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Encyclopedia > Penn Valley, California

Penn Valley is a census-designated place located in Nevada County, California. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,387.


Location of Penn Valley, California

Penn Valley is located at 39°11'54" North, 121°11'20" West (39.198214, -121.188965)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.4 km˛ (2.1 mi˛). 5.4 km˛ (2.1 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,387 people, 530 households, and 383 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 255.0/km˛ (659.3/mi˛). There are 561 housing units at an average density of 103.1/km˛ (266.7/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 93.37% White, 0.79% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 4.40% from two or more races. 4.47% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 530 households out of which 32.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% are married couples living together, 12.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% are non-families. 20.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $35,962, and the median income for a family is $37,115. Males have a median income of $33,068 versus $21,133 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $16,582. 13.0% of the population and 9.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.7% of those under the age of 18 and 6.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=39.198214&longitude=-121.188965&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=39.198214&lon=-121.188965&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-121.188965&lat=39.198214&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Penn Valley California Resource Guide, City or community of Penn Valley, California Facts, Information, Relocation, ... (485 words)
The population of Penn Valley is approximately 12,000 (2000).
Penn Valley is positioned 39.19 degrees north of the equator and 121.18 degrees west of the prime meridian.
One of Penn Valley's early nicknames was "Pantry of the Northern Mines." The area had many farms, ranches and was known for its rich agricultural lands.
Penn Valley, California (Cities) (186 words)
Penn Valley is located in Northern California, with easy access to State Highways 20 and 49.
Penn Valley is 100 miles of northeast San Francisco and 50 miles northeast of Sacramento.
Penn Valley is located east of Marysville on Highway 20.
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