Sierra County Profile


 
About this area:
Divided east to west by the crest of the Sierra Nevada, Sierra County is comprised of two very different regions. The west side, where Highway 49 follows the North Yuba River up into the Lakes Basin area, is mountainous and heavily forested, supporting mining and logging industries. To the east is the Sierra Valley, which contains the communities of Calpine, Sattley, Sierraville, and Loyalton—the county’s only incorporated city. At 5,000 feet in altitude, the Sierra Valley’s wide-open ranchland is home to most of the county’s residents. Sierra is bordered by Plumas and Lassen counties to the north, Nevada County to the south, Yuba County to the west, and the state of Nevada to the east.
EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
Unemployment Rate and Labor Force (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Labor Force
No. of
Employed
No. of
Unemployed
Unemployment Rate
Sierra County 2020Dec1,2901,200907.0
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2020DecTotal Wage and Salary580
2020DecTotal Nonfarm570
2020DecService Providing540
2020DecGovernment370
2020DecState and Local Government330
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Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Social and Community Service Managers2016 - 2026102010100.0
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products2016 - 2026102010100.0
Environmental Technicians, Including Health2016 - 2026102010100.0
Instructional Coordinators2016 - 2026102010100.0
Physician Assistants2016 - 2026102010100.0
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Data for Sierra County is not available. Data for Northern Mountains Region has been displayed for Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)
 
Projections of Employment by Industry
 
Data for Sierra County Not Available for High Wage Occupations
 

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Type of Permit
Year
Time Period
No. of Permits
Total Costs
Multi-Family 2019Annual0$0
Single Family 2019Annual7$2,417,717
Total all types construction permits 2019Annual7$2,417,717
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2019Time Period2018
United States Annual255.7Annual251.11.8
California Annual280.6Annual272.53.0
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Data for Sierra County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)
 
Median Price of Existing Homes Sold[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2019AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$589,774
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2018Annual$377,662
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2018Annual$14,062,543
Cigarette Tax 2018Annual$2,077,224
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2018Annual$15,490
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2018Annual$0
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Data for Sierra County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for State Revenues by Source
 
Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2019AnnualRetail $27,600,800
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Sierra County 2018AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance3,136
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2018Annual$46,6153,136
Total Personal Income - BEA2018Annual$139,2393,136
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County-to-County Commute Patterns (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Area of Residence
Area of WorkPlace
Number of Workers
2015CensusSierra County , CASierra County , CA705
2015CensusSierra County , CANevada County , CA153
2015CensusSierra County , CAWashoe County , NV117
2015CensusSierra County , CAPlumas County , CA45
2015CensusPlacer County , CASierra County , CA37
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JOB OPENINGS & TRAINING PROVIDERS
Job Openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange[Top]
 
Job Openings

Data not available for Training Providers in Area
 

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