Grass Valley, California Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

When you think of a town with a colorful past, you might think of a place in the Gold Rush. Grass Valley is no exception to this rule, and its early history in the Gold Rush remains a part of its heritage. The town's entrance to Main Street shows electric wires and trolley tracks. This photo is reprinted from the book Grass Valley by Claudine Chalmers and Arcadia Publishing.

The population of Grass Valley is twelve thousand and seventy-six people. This number is expected to increase slightly by the year 2020, but the average commute time is still a little over 15 minutes. The city's home ownership rate is 38.4%, which is lower than the national average. The median home price in Grass Valley is $530,300, and the housing market has appreciated by 7.8% in the last 10 years.

Nevada County is located in the western part of the Sierra Nevada mountains. This historic region played an important role in the California Gold Rush, and is home to three incorporated cities. The Sierra Nevada mountains are abundant with gold-strewn rivers. Despite the Depression of the 1930s, the region's economy continued to grow. In fact, it experienced a population explosion from the early 1920s to the present day.

According to the United States Census, there were 2 829 people living in Grass Valley City. About nine in ten people lived in households, while the remaining three percent were institutionalized. One out of every ten people lived in a single-family dwelling. In terms of age, the median is 44. The male to female ratio was ninety-seven to one-one.