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 87.11% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Grass Valley is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grass Valley who work in office and administrative support (12.05%), food service (11.46%), and maintenance occupations (10.01%).

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 16.34 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Grass Valley citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.87% of adults in Grass Valley have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Grass Valley in 2010 was $24,711, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,844 for a family of four. However, Grass Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Grass Valley is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Native American. 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 12.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Grass Valley include German, English, Italian, and French .

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