Nevada City, Nevada County, California

Nevada City: Town in California, County Seat of Nevada County, historic mining town


Nevada City is a town located in the county of Nevada in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 3,068. After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 3,148 inhabitants.

The town was created 166 years ago in 1856.

Quick Facts about Nevada City

Population : 3,148 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Nevada County
Different from : Nevada City, Nevada City
Postal code : 95959
Phone Area Codes : 530
Water as percent of area : 0.17%
Land as percent of area : 99.83%
Altitude : 2,477 feet / 755 meters
Capital city : Nevada City is capital of Nevada County
Establishment : April 04, 1856 (166 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−07:00
Local time : 03:37:23 (31st March 2023)
Population growth : 2.54% (2010-2019)
Nevada City locator map
Location of Nevada City on California map.
Broad Street Downtown Area in Nevada City  California image
Broad Street Downtown Area in Nevada City California
Broad Street Downtown Area in Nevada City  California image


Nevada City is located at 39°15'42"N 121°1'4"W (39.2617300, -121.0177900).

Nevada City map


The population of Nevada City increased by 2.54% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 3,068 - census
2011 3,103 1.13% estimation process
2012 3,095 -0.26% estimation process
2013 3,095 0% estimation process
2014 3,070 -0.81% estimation process
2015 3,153 2.63% estimation process
2016 3,145 -0.25% estimation process
2017 3,136 -0.29% estimation process
2018 3,139 0.1% estimation process
2019 3,148 0.29% estimation process

Nevada City zip code is 95959. County name: Nevada, County fips: 06057

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People born in Nevada City (12)

People born in Nevada City, including singer-songwriter Alela Diane, politician Harry Lane Englebright, actor Luke Edwards, .


  • Tully Marshall (actor) he was born in 13/04/1864
  • Emma Nevada (singer) she was born in 01/01/1861
  • Dan Elkan (American singer-songwriter) he was born in 07/09/1978
  • Donald J. Butz (retired Major General in the United States Air Force) he was born in 01/01/1933
  • Emily Williams (American architect) she was born in 01/01/1869
  • Noah Georgeson (American musician) he was born in 19/01/1975
  • Carlyle Alan Thayer he was born in 05/11/1945
  • Eugénie Ritter she was born in 21/05/1855
  • Jocelyn Towne (American actress) she was born in 08/08/1976

Schools in Nevada City

College & universities near Nevada City, CA

Code Name City ZIP
126119 Yuba College Marysville (CA) 95901

Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Nevada City, CA

Code Name Address Type
GRS Grass Valley, California 125 E. Main Street BUS
COX Colfax 99 Railroad St. at Church St. RAIL
ARN Auburn 277 Nevada St. at Fulweiler St. RAIL
MRV Marysville, California I Street between 8th and 9th BUS
ORV Oroville, California Hwy 70 and Grand Ave. BUS

Post offices near Nevada City

Post Office Name City ZIP
Nevada City Post Office Nevada City (CA) 95959

Other cities in Nevada County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Nevada County , CA.

City Name Population Title
Truckee 16,982 City in Nevada County, California, United States
Grass Valley 12,763 City in Nevada County, California, United States
Sebastopol 7,593 City in Sonoma County, California, United States of America
Lake Wildwood 4,991 Census-designated place in Nevada County, California
Lake of the Pines 3,917 Census-designated place in Nevada County, California
Penn Valley 1,621 Census-designated place in Nevada County, California
Washington 185 Town in California

Distance to Other Cities

Nevada City distances to largest California cities