“Compared to its surrounding counties, Nevada County has the highest percentage of residents over 65 years of age, and also has less ethnic variation,” according to the Nevada County Demographic report.
“There are fewer residents under the age of 30 in Nevada County (29%) than statewide (41%). In years past, the economic downturn accelerated the trend towards an older population as higher unemployment rates, typical of the ‘Great Recession,’ caused younger people with families to seek employment in urban areas.
“With the recent improvement in the County’s unemployment and economic status, the attractiveness of this area as a great place for young families continues to increase.”
Source: Nevada County Demographic report