Currently 78°F

Portola, CA

Compare Cost of Living, Education, Income, Population, and More.

Portola's Livability

  • C+
  • B
  • D
    Job Market
  • D+
  • B
  • A-
  • C-
  • C
  • F

About Portola, CA

Portola, CA is located in Plumas County in the state of California.

The total City Population for Portola is about 2,204 with about 125 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $183,465, which is roughly 64% lower than the Average Home Value of $503,143 for the state of California, and roughly 3% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $45,234, which is roughly 37% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $71,294 for the state of California, and roughly 21% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

Walk Score for Portola, CA Bike Score for Portola, CA

Quick Stats

Portola Population 2,204
Average Home Value $183,465
Median Household Income $45,234
Median Age 42.2
Unemployment Rate 8.5%
Politics 57.24% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.34
Male Population Estimate: 47%
Female Population Estimate: 53%
Median Age: 42.2
Male Median Age: 44.3
Female Median Age: 45.8

Racial Demographic Estimates



Plumas County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
Alex Padilla
U.S. Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
Gavin Newsom
State governor
Gavin Newsom
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 57.24%
Democratic: 40.51%
Libertarian: 1.36%
Other: 0.55%
Green: 0.35%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Portola specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Plumas County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Plumas County: About 574.822 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Plumas County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 50% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Portola is about 8.5%.

California is ranked #4 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 84.2 out of 100.

4th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 66.74

The average living wage for the state of California is $40.83/hr, while the states minimum wage is $13.00/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives California a minimum wage score of 51.89 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $13.00/hr, which gives California a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 100 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for California is $260.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 39.13 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
California does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
California does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
California does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
California does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
California does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
California does provide some form of paid family leave.
California does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X California does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
California does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
California does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X California does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
California does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
California does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
California does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
California does not have a "right-to-work" law.
California does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
California does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
California does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
California does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
California does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 96122
Latitude: 39.824100
Longitude: -120.473300
TimeZone: Pacific (GMT -08:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: West
Average Elevation: 5822.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 530