Nevada City, CA
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Nevada City is a very small city located in the state of California. With a population of 3,152 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Nevada City is the 581st largest community in California. Nevada City has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Housing costs in Nevada City 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.

Nevada City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Nevada City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nevada City who work in office and administrative support (23.30%), sales jobs (10.71%), and management occupations (10.64%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Nevada City has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Of important note, Nevada City is also a city of artists. Nevada City has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Nevada City’s character.

The education level of Nevada City ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Nevada City, 47.99% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Nevada City in 2010 was $35,087, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,348 for a family of four. However, Nevada City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Nevada City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Nevada City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Nevada City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Nevada City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.62% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Nevada City include Irish, English, Scottish, and European.

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

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