939-$28,013
Unemployment (2004): 9.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 19.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Oroville County seat (13,209)

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