Introduction to Yuba City, California

Yuba City is located in Sutter County in the Sacramento Valley. The Feather River is nearby. The county includes the beautiful Sutter Buttes, known as "The World's Smallest Mountain Range." Yuba City is the major center for shopping and business for the region. Agriculture, lumber and wood, food processing facilities and the Beale Air Force bases are major factors for the economy. The town has a large Sikh community. The Punjabi population residing in Yuba-Sutter Area is one of the largest Sikh populations in the country.


The vast majority of the region was included in a substantial land grant named "New Helvetia" which was given to John Sutter by the Spanish. Yuba City was established in 1849 on acreage acquired from John Sutter by Samuel Brannan, Henry Cheever and Pierson Reading. It was utilized as a supply center for the minors during the Gold Rush. When the Gold Rush ended settlers began to arrive in Yuba City due to the fertile soil and agriculture soon became a primary factor for the economy.


  • The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County includes a large number of the region's historic artifacts including Maidu Indian relics.
  • Sutter County Courthouse is an example of Classical Revival architecture.
  • Sutter County Hall of Records showcases Romanesque architecture.
  • Sleep Train Amphitheater offers well known entertainers.
  • The nearby Bicentennial Living Witness Tree is more than 200 years old and is one of the oldest oak trees identified in the country.
  • Gold Trader Flat/Yuba-Feather Museum is a replica of a historic mining town.
  • Plumas Street offers a vast number of unique shops.
  • The Acting Company.
  • The Yuba-Sutter Children's Music Theater.
  • Ponderosa Theater Company.


The notable Sikh parade attracts Sikhs from all over the country, Canada, the United Kingdom and other regions of the world. The Cultural Celebration is an annual event which celebrates ethnic traditions and incldudes music, artwork and a variety of food.

Outdoor Activities

The region is known for pheasant, goose and duck hunting. Excellent fishing opportunities for trout, sturgeon, salmon, steelhead and other types of fish are available in the Feather, Sacramento and Yuba rivers. Residents and visitors enjoy hiking in the privately owned Sutter Buttes and guided tours are offered by a few nature organizations. Boating is available in the region's rivers and lakes.

The Audubon Society Bobelaine Ecological Reserve includes hiking trails and is known for bird watching. The nearby Gray Lodge State Wildlife Refuge is the destination of millions of birds on a yearly basis, especially waterfowl.


Total Population 66,038
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 25,451
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 51.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $30,551
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,845
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,464


Median Family Income $55,944
% Above Poverty Level 81.5%
% Below Poverty Level 18.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%


People Living Alone 22%
Median Gross Rent $908
Median House Value $197,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.2%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 9.7%

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

Yuba City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles NW of Roseville, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 39 miles N of Sacramento, California
County Sutter
Metro Area Yuba City
Standard Zip Codes 95991, 95993
P.O. Box Zip Codes 95992
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.14
Longitude -121.615

Yuba City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.9 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
Distance 26.3 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 DOBBINS 1 S
Distance 27.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Biggs 1,765 $39,375
Gridley 6,579 $47,697
Lincoln 45,038 $80,705
Live Oak 8,467 $46,894
Marysville 12,161 $42,500
Wheatland 3,543 $67,028

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

Yuba City Public Libraries

Sutter County Library
Yuba City, California
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Yuba City High Schools

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850 B ST.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,949 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.9

A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 392 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 30.2

A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 215 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.3

A Special Education School
Serves 204 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.9

A Non-traditional School
Serves 147 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

A Non-traditional School
Serves 125 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.8

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