Grass Valley, California Population 2022

14,248
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Grass Valley is a city located in Nevada County California. With a 2020 population of 14,248, it is the 410th largest city in California and the 3099th largest city in the United States. Grass Valley is currently growing at a rate of 0.82% annually and its population has increased by 1.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,016 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Grass Valley has a population density of 2,715 people per square mile.

The average household income in Grass Valley is $59,278 with a poverty rate of 15.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,046 per month, and the median house value is $343,300. The median age in Grass Valley is 46.2 years, 39.5 years for males, and 52.6 years for females.

Grass Valley Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Grass Valleywas:

  • White: 91.27%
  • Two or more races: 5.89%
  • Asian: 1.68%
  • Other race: 0.47%
  • Black or African American: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Grass Valley, California is 14,248 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,016.

Grass Valley, California Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201098,7900.00%
201198,701-89-0.09%
201298,137-564-0.57%
201397,938-199-0.20%
201498,5726340.64%
201598,6761040.11%
201698,9132370.24%
201799,3674540.46%
201899,5081410.14%
201999,7552470.25%
2020100,0022470.25%
2021100,2492470.25%

Grass Valley Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,69891.27%
Black or African American500.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native390.30%
Asian2151.68%
Some Other Race600.47%
Two or More Races7555.89%
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Grass Valley Population by Race

Grass Valley Population Pyramid 2022

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Grass Valley Median Age

47.3


Total

39.9


Male

54.4


Female

Grass Valley Adults

There are 10,404 adults, (3,894 of whom are seniors) in Grass Valley.

Grass Valley Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

59.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Grass Valley Sex Ratio

Female

7,260

56.64%

Male

5,557

43.36%

Grass Valley Population by Age

Grass Valley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Grass Valley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married58.5%41.5%
All38.5%61.5%
Non Family37%63%
Female23%77%
Male22.1%77.9%

38.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Grass Valley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3561.9238.5
Married1,3412.6558.5
Male2763.5122.1
Female1,0853.2223
Non Family3,6541.1437

2.82

Average Family Size

1.92

Average Household Size

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Grass Valley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1161.19%
9th to 12th Grade7307.48%
High School Graduate2,25323.09%
Some College3,25233.32%
Associates Degree8078.27%
Bachelors Degree1,65917.00%
Graduate Degree9429.65%
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Grass Valley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Grass Valley Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,3927,7402,391
Other Race606017
Asian21513457
Hispanic666659100
2+ Races44033353
Native American2222
Black5047

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.49%.

Grass Valley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,467$36,645$31,842
Less Than 9th Grade$25,000$25,839$
High School Graduate$28,800$29,605$27,855
Some College$32,188$33,333$31,110
Bachelors Degree$57,917$61,067$57,685
Graduate Degree$65,424$66,102$59,722

$34,467

Average Earnings

$36,645

Average Male

$31,842

Average Female

Grass Valley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Grass Valley Language by Age

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Grass Valley Language

93.48% of Grass Valley residents speak only English, while 6.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.51% of the population.

Grass Valley Language

Grass Valley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,8561,57515.98%
Asian2112310.90%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic1,52928818.84%
Multiple718466.41%

15.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.75%

Male Poverty Rate

18.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Grass Valley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Grass Valley is White, with 15.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Grass Valley is Multiple, with 6.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.05%.

Grass Valley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.57%
High School19.02%
Some College14.47%
Bachelors or Greater6.78%

Grass Valley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.57%
Male Unemployed15.60%
Female Employed5.26%
Female Unemployed46.88%

Grass Valley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Grass Valley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,477$60,850
Families$56,321$69,359
Married Families$66,250-
Non Families$32,500$51,170
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Income by Household Type

Grass Valley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

28.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.4%

Male Marriage Rate

24.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Grass Valley Married by Age and Sex

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Grass Valley Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Grass Valley Marital Status by Race

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Grass Valley Marital Status

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921

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War135
First Gulf War156
Vietnam236
Korea80
World War II74

Grass Valley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34115
35 to 54185
55 to 6493
65 to 74128
75+400

Grass Valley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8588.95%
Black1530.00%
Asian52.33%
2+ Races439.77%

Grass Valley Veterans by Race

Grass Valley Veterans by Education

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10.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grass Valley Veterans by Education

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53.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Grass Valley Employment by Age

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Grass Valley Employment by Race

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Grass Valley Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.13%

Born in Grass Valley

94.38%

Native Born

5.62%

Foreign Born

3.00%

Non Citizen

2.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.38% of Grass Valley residents were born in the United States, with 63.13% having been born in California. 3.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Grass Valley Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18504540.00%
19004,7194,2654.79%
19104,520-199-0.43%
19204,006-514-1.20%
19303,817-189-0.48%
19405,7011,8844.09%
19505,283-418-0.76%
19604,876-407-0.80%
19705,1492730.55%
19806,6971,5482.66%
19909,0482,3513.05%
200010,9221,8741.90%
201012,8601,9381.65%
201112,9761160.90%
201213,0921160.89%
201313,2081160.89%
201413,3241160.88%
201513,4401160.87%
201613,5561160.86%
201713,6721160.86%
201813,7881160.85%
201913,9041160.84%
202014,0161120.81%
202114,1321160.83%
202214,2481160.82%

Grass Valley Population by Year