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Nevada County, California (CA)

County population in 2019: 99,755 (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: 104 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Nevada County: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.5%), Construction (12.9%), Educational, health and social services (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Nevada County, CA (2019)
    • 83,07090.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9,52410.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,2973.6%Two or more races
    • 1,0751.2%Asian alone
    • 4780.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4370.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1240.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1050.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

50.0 years
California median age:

37.0 years
Males: 48,342  (48.5%)
Females: 51,413  (51.5%)
Average household size:
Nevada County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $68,818 ($45,864 in 1999)
This county:

$68,818
California:

$80,440

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,213 (lower quartile is $1,024, upper quartile is $1,726)
This county:

$1213
State:

$1486


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $485,000 (it was $199,300 in 2000)
Nevada:

$485,000
California:

$568,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $360,900 - $677,300

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $540,868
Here:

$540,868
State:

$765,845

Townhouses or other attached units: $485,218
Here:

$485,218
State:

$677,010

In 2-unit structures: $510,480
Here:

$510,480
State:

$1,050,336

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $377,019
Here:

$377,019
State:

$661,682

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $357,597
Here:

$357,597
State:

$672,204

Mobile homes: $128,534
Here:

$128,534
State:

$158,037

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $43,775
Here:

$43,775
State:

$99,065

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,227
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $722

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:

  • 1997: 537 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 1998: 648 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 1999: 786 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 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
  • 2005: 689 buildings, average cost: $200,400
  • 2006: 467 buildings, average cost: $230,900
  • 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
  • 2015: 206 buildings, average cost: $237,300
  • 2016: 236 buildings, average cost: $224,800
  • 2017: 403 buildings, average cost: $213,500
  • 2018: 390 buildings, average cost: $322,100
  • 2019: 388 buildings, average cost: $387,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Nevada, CA residents
Average permit cost in Nevada, CA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,907 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,429 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Nevada, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Nevada, CA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Nevada, CA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.4%
Nevada County:

8.4%
California:

11.8%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.8% for Black residents, 13.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.9% for American Indian residents, 15.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.7% for other race residents, 10.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 50.0 years old
(Males: 48.4 years old, Females: 52.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54.5 years old, Black residents: 67.0 years old, American Indian residents: 37.8 years old, Asian residents: 50.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.6 years old, Other race residents: 36.3 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

2018 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: 6.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near 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 November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
California:

7.9%

Unemployment by year in Nevada, CA
County total employment by year in Nevada, CA
County average yearly wages by year in Nevada, CA

Current college students: 4,524
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,695 (43.5% naturalized citizens)

Nevada County:

6.7%
Whole state:

26.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5402010 or later
  • 1,0252000 to 2009
  • 1,0931990 to 1999
  • 6911980 to 1989
  • 4521970 to 1979
  • 2,000Before 1970

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: 47,115
  • One, attached: 955
  • Two: 326
  • 3 or 4: 1,451
  • 5 to 9: 758
  • 10 to 19: 533
  • 20 to 49: 357
  • 50 or more: 635
  • Mobile homes: 2,695

Housing units in Nevada County with a mortgage: 18,627 (393 second mortgage, 1,134 home equity loan, 77 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,983

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

69.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Nevada County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above California state average. It is 7133% 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:

  • California Wildfires, Incident Period: August 14, 2020 - September 26, 2020, FEMA Id: 4558, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • California Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4482, Natural disaster type: Other
  • California Wildfires, Incident Period: October 8, 2017 - October 31, 2017, FEMA Id: 4344, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, Incident Period: February 1, 2017 - February 23, 2017, FEMA Id: 4308, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, And Mudslides, Incident Period: January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017, FEMA Id: 4301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • California Yuba Fire, Incident Period: August 14, 2009 to August 21, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 15, 2009, FEMA Id: 2825, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • California Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 29, 2006 to April 16, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1646: June 05, 2006, FEMA Id: 1646, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • California Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: December 17, 2005 to January 03, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1628: February 03, 2006, FEMA Id: 1628, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • California Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3248: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • California Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 01, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1155: January 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Nevada County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Fires: 4, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Nevada

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 28,514 (70.2%)
  • Carpooled: 3,630 (8.9%)
  • Bus: 137 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 768 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 203 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 1,133 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 6,476 (15.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (23%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • England (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Brazil (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)
  • Netherlands (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Nevada County


  • European (11%)
  • American (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $74,539.

7.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

5.40% relocated from other counties in California ($58,366 average AGI)
1.98% relocated from other states ($15,421 average AGI)
Nevada County:

1.98%
California average:

1.72%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Alameda County, CA  0.31% ($94,781)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.31% ($142,031)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.28% ($173,409)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.23% ($79,573)


6.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

4.11% relocated to other counties in California ($35,715 average AGI)
2.64% relocated to other states ($21,261 average AGI)
Nevada County:

2.64%
California average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Yuba County, CA  0.18% ($49,378)
to Contra Costa County, CA  0.17% ($80,132)
to Alameda County, CA  0.16% ($59,234)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.14% ($45,741)

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 2019: 9.9

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 population in Nevada County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Nevada County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Nevada County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Nevada County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Nevada County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Nevada County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Nevada County, California in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,772)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,130)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (994)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (929)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (755)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (712)
  • Unspecified dementia (540)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (421)
  • Congestive heart failure (396)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (356)

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: 99,755
  • Male householders: 17,270 (5,403 living alone), Female householders: 22,095 (6,225 living alone)
  • 20,372 spouses (20,260 opposite-sex spouses), 2,697 unmarried partners, (2,697 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 20,723 children (19,614 natural, 840 adopted, 269 stepchildren), 3,167 grandchildren, 1,281 brothers or sisters, 3,787 parents, 0 foster children, 3,334 other relatives, 3,847 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,182

Size of family households: 14,019 2-persons, 4,594 3-persons, 3,587 4-persons, 1,147 5-persons, 1,319 6-persons, 899 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,628 1-person, 1,962 2-persons, 174 3-persons, 36 4-persons.

10,927 married couples with children.
3,360 single-parent households (947 men, 2,413 women).

92.6% of residents of Nevada speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 35% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $589,139,000 ($6,033 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:

6.2
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

3.9

Year house built in Nevada County, California
  • Year house built in Nevada County, California
  • 1,6292014 or later
  • 4872010 to 2013
  • 8,1392000 to 2009
  • 8,8301990 to 1999
  • 12,0101980 to 1989
  • 11,8081970 to 1979
  • 4,7291960 to 1969
  • 2,7931950 to 1959
  • 1,4681940 to 1949
  • 2,9321939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Nevada County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Nevada County, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Nevada County, California
  • 671 room
  • 1302 rooms
  • 7113 rooms
  • 2,9554 rooms
  • 6,3605 rooms
  • 6,2576 rooms
  • 5,9157 rooms
  • 3,5438 rooms
  • 2,6729+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nevada County, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nevada County, California
  • 1781 room
  • 4322 rooms
  • 1,3293 rooms
  • 3,0794 rooms
  • 2,5995 rooms
  • 1,5016 rooms
  • 7917 rooms
  • 8038 rooms
  • 439+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Nevada County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Nevada County, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Nevada County, California
  • 67no bedroom
  • 8351 bedroom
  • 6,8442 bedrooms
  • 14,1353 bedrooms
  • 5,6414 bedrooms
  • 1,0885+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nevada County, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nevada County, California
  • 178no bedroom
  • 1,7551 bedroom
  • 4,3312 bedrooms
  • 3,4283 bedrooms
  • 6144 bedrooms
  • 4495+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Nevada County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Nevada County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Nevada County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 732no vehicle
  • 6,7671 vehicle
  • 10,0362 vehicles
  • 7,1163 vehicles
  • 2,5014 vehicles
  • 1,4585+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Nevada County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Nevada County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 780no vehicle
  • 4,8461 vehicle
  • 2,4602 vehicles
  • 1,6073 vehicles
  • 6034 vehicles
  • 4595+ vehicles

89.1% of Nevada County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in California.

Nevada County:

89.1%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 66,750
  • Other state: 25,497
  • Northeast: 6,987
  • Midwest: 8,780
  • South: 3,562
  • West: 6,168
Year householders moved into unit in Nevada County, CA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Nevada County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.5%Utility gas
  • 13.1%Wood
  • 9.3%Electricity
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Solar energy
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.4%Utility gas
  • 24.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.7%Electricity
  • 4.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,169
Here:

16.9%
California:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 550
Here:

14.0%
California:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 111
Here:

4.1%
California:

14.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Nevada County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $8,081,000
  • Charges - Other: $15,633,000
    Sewerage: $6,703,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,807,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,205,000
    Air Transportation: $1,075,000
    Regular Highways: $948,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $88,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,929,000
    Sewerage: $696,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $32,966,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,699,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $21,402,000
    Police Protection: $15,579,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,298,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,153,000
    Regular Highways: $10,051,000
    General - Other: $8,889,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,450,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,374,000
    Financial Administration: $5,162,000
    Sewerage: $4,596,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,214,000
    Libraries: $3,693,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,847,000
    Air Transportation: $1,408,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $924,000
    Solid Waste Management: $670,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,435,000
    Other: $3,803,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,360,000
    Air Transportation: $626,000
    General Local Government Support: $535,000
    Natural Resources: $152,000
    Housing and Community Development: $132,000
    Education: $101,000
    Sewerage: $80,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,304,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,944,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,198,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $3,707,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,621,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,343,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,687,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $409,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,797,000
    Rents: $1,736,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,004,000
    Sale of Property: $251,000
    Interest Earnings: $249,000
    Special Assessments: $25,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $5,459,000
    General - Other: $1,700,000
    Central Staff Services: $447,000
    Financial Administration: $409,000
    Sewerage: $185,000
    Air Transportation: $166,000
    Police Protection: $86,000
    Correctional Institutions: $85,000
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $43,000
    Libraries: $43,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,000
    Health - Other: $17,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $123,138,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $37,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $972,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $33,798,000
    Health and Hospitals: $26,281,000
    Education: $25,845,000
    Other: $19,786,000
    Highways: $3,500,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,651,000
    Sewerage: $2,480,000
    General Local Government Support: $274,000
  • Tax - Property: $42,678,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,221,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,723,000
    Other License: $1,610,000
    Other: $1,431,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,233,000
    Other Selective Sales: $485,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $422,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,877,000

Nevada County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $8,081,000
  • Charges - Other: $15,633,000
    Sewerage: $6,703,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,807,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,205,000
    Air Transportation: $1,075,000
    Regular Highways: $948,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $88,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,929,000
    Sewerage: $696,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $32,966,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,699,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $21,402,000
    Police Protection: $15,579,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,298,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,153,000
    Regular Highways: $10,051,000
    General - Other: $8,889,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,450,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,374,000
    Financial Administration: $5,162,000
    Sewerage: $4,596,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,214,000
    Libraries: $3,693,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,847,000
    Air Transportation: $1,408,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $924,000
    Solid Waste Management: $670,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,435,000
    Other: $3,803,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,360,000
    Air Transportation: $626,000
    General Local Government Support: $535,000
    Natural Resources: $152,000
    Housing and Community Development: $132,000
    Education: $101,000
    Sewerage: $80,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,304,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,944,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,198,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $3,707,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,621,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,343,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,687,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $409,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,797,000
    Rents: $1,736,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,004,000
    Sale of Property: $251,000
    Interest Earnings: $249,000
    Special Assessments: $25,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $5,459,000
    General - Other: $1,700,000
    Central Staff Services: $447,000
    Financial Administration: $409,000
    Sewerage: $185,000
    Air Transportation: $166,000
    Police Protection: $86,000
    Correctional Institutions: $85,000
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $43,000
    Libraries: $43,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,000
    Health - Other: $17,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $123,138,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $37,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $972,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $33,798,000
    Health and Hospitals: $26,281,000
    Education: $25,845,000
    Other: $19,786,000
    Highways: $3,500,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,651,000
    Sewerage: $2,480,000
    General Local Government Support: $274,000
  • Tax - Property: $42,678,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,221,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,723,000
    Other License: $1,610,000
    Other: $1,431,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,233,000
    Other Selective Sales: $485,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $422,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,877,000

Nevada County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $8,081,000
  • Charges - Other: $15,633,000
    Sewerage: $6,703,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,807,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,205,000
    Air Transportation: $1,075,000
    Regular Highways: $948,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $88,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,929,000
    Sewerage: $696,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $32,966,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,699,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $21,402,000
    Police Protection: $15,579,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,298,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,153,000
    Regular Highways: $10,051,000
    General - Other: $8,889,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,450,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,374,000
    Financial Administration: $5,162,000
    Sewerage: $4,596,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,214,000
    Libraries: $3,693,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,847,000
    Air Transportation: $1,408,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $924,000
    Solid Waste Management: $670,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,435,000
    Other: $3,803,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,360,000
    Air Transportation: $626,000
    General Local Government Support: $535,000
    Natural Resources: $152,000
    Housing and Community Development: $132,000
    Education: $101,000
    Sewerage: $80,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,304,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,944,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,198,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $3,707,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,621,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,343,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,687,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $409,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,797,000
    Rents: $1,736,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,004,000
    Sale of Property: $251,000
    Interest Earnings: $249,000
    Special Assessments: $25,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $5,459,000
    General - Other: $1,700,000
    Central Staff Services: $447,000
    Financial Administration: $409,000
    Sewerage: $185,000
    Air Transportation: $166,000
    Police Protection: $86,000
    Correctional Institutions: $85,000
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $43,000
    Libraries: $43,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,000
    Health - Other: $17,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $123,138,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $37,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $972,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $33,798,000
    Health and Hospitals: $26,281,000
    Education: $25,845,000
    Other: $19,786,000
    Highways: $3,500,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,651,000
    Sewerage: $2,480,000
    General Local Government Support: $274,000
  • Tax - Property: $42,678,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,221,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,723,000
    Other License: $1,610,000
    Other: $1,431,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,233,000
    Other Selective Sales: $485,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $422,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,877,000

Nevada County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $8,081,000
  • Charges - Other: $15,633,000
    Sewerage: $6,703,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,807,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,205,000
    Air Transportation: $1,075,000
    Regular Highways: $948,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $88,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,929,000
    Sewerage: $696,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $32,966,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,699,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $21,402,000
    Police Protection: $15,579,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,298,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,153,000
    Regular Highways: $10,051,000
    General - Other: $8,889,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,450,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,374,000
    Financial Administration: $5,162,000
    Sewerage: $4,596,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,214,000
    Libraries: $3,693,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,847,000
    Air Transportation: $1,408,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $924,000
    Solid Waste Management: $670,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,435,000
    Other: $3,803,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,360,000
    Air Transportation: $626,000
    General Local Government Support: $535,000
    Natural Resources: $152,000
    Housing and Community Development: $132,000
    Education: $101,000
    Sewerage: $80,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,304,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,944,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,198,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $3,707,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,621,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,343,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,687,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $409,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,797,000
    Rents: $1,736,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,004,000
    Sale of Property: $251,000
    Interest Earnings: $249,000
    Special Assessments: $25,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $5,459,000
    General - Other: $1,700,000
    Central Staff Services: $447,000
    Financial Administration: $409,000
    Sewerage: $185,000
    Air Transportation: $166,000
    Police Protection: $86,000
    Correctional Institutions: $85,000
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $43,000
    Libraries: $43,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,000
    Health - Other: $17,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $123,138,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $37,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $972,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $33,798,000
    Health and Hospitals: $26,281,000
    Education: $25,845,000
    Other: $19,786,000
    Highways: $3,500,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,651,000
    Sewerage: $2,480,000
    General Local Government Support: $274,000
  • Tax - Property: $42,678,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,221,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,723,000
    Other License: $1,610,000
    Other: $1,431,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,233,000
    Other Selective Sales: $485,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $422,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,877,000

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
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+)"