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

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

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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The open house will provide information on the proposed development of new water facilities on public land in Sierra County.
Amidst fir trees and pines, ranchland and the peaks of the Sierra Nevada range, sits California's scenic Sierra County.
Spaceport America in Sierra County, the venture of entrepreneur Richard Branson that was supposed to lure both jobs and tourism dollars.
You could get better stroke care in San Francisco than you could in rural Sierra County a few hours away.
1 ounces of the initial specimen gold produced from the Ruby Mine in Sierra County, California.
But that's not why that High Desert/High Sierra county was the big winner when it came to slicing up the state's share of the federal transportation bill, giving it $722 million to Los Angeles' relatively paltry $625 million.
The concept of a regional Web site," said Vickee Greer, also project co-coordinator and the bioterrorism/disaster coordinator for Sierra County Health and Human Services, "was driven by the necessity of maximizing rural public health resources.
This profile uniquely presents a variety of educational and socioeconomic information for Sierra County, nearby counties, and the state.
Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus), a small fish that formerly occurred throughout most of the Rio Grande but now survives only from Cochiti Dam in Sandoval County downstream to the headwaters of Elephant Butte Reservoir in Sierra County, New Mexico, on June 6;
For additional information, contact the Sierra County Chamber of Commerce (800/200-4949 or www.
In 1997, Johnson says, Gonzalez led a demonstration of some 600 people in front of the office of another Truth or Consequences weekly, the Sierra County Sentinel, to protest its story of an FBI raid of his clinic.
The New Mexico Game and Fish Department, for instance, dropped its plan to reintroduce desert bighorn sheep in the Caballo Mountains partly because the Sierra County Commission insisted that the plan conflicted with its "culture and custom.

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