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Truckee, CA
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Truckee profile

Living in Truckee

Truckee is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 16,850 people and seven associated neighborhoods, Truckee is the 341st largest community in California.

Housing costs in Truckee 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.

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

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

A relatively large number of people in Truckee telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 26.32% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that Truckee is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Truckee is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Truckee’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Truckee is a pretty powerful place. 57.80% of the adults in Truckee have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Truckee in 2022 was $63,792, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $255,168 for a family of four. However, Truckee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Truckee is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Truckee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Truckee residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Truckee also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.78% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Truckee include English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Truckee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.