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Location and Cities of Nevada County

Nevada County is a county located in the Sierra Nevada of California, in the Mother Lode Country. As of 2010 its population was 98,764. The county seat is Nevada City.

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 974.49 square miles (2,523.9 km2), of which 957.61 square miles (2,480.2 km2) (or 98.27%) is land and 16.88 square miles (43.7 km2) (or 1.73%) is water.[3]

The western part of the county is defined by the course of several rivers and the irregular boundaries of adjoining counties. When the county was created, the founders wanted to include access to the transcontinental railroad, so a rectangular section was added that includes the railroad town of Truckee. What is remarkable about this is that the final shape of the county closely resembles the Deringer pocket pistol, a favorite at the time of the more urbane residents of this gold rush county.

Cities and towns

Settlements over 10,000 population

Settlements under 10,000 population

Nevada City, the county seat, is classified as a city, the other settlements are classified as towns.

Source: Nevada County Demographic and Statistical Profile