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Overview

Introduction to Gridley, California

Gridley, California, in Butte county, is 26 miles S of Chico and 55 miles N of Sacramento. The city is conveniently located inside the Chico-Paradise metropolitan area. 

Gridley History

Gridley was founded by George W. Gridley. Gridley made an attempt to drive sheep and cattle from Illinois to California. Although he failed and lost his animals, Gridley arrived safely and settled in the current Gridley area. Two years later he returned to Illinois only to set out for California once more. This time Gridley made it with around 600 sheep. He finally settled in Gridley and built a bungalow, covering 960 acres. With the completion of the Central Pacific Railroad track in 1870, Gridley witnessed a robust development.

Gridley and Nearby Attractions

  • Gridley Museum.
  • Community Memorial Museum.
  • Lake Oroville State Recreation Area.
  • Colusa National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Empire Mine State Historic Park.

Things To Do In Gridley

Gridley Museum provides insights into the city's history. Other local museums include the Community Memorial Museum, the Pioneer Museum and the Vacaville Museum. Lake Oroville offers opportunities for fishing, swimming and sail and power boating.

Gridley Transportation

Sacramento International is the nearest major airport.

Gridley Higher Education

Butte College, Yuba College and California State University-Chico are all nearby.

People

Total Population 6,579
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,442
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15%
Median Earnings25+ $25,727
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,389
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,577

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,697
% Above Poverty Level 78.4%
% Below Poverty Level 21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 7.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.4%
Median Gross Rent $800
Median House Value $154,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.7%
Irish 7.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gridley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles S of Chico, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles N of Sacramento, California
County Butte
Metro Area Chico - Paradise
Standard Zip Codes 95948
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.363
Longitude -121.692

Gridley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station OROVILLE
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 62 to 95 F
Oct Temp 49 to 78 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Station MARYSVILLE
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 61 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 80 F
Annual Precip 22 inches
Station DOBBINS 1 S
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 56 to 93 F
Oct Temp 44 to 77 F
Annual Precip 50.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Gridley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Gridley (95948)

Manzanita (95948)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Biggs 1,765 $39,375
Live Oak 8,467 $46,894
Marysville 12,161 $42,500
Oroville 16,060 $44,892
Yuba City 66,038 $55,944

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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GRIDLEY HIGH
300 E. SPRUCE ST.
530-846-4791
A Title I School.
Serves 689 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

ESPERANZA HIGH (CONT)
300 E. SPRUCE ST.
530-846-4383
A Non-traditional School
Serves 43 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.5

GRIDLEY UNIFIED COMMUNITY DAY (7-12)
429 MAGNOLIA ST.
530-846-6721
A Non-traditional School
Serves 8 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

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