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The 2020 Census data has been published, showing a 3.5% growth for Nevada County from 98,764 to 102,241 in total population. The California Department of Finance’s Demographic Research Unit processed the Census files and published a series of data sets showing changes from 2010 to 2020.

The Town of Truckee remains the largest incorporated municipality in Nevada County, with 16,729 residents – an increase of 549 (3.4%) over 2010.

Grass Valley grew by 1,156 residents to 14,016 – a 9% increase. In the past ten years, Grass Valley annexed several areas into the city limits accounting for the majority of the growth.

Nevada City totaled a population of 3,152 in 2020, adding 84 residents or 2.7%.

Other unincorporated areas, or census designated places include:

  • Alta Sierra: 7,204
  • Floriston: 80
  • Graniteville: 1
  • Kingvale CDP: 126
  • Lake of the Pines: 4,301
  • Lake Wildwood: 5,158
  • North San Juan: 245
  • Penn Valley: 1,593
  • Rough and Ready: 905
  • Soda Springs: 94
  • Washington: 101

The census data will be used in the state and local redistricting process. You can learn more about Nevada County’s Redistricting Process here and  the 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) website can be accessed here.