Nevada City, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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Nevada City, California - Basic Facts

The City of Nevada City had a population of 3,194 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.2616 and longitude -121.0161 in Nevada County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nevada City 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Nevada City, CA Housing Affordability Index is 71
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Nevada City, CA Wealth Index is 116
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,194
Population in Households 2,994
Population in Familes 2,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 200
Population Density 1,461
Diversity Index1 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,334
Average Household Income $96,530
Per Capita Income $42,538
Wealth Index3 116

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 998 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 415 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $428,667
Housing Affordability Index2 71
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,413
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 785
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.48% 0.59%
Households 0.49% 0.52%
Families 0.64% 0.55%
Median Household Income   3.75%
Per Capita Income   3.57%

Nevada City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nevada City to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 769 50th
Population Density # 687 55th
Diversity Index # 1420 7th
Median Household Income # 946 38th
Per Capita Income # 381 75th

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