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Nevada County, California (CA)

County population in 2014: 98,893 (58% urban, 42% rural); it was 92,033 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 20,729
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,161
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 27,950
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,637 (it was 8,944 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

44%

Land area: 958 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 103 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Nevada County: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.8%), Educational, health and social services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 45%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Nevada County, California:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years
Males: 48,898  (49.4%)
Females: 49,995  (50.6%)

Nevada County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Nevada County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,851 ($45,864 in 1999)

This county:

$54851
California:

$60190

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,071 (lower quartile is $818, upper quartile is $1,377)
This county:

$1071
State:

$1120


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $337,400 (it was $199,300 in 2000)
Nevada:

$337,400
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $235,100 - $476,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $431,060
Here:

$431,060
State:

$516,149

Townhouses or other attached units: $354,121
Here:

$354,121
State:

$433,209

In 2-unit structures: $233,031
Here:

$233,031
State:

$591,113

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,492
Here:

$171,492
State:

$414,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $986,503
Here:

$986,503
State:

$419,085

Mobile homes: $167,529
Here:

$167,529
State:

$79,966

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $37,063
Here:

$37,063
State:

$74,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,878
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $575

Institutionalized population: 673

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 160
  • Burglaries: 250
  • Thefts: 447
  • Auto thefts: 6

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 101
  • Burglaries: 253
  • Thefts: 468
  • Auto thefts: 20
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 739 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2001: 730 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2002: 755 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2003: 709 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2004: 768 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2007: 389 buildings, average cost: $241,000
  • 2008: 188 buildings, average cost: $237,000
  • 2009: 103 buildings, average cost: $223,600
  • 2010: 108 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2011: 91 buildings, average cost: $244,000
  • 2012: 92 buildings, average cost: $239,900
  • 2013: 174 buildings, average cost: $250,100
  • 2014: 207 buildings, average cost: $258,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,974 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,523 (0.8%)

Nevada County household income distribution in 2009 Nevada County home values distribution Nevada County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.5%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.7% for American Indian residents, 19.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.6% for other race residents, 11.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.5%
Nevada County:

13.5%
California:

16.8%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.3% for Black residents, 20.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.6% for American Indian residents, 20.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.0% for other race residents, 11.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 49 years old
(Males: 48 years old, Females: 51 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 63 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Nevada County is $657 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $866 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1251 a month.

Cities in this county include: Donner, Truckee, Grass Valley, Alta Sierra, Lake Wildwood, Lake of the Pines, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, North San Juan.

Nevada County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
95712Chicago Park20
95728Soda Springs30
95924Cedar Ridge30
95945Grass Valley6214
95946Penn Valley210
95949Grass Valley254
95959Nevada City5616
95960North San Juan20
95975Rough And Ready50
96160Truckee6418
96161Truckee27872
96162Truckee5015

2012 air pollution in Nevada County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.045 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: New Castle County, Delaware , Camden County, New Jersey , Delta County, Colorado , Mason County, West Virginia , Fauquier County, Virginia , Hocking County, Ohio , Montgomery County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,524
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,065 (51% naturalized citizens)

Nevada County:

4.4%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 570
  • 1990 to 1994: 352
  • 1985 to 1989: 415
  • 1980 to 1984: 276
  • 1975 to 1979: 278
  • 1970 to 1974: 174
  • 1970 to 1974: 314
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,686

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.4%

Nevada County marital status for males Nevada County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 36,312
  • One, attached: 873
  • Two: 613
  • 3 or 4: 976
  • 5 to 9: 727
  • 10 to 19: 362
  • 20 or more: 1,035
  • Mobile homes: 3,244
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 140

Housing units in Nevada County with a mortgage: 15,448 (1,921 second mortgage, 1,843 home equity loan, 52 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,475

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Nevada County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,52745
Catholic7,9994
Mainline Protestant2,79512
Other2,73226
None67,711-
Nevada County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Nevada County:

2.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This 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.
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:
Nevada County:

7.1%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Nevada County:

20.5%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in Nevada County:

Average size of farms: 137 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $11,902
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1609.28
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.25%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.93%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,819
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.04%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 79.86%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $104,634
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.49%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.12
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.14%
Vegetables: 53 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 676 acres

Earthquake activity:

Nevada County-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 738% 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 147.2 miles away from Nevada County center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 195.4 miles away from the county center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 156.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 269.8 miles away from the county 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 158.2 miles away from Nevada County 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 188.3 miles away from the county center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • CaliforniaYuba Fire, Incident Period: August 14, 2009 to August 21, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 15, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2825, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • CaliforniaSevere Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 29, 2006 to April 16, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1646): June 5, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1646, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: December 17, 2005 to January 3, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1628): February 3, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1628, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3248): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • CaliforniaSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 1, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1155): January 4, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: February 13, 1995 to April 19, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1046): March 12, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1046, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: January 3, 1995 to February 10, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1044): January 10, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1044, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaWildfires, Incident Period: September 11, 1988 to September 24, 1988, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-815): September 29, 1988, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-815, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • CaliforniaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: February 12, 1986 to March 10, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-758): February 21, 1986, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-758, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • CaliforniaDrought, Incident Period: January 20, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3023): January 20, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3023, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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: 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (32%)
  • Canada (15%)
  • United Kingdom (14%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Other Western Europe (2%)
  • Japan (2%)
  • Korea (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Nevada County (%):

  • German (16%)
  • English (16%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Norwegian (3%)

Nevada County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 30,683 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 5,168 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 207 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 15 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 21 (0%)
  • Railroad: 16 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 86 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 103 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,084 (3%)
  • Other means: 188 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 3,076 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Nevada County, California in 2000:

  • 386 people in nursing homes
  • 164 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 97 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 71 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 45 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 45 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 29 people in other group homes
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Nevada County, California in 2010:

  • 341 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 211 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 183 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 141 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 96 people in state prisons
  • 59 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 57 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 53 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,398.

6.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,561 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
California average:

5.03%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($364 average AGI)
Nevada County:

0.06%
California average:

0.07%

4.60% relocated from other counties in California ($39,292 average AGI)
1.96% relocated from other states ($10,905 average AGI)
Nevada County:

1.96%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Placer County, CA  1.03% ($53,635 average AGI)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.46% ($47,071)
from Washoe County, NV  0.27% ($29,380)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.22% ($85,716)
from Alameda County, CA  0.21% ($83,342)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.20% ($93,107)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.19% ($57,691)


6.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
California average:

5.12%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($300 average AGI)
Nevada County:

0.06%
California average:

0.10%

4.30% relocated to other counties in California ($26,331 average AGI)
2.34% relocated to other states ($15,553 average AGI)
Nevada County:

2.34%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Placer County, CA  1.30% ($46,189 average AGI)
to Washoe County, NV  0.67% ($56,733)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.50% ($34,326)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.19% ($28,652)
to Alameda County, CA  0.17% ($53,295)
to San Diego County, CA  0.16% ($35,068)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.15% ($48,107)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Births per 1000 population in Nevada County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Nevada County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Nevada County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Nevada County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Nevada County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 19,195 (16,575 aged, 2,620 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,184 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Nevada County, California in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1410)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (888)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (779)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (762)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (580)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (507)
  • Unspecified dementia (413)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (294)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (285)
  • Congestive heart failure (279)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 161.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 88.8
  • Suffocation - 31.6
  • Other - 40.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 97,589
  • In family households: 78,972 (20,055 male householders, 7,199 female householders)
    21,713 spouses, 23,303 children (21,403 natural, 746 adopted, 1,154 stepchildren), 1,424 grandchildren, 573 brothers or sisters, 644 parents, 794 other relatives, 2,666 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,617 (6,540 male householders (4,669 living alone)), 7,733 female householders (6,267 living alone)), 4,344 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,175 (673 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 14,390 2-persons, 5,644 3-persons, 4,460 4-persons, 1,782 5-persons, 619 6-persons, 359 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,936 1-person, 2,667 2-persons, 439 3-persons, 162 4-persons, 51 5-persons, 13 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

14,778 married couples with children.
4,576 single-parent households (1,314 men, 3,262 women).

93.6% of residents of Nevada County speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $589,139,000 ($6033 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $114,701,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $269,280,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $114,643,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $32,000
Federal grants: $78,639,000
Federal procurement contracts: $106,662,000 ($92,173,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $19,883,000 ($355,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,678,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $21,851,000
Federal Government insurance: $31,003,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,190
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,055
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +505
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,840
Here +70 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Nevada County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 14.65 millions of gallons per day (35% from ground, 65% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 151
  • 2000 to 2004: 7,571
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,571
  • 1980 to 1989: 12,530
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,698
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,487
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,047
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,239
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,490
Rooms in houses/apartments in Nevada County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 117
  • 2 rooms: 469
  • 3 rooms: 1,392
  • 4 rooms: 3,493
  • 5 rooms: 6,825
  • 6 rooms: 7,121
  • 7 rooms: 4,356
  • 8 rooms: 2,128
  • 9+ rooms: 2,049
  • 1 room: 429
  • 2 rooms: 792
  • 3 rooms: 1,606
  • 4 rooms: 2,295
  • 5 rooms: 1,960
  • 6 rooms: 1,132
  • 7 rooms: 440
  • 8 rooms: 155
  • 9+ rooms: 135
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Nevada County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 144
  • 1 bedroom: 1,487
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,312
  • 3 bedrooms: 14,736
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,543
  • 5+ bedrooms: 728
  • no bedroom: 505
  • 1 bedroom: 2,136
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,399
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,441
  • 4 bedrooms: 375
  • 5+ bedrooms: 88
Cars and other vehicles available in Nevada County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 807
  • 1 vehicle: 6,491
  • 2 vehicles: 12,584
  • 3 vehicles: 5,499
  • 4 vehicles: 1,942
  • 5+ vehicles: 627
  • no vehicle: 935
  • 1 vehicle: 3,743
  • 2 vehicles: 2,948
  • 3 vehicles: 995
  • 4 vehicles: 243
  • 5+ vehicles: 80

53% of Nevada County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in California.

Nevada County:

52.8%
State average:

52.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 57342
  • Northeast: 5359
  • Midwest: 10989
  • South: 5517
  • West: 8096

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $182,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Nevada County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42.5%)
  • Utility gas (27.4%)
  • Wood (19.1%)
  • Electricity (8.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (41.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.1%)
  • Electricity (18.1%)
  • Wood (14.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 721
Here:

6.9%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 202
Here:

3.3%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 331
Here:

8.4%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Nevada County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $19,804,000
    General: $4,423,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,327,000
    Judicial & Legal: $514,000
    Regular Highways: $243,000
    Health - Other: $192,000
    Welfare - Other: $191,000
    Air Transportation: $113,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $109,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $14,950,000
    Health Services - Other: $14,531,000
    Police Protection: $9,735,000
    Corrections - Other: $9,427,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $9,427,000
    Regular Highways: $9,369,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,006,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,107,000
    General - Other: $6,775,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $6,123,000
    Financial Administration: $3,470,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,414,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,850,000
    Libraries: $2,293,000
    Sewerage: $1,979,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,681,000
    Housing & Community Development: $590,000
    Air Transportation: $514,000
    Parks & Recreation: $263,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $105,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $68,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,037,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $436,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $252,000
    General - Other: $92,000
    Welfare - Other: $53,000
    Corrections - Other: $51,000
    Central Staff: $40,000
    Police Protection: $23,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
    Libraries: $15,000
    Health - Other: $11,000
    Judicial: $8,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $4,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $48,733,000

Nevada County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $790,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $9,735,000
    All Other: $9,351,000
    Sewerage: $1,646,000
    Regular Highways: $1,221,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $223,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,718,000
    Transit Utilities: $209,000
    General Support: $151,000
    Housing & Community Development: $102,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $3,001,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,943,000
    Health & Hospitals: $41,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,736,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,321,000
    Rents: $188,000
    Special Assessments: $166,000
    Property Sale Other: $3,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $467,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $18,730,000
    All Other: $11,672,000
    Health & Hospitals: $9,318,000
    General Support: $8,717,000
    Education: $4,245,000
    Highways: $3,240,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,255,000
    Housing & Community Development: $602,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,631,000
    Total General Sales: $4,858,000
    NEC: $2,150,000
    Public Utilities: $798,000
    Other Selective Sales: $246,000

Nevada County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $65,672,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $32,800,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $22,135,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $51,085,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $25,252,000

Nevada County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $36,882,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $19,953,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,807
  • Number of aged recipients: 205
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,602
  • Number of recipients under 18: 101
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,334
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 372
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 913
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,006
Nevada County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Nevada County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Nevada County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William51676.2 years
John51576.8 years
Robert49374.7 years
Mary42181.3 years
James37474.7 years
Charles30676.6 years
George28878.9 years
Helen24881.9 years
Dorothy24281.6 years
Richard24273.4 years
Most common last names in Nevada County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith19676.1 years
Johnson15478.0 years
Brown12176.8 years
Jones11878.4 years
Miller11078.8 years
Davis8677.4 years
Martin8680.2 years
Wilson8377.6 years
Williams8278.2 years
Anderson7780.2 years
Businesses in Nevada County, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware3Lane Furniture2
Ashley Furniture1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Marriott1
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Best Western1McDonald's2
Big O Tires1New Balance2
Blockbuster2Nike3
Burger King1Panda Express2
CVS3Payless1
Carl\s Jr.1Quiznos3
Curves2RadioShack2
DHL4Rite Aid2
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
FedEx24Safeway1
GNC2Sears2
GameStop1Staples1
H&R Block2Starbucks6
Hilton1Subway4
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile2
IHOP1Taco Bell2
JCPenney1True Value2
Jamba Juice1U-Haul4
Jones New York6UPS25
KFC2Vans3
Kmart1Vons3
Kroger1

Nevada County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"