Grass Valley, California

Population 12,818

Grass Valley is located in Nevada County, CA. The population is 12,818, making Grass Valley the 2nd largest city in Nevada County.

There are 28 public schools in Grass Valley with an average Homefacts rating of B+. The total crime rate for Grass Valley is high , and there are 64 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Grass Valley is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Grass Valley property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Grass Valley include Nevada City, Rough and Ready and Alta Sierra.

Grass Valley Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 10.4%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 65%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 24.6%

Crime Rate

40.28% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 472
  • Violent Crimes: 565
  • Robbery: 46
  • Burglary: 588
  • Property Crime: 3
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

72.88% Higher than national avg.
  • 64 offenders in Grass Valley
  • 49.93 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

145 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 10
  • Registered Polluters: 2
  • Superfunds: 10
  • Tanks & Spills: 123


Moderate 3.0%
  • California unemployment average: 4.1%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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28 Public Schools view public schools

There are 28 K-12 public schools in Grass Valley, CA and 3 private schools. Homefacts rates Grass Valley's schools as Very good, with an overall B+ rating.

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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83 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Grass Valley, CA issued 83 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 83 permits, 3 were issued for single family homes and 80 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Grass Valley, CA issued 6 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $921
  • 1 Bedroom: $993
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,307
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,857
  • 4 Bedrooms: $2,037

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Environmental Hazards

145 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality MODERATE (127/152)
    Grass Valley, CA has 83.55% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Grass Valley, CA is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.79 Average
    Grass Valley, CA is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 41.65°
  • February 38.85°
  • March 40.17°
  • April 44.57°
  • May 67°
  • June 62.01°
  • July 70.45°
  • August 70.37°
  • September 66.48°
  • October 54.12°
  • November 46.58°
  • December 45.88°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Grass Valley, CA

Grass Valley, CA has a high risk of earthquakes.
Grass Valley, CA has no risk of hurricanes.
Grass Valley, CA has a very low risk of hail storms.
Grass Valley, CA has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Grass Valley, CA: $35,524


Unemployment in Grass Valley is 3.0%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 4.1% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 43.72%
White Collar - 56.28%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Jerry Brown
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein

City Representatives

  • Doug LaMalfa

Neighborhood Info

2 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

12 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Police Station view all

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