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Truckee is a town located in Nevada County, California. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 13,864. Truckee's population has the potential to surge to 40,000 people in less than ten years as a result of increased development of previously forested lands in areas such as Martis Valley and the CA-267 corridor. However, the majority would most likely be vacationers, which would keep Truckee's year-round population relatively the same. Intrestingly enough, while Truckee residents generally do not like the plan, it is the greater Nevada County area and the Board of Supervisors who are approving the build permits.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 87.7 km² (33.8 mi²). 84.3 km² (32.5 mi²) of it is land and 3.4 km² (1.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.87% water and is near Lake Tahoe.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 13,864 people, 5,149 households, and 3,563 families residing in the town. The population density is 164.5/km² (426.1/mi²). There are 9,757 housing units at an average density of 115.8/km² (299.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 88.39% White, 0.25% African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 7.57% from other races, and 2.16% from two or more races. 12.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 5,149 households out of which 37.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% are married couples living together, 6.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% are non-families. 18.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.68 and the average family size is 3.09.
In the town the population is spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 36.8% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 112.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 112.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $58,848, and the median income for a family is $62,746. Males have a median income of $38,631 versus $29,536 for females. The per capita income for the town is $26,786. 4.6% of the population and 2.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.3% of those under the age of 18 and 2.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
• Truckee is famous for its annual rodeo. • Truckee is the home of Donner Lake and the Donner Lake State Park and Museum • Truckee grew as a railroad town. The railroad goes into downtown Truckee and the Amtrak passenger lines still stop there on the services from Chicago to San Francisco. • The four closest large ski resorts to Truckee are Squaw Valley, Northwoods, Alpine Meadows and Boreal.
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