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Encyclopedia > Truckee, California
A cabin in Truckee.
A cabin in Truckee.

Truckee is a town in Nevada County, California, United States. The population was 13,864 at the 2000 census. Truckee's population has the potential to surge to 40,000 people in less than ten years as a result of increased development of previously forested lands in areas such as Martis Valley and the CA-267 corridor. However, the majority would most likely be vacationers, which would keep Truckee's year-round population relatively the same. Interestingly enough, while Truckee residents generally do not like the plan due to its potential impact upon the environment, it is the Boards of Supervisors of Nevada County and nearby Placer County who are approving the build permits, since the areas involved are outside town limits. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3072x2048, 1713 KB) Summary A home in Truckee, California Photo by Sean OFlaherty aka Seano1 07:18, 27 February 2006 (UTC) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3072x2048, 1713 KB) Summary A home in Truckee, California Photo by Sean OFlaherty aka Seano1 07:18, 27 February 2006 (UTC) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... 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. ... Placer County is a county located in California, USAs Sierra Nevada, in the Gold Country. ...

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Geography

Location of Truckee, California.

Truckee is located at 39°20′32″N, 120°12′13″W (39.342163, -120.203568)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias CA county maps by Bumm13. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 87.7 km² (33.8 mi²). 84.3 km² (32.5 mi²) of it is land and 3.4 km² (1.3 mi²) of it (3.87%) is water. mostly the Truckee River, the only outlet of Lake Tahoe. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) 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 Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The Truckee River is a river, 140 mi (225 km) long, in northern California and northern Nevada in the United States. ... Lake Tahoe Emerald Bay State Park Lake Tahoe is a freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada, on the border between the U.S. states of California and Nevada, near Carson City. ...


Truckee was named after the Paiute chief. The chief's real name was not Truckee, it was Winnemuca. The first people who came to cross the Sierra Nevadas encountered his tribe. The people who found them were on a hill. Chief Winnemuca rode toward them yelling "Tro-kay!"Which is Paiute for "hello." The settlers assumed he was yelling his name. [1] Paiute (sometimes written as Piute) refers to two related groups — Northern Paiute and Southern Paiute — of Native Americans speaking languages belonging to the Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan family of Native American languages. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 13,864 people, 5,149 households, and 3,563 families residing in the town. The population density was 164.5/km² (426.1/mi²). There were 9,757 housing units at an average density of 115.8/km² (299.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.39% White, 0.25% African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 7.57% from other races, and 2.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.79% 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. ... 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. ...


There were 5,149 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.09. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 36.8% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 112.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.0 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $58,848, and the median income for a family was $62,746. Males had a median income of $38,631 versus $29,536 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,786. About 2.8% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 2.0% 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. ...


Transportation

Amtrak serves the city of Truckee. The city's passenger rail station is centrally located at 10000 East River Street in the heart of the historic downtown. Amtrak Train 5, the westbound California Zephyr, departs Truckee every morning and serves the cities of Colfax, Roseville, Sacramento, Davis, Martinez, and Emeryville. Amtrak Train 6, the eastbound California Zephyr, departs Truckee every afternoon and serves the cities of Reno, Sparks, Winnemucca, Elko, Salt Lake, Provo, Helper, Green River, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Denver, Omaha, Galesburg, and Chicago. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Trees Location Location of Sacramento in California Government County Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo Geographical characteristics Area     City 99. ...


Trivia

The Donner Party Memorial at Donner Memorial State Park. ... Cannibalism in Brazil in 1557 as described by Hans Staden. ... Steer roping Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Tucson, AZ. Rodeo is a traditional North American sport with influences from the history of Mexican vaqueros (cowboys) and American cowboys. ... Donner Lake is a freshwater lake quite smaller than nearby Lake Tahoe. ... [[Image:Donner Party Memorial. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... A transcontinental railroad is a railway that crosses a continent, typically from sea to sea. Terminals are at or connected to different Oceans. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The City by the Bay; The City That Knows How; Golden Mountain (historic Chinese name) Location Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates , Government City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Geographical characteristics Area     City 600. ... A ski resort is a ski area with a village and/or high-end accommodations and other amenities at the base of the mountain. ... The Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Squaw Valley, California (Ski Area Valley) is one of the most famous ski areas in the United States and was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. ... Alpine Meadows is a ski resort located near Squaw Valley at Northern Lake Tahoe. ... Paiute (sometimes written as Piute) refers to two related groups — Northern Paiute and Southern Paiute — of Native Americans speaking languages belonging to the Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan family of Native American languages. ...

External links

Nevada County, California
Incorporated places:   Nevada City (County seat) • Grass ValleyTruckee

Census-designated places:   Alta SierraLake of the PinesLake WildwoodPenn ValleyWashington Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Nevada County is a county located in Californias Sierra Nevada, in the Mother Lode country. ... An incorporated place, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is a type of governmental unit incorporated under state law as a city, town (except the New England states, New York, and Wisconsin), borough (except in Alaska and New York), or village and having legally prescribed limits, powers, and... Nevada City is the county seat of Nevada County, California, 166 miles (267 km) northeast of San Francisco. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Grass Valley is a city located in Nevada County, California. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Alta Sierra is a census-designated place located in Nevada County, California, United States. ... Lake of the Pines is a census-designated place located in Nevada County, California. ... Lake Wildwood is a census-designated place located in Nevada County, California. ... Penn Valley is a census-designated place located in Nevada County, California. ... Washington is a town located in Nevada County, California. ...


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Truckee, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (743 words)
Truckee is a town in Nevada County, California, United States.
Interestingly enough, while Truckee residents generally do not like the plan due to its potential impact upon the environment, it is the Boards of Supervisors of Nevada County and nearby Placer County who are approving the build permits, since the areas involved are outside town limits.
Truckee is where the Donner Party was snowbound and resorted to cannibalism.
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