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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,576
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+2,368
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.3%
Median Earnings25+$26,431
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,217
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,486

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,466
% Above Poverty Level77.6%
% Below Poverty Level22.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25.3%
Median Gross Rent$787
Median House Value$163,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.1%
German8.6%
Irish7.3%
English4.3%
Portuguese2.9%
Italian2.4%
Greek1.9%
Scottish1.7%
Norwegian1.2%
French Except Basque1.2%
Swedish0.7%
Arab0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Iranian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Russian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Welsh0.2%
Polish0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
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Gridley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Butte County
Standard Zip Codes95948
Phone Area Codes530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude39.35
Approximate Longitude-121.76

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)

StationOROVILLE
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp36 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp62 to 95 F
Oct Temp49 to 78 F
Annual Precip28.7 inches
StationMARYSVILLE
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp38 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp61 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 80 F
Annual Precip22 inches
StationDOBBINS 1 S
Distance26.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 57 F
Apr Temp40 to 69 F
Jul Temp56 to 93 F
Oct Temp44 to 77 F
Annual Precip50.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Biggs2,034$55,542
Live Oak8,537$58,125
Marysville12,225$49,226
Oroville18,932$46,233
Yuba City66,229$56,783

Gridley Hospitals

Orchard Hospital
(Non-profit)
240 Spruce Street

Gridley Public Schools

Esperanza High (continuation)
581 Jackson St.
ZIP: 95948
High
Total Enrollment 19
Gridley High
300 E. Spruce St.
ZIP: 95948
High
Total Enrollment 622
Gridley Unified Community Day (7-12)
581 Jackson St.
ZIP: 95948
High
Total Enrollment 1
Manzanita Elementary
627 E. Evans-reimer Rd.
ZIP: 95948
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
Mckinley Elementary
1045 Sycamore St.
ZIP: 95948
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
Sycamore Middle
1125 Sycamore St.
ZIP: 95948
Middle
Total Enrollment 464
Wilson Elementary
409 Magnolia St.
ZIP: 95948
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
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