For population 25 years and over in Penn Valley:
For population 15 years and over in Penn Valley CDP:
25 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,241 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roseville, CA (31.3 miles , pop. 79,921).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (46.9 miles , pop. 407,018).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (386.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).
Nearest cities: Lake Wildwood, CA (1.6 miles ), Rough and Ready, CA (1.9 miles ), Smartsville, CA (2.4 miles) , Grass Valley, CA (2.7 miles ), Alta Sierra, CA (3.0 miles ), Cedar Ridge, CA (3.0 miles ), Nevada City, CA (3.2 miles ), Beale AFB, CA (3.2 miles ).
Latitude: 39.20 N, Longitude: 121.19 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 530
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in Penn Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Penn Valley, California
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Penn Valley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below California state average. It is 298% 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 82.7 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 23.9 miles away from Penn 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 92.9 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 83.4 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 65.1 miles away from Penn 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 52.0 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).
Birthplace of: Jon Sheets - College basketball player (Maine Black Bears).
Hospitals/medical centers near Penn Valley:
Amtrak stations near Penn Valley:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Penn Valley:
Public high school in Penn Valley:
See full list of schools located in Penn Valley, map of school districts: READY SPRINGS UNION ELEMENTARY, PLEASANT VALLEY ELEMENTARY, NEVADA JOINT UNION HIGH
Public elementary/middle schools in Penn Valley:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.279. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.52. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 39.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 4.82. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Penn Valley and their reported violations in the past:PENN VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH WATER SYSTE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.8%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Penn Valley compared to California state average:
Banks with branches in Penn Valley (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2012 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Penn Valley CDP (based on Nevada County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.94%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 25
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Number of full-service restaurants: 98
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.64% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($64,247 average adjusted gross income)
0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($326 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,109 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($245 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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TV broadcast stations around Penn Valley:
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:5
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:109 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Penn Valley)
FAA Registered Aircraft:22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Penn Valley)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Penn Valley, CA
Businesses in Penn Valley, CA
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Total of 24 patent applications in 2008-2014.