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Truckee, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Truckee had a population of 17,477 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Truckee: Coburn Station.

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


Total Population 17,477
Population in Households 17,435
Population in Familes 13,407
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 541
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 6,817
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 4,480
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,722 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,510 (32.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,307 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,905 (50.3%)
Median Home Value $455,159
Average Home Value $504,666


Median Household Income $77,123
Average Household Income $94,756
Per Capita Income $37,062
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.24% 0.97%
Households 1.16% 0.93%
Families 1.16% 0.94%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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 1,516 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 # 373 75th
Population Density1 # 924 39th
Diversity Index2 # 962 37th
Median Household Income # 357 77th
Per Capita Income # 380 75th

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