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Welcome to Nevada City ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Nevada City has a population of 3,136 people<1> (see below for details).

Nevada City was incorporated April 19, 1856.

The community of Nevada City is 2,520 feet [768 m] above sea level.<2> 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

Nevada City is within the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Nevada City: 95959<3>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Nevada City had an population of 3,136 people. This is an increase of 2.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.5% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Nevada City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Nevada City and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alta Sierra   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Birchville   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Blue Tent   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cedar Ridge   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Colfax   [Map]   2,005   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lake City   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nevada City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nevada City. Our list includes 33 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Nevada City:

Websites for Nevada City ...

Official Website: www.nevadacityca.gov/

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Nevada City: www.nevadacityca.gov/

The official website for Nevada County: www.new.mynevadacounty.com/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nevada City.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nevada City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nevada City

Our 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     [Map].

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