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Nevada City, California

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Welcome to Nevada City ...

The city of Nevada City is located in Nevada County<1> and is the County Seat for Nevada County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nevada City has a population of 3,151 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Nevada City, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated April 19, 1856.

Nevada City is 2,520 feet [768 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Nevada City is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Nevada City lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Nevada City: (530)

The ZIP code for Nevada City: 95959<4>

Websites for Nevada City ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nevada City had an population of 3,151 people. This is an increase of 2.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nevada City had a population of 3,068 people. This makes Nevada City the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,068 people, the population of Nevada City increased 2.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,001 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Nevada City.

Communities Also Named Nevada City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Nevada City - they are located in Kansas, Montana and Nevada (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Nevada City.

Communities near Nevada City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Nevada City.

  • Colfax [Placer County]
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    • Colfax [Placer County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Nevada City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,009 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<6>
  • Blue Tent [Nevada County]
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    • Blue Tent [Nevada County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Nevada City
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  • Cedar Ridge [Nevada County]
  • Newtown [Nevada County]
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    • Newtown [Nevada County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Nevada City
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • The Oaks [Nevada County]
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      • The Oaks [Nevada County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Nevada City
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    • Union Hill [Nevada County]
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      • Union Hill [Nevada County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Nevada City
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    • Bitney Corner [Nevada County]
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      • Bitney Corner [Nevada County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Nevada City
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    • Scotts Flat [Nevada County]
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      • Scotts Flat [Nevada County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Nevada City
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    • Rough and Ready [Nevada County]
    • Lake City [Nevada County]
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      • Lake City [Nevada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Nevada City
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nevada City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Nevada City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nevada City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Nevada City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nevada City. Our list includes 33 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Nevada City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nevada City ...

Looking for more information about Nevada City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Nevada City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Nevada City.

Adding Nevada City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Nevada City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Nevada City was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Nevada City in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Nevada City on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Nevada, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nevada City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nevada City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Nevada City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nevada City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nevada City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nevada City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nevada CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nevada City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2622, Longitude: -121.0169    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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