Nevada City, CA 95959 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 95959: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Nevada City, CA 95959

Not Acceptable, USPS
Cherokee, CA 95959
Graniteville, CA 95959
North Bloomfield, CA 95959
North Columbia, CA 95959

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 725
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,385
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 112
  • County: Nevada County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.273, Longitude -121.022
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Nevada City, CA 95959 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,859
Population in Households 18,301
Population in Familes 14,024
Population in Group Qrtrs 558
Population Density1 56
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 7,931
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 5,132
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,212 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,806 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,125 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,281 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $408,017
Average Home Value $449,763


Median Household Income $56,822
Average Household Income $79,303
Per Capita Income $33,775
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% 0.21%
Households 0.05% 0.2%
Families 0.07% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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 95959 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 95959 to the other 1,756 ZIP Codes 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 # 838 52nd
Population Density1 # 1288 27th
Diversity Index2 # 1694 4th
Median Household Income # 876 50th
Per Capita Income # 640 64th

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