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Alta, California 95701 Homes For Sale
Alta is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Auburn. The village is located off Interstate 80 and along the historical First Transcontinental Railroad. The ZIP code is 95701 and the area code 530. One of the few buildings other than private residences is the Alta-Dutch Flat Grammar School serving kindergarten through eighth grade students. The high school that serves Alta is Colfax high School. Colfax High School is 11 miles southwest in the incorporated town of Colfax. The population of Alta was 610 at the 2010 census.
A historical California place once named Alta was located in San Diego County near the present-day La Mesa–El Cajon boundary. This historical place was along the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway, now the San Diego Trolley Orange Line, at its Murray Drive undercrossing in La Mesa The community was named after the Spanish word meaning “upper” or “high”
The population was spread out with 127 people (20.8%) under the age of 18, 37 people (6.1%) aged 18 to 24, 122 people (20.0%) aged 25 to 44, 237 people (38.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 87 people (14.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.9 years. For every 100 females there were 112.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.5 males.
There were 314 housing units at an average density of 131.4 per square mile (50.7/km²), of which 193 (79.8%) were owner-occupied, and 49 (20.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.5%. 469 people (76.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 125 people (20.5%) lived in rental housing units.