Sierra Brooks, California

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Sierra Brooks
census-designated place
Sierra Brooks is located in California
Sierra Brooks
Sierra Brooks
Position in California.
Coordinates: 39°38′33″N 120°12′55″W / 39.64250°N 120.21528°W / 39.64250; -120.21528Coordinates: 39°38′33″N 120°12′55″W / 39.64250°N 120.21528°W / 39.64250; -120.21528
Country  United States
State  California
County Sierra
 • Total 1.370 sq mi (3.549 km2)
 • Land 1.370 sq mi (3.549 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 5,180 ft (1,580 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 478
 • Density 350/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2583138
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sierra Brooks, California

Sierra Brooks is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sierra County, California.[2] Sierra Brooks sits at an elevation of 5,180 feet (1,580 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported Sierra Brooks's population was 478.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all of it land.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Sierra Brooks had a population of 478. The population density was 348.8 people per square mile (134.7/km²). The racial makeup of Sierra Brooks was 466 (97.5%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 4 (0.8%) Native American, 1 (0.2%) Asian, 1 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 0 (0.0%) from other races, and 6 (1.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22 persons (4.6%).

The Census reported that 478 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 186 households, out of which 61 (32.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 127 (68.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 12 (6.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 9 (4.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 8 (4.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 34 households (18.3%) were made up of individuals and 19 (10.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57. There were 148 families (79.6% of all households); the average family size was 2.84.

The population was spread out with 130 people (27.2%) under the age of 18, 12 people (2.5%) aged 18 to 24, 92 people (19.2%) aged 25 to 44, 161 people (33.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 83 people (17.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.8 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

There were 211 housing units at an average density of 154.0 per square mile (59.5/km²), of which 153 (82.3%) were owner-occupied, and 33 (17.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 374 people (78.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 104 people (21.8%) lived in rental housing units.


In the state legislature, Sierra Brooks is in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Ted Gaines,[4] and the 1st Assembly District, represented by Republican Brian Dahle.[5]

Federally, Sierra Brooks is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[6]


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sierra Brooks, California
  3. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  4. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013.