Sierra County, California

county in California, United States

Sierra County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2020 census, the population was 3,236,[1] making it California's second-least populous county. The county seat is Downieville,[2] and the only incorporated city is Loyalton. The county is in the Sierra Nevada, northeast of Sacramento on the border with Nevada. Sierra County was founded in 1852. The county derives its name from the Sierra Nevada.

Sierra County, California
Images, from top down, left to right: Downieville, Conifer forest in the Tahoe National Forest, Stampede Dam
Official seal of Sierra County, California
Interactive map of Sierra County
Location in the state of California
Location in the state of California
Country United States
State California
RegionSierra Nevada
IncorporatedApril 16, 1852
Named forSierra Nevada
County seatDownieville
Largest cityLoyalton
 • Total962 sq mi (2,490 km2)
 • Land953 sq mi (2,470 km2)
 • Water9 sq mi (20 km2)
Highest elevation
8,844 ft (2,696 m)
 • Total3,236
 • Density3.4/sq mi (1.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Area code530 Edit this at Wikidata

Geography change

The county has a total area of 962 square miles (2,490 km2).

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Unincorporated communities change

Ghost towns change

  • Eureka City
  • Howland Flat
  • Pine Grove
  • Poker Flat
  • Potosi
  • Shady Flat

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Sierra County, California". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 1, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.

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