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Welcome to Truckee ...

The town of Truckee is located in Nevada County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Truckee has a population of 16,553 people<1> (see below for details).

Truckee was incorporated March 23, 1993.

The community of Truckee is 6,140 feet [1,871 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Truckee is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Truckee: (530)

The ZIP codes for Truckee: 96160-96162<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Truckee had a population of 16,180 people (which is 16.38% of the total population of Nevada County). This makes Truckee the county's most populous community.

The population of Truckee represents 0.04% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 315th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,180 people, the population of Truckee increased 16.71% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,864 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Truckee had an population of 16,553 people. This is an increase of 2.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.4% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Truckee.

Communities near Truckee ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Truckee and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   DirectionDistance
Carnelian Bay   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dollar Point   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Donner Lake   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
Donner Woods   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
Donner   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Floriston   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Truckee. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Truckee. 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 Truckee. Our list includes 13 papers.

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

Websites for Truckee ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Truckee ...

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

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Truckee. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Truckee - 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 town (such as Truckee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Truckee or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Truckee includes: 96160, 96161 & 96162.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Truckee. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Truckee) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Truckee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Truckee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Truckee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3293, Longitude: -120.1846     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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