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Truckee, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Truckee is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Nevada County at latitude 39.3505 and longitude -120.1939. Nevada County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,817 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Truckee, but most people and references simply refer to it as Truckee, California.

The P1 Census Class Code for Truckee indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Truckee (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.32 sq. miles and a water area of 1.33 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Truckee: Coburn Station.

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Truckee, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 16,942
Population in Households 16,899
Population in Familes 12,987
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 524
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 6,697
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 4,391
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,407 (32.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,291 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,742 (50.2%)
Median Home Value $316,255
Average Home Value $408,432


Median Household Income $69,484
Average Household Income $86,764
Per Capita Income $34,383
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.09% 0.69%
Households 1.29% 0.84%
Families 1.23% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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.


Truckee, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Truckee to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 372 76th
Population Density1 # 934 39th
Diversity Index2 # 954 37th
Median Household Income # 395 74th
Per Capita Income # 388 75th

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