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Truckee, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Truckee had a population of 17,320 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Truckee is located at latitude 39.3505 and longitude -120.1939 in Nevada County. 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. Nevada County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,817 feet.

The Town of Truckee (GNIS ID: 2413403) 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 Town of Truckee is located within Donner CCD of Nevada County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Truckee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Truckee: Coburn Station.

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Truckee, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,320
Daytime Population: Workers 9,171
Daytime Population: Residents 7,692
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,863
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 17,276
Population in Familes 13,273
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 536
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $76,220
Average Household Income $96,164
Per Capita Income $37,654


Total Housing Units 13,628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,484 (32.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,277 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,867 (50.4%)
Median Home Value $476,606
Average Home Value $514,429


Total Households 6,761
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 4,440
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.94% 0.84%
Households 0.88% 0.81%
Families 0.88% 0.81%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Truckee, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Truckee to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 377 75th
Population Density # 931 39th
Diversity Index # 964 36th
Median Household Income # 401 74th
Per Capita Income # 425 72nd

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