Grass Valley, California

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Population in 2017: 12,987 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.9%
 
Males: 5,848  (45.0%)
Females: 7,139  (55.0%)
Median resident age:

45.0 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95945.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,927 (it was $28,182 in 2000)
Grass Valley:

$37,927
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,482 (it was $16,877 in 2000)

Grass Valley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $322,777 (it was $142,200 in 2000)
Grass Valley:

$322,777
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $313,746; detached houses: $364,522; townhouses or other attached units: $246,854; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $70,158; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $219,796; mobile homes: $27,406

Median gross rent in 2017: $972.

March 2019 cost of living index in Grass Valley: 103.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.3%
(26.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.8% for American Indian residents, 30.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Grass Valley, CA (2017)
    • 10,50280.3%White alone
    • 1,50411.5%Hispanic
    • 3983.0%Two or more races
    • 2902.2%American Indian alone
    • 1251.0%Asian alone
    • 390.3%Black alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 76 registered sex offenders living in Grass Valley, California as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Grass Valley is 172 to 1.


Crime rates in Grass Valley by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(16.6)
4
(31.8)
3
(24.0)
6
(48.6)
9
(73.3)
8
(64.9)
7
(53.8)
5
(38.6)
2
(15.6)
5
(39.1)
3
(23.3)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(99.5)
6
(47.8)
6
(47.9)
9
(72.9)
7
(57.0)
15
(121.7)
13
(99.9)
8
(61.7)
10
(78.2)
9
(70.4)
9
(69.9)
7
(54.0)
9
(69.5)
14
(107.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
58
(480.7)
72
(573.2)
56
(447.1)
43
(348.3)
57
(464.5)
88
(713.7)
44
(338.2)
52
(401.3)
103
(805.2)
95
(743.5)
103
(799.5)
88
(679.0)
65
(502.0)
55
(422.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
82
(679.6)
78
(621.0)
72
(574.9)
71
(575.1)
80
(651.9)
111
(900.2)
77
(591.8)
136
(1,049)
131
(1,024)
130
(1,017)
123
(954.7)
120
(925.9)
125
(965.5)
81
(622.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
300
(2,486)
275
(2,189)
270
(2,156)
350
(2,835)
360
(2,934)
370
(3,001)
339
(2,605)
452
(3,488)
551
(4,307)
498
(3,898)
484
(3,757)
521
(4,020)
515
(3,978)
386
(2,968)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
51
(422.7)
38
(302.5)
26
(207.6)
32
(259.2)
27
(220.0)
19
(154.1)
37
(284.4)
51
(393.5)
69
(539.4)
48
(375.7)
60
(465.7)
67
(516.9)
110
(849.6)
50
(384.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(33.2)
4
(31.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
3
(24.4)
3
(24.3)
3
(23.1)
9
(69.4)
5
(39.1)
5
(39.1)
5
(38.8)
3
(23.1)
3
(23.2)
1
(7.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)320.1309.7282.0304.8349.3426.5309.0374.1484.1458.3453.9425.1446.8316.1

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City-data.com crime index in Grass Valley, CA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 29 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: Italian (11.4%), English (7.4%), Irish (7.0%), European (6.7%), German (6.4%), American (5.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2411 feet

Land area: 4.11 square miles.

Population density: 3,163 people per square mile   (average).

Grass Valley, California map

817 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This city:

6.3%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,292 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,441 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Loomis Basin-Folsom Lake, CA (30.5 miles , pop. 67,397).

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 )

Latitude: 39.22 N, Longitude: 121.06 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,394 (+56.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,114 (59.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 530

Distribution of median household income in Grass Valley, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Grass Valley, CA in 2017
Grass Valley satellite photo by USGS

Grass Valley tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Grass Valley, CA
Historical housing units in Grass Valley, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,517 (+16.1%).
Most common industries in Grass Valley, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Grass Valley, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (2.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Carpenters (3.8%)
  • Engineers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)

Average climate in Grass Valley, California

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Grass Valley, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 111. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

111
U.S.:

74
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.53. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.53
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 44.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 16.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.38. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.38
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Grass Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 736% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 134.6 miles away from Grass Valley center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 208.6 miles away from Grass Valley center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 259.3 miles away from Grass Valley center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 167.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 150.9 miles away from Grass Valley center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 178.0 miles away from Grass Valley center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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 (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Landslides: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grass Valley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Grass Valley:

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

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.

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

  • Yuba College (about 27 miles; Marysville, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,737)
  • Sierra College (about 31 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 39 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • American River College (about 43 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)
  • Butte College (about 44 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Northern California Inc (about 48 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 3,193)
  • University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus (about 49 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 2,855)

Biggest public high schools in Grass Valley:

  • NEVADA UNION HIGH (Students: 1,593, Location: 11761 RIDGE RD., Grades: 9-12)
  • BEAR RIVER HIGH (Students: 791, Location: 11130 MAGNOLIA RD., Grades: 9-12)
  • WILLIAM & MARIAN GHIDOTTI HIGH (Students: 115, Location: 250 SIERRA COLLEGE DR., Grades: 9-12)
  • SILVER SPRINGS HIGH (CONTINUATION) (Students: 66, Location: 130 PARK AVE., Grades: 9-12)
  • BITNEY COLLEGE PREPARATORY HIGH (Students: 35, Location: 135 JOERSCHKE DR., Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • NU TECH HIGH (Students: 13, Location: 11761 RIDGE RD., Grades: 9-12)
  • NORTH POINT ACADEMY (Location: 11761 RIDGE RD., Grades: 9-12)
  • SIERRA ACADEMY OF EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING (Location: 11130 MAGNOLIA RD., Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • LAUNCH (Location: 12338 MCCT.NEY RD., Grades: 7-12)
  • EDGE ACADEMY (Location: 12338 MCCT.NEY RD., Grades: 7-12)

Private high schools in Grass Valley:

  • CHARIS YOUTH CENTER (Students: 20, Location: 714 W MAIN ST, Grades: 8-12)
  • CHRISTIAN ENCOUNTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 6, Location: 17183 RETRAC WAY, Grades: 10-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Grass Valley:

Private elementary/middle school in Grass Valley:

  • MOUNT ST MARYS ACADEMY (Students: 158, Location: 400 S CHURCH ST, Grades: UG-8)
See full list of schools located in Grass Valley

User-submitted facts and corrections:

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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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

WOLF MOUNTAIN CAMPS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SIVANANDA YOGA FARM WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CHRISTIAN ENCOUNTER MINISTRIES WATER SYS (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (FEB-02-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-02-2012), St Boil Water Order (FEB-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-30-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2011), St Public Notif issued (JUL-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2005)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Grass Valley:

Marital status in Grass Valley, CA
  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 33.5%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 19.1%

For population 25 years and over in Grass Valley:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Grass Valley
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Religion statistics for Grass Valley, CA (based on Nevada County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,52745
Catholic7,9994
Mainline Protestant2,79512
Other2,73226
None67,711-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
This 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
This county:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Nevada County:

13.5%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.6%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.4%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.3
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Grass Valley:

20.1%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Grass Valley:

11.2%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Grass Valley:

33.3%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Grass Valley:

55.7%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Grass Valley:

77.2%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Grass Valley, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 21$140,430$80,2468$2,823
Firefighters 13$82,168$75,8472$6,261
Streets and Highways 9$55,157$73,5430$0
Sewerage 7$41,774$71,6130$0
Water Supply 7$35,517$60,8860$0
Other Government Administration 6$45,077$90,15419$15,662
Police - Other 6$28,406$56,8123$6,460
Parks and Recreation 4$11,745$35,2352$892
Other and Unallocable 4$17,336$52,0080$0
Financial Administration 3$14,721$58,8842$3,979
Health 2$7,656$45,9361$354
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$9,677$58,0620$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,784$45,4080$0
Fire - Other 0$0 2$2,896
Totals for Government 85$493,448$69,66339$39,327

Grass Valley government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,630,000 ($125.51)
    Sewerage: $419,000 ($32.26)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,273,000 ($329.02)
    Sewerage: $3,120,000 ($240.24)
    Regular Highways: $2,166,000 ($166.78)
    Central Staff Services: $2,049,000 ($157.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,916,000 ($147.53)
    Water Utilities: $1,435,000 ($110.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $620,000 ($47.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $531,000 ($40.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $433,000 ($33.34)
    Financial Administration: $368,000 ($28.34)
    General - Other: $339,000 ($26.10)
    Health - Other: $164,000 ($12.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $886,000 ($68.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $203,000 ($15.63)
    General - Other: $165,000 ($12.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($1.31)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($0.62)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($0.54)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($0.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,274,000 ($483.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $145,000 ($11.17)

Grass Valley government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,837,000 ($372.45)
    Other: $561,000 ($43.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000 ($3.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $328,000 ($25.26)
    Water Utilities: $257,000 ($19.79)
    Other: $65,000 ($5.01)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $277,000 ($21.33)
    Interest Earnings: $246,000 ($18.94)
    Fines and Forfeits: $57,000 ($4.39)
    General Revenue - Other: $30,000 ($2.31)
    Rents: $29,000 ($2.23)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,274,000 ($175.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $921,000 ($70.92)
    Highways: $422,000 ($32.49)
    Other: $91,000 ($7.01)
    General Local Government Support: $31,000 ($2.39)
  • Tax - Property: $4,670,000 ($359.59)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,008,000 ($231.62)
    Other Selective Sales: $657,000 ($50.59)
    Public Utilities Sales: $323,000 ($24.87)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $191,000 ($14.71)
    Other: $124,000 ($9.55)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $30,000 ($2.31)
    Other License: $9,000 ($0.69)

Grass Valley government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,844,000 ($1912.99)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,206,000 ($1786.86)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,568,000 ($582.74)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,930,000 ($456.61)

Grass Valley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,332,000 ($410.56)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,829,000 ($1141.83)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,648,000 ($126.90)

7.44% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($74,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
California average:

5.03%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($481 average AGI)
Nevada County:

0.06%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Placer County, CA  1.18% ($66,217 average AGI)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.48% ($58,505)
from Washoe County, NV  0.32% ($52,098)


6.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
California average:

5.21%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($424 average AGI)
Nevada County:

0.06%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Placer County, CA  1.17% ($65,405 average AGI)
to Washoe County, NV  0.65% ($65,523)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.57% ($44,948)
Businesses in Grass Valley, CA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Ashley Furniture1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
Best Western1New Balance2
Big O Tires1Nike2
Blockbuster2Panda Express1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS1Quiznos2
Carl\s Jr.1RadioShack2
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Grass Valley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 358ft / 109mTotal length
  • $2,462,000Total costs
  • 526,625Total average daily traffic
  • 17,060Total average daily truck traffic
  • 535,627Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Grass Valley, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 251960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
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: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Grass Valley, CA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 64 (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: 563 (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: 117 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 109. The highest number of fire incidents - 221 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Grass Valley, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (50.2%), and Structure Fires (29.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Grass Valley, CA
    • 93150.2%Outside Fires
    • 55229.7%Structure Fires
    • 24513.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1286.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grass Valley, CA

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

  • Holiday Lodge, 1221 E Main St, Grass Valley, California 95945 , Phone: (530) 802-8150
  • Coach N' Four Motel, 628 S Auburn St, Grass Valley, California 95945 , Phone: (530) 273-8009
  • Gold Miners Inn, 121 Bank St, Grass Valley, California 95945 , Phone: (530) 477-1700, Fax: (530) 477-2058
  • Stage Coach Motel, 405 S Auburn, Grass Valley, California 95945 , Phone: (530) 272-3701, Fax: (530) 272-9297
  • Sierra Mountain Inn, 816 W Main St, Grass Valley, California 95945 , Phone: (530) 273-8133
  • Best Western Gold Country Inn, 972 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, California 95945 , Phone: (530) 273-1393, Fax: (530) 273-4229
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Grass Valley, California
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grass Valley, CA
  • 83.2%Utility gas
  • 12.8%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grass Valley, CA
  • 56.3%Utility gas
  • 39.0%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Grass Valley compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Grass Valley on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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