Demographic Information About the County

The 2019-2020 Nevada County Executive Report is produced by the County Executive Office every fiscal year. The Report includes information on Nevada County's demographics, government, housing, transportation and employment.

2018 Nevada County Economic & Demographic Profile

The 2018 Nevada County Economic and Demographic Profile was produced by the Center for Economic Development (CED) at California State University, Chico, with funding provided by Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). This profile is organized to reflect five core sets of community characteristics: population, environment, economy, society, and industry. 

Community Data Summary


Distance to Major Cities


From Grass Valley / Nevada City
(Western Nevada County)
  • To: Sacramento Southwest: 57 miles
  • To: San Francisco West: 143 miles
  • To: Reno Northeast: 88 miles
  • To: South Lake Tahoe Northeast: 98 miles
Truckee
(Eastern Nevada County)
  • To: Sacramento Southwest 102 miles
  • To: San Francisco West 188 miles
  • To: Reno Northeast 31 miles
  • To: South Lake Tahoe Southeast 45 miles

Demographics


Housing & Construction 2018 


  • Housing Stock 53,654
  • Vacancy Rate 23.80%

Single Family Home Price
February 2020


  • Median sales price $459,200

Transportation December 2019


  • Total Registered Vehicles 134,753
 

Land Area


  • Land Area in Acres 612,900
  • County Size in Square Mile 978

Income 2018

  • Per Capita Income $37,145
  • Average Weekly Wage $1,181
  • Median Household Income $63,240

Population

*State of California, Department of Finance, E-4 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties, and the State, 2001 to 2009, with 2000 Benchmark. Sacramento, California, April 2010; **State of California, Department of Finance, E-4 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties, and the State, 2011 to 2020, with 2010 Benchmark. Sacramento, California, May 2020.
Year
Grass Valley
Nevada City
Truckee
Nevada County
1850
454
2,683
1,147

1900
4,719
3,250

17,789
1950
5,283
2,505
1,025
19,888
1980
6,697
2,431
2,389
51,645
1990
9,048
2,855
3,484
78,510
1995
9,250
2,820
11,300
85,900
1999
9,850
2,890
12,450
89,600
2000
10,922
2,996
13,864
92,033
2001*
11,858
3,025
14,224
93,357
2002*
11,957
3,031
14,682
94,871
2003*
12,050
3,038
14,890
96,159
2004*
12,224
3,034
15,220
97,397
2005*
12,944
3,037
15,578
98,464
2006*
12,929
3,063
15,784
99,260
2007*
12,947
3,065
15,939
99,265
2008*
12,891
3,065
16,113
98,874
2009*
12,809
3,042
16,230
98,649
2010*
12,746
3,040
16,280
98,680
2011*
12,860
3,068
16,180
98,764
2012* 12,832 3,134 15,788 98,069
2013* 12,944 3,198 15,387 97,763
2014* 12,953 3,152 15,335 97,766
2015* 12,961 3,272 15,345 98,037
2016* 12,955 3,260 15,370 98,095
2017** 12,859 3,208 15,904 98,828
2018** 13,041 3,226 16,681 99,155
2019** 12,769 3,122 16,434 98,904
2020** 12,865 3,140 16,228 98,114