Truckee, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Truckee, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Truckee had a population of 17,537 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Truckee: Coburn Station.

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Truckee, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,537
Population in Households 17,493
Population in Familes 13,567
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 543
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $78,307
Average Household Income $101,885
Per Capita Income $39,990


Total Housing Units 13,631 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,013 (36.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,850 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,768 (49.7%)
Median Home Value $486,928
Average Home Value $533,939


Total Households 6,863
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 4,512
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.98% 0.9%
Households 0.96% 0.91%
Families 0.97% 0.92%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.59%

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, 2018 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 # 376 75th
Population Density # 928 39th
Diversity Index # 967 36th
Median Household Income # 416 73rd
Per Capita Income # 410 73rd

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