Nevada City, California Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

Nevada City is a popular filming and photography location. In fact, the town was the setting for the Hallmark Channel original movie, "The Christmas Card." The city has one high school and two junior high schools, both of which are in the Nevada Joint Union School District. The city also has several smaller private schools.

The population of Nevada City is diverse. There are many people of Italian and Irish descent. The city is also home to several immigrants from Asia, Europe, and Latin America. African Americans are also a large part of the population, and their numbers have increased since World War II.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 176,750 households in the city. The majority of households (48.3%) were families with children under 18. Another 12.2% of households included a female householder without a husband. The rest of the population lived in single-person households. There were also 7.5% of senior citizens living alone. The average household size was 2.66 persons, and the average family size was 3.20 people.

Nevada City was originally inhabited by the Maidu people. Later, it was known as "Deer Creek Dry Diggins" and "Caldwell's Upper Store." It is the county seat for Nevada County. It is located about 60 miles northeast of Sacramento, 84 miles southwest of Reno, and 147 miles northeast of San Francisco. The city has a Carnegie Library, the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research.