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Overview

Introduction to Gridley, California

Gridley, California, in Butte county, is 26 miles S of href="/places/california/chico">Chico, California and 55 miles N of href="/places/california/sacramento">Sacramento, California. The city is conveniently located inside the Chico-Paradise metropolitan area. There are an estimated 5,382 people in Gridley.

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, among others.

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 6,566
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,331
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 48.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.2%
Median Earnings25+ $25,608
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,568
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,214

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,438
% Above Poverty Level 78.7%
% Below Poverty Level 21.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 21%
Median Gross Rent $811
Median House Value $154,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.4%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 9.8%

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 2,010 $42,273
Live Oak 8,500 $46,758
Marysville 12,144 $45,274
Oroville 16,015 $42,551
Yuba City 65,141 $56,734
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Gridley High Schools

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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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