Grass Valley, California Population 2021

12,689
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Grass Valley is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 12,689, it is the 346th largest city in California and the 2607th largest city in the United States. Grass Valley is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -1.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,860 in 2010. Grass Valley reached it's highest population of 12,932 in 2017. Spanning over 5 miles, Grass Valley has a population density of 2,418 people per square mile.

The average household income in Grass Valley is $59,278 with a poverty rate of 20.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,076 per month, and the median house value is $331,400. The median age in Grass Valley is 46.2 years, 39.5 years for males, and 52.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.2 males.

Grass Valley Demographics

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

  • White: 88.58%
  • Two or more races: 5.19%
  • Native American: 2.87%
  • Asian: 2.22%
  • Other race: 0.82%
  • Black or African American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Grass Valley, California is 12,689, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,881.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,860.

Grass Valley, California Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Grass Valley Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,41988.58%
Two or More Races6695.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native3702.87%
Asian2862.22%
Some Other Race1060.82%
Black or African American410.32%
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Grass Valley Population by Race

Grass Valley Population Pyramid 2021

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Grass Valley Median Age

46.2


Total

39.5


Male

52.6


Female

Grass Valley Adults

There are 10,483 adults, (3,683 of whom are seniors) in Grass Valley.

Grass Valley Age Dependency

89.6

Age Dependency Ratio

54.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Grass Valley Sex Ratio

Female

7,152

55.48%

Male

5,739

44.52%

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
Married68.3%31.7%
All38.4%61.6%
Non Family34.8%65.2%
Male20.6%79.4%
Female17.1%82.9%

38.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Grass Valley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1342.0138.4
Non Family3,5451.2834.8
Married1,3112.8268.3
Female9823.1617.1
Male2963.4420.6

2.81

Average Family Size

2.01

Average Household Size

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Grass Valley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3723.90%
9th to 12th Grade5525.79%
High School Graduate2,33824.52%
Some College3,06332.12%
Associates Degree7207.55%
Bachelors Degree1,50915.82%
Graduate Degree98210.30%
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Grass Valley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Grass Valley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,2647,5212,168
Hispanic617569165
Multiple Races28725814
Asian260154101
Native American15915975
Other Race676717
Black4138

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 native american people with a rate of 47.17%.

Grass Valley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,446$33,451$27,357
Less Than High School$20,400$20,316$
High School Grad$29,819$35,844$25,549
Some College$25,189$30,866$22,859
Bachelors Degree$55,647$60,733$45,458
Graduate Degree$63,207$54,605$67,500

$30,446

Average Earnings

$33,451

Average Male

$27,357

Average Female

Grass Valley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Grass Valley Language by Age

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Grass Valley Language

93.83% of Grass Valley residents speak only English, while 6.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.40% of the population.

Grass Valley Language

Grass Valley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,0112,25822.56%
Hispanic1,44022115.35%
Multiple633568.85%
Native370195.14%
Asian28651.75%

20.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.86%

Male Poverty Rate

25.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Grass Valley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Grass Valley is White, with 22.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Grass Valley is Asian, with 1.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.08%.

Grass Valley Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School22.85%
Less Than High School22.68%
Some College18.67%
Bachelors or Greater6.63%

Grass Valley Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed54.08%
Female Unemployed14.66%
Female Employed12.13%
Male Employed5.08%

Grass Valley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Grass Valley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,548$59,278
Families$43,662$61,922
Married Families$76,767-
Non Families$33,502$54,322
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Income by Household Type

Grass Valley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.8%

Male Marriage Rate

23.7%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Grass Valley Marital Status by Race

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Grass Valley Marital Status

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957

Number of Veterans

924

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam229
First Gulf War170
World War II107
Korea99
Second Gulf War88

Grass Valley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+374
65 to 74228
35 to 54194
55 to 64143
18 to 3418

Grass Valley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8909.39%
2 or More4816.72%
Black1434.15%
Asian51.92%

Grass Valley Veterans by Race

Grass Valley Veterans by Education

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12.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grass Valley Veterans by Education

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54.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

7.7%

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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65.38%

Born in California

94.86%

Native Born

5.14%

Foreign Born

3.22%

Non Citizen

1.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.86% of Grass Valley residents were born in the United States, with 65.38% having been born in California. 3.22% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,689-64-0.50%
202012,753-64-0.50%
201912,817-64-0.50%
201812,881-51-0.39%
201712,93250.04%
201612,927-2-0.02%
201512,929890.69%
201412,840560.44%
201312,784-36-0.28%
201212,820-83-0.64%
201112,903270.21%
201012,8761,9541.66%
200010,9221,8741.90%
19909,0482,3513.05%
19806,6971,5482.66%
19705,1492730.55%
19604,876-407-0.80%
19505,283-418-0.76%
19405,7011,8844.09%
19303,817-189-0.48%
19204,006-514-1.20%
19104,520-199-0.43%
19004,7194,2654.79%
18504540.00%

Grass Valley Population by Year