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The population of Marysville is approximately 12,324 (1990), 12072 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,083 (1990), 4668 (2010).

The amount of land area in Marysville is 9.084 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Marysville is 3.408 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.317 sq kilometers.
The distance from Marysville to Washington DC is 2528 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 44 miles. (as the crow flies)
Marysville is positioned 39.15 degrees north of the equator and 121.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Marysville elevation is 63 feet above sea level.
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Marysville location: 41 miles north of Sacramento, at the confluence of the Yuba and Feather rivers in the general Yuba City area. It is about 145 miles to South Lake Tahoe and 430 miles to Los Angeles.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Marysville is moderate with no real extremes during the year. Temperatures rarely go below freezing or over 100 degrees.
Marysville average annual rainfall is 22.33 inches per year
Marysville average temperature is 62.1 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 45.4 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 60.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 64.1 degrees F.

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Marysville history:

Charles Covillaud purchased land in the area in 1848. Three other men later sold their interest to Covillaud. Three new owners bought most of the land and the four men later worked with others to form the town. Marysville was named for the new wife of Charles Covillaud, Mary Murphy. Mary was one of the few survivors of the Donner Party. Marysville was incorporated in 1851.

Ellis Lake was named for W.T. Ellis, an early merchant in town around 1900. He was the person who helped to obtain financing for the expansion of the lake.

Other nicknames for Marysville has historical significance. Once called the Cannibal City because it was named for Mary Murphy Covillaud, a survivor of the Donner Party.
Another name used was California’s oldest little city. Out of the seven original incorporated cities in the state in 1850, Marysville is the smallest by far. It has only about 12,000 people and is completely surrounded by levees to protect it from flooding. It is not likely to get any bigger anytime soon. Marysville was also known as the Third City. The Chinese began to refer to the community as such because it was the third city they came to after San Francisco and Sacramento during the Gold rush.

Here is a history page for Marysville.
The founding of Marysville: 1842
The incorporation date of Marysville: 1851

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Marysville attractions:

Ellis Lake - recreational activities available are: jogging/exercise course, picnic area, boat-launching dock, play areas, baseball fields, swimming lagoon, motorized bike trails and a concert bowl with grass seating.

Mary Aaron Museum
704 D St. - documents and mining equipment is displayed in a restored 1854 home. Call for details: (916) 743-1004

Information about Yuba City, Marysville, Live Oak and the area.

Along with Yuba City, across the Feather River, Marysville is known as the "Prune Capital of the World"

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