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Grass Valley is a city in Sherman County.
Tradition has it that the community was named for rye-grass that grew higher than a man's head
The latitude of Grass Valley is 45.360N. The longitude is -120.784W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,257 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 153.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Grass Valley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sherman 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 97029 ZIP code.
33% of Grass Valley residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $13,843, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Grass Valley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Grass Valley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $231. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $675.
Sherman 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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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