Grass Valley, California Population 2024

13,502

Grass Valley is a city located in Nevada County California. Grass Valley has a 2024 population of 13,502. Grass Valley is currently declining at a rate of -1.56% annually and its population has decreased by -3.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,009 in 2020.

The average household income in Grass Valley is $64,340 with a poverty rate of 18.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Grass Valley is 47.7 years, 41.2 years for males, and 52.9 years for females.

Grass Valley Demographics

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

  • White: 84.47%
  • Two or more races: 11.19%
  • Asian: 2.1%
  • Other race: 1.6%
  • Black or African American: 0.45%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,572.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.62% (-507)
The current population of Grass Valley, California is 13,502 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,009.

Grass Valley, California Population 2024

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Grass Valley Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,79684.47%
Two or more races1,56311.19%
Asian2932.1%
Other race2231.6%
Black or African American630.45%
Native American260.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Grass Valley Population by Race

Grass Valley Population Pyramid 2024

Grass Valley Median Age

47.7

Total

41.2

Male

52.9

Female

Grass Valley Adults

There are 11,231 adults, (4,043 of whom are seniors) in Grass Valley.

Grass Valley Age Dependency

94.3

Age Dependency Ratio

56.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Grass Valley Sex Ratio

Female7,78155.72%
Male6,18344.28%

Grass Valley Population by Age

Grass Valley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,6541.9741.158.9
Non Family3,8511.238.961.1
Married1,6582.7653.446.6
Female8653.4830.269.8
Male2803.3631.168.9
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2.93

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

41.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Grass Valley Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Grass Valley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Grass Valley Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 33.96%.

Grass Valley Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,769

Average Earnings

$50,466

Average Male

$35,349

Average Female

Grass Valley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Grass Valley Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Grass Valley Language

89.01% of Grass Valley residents speak only English, while 10.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.28% of the population.

Grass Valley Language

Grass Valley Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,4251,99619.15%
Multiple1,55132020.63%
Hispanic1,26913610.72%
Black562646.43%
Asian288227.64%
Other205115.37%
Native26934.62%
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18.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.88%

Male Poverty Rate

20.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Grass Valley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Grass Valley is Black, with 46.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Grass Valley is Other, with 5.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.27%.

Grass Valley Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.57%
High School20.74%
Some College18.81%
Bachelors or Greater5.75%
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Grass Valley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed23%
Female Unemployed19.51%
Female Employed6.8%
Male Employed6.64%
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Grass Valley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Grass Valley Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Grass Valley Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.4%

Male Marriage Rate

25.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Grass Valley Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Grass Valley Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Grass Valley Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Grass Valley Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

779

Number of Veterans

654

Male Veterans

125

Female Veterans

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Grass Valley Veterans by War

count

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Grass Valley Veterans by Age

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Grass Valley Veterans by Race

Grass Valley Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grass Valley Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Grass Valley Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Grass Valley Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Grass Valley Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.51%

Born in Grass Valley

91.52%

Native Born

8.48%

Foreign Born

4%

Non Citizen

4.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.52% of Grass Valley residents were born in the United States, with 63.51% having been born in California. 4% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Grass Valley Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,432-214-1.69%
202812,646-214-1.66%
202712,860-214-1.64%
202613,074-214-1.61%
202513,288-214-1.58%
202413,502-214-1.56%
202313,716-214-1.54%
202213,930-214-1.51%
202114,1441350.96%
202014,0091,1719.12%
201912,838100.08%
201812,828-4-0.03%
201712,832310.24%
201612,801-7-0.05%
201512,808-31-0.24%
201412,839570.45%
201312,782-17-0.13%
201212,799-53-0.41%
201112,852-24-0.19%
201012,8761,95417.89%
200010,9221,87420.71%
19909,0482,35135.11%
19806,6971,54830.06%
19705,1492735.6%
19604,876-407-7.7%
19505,283-418-7.33%
19405,7011,88449.36%
19303,817-189-4.72%
19204,006-514-11.37%
19104,520-199-4.22%
19004,7194,265939.43%
1850454
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Grass Valley Population by Year