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Welcome to Truckee ...

The town of Truckee is located in Nevada County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Truckee has a population of 16,688 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Truckee, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated March 23, 1993.

Truckee is 6,140 feet [1,871 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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 area code for Truckee: (530)

The ZIP codes for Truckee: 96160-96162<4>

Websites for Truckee ...

Official Website: www.townoftruckee.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Truckee had an population of 16,688 people. This is an increase of 3.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Truckee had a population of 16,180 people (or 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 (which had a count of 13,864 people).

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

Communities near Truckee ...

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

  • Donner Lake [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donner Lake
    • Donner Lake [Nevada County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Truckee
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donner Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donner Lake
  • Donner Woods [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donner Woods
    • Donner Woods [Nevada County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Truckee
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donner Woods
  • Donner [Placer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donner
    • Donner [Placer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Truckee
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donner have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donner
  • Norden [Nevada County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carnelian Bay [Placer County]
    • Bronco [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronco
      • Bronco [Nevada County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Truckee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bronco have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronco
    • Floriston [Nevada County]
    • Soda Springs [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soda Springs
      • Soda Springs [Placer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Truckee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soda Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soda Springs
    • Tahoe Vista [Placer County]
    • Dollar Point [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dollar Point
      • Dollar Point [Placer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Truckee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dollar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dollar Point

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 Truckee. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Truckee.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Truckee.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Truckee. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Truckee.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Truckee to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Truckee 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 Truckee was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Truckee

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

Mentions & References for Truckee

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About Nevada County

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The official website for Truckee: www.townoftruckee.com/

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

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

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 Truckee.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Truckee - 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 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.
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Truckee) 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 Truckee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TruckeeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Truckee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3293, Longitude: -120.1846    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>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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