Plumas County is located in north-eastern California. The County Seat is Quincy and the largest city is Portola. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.countyofplumas.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 18,606 and the 2010 census population was 20,007. The land area is 2,553.04 square miles and there are 7.8 persons per square mile.
91.1% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 8.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 3.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.6% is two or more races. 89.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $243,700, there are 8,997 households, an average of 2.13 persons per household. The per capita income is $29,806, the median household income is $45,794, and 15.2% of the persons in Plumas County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,277. Retail sales (in $1000) were $175,272, and sales per capita were $8,506. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23%.
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