Alturas

5 reviews
  1. Town in California
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    NG
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$752
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    803
    264
  • Murder
    153
    5
  • Rape
    115
    37
  • Robbery
    38
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,224
    575
  • Theft
    1,950
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    229
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,087
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%

    Reviews

    5 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      1
    • Average
      3
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    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.
    • Niche User
    • 7 months ago
    I love the small town experience here. Everyone generally knows everybody else. It's like having more members in your family.
    • Current Resident
    • 4 months ago
    We hardly ever have any huge crimes occur in our community. When something does happen the police are involved and quite helpful.
    • Niche User
    • 12 months ago