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Railroad town

Truckee is a town in Nevada County.

The community was named after Paiute chief.

The latitude of Truckee is 39.328N. The longitude is -120.182W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,817 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,930.


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Median household income
Local
$58,848
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Truckee demographic reports
Truckee is on the Little Truckee River
Former and merged names include:
· Coburn Station
Old rail and logging center

It was near here that the Donner Party, traveling to California by wagon train, became trapped in the mountains by early snow; 35 people died. Survivors avoided starvation by eating the flesh of their dead companions

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 48. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Julia Mancuso, 2006 Olympics gold medal winner (alpine skiing - giant slalom)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Donner Memorial State Park
Historic sites and museums: Emigrant Trail Museum, Kidzone Museum

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Truckee residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Truckee ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Truckee was $26,786, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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33% of Truckee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Truckee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $779.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,463.


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Libraries in Truckee include Truckee Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Truckee include Sierra Sun

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

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Truckee restaurants taking online reservations include Moody's Bistro and Lounge, The Lodge ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Truckee workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Truckee between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Truckee include Best Western, Holiday Inn Express, Inn at Truckee, Northstar at Tahoe, Truckee Hotel.

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