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95945, 95949

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Grass Valley is approximately 12,449 (2005), 12860 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,266 (2000), 6077 (2010).

The amount of land area in Grass Valley is 9.125 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Grass Valley is 4.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Grass Valley to Washington DC is 2498 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 54 miles. (as the crow flies)
Grass Valley is positioned 39.22 degrees north of the equator and 121.05 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Grass Valley elevation is 2,411 feet above sea level.
Grass Valley per capita income is $16,877 (2000).
Grass Valley median income is $28,182 (2000).

The Grass Valley median home price is $151,300 (2000).

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Grass Valley location: north and east of Sacramento, north of Interstate 80. Grass Valley is about an hour's drive west to Sacramento and about a 150 miles to San Francisco. It is about 36 miles from Roseville. Other nearby communities include Nevada City, Alta Sierra, Penn Valley, Lake Wildwood, Colfax, Lake of the Pines, Meadow Vista and North Auburn.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Grass Valley is seasonal. Though the weather is mild, all four seasons are experienced here. May to October has beautiful weather with average temperatures from 70 to 90 in the day and in the 50's at night. November through April is the rainy season, but there are no real extremes in weather here. Winter temperatures range from the 30's at night to the 40's and 50's during the day. Snowfall is minimal and doesn't last long when it does fall.
Grass Valley average annual rainfall is 55 inches per year
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History & History Related Items

Grass Valley history:

When their starving cattle went off in search of food, the equally hungry immigrants followed them. They were led to the area of Grass Valley and its lush underbrush and growth. They were not aware of the hugely rich quartz deposits that would make Grass Valley the premier gold mining region of the "mother lode" area. None of the mining operations are active today, but the area is still thriving as a recreation and retirement center.

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The settling of Grass Valley: 1849
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Grass Valley attractions:

Nevada County Gold on-line
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Grass Valley Museum
410 S Church St
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone: 530-273-5509

North Star Power House and Pelton Wheel Mining Exhibit
At the North Star you will find displays of mining equipment and artifacts from the 1880's awaiting visitors. On display is the largest Pelton Wheel ever constructed and used to generate power for mining operations. You will also see the largest operational Cornish pump.
The museum has a secluded picnic area; just walk across the bridge that crosses Wolf Creek and sit alongside this rushing creek where lunch can be enjoyed at picnic tables.
Mill Street & McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA
Phone: (530) 273-4255

Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 Mccourtney Rd
Grass Valley, CA 95949-7412
Phone: 530-273-6217

Empire Mine State Historic Park/Bourn Cottage
The Empire Mine State Historic Park is the site of the oldest, richest, hardrock gold mine in California. Please call ahead for hours of operation
Information (530) 273-8522

Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens
16343 Auburn Road
Grass Valley CA 95949

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Grass Valley economy:

Nevada County Economic Resource Council
P.O. Box 515
Grass Valley, California 95945
Phone: (530) 274-8455
Toll-free: (888) 811-4621

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