Grass Valley, CA
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Grass Valley is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 12,944 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Grass Valley is the 379th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Grass Valley are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Grass Valley is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Grass Valley is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Grass Valley who work in sales jobs (13.99%), office and administrative support (10.95%), and maintenance occupations (9.24%).

Also of interest is that Grass Valley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.12 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Grass Valley overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Grass Valley, 23.39% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Grass Valley in 2010 was $23,005, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,020 for a family of four.

The people who call Grass Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grass Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Grass Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Grass Valley include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Grass Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.