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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grass Valley was $16,877, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Grass Valley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Grass Valley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $572. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,188.
Libraries in Grass Valley include Bear River High School Library Station, Grass Valley Library, Library Literacy Services ... View libraries
Newspapers in Grass Valley include Grass Valley Union
Nevada County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grass Valley political report.
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.
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