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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    C-
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    C
  5. Diversity
    B-
  6. Jobs
    C+
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    C-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    A-
Plumas County is located in California with a population of 18,699. In Plumas County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Plumas County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Plumas County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$234,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$868
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Plumas County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    20%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    45%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Plumas County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,270
National
$55,322

Plumas County Reviews

1 review
I learned and loved so much in my county. I love everything about it and if I could I would stay. I love the fact that it is remote and has such an incredible view of what the world should look like. The mountains and trees fill up the air with a scent that is almost describable. The air filled with pine scents and birds chirping all around make a home that most people do dot have. I remember staring for hours on end at either a river near my home or a lake that is across the street from my house. When I wasn't doing that I was exploring the woods around me or staring at the clouds above me
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