Sierra County, California

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Sierra County, California
County of Sierra
Downieville, California, at Main and Commercial St., looking south.jpgConifer forest.jpg
Stampede Dam.jpeg
Images, from top down, left to right: Downieville, Conifer forest in the Tahoe National Forest, Stampede Dam
Official seal of Sierra County, California
Seal
Location in the state of California
Location in the state of California
California's location in the United States
California's location in the United States
Country United States
State California
RegionSierra Nevada
Incorporated1852
Named forSierra Nevada
County seatDownieville
Largest cityLoyalton
Government
 • Board of Supervisors
 • AssemblymemberBrian Dahle (R)
 • State senatorTed Gaines (R)
 • U.S. rep.Doug LaMalfa (R)
Area
 • Total962 sq mi (2,490 km2)
 • Land953 sq mi (2,470 km2)
 • Water9 sq mi (20 km2)
Population
 • Total3,240
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
2,947
 • Density3.4/sq mi (1.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Area code(s)530
Websitewww.sierracounty.ca.gov

Sierra County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,240[2] making it California's second-least populous county. The county seat is Downieville,[4] 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]

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
  • Potosi
  • Shady Flat

References[change | change source]

  1. "Board of Supervisors". County of Sierra. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.

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