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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.
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
Sections below provide additional information and links about Truckee 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 96161 ZIP code.
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.
33% of Truckee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Truckee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $779. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,463.
Libraries in Truckee include Truckee Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Truckee include Sierra Sun
Nevada County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Truckee political report.
Truckee restaurants taking online reservations include Moody's Bistro and Lounge, The Lodge ... View restaurants
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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