Grass Valley, CA

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2022 Population
13,964
3.06% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47.7
1.49% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.2%
15.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$49,855
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$434,100
20.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Grass Valley, CA had a population of 14k people with a median age of 47.7 and a median household income of $49,855. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Grass Valley, CA grew from 13,550 to 13,964, a 3.06% increase and its median household income grew from $44,906 to $49,855, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grass Valley, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.22%), White (Hispanic) (5.74%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.97%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.86%).

None of the households in Grass Valley, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96% of the residents in Grass Valley, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Grass Valley, CA was $434,100, and the homeownership rate was 41.1%.

Most people in Grass Valley, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Grass Valley, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Grass Valley, CA is home to a population of 14k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.48% of Grass Valley, CA residents were born outside of the country (1.18k people).

In 2022, there were 8.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11k people) in Grass Valley, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.29k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 801 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96%
2022 Citizenship
96.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96% of Grass Valley, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Grass Valley, CA was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grass Valley, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11k ± 592
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.29k ± 450
  3. White (Hispanic)
    801 ± 331
9.38%
Hispanic Population
1.31k people

In 2022, there were 8.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11k people) in Grass Valley, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.29k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 801 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.38% of the people in Grass Valley, CA are hispanic (1.31k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Grass Valley, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.48%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.18k people
8.17%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.11k people

As of 2022, 8.48% of Grass Valley, CA residents (1.18k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grass Valley, CA was 8.17%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    187 ± 129
  2. Vietnam
    124 ± 92
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    99 ± 84

Grass Valley, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Grass Valley, CA employs 5.89k people. The largest industries in Grass Valley, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,302 people), Retail Trade (941 people), and Educational Services (515 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($143,940), Information ($82,153), and Public Administration ($67,857).

Occupations

5.89k
2022 Value
± 701
0.444%
1 Year growth
± 17.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grass Valley, CA grew at a rate of 0.444%, from 5.86k employees to 5.89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grass Valley, CA, are Sales & Related Occupations (885 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (648 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (511 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grass Valley, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.89k
2022 Value
± 701
0.444%
1 Year growth
± 17.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grass Valley, CA grew at a rate of 0.444%, from 5.86k employees to 5.89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grass Valley, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,302 people), Retail Trade (941 people), and Educational Services (515 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grass Valley, CA, though some of these residents may live in Grass Valley, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,078
Median earning men ± $10,976
$33,261
Median earning women ± $5,213

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($87,917), Public Administration ($69,000), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,080).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,952), Manufacturing ($43,621), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,654).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grass Valley, CA was $434,100 in 2022, which is 1.54 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $360,000 to $434,100, a 20.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Grass Valley, CA is 41.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Grass Valley, CA have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grass Valley, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Grass Valley, CA is $49,855. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Grass Valley, CA was Census Tract 7.01 with a value of $89,447, followed by Census Tract 7.02 and Census Tract 8.02, with respective values of $74,239 and $74,173.

Property

$434,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$36,187
$2,732
Median Property Taxes
±$485

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grass Valley, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Grass Valley, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

41.1%
Homeownership
2022
64.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 41.1% of the housing units in Grass Valley, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 41.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7.01
  2. Census Tract 7.02
  3. Census Tract 8.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grass Valley, CA was Census Tract 7.01 with a value of $89,447, followed by Census Tract 7.02 and Census Tract 8.02, with respective values of $74,239 and $74,173.

The following map shows all of the places in Grass Valley, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$49,855
Median Household Income
± $5,756
6.65k
Number of Households
± 780

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.65k households in Grass Valley, CA grew to $49,855 from the previous year's value of $44,906.

The following chart displays the households in Grass Valley, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grass Valley, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.2%)
  3. Carpooled (9.09%)

In 2022, 72.9% of workers in Grass Valley, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.2%) and those who carpooled to work (9.09%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grass Valley, CA have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.08% of the workforce in Grass Valley, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grass Valley, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grass Valley, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grass Valley, CA (2.42k out of 13.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grass Valley, CA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.2% of the population of Grass Valley, CA has health coverage, with 27.9% on employee plans, 34.2% on Medicaid, 18.5% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Nevada County, CA see 1348 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.34% decrease from the previous year (1424 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1186 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 100 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,348 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nevada County, CA

Primary care physicians in Nevada County, CA see an average of 1,348 patients per year. This represents a 5.34% decrease from the previous year (1,424 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nevada County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.9% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 35.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.2% were men and 56.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.8%
Uninsured
27.9%
Employer Coverage
34.2%
Medicaid
18.5%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grass Valley, CA grew by 5.14% from 3.62% to 3.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grass Valley, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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