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Sierra County, California

Sierra County California
Administration
Full nameCounty of Sierra
Official nameCounty of Sierra
Settlement typeCounty
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
RegionSierra Nevada
Incorporated1852
Named forSierra Nevada
Government
County seatDownieville
Geography
Total Area962 sq mi (2491.6 km2)
Land Area953 sq mi (2468.3 km2)
Water Area9 sq mi (23.3 km2)
Demography
Total Population3240 (2010)
Other information
Time zonePacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)

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Sierra County is a county located in the Sierra Nevada of the U.S. state of California, northeast of Sacramento on the border with Nevada. As of the 2010 census the population was 3,240, down from 3,555 at the 2000 census. The county seat is Downieville.

The only incorporated city in the county is Loyalton.


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