The population of Nevada County is just under 100,000. Median household income is $45,864, and the median home value is $460,200. Its county seat is Nevada City. Nevada County comprises the Truckee-Grass Valley, CA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Sacramento-Roseville, CA Combined Statistical Area. It is in the Mother Lode Country.
Nevada County is a 974 square mile area named after the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is also considered part of the greater Sacramento area. It has large areas of forests and grasslands. The county is drained by Middle and South Yuba rivers. Nevada County is one of four counties in the United States to border a state with which it shares the same name.
It was part of the Gold Rush of 1849, and gold mining remained a thriving business until after WWII. It has a lot historic buildings like the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley and the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City, California’s oldest theater. Created in 1851, from portions of Yuba County, Nevada County was named after the mining town of Nevada City, a name derived from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The word nevada is Spanish for "snowy" or "snow-covered."