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People

Total Population 3,101
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 22.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,404
Age of the Population 52

Families

% of people married 42.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,910
% Above Poverty Level 86.3%
% Below Poverty Level 13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 12.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,006
Median House Value $367,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.7%
US/American 0.5%
English 16.6%
Irish 17.7%

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

Nevada City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NE of Roseville, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles NE of Sacramento, California
County Nevada
Standard Zip Codes 95959
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.261
Longitude -121.015

Nevada City 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 NEVADA CITY
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 50 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 56 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 59.3 inches
Station GRASS VALLEY NO 2
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 55 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 72 F
Annual Precip 53 inches
Station LAKE SPAULDING
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 48 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 73.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cherokee (95959)

Graniteville (95959)

North Bloomfield (95959)

North Columbia (95959)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Colfax 2,210 $45,563
Grass Valley 12,855 $38,269

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

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Nevada County Library
980 HELLING WAY
Nevada City, California
(530) 265-7050
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SPECIAL EDUCATION
400 HOOVER LANE
530-265-0611
A Special Education School
Serves 59 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.4

WASHINGTON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
11425 CONSERVATION ROAD
530-273-4431
Serves 32 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

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