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Nevada City
Nevada County, California


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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Nevada City is approximately 3,032 (2005), 3068 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,399 (1990), 1356 (2010).
The amount of land area in Nevada City is 5.023 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Nevada City is 2.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.01 sq kilometers.
The distance from Nevada City to Washington DC is 2496 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 57 miles. (as the crow flies)
Nevada City is positioned 39.26 degrees north of the equator and 121.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Nevada City elevation is 2,525 feet above sea level.
Nevada City median income is $ 36,667 (2000).
The Nevada City median home price is $ 229,600 (2000).


slightly north of Interstate 80 near the Tahoe National Forest. The headquarters for the Tahoe National Forest are located in Nevada City. It is about 58 miles from Sacramento and about 40 miles from Roseville. Other nearby communities include Grass Valley, Alta Sierra, Colfax, Penn Valley, Lake Wildwood, Lake of the Pines, Meadow Vista and Foresthill.
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History & History Related Items

In only two years after the discovery of gold in the Nevada City area, over 10,000 people were here panning and mining for gold. It became one of the richest areas in the output of gold. While the mines were closed in 1942, the town remains picturesque with its many classic homes and businesses. Tourism has become a major industry as well as lumbering, electronics and crafting.
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The founding of Nevada City



Nevada County Gold on-line
The official Nevada County Tourism Pages on the Net

American Victorian Museum
203 S Pine St
Nevada City, CA 95959-2719
Phone: 530-265-5804

Firehouse Museum
214 Main St
Nevada City, CA 95959-2509
Phone: 530-265-5468

The Imaginarium
112 Nevada City Highway
Nevada City, California 95959
Call 530-478-6400 ext.231 for information on reserving the Imaginarium for birthday parties and group tours!
Open to the public Saturday (10am - 4pm) and Sunday (Noon-4pm).
Admission is $ 3
An interactive science center
a resource for hands on science, nature, and technology experiences for local residents and visitors to our community.
Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation

Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad & Transportation Museum
5 Kidder Court at Bost Ave.
Nevada City
Phone: (530) 470-0902

Firehouse No. 1 Museum
Relics of the Donner Party, Maidu Indian display, Chinese and Pioneer exhibits, and items of the Gold Rush era.
214 Main Street
Nevada City, CA
Phone: (530) 265-5468

Scotts Flat Lake
Five miles East of Nevada City off Hwy 20
The area is located at the 3000-foot elevation level of the Tahoe National Forest. Modern RV sites, restrooms and hot showers are available for guests. Ice and camping supplies are located nearby, as is a playground. Guests have access to a complete boating facility including a full service marina store, mooring, gas and oil. There is a picnic area with BBQ grills, tables, and swimming beach located on the grounds. Guests can relax in this truly four-season vacationland. The park has 143 sites with a maximum length of 36 feet.

Teddy Bear Castle Museum:
203 S. Pine St.
Nevada City CA
Phone: 530-265-5804
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Nevada City City Government

Nevada City Hall
317 Broad St
Nevada City, CA 95959-2405
Phone: 530-265-2496


Nevada City is the County Seat of Nevada County. Nevada County Courts
10433 Willow Valley Rd # E
Nevada City, CA 95959-2367
Phone: 530-265-1293

Nevada County Website

Nevada County, California
Eric W. Rood Administrative Center
950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City CA 95959
Phone: 530-265-1218

Nevada County Genealogy Information
950 Maidu Ave
Nevada City, CA 95959-8600
Phone: 530-265-1218

Nevada City Chamber

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
132 Main Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: (530) 265-2692
Toll-free (from California and Nevada): (800) 655-NJOY (6569)

Nevada City Organizations

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
132 Main Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: (530) 265-2692
Toll-free (from California and Nevada): (800) 655-NJOY (6569)

Nevada City Libraries

Local History Library
211 N Pine St
Nevada City, CA 95959-2513
Phone: 530-265-4606

Historical Library
214 Church St
Nevada City, CA 95959-2505
Phone: 530-265-5910

Nevada County Library
980 Helling Way
Nevada City Ca 95959
Phone: 530-265-7050
Toll-free: 1-888-831-1407

Nevada City Schools

Nevada County Superintendent of Schools
112 Nevada City Highway
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: 530-478-6400

Nevada City School District
NCSD, 800 Hoover Lane
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: 530-265-1820


California College Of Ayurveda
135 Argall Way
Nevada City, CA 95959-3001
Phone: 530-265-4300

Foothills College-Alternative
PO Box 2004
Nevada City, CA 95959-1941
Phone: 530-292-1707

Phillips School Of Massage
101 Broad St
Nevada City, CA 95959-2623
Phone: 530-265-4645 Nevada City


The population of Nevada City was:
1990 - 2,855
2000 - 3,001
2005 - 3,032

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