Sierra County, California
|County of Sierra|
|Named for||Sierra Nevada|
|• Board of Supervisors|
|• Assemblymember||Brian Dahle (R)|
|• State senator||Ted Gaines (R)|
|• U.S. rep.||Doug LaMalfa (R)|
|• Total||962 sq mi (2,490 km2)|
|• Land||953 sq mi (2,470 km2)|
|• Water||9 sq mi (20 km2)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||3.4/sq mi (1.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific Standard Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (Pacific Daylight Time)|
Sierra County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,240 making it California's second-least populous county. The county seat is Downieville, 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.
Geography[change | change source]
The county has a total area of 962 square miles (2,490 km2).
Bordering counties[change | change source]
- Nevada County, California - south
- Yuba County, California - west
- Plumas County, California - north
- Lassen County, California - northeast
- Washoe County, Nevada - east
Communities[change | change source]
City[change | change source]
Census-designated places[change | change source]
Unincorporated communities[change | change source]
Ghost towns[change | change source]
- Eureka City
- Howland Flat
- Pine Grove
- Poker Flat
- Shady Flat
References[change | change source]
- "Board of Supervisors". County of Sierra. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.