Nevada City, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Nevada City, California - Basic Facts

The City of Nevada City had a population of 3,092 as of July 1, 2016. Nevada City ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nevada City is located at latitude 39.2596 and longitude -121.0333 in Nevada County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nevada City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nevada County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,477 feet.

The City of Nevada City (GNIS ID: 2411225) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Nevada City is located within Nevada City CCD of Nevada County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nevada City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nevada City: Beer Creek Diggings, Caldwell's Upper Store, Deer Creek Dry Diggins, Nevada.


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Nevada City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,092
Population in Households 2,895
Population in Familes 2,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density1 1,413
Diversity Index2 28
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,366
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 760
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,538 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 771 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 596 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $423,590
Average Home Value $417,273
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,981
Average Household Income $69,388
Per Capita Income $31,338
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.24%
Households 0.12% 0.25%
Families 0.34% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Nevada City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nevada City to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 780 49th
Population Density1 # 691 54th
Diversity Index2 # 1406 7th
Median Household Income # 858 43rd
Per Capita Income # 591 61st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.