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Encyclopedia > Nevada City, California

Nevada City is the county seat of Nevada County, California, USA, 166 miles (267 km) northeast of San Francisco. In 1900, 3,250 people lived in Nevada City, California; in 1910, 2,689 lived there. The population was 3,001 at the 2000 census. The name comes from the Spanish word meaning "snow-covered," referring to the snow-topped mountains in the area. A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Nevada County is a county located in Californias Sierra Nevada, in the Mother Lode country. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City; The City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...

Downtown Nevada City in December 2006
Downtown Nevada City in December 2006

It was first settled in 1849, during the California Gold Rush, under the name Nevada (the "City" was added later to avoid confusion with the State of Nevada). In 1850-51, it was the most important mining town in the state, Nevada County being the leading gold-mining county in the state. Nevada City was incorporated in 1875 and chartered in 1885. Image File history File linksMetadata Downtownnevadacity. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Downtownnevadacity. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) started in January 1848, when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...

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Geography

Location of Nevada City, California

Nevada City is located at 39°15′41″N, 121°1′7″W (39.261435, -121.018602)GR1. Image File history File links CAMap-doton-Nevada_City. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 km² (2.1 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Nevada, Missouri is named after Nevada City. Nevada, Missouri, pronounced nuh-VAY-duh, is a city located in Vernon County, Missouri. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 3,001 people, 1,313 households, and 740 families residing in the city. The population density was 549.1/km² (1,425.0/mi²). There were 1,415 housing units at an average density of 258.9/km² (671.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.27% White, 0.43% African American, 1.37% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 2.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.47% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,313 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.71. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,667, and the median income for a family was $46,149. Males had a median income of $32,070 versus $29,183 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,399. About 1.7% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Trivia

  • Joanna Newsom grew up in Nevada City, which she claimed to be " swarming with artists and hippies and old prospectors..."[1].
  • Adam Kline, of the indie-pop outfit Golden Shoulders, is from Nevada City.

Joanna Newsom (born 1982) is an American harpist, pianist, harpsichordist, singer and songwriter from Nevada City, California. ... External link Sen. ... Alela Diane Menig (b 1983, Nevada City, California) is an American singer and songwriter, who is associated with the psych folk and New Weird America musical genres. ...

External links

A storytelling festival is often an annual event that features local, regional and/or nationally known storytellers. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.fromamouth.com/milkymoon/quotes/right.php?id=938

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Nevada City History (641 words)
In 1851, Nevada City became the County Seat when Nevada County was formed from a section of Yuba County.
City ordinances were revised to disallow the historically inaccurate and downright tacky new storefronts and signage, and the city buried all the power lines littering the downtown area.
Nevada City is not a museum, it is a hub of activity.
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