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Population in 2012: 12,808 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.3%
 

Males: 5,755  (44.9%)
Females: 7,053  (55.1%)

Median resident age:  43.2 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 95945.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,306 (it was $28,182 in 2000)
Grass Valley:

$34,306
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,860

Grass Valley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $249,666 (it was $142,200 in 2000)
Grass Valley:

$249,666
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $381,467; Detached houses: $428,571; Townhouses or other attached units: $395,525; In 2-unit structures: $556,914; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $878,686; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,613,503; Mobile homes: $115,567

Median gross rent in 2012: $925.

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  • White alone - 10,193 (79.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1,992 (15.5%)
  • Asian alone - 273 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 152 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 135 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 58 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 15 (0.1%)

Races in Grass Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grass Valley: 96.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (13.7%), English (11.6%), Irish (10.7%), Italian (6.9%), French (4.0%), Scottish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2411 feet

Land area: 4.11 square miles.

Population density: 3,120 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Grass Valley:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grass Valley city:

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 19.1%

944 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe).

This city:  7.4%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 77 registered sex offenders living in Grass Valley, California as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Grass Valley to the number of sex offenders is 166 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,249 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,829 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roseville, CA (34.6 miles , pop. 79,921).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (50.9 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (384.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Cedar Ridge, CA (1.6 miles ), Nevada City, CA (1.9 miles ), Rough and Ready, CA (2.0 miles ), Alta Sierra, CA (2.5 miles ), Penn Valley, CA (2.7 miles ), Lake Wildwood, CA (2.8 miles ), Colfax, CA (3.2 miles ), North San Juan, CA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 39 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 1999: 47 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2000: 63 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2001: 55 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2002: 113 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2003: 116 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2005: 58 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2006: 35 buildings, average cost: $182,100
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $285,700
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $109,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.22 N, Longitude: 121.06 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,514 (+58.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,755 (59.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 530

Grass Valley household income distribution Grass Valley home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Grass Valley by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000100100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.08.50.00.08.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 14411524369875
per 100,000 9.736.035.397.842.516.631.824.048.673.364.953.838.6
Robberies 314131212669715138
per 100,000 29.29.035.3115.6102.099.547.847.972.957.0121.799.961.7
Assaults 24303858535872564357884452
per 100,000 233.2269.7335.6515.6450.6480.7573.2447.1348.3464.5713.7338.2401.3
Burglaries 525610310289827872718011177136
per 100,000 505.3503.4909.7906.8756.6679.6621.0574.9575.1651.9900.2591.81049.5
Thefts 268392433368337300275270350360370339452
per 100,000 2604.53523.63824.13271.72864.92486.32189.32155.72835.22933.73000.82605.53487.9
Auto thefts 55695069655138263227193751
per 100,000 534.5620.2441.6613.4552.6422.7302.5207.6259.2220.0154.1284.4393.5
Arson 2414644013339
per 100,000 19.436.08.835.651.033.231.80.08.124.424.323.169.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 239.7303.9349.6448.7374.5312.6302.4275.4297.7341.1416.5301.8365.3

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Crime rate in Grass Valley detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 27 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
California average:

2.36

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Grass Valley, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,517 (+16.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3%)

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Earthquake activity:

Grass Valley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below California state average. It is 325% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/12/1994 at 12:23:43, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.7 MS, 6.1 MW, 6.0 MD, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/1/1975 at 20:20:12, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.7 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 26.7 miles away from Grass Valley center
On 12/28/1995 at 18:27:59, a magnitude 5.5 (4.6 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.0 ML, 5.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/12/1994 at 23:57:09, a magnitude 5.4 (4.9 MB, 5.3 ML, 5.4 ML, Depth: 0.3 mi) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/1998 at 09:53:30, a magnitude 5.3 (4.7 MB, 5.3 ML, 4.8 MW, Depth: 6.4 mi) earthquake occurred 58.0 miles away from Grass Valley center
On 8/10/2001 at 20:19:26, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.9 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.1 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nevada County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Landslides: 4, Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Fires: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Josiah Royce - Philosopher, Brad Sweet - Sprint car and stock car driver, Brodie Farber - Martial artist, Jeremy Sisto - Actor, Walter F. Frear - Judge, Brennan McFadden - College football player (Utah State Aggies), Clarence Crase Thomas - Navy officer, Erika Flores - Actor, John Arthur Gellatly - Politician, Matt DiBenedetto - Stock car racing driver.


Hospitals/medical centers in Grass Valley:

  • GRASS VALLEY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 36O CROWN POINT CIRCLE, SUITE 210)
  • SIERRA NEVADA HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 1020 MCCOURTNEY ROAD, STE A)
  • SIERRA NEVADA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 155 GLASSON WAY)
  • CRYSTAL RIDGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 396 DORSEY DRIVE)
  • GOLDEN EMPIRE CONV HOSP (Nursing Home, 121 DORSEY DRIVE)
  • OAK PARK NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 10716 CEDAR AVENUE)
  • SPRING HILL MANOR (Nursing Home, 355 JOERSCHKE DR)
  • WOLF CREEK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 107 CATHERINE LANE)

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Airports and heliports located in Grass Valley:


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Amtrak station:

GRASS VALLEY (125 E. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.cityof.grass-valley.ca.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grass Valley:

  • Yuba College (about 27 miles; Marysville, CA; Full-time enrollment: 3,283)
  • Sierra College (about 31 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 7,609)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 39 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • American River College (about 43 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 9,209)
  • Butte College (about 44 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 6,150)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Northern California Inc (about 48 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 2,257)
  • University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus (about 49 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 3,844)

Public high schools in Grass Valley:

Private high schools in Grass Valley:

  • CHARIS YOUTH CENTER (Students: 22; Location: 714 W MAIN ST; Grades: 8 - 12)
  • CHRISTIAN ENCOUNTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 10; Location: 17183 RETRAC WAY; Grades: 10 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Grass Valley:

Private elementary/middle school in Grass Valley:

  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 140; Location: 10062 WOLF RD; Grades: PK - 8)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Seven Hills Middle School and Jr. HIgh is not on the list of schools.

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Notable locations in Grass Valley: Nevada County Golf Course (A), Veterans Memorial Building (B), North Star Museum (C), Grass Valley City Hall (D), Grass Valley Branch Nevada County Library (E), Grass Valley Fire Department Station 2 (F), Grass Valley Fire Department Station 1 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grass Valley include: Saint Josephs Chapel (A), Grace Lutheran Church (B), First Congregational Church (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), First Baptist Church (E), Emmanuel Episcopal Church (F), Church of the Nazarene (G), Bethel Assembly of God Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Catholic Cemetery (1), Elm Ridge Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Little Wolf Creek (A), South Fork Wolf Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Grass Valley include: Condon Park (1), Memorial Park (2), Knight Monument (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: A HST MT St Mary's PRS Com (Museums; 410 South Church Street), 49 ER Family Fun Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 314 Railroad Avenue), Chambers of Commerce - Grass Valley Nevada County (248 Mill Street).

Hotels: Best Western Gold Country Inn (11972 Sutton Way), 212 Bistro (212 West Main Street), Alta Sierra Village Inn (11858 Tammy Way), At the Holbrooke Hotel (212 West Main Street).

 
Nevada County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.0. This is about average.
City:

36.0
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 42.4. This is significantly worse than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

42.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 16.3. This is significantly better than average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

16.3
U.S.:

25.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 4.51. This is significantly better than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

4.51
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Grass Valley and their reported violations in the past:

WOLF MOUNTAIN CAMP CONF WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-03-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-03-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SHADY CREEK FAMILY CAMP AND CONF CENTER (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-18-2003), St Public Notif issued (JUN-18-2003)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In FEB-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (FEB-21-2002), St Public Notif received (FEB-21-2002), St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-2002), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-08-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (DEC-21-2001), St Compliance achieved (DEC-21-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2001), St Boil Water Order (MAY-31-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-25-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2000 and MAR-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-28-2000), St Public Notif received (MAR-13-2000), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAR-28-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
RICHMOND HUNTING CLUB-MAXWELL (Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
GRASS VALLEY ASSEMBLY OF GOD WATER SYST (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-25-2006)
SIVANANDA YOGA FARM WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-07-2002), St Public Notif received (OCT-07-2002), St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
MISSION BETH'EL CHURCH WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
CHRISTIAN ENCOUNTER MINISTRIES WATER SYS (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In APR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (APR-25-2003), St Public Notif received (APR-25-2003), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-01-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2001), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-02-2001)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-13-2000), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-15-2003)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Grass Valley that have no violations reported:

  • RICHMOND HUNTING CLUB - ARBUCKLE (Population served: 63, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.9%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.0% for Black residents, 49.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.1% for American Indian residents, 56.9% for other race residents, 9.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  48.7%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Grass Valley, CA

People in group quarters in Grass Valley in 2010:

  • 341 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 55 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 36 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
259 people in nursing homes in 2000

Grass Valley compared to California state average:

Grass Valley, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Grass Valley (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Pine Creek Center Branch, Glenbrook Branch, Grass Valley Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Tri Counties Bank: Grass Valley Fowler Center, Grass Valley Olympia Park Branch, Grass Valley Downtown Branch. Info updated 2011/09/26: Bank assets: $2,554.4 mil, Deposits: $2,191.2 mil, headquarters in Chico, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 71 total offices, Holding Company: Trico Bancshares
  • Bank of the West: South Grass Valley Branch at 736d Taylorville Road, branch established on 1995/04/17; Grass Valley Branch at 460 Brunswick Road, branch established on 1991/01/22. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Bank of America, National Association: Grass Valley Branch at 134 South Church Street, branch established on 1934/12/23; Glenbrook Branch at 11804 Sutton Way, branch established on 1974/05/20. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Grass Valley Branch at 428 Brunswick Road, branch established on 1984/02/10; 205 S Church St Branch at 205 S Church St, branch established on 1988/12/27. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • El Dorado Savings Bank, F.S.B.: Grass Valley Branch at 1751 E Main St, branch established on 1956/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,706.7 mil, Deposits: $1,536.5 mil, headquarters in Placerville, CA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 35 total offices
  • Westamerica Bank: Grass Valley Branch at 375 Brunswick Road, branch established on 1974/11/23. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $4,998.1 mil, Deposits: $4,253.2 mil, headquarters in San Rafael, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: Westamerica Bancorporation
  • PremierWest Bank: Grass Valley Branch at 115 West Mcknight Way, branch established on 2009/07/17. Info updated 2011/05/20: Bank assets: $1,264.9 mil, Deposits: $1,128.9 mil, headquarters in Medford, OR, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Premierwest Bancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Grass Valley, California:

  • Holiday Lodge, 1221 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945 , Phone: (530) 273-4406
  • Coach N' Four Motel, 628 S Auburn St, Grass Valley, CA 95945 , Phone: (530) 273-8009
  • Gold Miners Inn/Holiday Inn Express Hotel, 121 Bank St, Grass Valley, CA 95945 , Phone: (530) 477-1700, Fax: (530) 477-2058
  • Stage Coach Motel, 405 S Auburn, Grass Valley, CA 95945 , Phone: (530) 272-3701, Fax: (530) 272-9297
  • Sierra Mountain Inn, 816 W Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945 , Phone: (530) 273-8133
  • Best Western Gold Country Inn, 972 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945 , Phone: (530) 273-1393, Fax: (530) 273-4229
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Grass Valley, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Grass Valley travel time to work - commute


Grass Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Grass Valley city (based on Nevada County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.94%
Here30.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents43.7%11.9%10.5%6.4%4.6%
Congregations6.0%3.0%7.5%7.5%4.5%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.5%2.8%2.6%2.5%10.5%
Congregations7.5%4.5%1.5%3.0%55.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Nevada County:

2.58 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Nevada County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Nevada County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 98
Here:

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Nevada County:

20.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$32,597$55,8810$0
Other Government Administration 4$27,527$82,58113$1,007
Police Protection - Officers 29$160,964$66,6062$2,670
Police - Other 8$30,826$46,2394$5,708
Firefighters 15$83,399$66,7191$1,202
Fire - Other 2$6,485$38,9101$850
Streets and Highways 7$29,468$50,5170$0
Health 3$13,625$54,5000$0
Sewerage 10$47,814$57,3770$0
Parks and Recreation 9$31,992$42,6562$859
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$16,804$67,2160$0
Water Supply 4$18,478$55,4340$0
Other and Unallocable 20$88,095$52,8573$17,544
Totals for Government 121$588,074$58,32126$29,840

Grass Valley government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,509,000 ($117.82)
    Housing & Community Development: $912,000 ($71.21)
    Police Protection: $200,000 ($15.62)
    Regular Highways: $147,000 ($11.48)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($4.22)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,508,000 ($195.82)
    Sewerage: $1,106,000 ($86.35)
    Central Staff Services: $1,082,000 ($84.48)
    Fire Protection: $1,029,000 ($80.34)
    Water Utilities: $688,000 ($53.72)
    Regular Highways: $612,000 ($47.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $466,000 ($36.38)
    Health Services - Other: $172,000 ($13.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $88,000 ($6.87)
    Financial Administration: $55,000 ($4.29)
    Housing & Community Development: $37,000 ($2.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $364,000 ($28.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $34,000 ($2.65)
    Fire Protection: $33,000 ($2.58)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $25,000 ($1.95)
    Central Staff: $24,000 ($1.87)
    Housing & Community Development: $8,000 ($0.62)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,662,000 ($285.92)

Grass Valley government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,533,000 ($197.77)
    All Other: $366,000 ($28.58)
    Housing & Community Development: $112,000 ($8.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $58,000 ($4.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $998,000 ($77.92)
    Special Assessments: $241,000 ($18.82)
    General Revenue, NEC: $182,000 ($14.21)
    Property Sale Other: $140,000 ($10.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,108,000 ($86.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $701,000 ($54.73)
    General Support: $676,000 ($52.78)
    Highways: $620,000 ($48.41)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,437,000 ($268.35)
    Property: $2,122,000 ($165.68)
    NEC: $490,000 ($38.26)
    Public Utilities: $223,000 ($17.41)
    Other Selective Sales: $131,000 ($10.23)

Grass Valley government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $10,292,000 ($803.56)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $7,090,000 ($553.56)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,228,000 ($720.49)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,470,000 ($114.77)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,684,000 ($521.86)

Grass Valley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,630,000 ($205.34)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $13,018,000 ($1016.40)

7.64% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($64,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.64%
California average:

5.75%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($326 average AGI)
Nevada County:

0.09%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Placer County, CA  1.18% ($48,445 average AGI)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.61% ($48,841)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.40% ($160,234)


7.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.78%
California average:

6.27%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($245 average AGI)
Nevada County:

0.08%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Placer County, CA  1.35% ($56,388 average AGI)
to Washoe County, NV  0.61% ($49,041)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.54% ($38,934)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grass Valley:

  • KNCO (830 AM; 5 kW; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KAHI (950 AM; 10 kW; AUBURN, CA; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLIB (1110 AM; 10 kW; ROSEVILLE, CA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFSG (1690 AM; 10 kW; ROSEVILLE, CA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMYC (1410 AM; 5 kW; MARYSVILLE, CA; Owner: THOMAS F. HUTH)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grass Valley:

  • KVMR (89.5 FM; NEVADA CITY, CA; Owner: NEVADA CITY COMMUNITY BROADCAST GRUP)
  • KLVS (99.3 FM; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNCO-FM (94.1 FM; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KXCL (103.9 FM; YUBA CITY, CA; Owner: HARLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRCX-FM (99.9 FM; MARYSVILLE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KMJE (101.5 FM; GRIDLEY, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K213BZ (90.5 FM; RICHVALE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHHZ (97.7 FM; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHAP (89.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K258AQ (99.5 FM; YANKEE HILL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYIX (104.9 FM; SOUTH OROVILLE, CA; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRNO (106.9 FM; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODS (103.7 FM; CARNELIAN BAY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Grass Valley:

  • K16CX (Channel 16; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: SIERRA JOINT JR. COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KEZT-CA (Channel 23; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SACRAMENTO LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Grass Valley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 25
Total length: 114 meters (374ft)
Total average daily traffic: 389,031
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,664

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 18
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Grass Valley, CA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Grass Valley)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Grass Valley, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 479 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grass Valley)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Grass Valley)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 140 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 204
  • Hazardous Condition: 152
  • Service Call: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Grass Valley


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grass Valley, CA

Most common first names in Grass Valley, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John29377.3 years
William27077.3 years
Robert24874.9 years
Mary22681.1 years
James21274.2 years
Charles18176.8 years
George17379.2 years
Helen14382.4 years
Dorothy13481.4 years
Frank12178.2 years
Most common last names in Grass Valley, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10974.7 years
Johnson8779.0 years
Brown7677.1 years
Miller6878.5 years
Jones6477.4 years
Martin5379.2 years
Wilson5279.1 years
Davis5176.1 years
Anderson4778.9 years
Williams4579.2 years
Businesses in Grass Valley, CA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance2
Best Western1Nike2
Big O Tires1Panda Express1
Blockbuster2Payless1
Burger King1Quiznos2
CVS1RadioShack2
Curves1Rite Aid1
DHL3SAS Shoes1
FedEx8Sears1
GNC1Staples1
H&R Block1Starbucks2
Holiday Inn1Subway2
IHOP1T-Mobile2
JCPenney1Taco Bell1
Jamba Juice1True Value1
Jones New York5U-Haul2
KFC1UPS13
Kmart1Vans2
Kroger1Vons2
La-Z-Boy1
Browse common businesses in Grass Valley, CA


Grass Valley on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Music stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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