Nevada City, California

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Population in 2017: 3,136 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.5%
 
Males: 1,477  (47.1%)
Females: 1,659  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

54.9 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95959.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,050 (it was $36,667 in 2000)
Nevada City:

$47,050
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,043 (it was $22,399 in 2000)

Nevada City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $425,804 (it was $221,500 in 2000)
Nevada City:

$425,804
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $607,635; detached houses: $617,877; townhouses or other attached units: $392,107

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,002.

March 2019 cost of living index in Nevada City: 104.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.4%
(23.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Nevada City, CA (2010)
    • 2,68087.4%White alone
    • 2056.7%Hispanic
    • 792.6%Two or more races
    • 451.5%Asian alone
    • 270.9%American Indian alone
    • 260.8%Black alone
    • 60.2%Other race alone

Races in Nevada City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Nevada City, California as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Nevada City is 113 to 1.


Crime rates in Nevada City 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)
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
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(32.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.2)
1
(34.1)
1
(34.2)
1
(34.1)
1
(32.2)
2
(64.7)
3
(98.7)
1
(32.7)
2
(66.2)
1
(31.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(95.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(32.7)
2
(65.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(102.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.1)
1
(32.2)
1
(32.3)
1
(32.9)
1
(32.7)
2
(66.2)
1
(31.6)
2
(63.4)
2
(63.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(163.3)
14
(457.7)
9
(298.6)
19
(647.8)
23
(787.7)
34
(1,158)
16
(515.5)
9
(291.1)
22
(723.9)
34
(1,113)
10
(331.1)
7
(221.0)
6
(190.1)
8
(254.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
19
(620.7)
18
(588.4)
23
(763.1)
20
(681.9)
21
(719.2)
27
(919.6)
31
(998.7)
65
(2,102)
36
(1,185)
36
(1,178)
27
(894.0)
21
(663.1)
22
(696.9)
21
(667.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
70
(2,287)
47
(1,536)
34
(1,128)
63
(2,148)
44
(1,507)
63
(2,146)
81
(2,610)
90
(2,911)
78
(2,567)
48
(1,571)
68
(2,252)
73
(2,305)
67
(2,122)
72
(2,289)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(359.4)
9
(294.2)
4
(132.7)
5
(170.5)
4
(137.0)
8
(272.5)
11
(354.4)
17
(549.8)
15
(493.6)
11
(360.1)
14
(463.6)
14
(442.1)
28
(886.9)
19
(603.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
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
(0.0)
3
(99.3)
4
(126.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)232.3237.3195.4334.8306.5441.1341.2427.2458.7432.7328.8252.9261.6332.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Nevada City, CA

Crime rate in Nevada City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.50
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: European (16.7%), English (11.3%), Irish (8.1%), German (7.5%), Scottish (7.2%), American (6.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2525 feet

Land area: 2.11 square miles.

Population density: 1,489 people per square mile   (low).

Nevada City, California map

86 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:

2.7%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,617 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Loomis Basin-Folsom Lake, CA (33.9 miles , pop. 67,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (54.5 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (386.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Grass Valley, CA (1.9 miles ),
Cedar Ridge, CA (2.1 miles ),
Rough and Ready, CA (2.6 miles ),
North San Juan, CA (3.0 miles ),
Alta Sierra, CA (3.1 miles ),
Lake Wildwood, CA (3.2 miles ),
Penn Valley, CA (3.2 miles ),
Dutch Flat, CA (3.2 miles)

Latitude: 39.26 N, Longitude: 121.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,453 (+78.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 543 (38.7%)

Area code: 530

Distribution of median household income in Nevada City, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Nevada City, CA in 2017
Nevada City satellite photo by USGS

Nevada City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Nevada City, CA
Historical housing units in Nevada City, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +88 (+3.0%).
Most common industries in Nevada City, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.4%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (17.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.2%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.8%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Nevada City, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Engineers (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Engineers (10.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.7%)
  • Construction laborers (4.4%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)

Average climate in Nevada City, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Nevada City, 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 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.53
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 44.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.0
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 0.8 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 6.42. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.42
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Nevada City-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 735% 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 138.1 miles away from Nevada City center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 205.4 miles away from Nevada City center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 166.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 260.1 miles away from Nevada 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 154.3 miles away from Nevada City 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 178.7 miles away from the city 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).
Nevada City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Nevada City:

  • SPRING HILL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • CRYSTAL RIDGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • GOLDEN EMPIRE CONV HOSP (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • WOLF CREEK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • SIERRA NEVADA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • OAK PARK NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • SIERRA NEVADA HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)

Amtrak station:

NEVADA CITY (301 SACRAMENTO ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nevada City:

  • Yuba College (about 30 miles; Marysville, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,737)
  • Sierra College (about 35 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 42 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • Butte College (about 43 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • American River College (about 46 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Northern California Inc (about 51 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 3,193)
  • University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus (about 52 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 2,855)

Public high schools in Nevada City:

Private high schools in Nevada City:

  • ANANDA LIVING WISDOM SCHOOL (Students: 71, Location: 17198 A SCHOOL CIRCLE, Grades: PK-11)
  • MILHOUS SCHOOL - NEVADA CITY (Students: 33, Location: 10591 MILHOUS DR, Grades: 7-12, Boys only)
  • WOOLMAN SEMESTER (Students: 10, Location: 13075 WOOLMAN LN, Grades: 11-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Nevada City:

Private elementary/middle school in Nevada City:

  • ECHO RIDGE SDA SCHOOL (Students: 17, Location: 15504 LIBERTY CIR, Grades: 3-8)
See full list of schools located in Nevada City

Library in Nevada City:

  • NEVADA COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,448,134; Location: 980 HELLING WAY; 186,808 books; 15,166 audio materials; 14,941 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 501 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • FM Broadcast stations addition: KYRR-LP 93.3 FM Nevada City-San Juan Ridge licensed to the S J Michelsen Trust opperated by Yuba River Community Radio

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Nevada City: Nevada City City Hall (A), Stewart Mansion (B), Searls Historical Library (C), Red Castle (D), Nevada Theatre (E), Nevada County Courthouse (F), Nevada County Law Library (G), Firehouse Number 2 (H), Firehouse Number 1 Museum (I), Bicentennial Museum (J), American Victorian Museum (K), Nevada City Fire Department / Nevada County Consolidated Fire District Station 54 (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Nevada City include: First Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Trinity Episcopal Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Pioneer Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gold Run (A), Little Deer Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Nevada City include: Nevada City Downtown Historic District (1), Pioneer Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Chambers of Commerce - Nevada City Chamber of Commerce (132 Main Street).

Birthplace of: Joanna Newsom - Pianist, Alela Diane - Folk singer, Noah Georgeson - Musician, Tully Marshall - Actor, Dan Elkan - Musician, Luke Edwards - Film actor, Madeline Heineman Berger - Music educator, Rose Freymuth-Frazier - Artist.

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 Nevada City and their reported violations in the past:

ANANDA WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2009)
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)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
DIAMOND ARROW WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-13-2010), St Boil Water Order (DEC-14-2010), St Public Notif issued (DEC-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2005)
THE OLD 5 MILE HOUSE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
U.S. FOREST SERVICE/INDIAN SPRINGS CPGD (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-12-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2014)
U.S. FOREST SERVICE/PROSSER CPGD (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-23-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-24-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WHITE CLOUD ADMIN/CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUL-11-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2012), St Boil Water Order (JUL-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2011), St Public Notif issued (JUN-23-2011), St Boil Water Order (JUN-23-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2011)
RIDGE STOP CAFE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-09-2009)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-09-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
U.S. FOREST SERVICE/ WOOD CAMP WATER SYS (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (AUG-16-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2014)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Nevada City that have no violations reported:

  • HARMONY RIDGE RESORT WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • U.S. FOREST SERVICE/BOCA REST CPGD (Population served: 145, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH FORK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.9%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.3%
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: 0.7% of all households

People in group quarters in Nevada City in 2010:

  • 183 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Nevada City in 2000:

  • 164 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Nevada City (2011 data):

  • Tri Counties Bank: Citizens Bank Of Northern California at 305 Railroad Avenue, Suite #1, branch established on 1995/02/08. 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

For population 15 years and over in Nevada City:

Marital status in Nevada City, CA
  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 23.5%

For population 25 years and over in Nevada City:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Nevada City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Nevada City, 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
Nevada County:

2.58 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

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.
California:

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

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.3%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Nevada City:

48.6%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.8%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Nevada City:

9.6%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Nevada City:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.7%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

56.9%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Nevada City:

77.7%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Nevada City, 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 10$47,995$57,5943$5,524
Streets and Highways 6$71,951$143,9020$0
Financial Administration 4$16,448$49,3440$0
Sewerage 3$13,729$54,9160$0
Firefighters 3$13,554$54,2160$0
Water Supply 1$4,065$48,7800$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,350$40,2001$810
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 28$171,092$73,3254$6,334

Nevada City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $210,000 ($66.96)
    Police Protection: $172,000 ($54.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $111,000 ($35.40)
    Central Staff Services: $108,000 ($34.44)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,288,000 ($410.71)
    Central Staff Services: $765,000 ($243.94)
    Sewerage: $738,000 ($235.33)
    Regular Highways: $617,000 ($196.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $427,000 ($136.16)
    Water Utilities: $415,000 ($132.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $407,000 ($129.78)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $33,000 ($10.52)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $203,000 ($64.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $96,000 ($30.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($7.33)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($4.78)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.64)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,032,000 ($329.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($5.74)

Nevada City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,353,000 ($431.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000 ($39.22)
    Other: $18,000 ($5.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $29,000 ($9.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $142,000 ($45.28)
    Special Assessments: $97,000 ($30.93)
    Rents: $75,000 ($23.92)
    Fines and Forfeits: $63,000 ($20.09)
    Sale of Property: $21,000 ($6.70)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($1.91)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($1.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $777,000 ($247.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $132,000 ($42.09)
    Highways: $106,000 ($33.80)
    General Local Government Support: $13,000 ($4.15)
  • Tax - Property: $1,449,000 ($462.05)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,290,000 ($411.35)
    Other Selective Sales: $268,000 ($85.46)
    Public Utilities Sales: $133,000 ($42.41)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $62,000 ($19.77)
    Other License: $33,000 ($10.52)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $10,000 ($3.19)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.64)

Nevada City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,528,000 ($1762.76)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,122,000 ($1633.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $406,000 ($129.46)

Nevada City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,262,000 ($721.30)

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 Nevada City, CA

  • FedEx: 2
  • UPS: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Nevada City:

  • 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)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • 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 Nevada City:

  • KLVS (99.3 FM; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KVMR (89.5 FM; NEVADA CITY, CA; Owner: NEVADA CITY COMMUNITY BROADCAST GRUP)
  • KNCO-FM (94.1 FM; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KXCL (103.9 FM; YUBA CITY, CA; Owner: HARLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KRCX-FM (99.9 FM; MARYSVILLE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHHZ (97.7 FM; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMJE (101.5 FM; GRIDLEY, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KHAP (89.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K213BZ (90.5 FM; RICHVALE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, 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)
  • K258AQ (99.5 FM; YANKEE HILL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYIX (104.9 FM; SOUTH OROVILLE, CA; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Nevada City:

  • 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)
Nevada City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Nevada City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 154ft / 47.1mTotal length
  • $5,713,000Total costs
  • 194,155Total average daily traffic
  • 13,437Total average daily truck traffic
  • 219,656Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Nevada City, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 91960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Nevada City, CA

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 44. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 78 took place in 2006, and the least - 2 in 2009. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Nevada City, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (49.5%), and Structure Fires (28.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Nevada City, CA
    • 30349.5%Outside Fires
    • 17528.6%Structure Fires
    • 9215.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 426.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Nevada City, CA
Most common first names in Nevada City, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William10774.3 years
John10274.9 years
Robert8773.1 years
Mary8580.0 years
James7273.5 years
Charles5777.2 years
George5676.3 years
Margaret5281.2 years
Dorothy5078.0 years
Frank4778.5 years
Most common last names in Nevada City, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3877.9 years
Johnson3676.1 years
Jones2278.9 years
Clark2072.5 years
Miller2080.4 years
Brown1974.1 years
Williams1975.4 years
Thomas1875.0 years
Baker1685.3 years
Wood1679.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Nevada City, CA
  • 71.4%Utility gas
  • 10.4%Electricity
  • 8.4%Wood
  • 8.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Nevada City, CA
  • 62.0%Utility gas
  • 34.8%Electricity
  • 3.2%Wood


Nevada City compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Nevada City on our top lists:

  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (population 500+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 1,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in China (population 500+)"
  • #60 (95959) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #97 (95959) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 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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