C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$705
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    779
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    507
    41
  • Robbery
    78
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    351
    1
  • Theft
    1,871
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,730
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    47%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Alturas Reviews

5 reviews
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Modoc county is a beautiful area to live if you love the outdoors. Real estate and rent are fairly cheap, and the town is clean for the most part. The only really problem with the area is an abundance of drug use and mental health issues among the population.
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I love the small town experience here. Everyone generally knows everybody else. It's like having more members in your family.
We hardly ever have any huge crimes occur in our community. When something does happen the police are involved and quite helpful.