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Grass Valley is a city in Nevada County, in the Truckee-Grass Valley metro area.

So named because settlers' livestock grazed here

The latitude of Grass Valley is 39.219N. The longitude is -121.06W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,411 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,629.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,182
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grass Valley demographic reports
Grass Valley is in the Sierra foothills
Former and merged names include:
· Centerville
Old gold-mining town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 82. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.3 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Nevada County Fair - Aug. 8-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Grass Valley web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Music in the Mountains
Historic sites and museums: Empire Mine State Historic Park, North Star Mining Museum
Colleges and universities: Sierra College - Nevada County Campus

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Grass Valley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nevada County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 95949 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Grass Valley residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grass Valley ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grass Valley was $16,877, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Grass Valley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Grass Valley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $572.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,188.


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Libraries

Libraries in Grass Valley include Bear River High School Library Station, Grass Valley Library, Library Literacy Services ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Grass Valley include Grass Valley Union

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Politics

Nevada County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grass Valley political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Grass Valley workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Grass Valley between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Grass Valley include Best Western Gold Country Inn, Golden Chain Resort Motel, Stagecoach Motel.

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