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Yuba City, California

Yuba City (Maidu: Yubu) is a city in Northern California and the county seat of Sutter County, California, United States. The population was 64,925 at the 2010 census. Yuba City is the principal city of the Yuba City Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Sutter County and Yuba County. The metro area's population is 164,138. It is the 21st largest metropolitan area in California ranked behind Redding and Chico. Its metropolitan statistical area is part of the Greater Sacramento CSA.

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City of Yuba City
Yuba City, from the air
Location in Sutter County and the state of California
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Coordinates:39°8′5″N121°37′34″W /39.13472°N 121.62611°W /39.13472; -121.62611Coordinates: 39°8′5″N121°37′34″W /39.13472°N 121.62611°W /39.13472; -121.62611
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySutter
IncorporatedJanuary 23, 1908
Government
• TypeCouncil-Manager
MayorPreet Didbal
Area
• Total14.98 sq mi (38.79 km2)
• Land14.90 sq mi (38.59 km2)
• Water0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2) 0.53%
Elevation
59 ft (18 m)
Population
• Total64,925
• Estimate
(2019)
67,010
• Density4,497.32/sq mi (1,736.39/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific)
• Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
95991–95993
Area code530
FIPS code06-86972
GNIS feature ID1660222
Websitewww.yubacity.net

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Early history

The Maidu people were settled in the region when they were first encountered by Spanish and Mexican scouting expeditions in the early 18th century. One version of the origin of the name "Yuba" is that during one of these expeditions, wild grapes were seen growing by a river, and so it was named "Uba", a variant spelling of the Spanish word uva (grape).

The Mexican government granted a large expanse of land, which included the area in which Yuba City is situated, to John Sutter—the same John Sutter upon whose land gold was subsequently discovered in 1848. He sold part of this tract to some enterprising men who wished to establish a town near the confluence of the Yuba River and the Feather River, tributaries of the Sacramento River, with an eye to developing a commercial center catering to the thousands of gold miners headed upstream to the gold fields. At the same time, another town was developing on the eastern bank of the Feather River, the beginnings of what later would become Marysville.

By 1852, Yuba City was a steamboat landing, had one hotel, a grocery store, a post office, and approximately 20 dwelling homes with a population of about 150.

Yuba City was chosen as county seat for Sutter County in 1854. The same year, however, voters decided that Nicolaus would be a better location, and the county seat was moved there. County voters returned to their first choice of Yuba City two years later, in 1856, and it has remained the county seat since.

Yuba City saw its first major influx of population after World War II, pushing residential areas west and south from the city's original center. Orchards were turned into residential areas as new homes were built for people migrating to the city.

Flood of 1955

In December 1955, a series of storms dropped torrential rain throughout northern California. The deluge caused all the rivers in the region to overflow their banks and to break through levees. The Christmas Eve levee break at Yuba City was particularly disastrous, with 38 people losing their lives, and heavy damage occurring in the downtown section. According to Dick Brandt, manager of the Yuba County airport in 1955, between 550 and 600 Sutter County residents were rescued from the floodwater by helicopter.

B-52 airplane crash

On March 14, 1961, a Boeing B-52 Stratofortress carrying nuclear weapons, flying near Yuba City encountered a pressurization problem, and had to drop to a lower altitude. Because of this, more fuel than expected was used, and the aircraft ran out of fuel. It crashed before meeting with a tanker aircraft. The pilot gave the bailout command, and the crew egressed at 10,000 ft, except for the pilot, who ejected at 4,000 ft, while avoiding a populated area. The aircraft was destroyed. The weapons, two Mark 39 (3.8 megatons each) thermonuclear bombs (identified from declassified Department of Energy films and photographs) were destroyed on impact though no explosion took place, and there was no release of radioactive material as a result.[self-published source?]

1976 school bus crash

On May 21, 1976, a school bus carrying members of the Yuba City High School's choir to a performance at Miramonte High School in Orinda, California plunged 28 feet off the exit ramp on I-680 at Marina Vista Road in Martinez, California. Twenty-seven students and one adult chaperone died and twenty-three students were seriously injured.

1978 missing person case

On February 24, 1978, five young men from Yuba City, Gary Dale Mathias, Jack Madruga, Jackie Huett, Theodore (Ted) Weiher and William Sterling, aged between 24 and 32 years, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. They went to a basketball game in Chico and on their way back drove up to a mountain road away from the main road back to Yuba, where their car had been found later, undamaged and with enough gas to drive back to Yuba City.

Four of the men were later found in and near a trailer on June 4 of the same year. Ted Weiher was found inside the trailer, starved, covered in blankets. Inside the trailer there was enough food to supply all five men for about a year, and enough paper and wood to light a fire, but nothing was used this way. The corpses and bones of three of the other men were found outside the trailer, but Gary Mathias was never found.

1994 mosque burning

Yuba City has been home to a significant Muslim population, including Pakistani Americans descended from c. 1902 immigrants. In 1994 the Muslim community completed a mosque that cost an estimated $1.8 million and many hours of donated work. Soon after, the mosque was destroyed by an act of arson, the first time that a mosque was destroyed in the United States. Eventually the mosque was rebuilt with help of Sikhs, Mormons, Christians, and other groups. The story is told in the 2012 documentary An American Mosque.

Sutter Buttes seen from Yuba City

Yuba City is located at 39°8'5" North, 121°37'34" West (39.134792, −121.626201).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.7 square miles (38 km2), of which, 14.6 square miles (38 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it is water. The total area is 0.53% water.

The Yuba City area is located 40 miles north of Sacramento and situated in the Sacramento Valley. It is home to the Sutter Buttes, the smallest mountain range in the world. The Feather River borders the city to the east and the area is sometimes referred to as the "Feather River Valley", which divides the city from its neighbor Marysville.

Yuba City has a hot-summer mediterranean climate (Csa according to the Köppen climate classification system) which consists of cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers. On average, January is the coolest and wettest month, and July is the hottest and driest. During the wet season from mid-October to mid-April, Yuba City sees frequent rain and is usually under the tule fog. Snow is rare in the valley, but cold waves from the north may bring some light snow and ice. Spring is wet in the beginning but becomes drier and warmer as summer months approach. May has some rain, but usually from thunderstorms, not winter storms. Rain is rare from June to September. The Delta Breeze, which comes from the Bay Area on summer nights, helps cool temperatures and adds humidity. At times the Delta Breeze is strong enough to bring coastal fog inland to the Sacramento Valley. Autumn starts out warm but becomes cooler, wetter, and foggier as the season progresses.

Climate data for Yuba City, California. (Elevation 60ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 75
(24)
82
(28)
90
(32)
97
(36)
106
(41)
113
(45)
111
(44)
111
(44)
113
(45)
104
(40)
90
(32)
79
(26)
113
(45)
Average high °F (°C) 55
(13)
61
(16)
63
(17)
70
(21)
82
(28)
91
(33)
95
(35)
93
(34)
88
(31)
75
(24)
61
(16)
54
(12)
73
(23)
Average low °F (°C) 37
(3)
43
(6)
45
(7)
48
(9)
54
(12)
59
(15)
61
(16)
59
(15)
55
(13)
48
(9)
41
(5)
37
(3)
48
(9)
Record low °F (°C) 19
(−7)
23
(−5)
27
(−3)
32
(0)
37
(3)
45
(7)
45
(7)
46
(8)
43
(6)
32
(0)
27
(−3)
18
(−8)
18
(−8)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.54
(115.2)
4.13
(104.8)
3.85
(97.9)
1.70
(43.3)
0.84
(21.3)
0.29
(7.4)
0.07
(1.8)
0.08
(2.0)
0.64
(16.2)
1.43
(36.2)
3.00
(76.1)
3.67
(93.3)
24.23
(615.5)
Source: weather.com [1]
Historical population
Census Pop.
1890562
19101,160
19201,70847.2%
19303,605111.1%
19404,96837.8%
19507,86158.2%
196011,50746.4%
197013,98621.5%
198018,73634.0%
199027,43746.4%
200036,75834.0%
201064,92576.6%
2019 (est.)67,0103.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that Yuba City had a population of 64,925. The population density was 4,429.9 people per square mile (1,710.4/km2). The racial makeup of Yuba City was 37,382 (57.6%) White, 1,591 (2.5%) African American, 909 (1.4%) Native American, 11,190 (17.2%) Asian, 228 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 9,772 (15.1%) from other races, and 3,853 (5.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18,413 persons (28.4%).

The Census reported that 64,345 people (99.1% of the population) lived in households, 125 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 455 (0.7%) were institutionalized.

There were 21,550 households, out of which 9,012 (41.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 11,277 (52.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 2,969 (13.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,412 (6.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,436 (6.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 118 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 4,753 households (22.1%) were made up of individuals, and 1,960 (9.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99. There were 15,658 families (72.7% of all households); the average family size was 3.49.

The population was spread out, with 18,314 people (28.2%) under the age of 18, 6,630 people (10.2%) aged 18 to 24, 17,575 people (27.1%) aged 25 to 44, 14,810 people (22.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 7,596 people (11.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

There were 23,174 housing units at an average density of 1,581.2 per square mile (610.5/km2), of which 12,266 (56.9%) were owner-occupied, and 9,284 (43.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.1%. 36,525 people (56.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 27,820 people (42.8%) lived in rental housing units.

Yuba City also has a large population of Punjabi Mexican Americans.

2000

As of the census of 2000, there were 36,758 people (60,507 as of January 1, 2006), 13,290 households, and 8,944 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,924.4 people per square mile (1,514.7/km2). There were 13,912 housing units at an average density of 1,485.3 per square mile (573.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 67.0% White, 2.8% African American, 1.7% Native American, 6.4% Asian American, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 14.4% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. 12.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The European population in Yuba City was 0.5% Romanian, 0.3% Italian, and 1.6% German[citation needed].

There were 13,290 households, out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were "non-families." 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 29.0% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,858, and the median income for a family was $39,381. Males had a median income of $34,303 versus $23,410 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,928. 18.1% of the population and 14.5% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.8% of those under the age of 18 and 9.5% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Bus service in Yuba City is provided by Yuba Sutter Transit.

The city is served by two highways. California State Route 20 is the major east–west route, running to Marysville to the east, and Williams to the west. California State Route 99 travels south toward Sacramento, and north to Chico.

Sunsweet Growers Inc. headquarters

Yuba City is home to the largest dried fruit processing plant in the world, Sunsweet Growers Incorporated. In 1988 Yuba City was home to the California Prune Festival. In 2001 the name was changed to the California Dried Plum Festival and in early 2003 directors announced the end of the festival's 15-year run in the Yuba–Sutter area. This was primarily due to rise in costs, difficulty in securing sponsors, and competition from other festivals.

Other employers

Being a small town, retail and healthcare make up the largest sectors of the economy. Some other notable employers include the Geweke Auto Group, Hilbers Incorporated, SharpeSoft, Jaeger Construction, Ardent Mills (formerly Andean Naturals) and Nordic Industries, Inc. Farming is also the most important part of the Yuba–Sutter area.

Top employers

According to the city's 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Fremont-Rideout Health Group 1,855
2 Yuba City Unified School District 1,377
3 Sutter County 857
4 Sunsweet Growers 710
5 Walmart 550
6 Sutter North Medical Group 450
7 City of Yuba City 297
8 Sam's Club 240
9 Target 200
10 Raley's/Bel Air 180

Annual events

Sikh Parade

Yuba City is known for its sizeable Sikh community. The Sikh population in the Yuba–Sutter area has grown to be one of the largest in the United States and one of the largest Sikh populations outside of the Punjab state of India. Each year on the first Sunday of November, Sikhs from the United States, Canada, India, the United Kingdom and throughout the world attend the Sikh parade in Yuba City, which commemorates the receipt by Sikhs of their Holy scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, in 1708. The 4.5-mile-long parade features floats and a procession of parade participants. The 2005 parade drew an estimated 56,000 people while the 2007 parade was estimated to draw between 75,000 and 85,000 people of both Sikh and non-Sikh background. In 2008, an estimated 80,000 people came out for the event which is now considered one of the largest gatherings in Northern California. In 2012, the parade participants rose to an estimated number of 150,000 people.

California Swan Festival

Yuba City participated in the California Swan Festival, which had been held from 2013 to 2016, November 13–15, with the events centered in adjacent Marysville’s Caltrans Building.

Museums and other points of interest

In the California State Legislature, Yuba City is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen, and in the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican James Gallagher.

In the United States House of Representatives, Yuba City is in California's 3rd congressional district, represented by Democrat John Garamendi.

Yuba City also elected the first Sikh American Mayor in the United States, Kash Gill, and Preet Didbal, the first Sikh American woman Mayor in the United States.

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Community parks:

  • Sam Brannan Park
  • Blackburn-Talley Sports Complex/Park
  • Gauche Aquatic Park

Neighborhood parks:

  • Bogue Park
  • Greenwood Park
  • Happy Park
  • Hillcrest Park
  • Holly Tree Park
  • Kingwood Park
  • Lloyd Park
  • Maple Park
  • Moore Park
  • Nakwhal Park
  • Northridge Park
  • Patriot Park
  • Regency Park
  • Shanghai Garden Park
  • Southside Park

Passive parks:

  • Clark-Ainsley Mini Park
  • Plumas Tower Plaza Mini Park
  • Veterans Memorial Park

Other recreational facilities:

  • April Lane School/Park
  • Geweke Field
  • City Hall
  • Senior Center
  • Feather River Levee Bike Trail
  • AK School/AKMS

Public schools are part of the Yuba City Unified School District. The three high schools in the district are Yuba City High School, River Valley High School, and Albert Powell Continuation High School. Faith Christian High School and Adventist Christian School (http://www.acselementary.org) are private christian schools located in Yuba City. The Yuba City Charter School is K-12. Twin Rivers Charter is a K-8. St. Isidore Catholic School is a PK-8 parochial school under the auspices of St. Isidore Catholic Church.

Yuba City is in the Yuba Community College District and is served by Yuba Community College in neighboring Marysville.

The main newspaper for Yuba City area is the Appeal-Democrat. The newspaper is printed in Marysville, but serves the entire Yuba–Sutter area. The Sacramento Bee is also widely sold and read in Yuba City.

Although KKCY 103.1, KUBA 1600 AM and 98.1 FM, KETQ-LP 93Q, KKCY-HD2 95.5, KCYC-LP, KOBO, and KRYC-LP are the only radio stations within the city, there is a wide variety of others broadcasting nearby.

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Yuba City California Language Watch Edit Yuba City Maidu Yubu 8 9 is a city in Northern California and the county seat of Sutter County California United States The population was 64 925 at the 2010 census Yuba City is the principal city of the Yuba City Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Sutter County and Yuba County The metro area s population is 164 138 10 11 It is the 21st largest metropolitan area in California ranked behind Redding and Chico Its metropolitan statistical area is part of the Greater Sacramento CSA Yuba CityCityCity of Yuba CityYuba City from the airLocation in Sutter County and the state of CaliforniaYuba CityLocation in the United StatesShow map of Northern CaliforniaYuba CityYuba City California Show map of CaliforniaYuba CityYuba City the United States Show map of the United StatesCoordinates 39 8 5 N 121 37 34 W 39 13472 N 121 62611 W 39 13472 121 62611 Coordinates 39 8 5 N 121 37 34 W 39 13472 N 121 62611 W 39 13472 121 62611CountryUnited StatesStateCaliforniaCountySutterIncorporatedJanuary 23 1908 1 Government TypeCouncil Manager MayorPreet Didbal 2 Area 3 Total14 98 sq mi 38 79 km2 Land14 90 sq mi 38 59 km2 Water0 08 sq mi 0 20 km2 0 53 Elevation 4 59 ft 18 m Population 2010 5 Total64 925 Estimate 2019 6 67 010 Density4 497 32 sq mi 1 736 39 km2 Time zoneUTC 8 Pacific Summer DST UTC 7 PDT ZIP codes95991 95993 7 Area code530FIPS code06 86972GNIS feature ID1660222Websitewww wbr yubacity wbr net Contents 1 History 1 1 Early history 1 2 Flood of 1955 1 3 B 52 airplane crash 1 4 1976 school bus crash 1 5 1978 missing person case 1 6 1994 mosque burning 2 Geography 3 Climate 4 Demographics 4 1 2010 4 2 2000 5 Transportation 6 Business and economy 6 1 Sunsweet Growers Inc headquarters 6 2 Other employers 6 3 Top employers 7 Arts and culture 7 1 Annual events 7 1 1 Sikh Parade 7 2 California Swan Festival 7 3 Museums and other points of interest 8 Government 9 Parks 10 Education 11 Media 12 Notable people 13 Sister cities 14 See also 15 References 16 External linksHistory EditEarly history Edit The Maidu people were settled in the region when they were first encountered by Spanish and Mexican scouting expeditions in the early 18th century One version of the origin of the name Yuba is that during one of these expeditions wild grapes were seen growing by a river and so it was named Uba a variant spelling of the Spanish word uva grape The Mexican government granted a large expanse of land which included the area in which Yuba City is situated to John Sutter the same John Sutter upon whose land gold was subsequently discovered in 1848 He sold part of this tract to some enterprising men who wished to establish a town near the confluence of the Yuba River and the Feather River tributaries of the Sacramento River with an eye to developing a commercial center catering to the thousands of gold miners headed upstream to the gold fields At the same time another town was developing on the eastern bank of the Feather River the beginnings of what later would become Marysville By 1852 Yuba City was a steamboat landing had one hotel a grocery store a post office and approximately 20 dwelling homes with a population of about 150 Yuba City was chosen as county seat for Sutter County in 1854 The same year however voters decided that Nicolaus would be a better location and the county seat was moved there County voters returned to their first choice of Yuba City two years later in 1856 and it has remained the county seat since 12 Yuba City saw its first major influx of population after World War II pushing residential areas west and south from the city s original center Orchards were turned into residential areas as new homes were built for people migrating to the city 13 Flood of 1955 Edit In December 1955 a series of storms dropped torrential rain throughout northern California The deluge caused all the rivers in the region to overflow their banks and to break through levees The Christmas Eve levee break at Yuba City was particularly disastrous with 38 people losing their lives 12 and heavy damage occurring in the downtown section According to Dick Brandt manager of the Yuba County airport in 1955 between 550 and 600 Sutter County residents were rescued from the floodwater by helicopter 14 B 52 airplane crash Edit On March 14 1961 a Boeing B 52 Stratofortress carrying nuclear weapons flying near Yuba City encountered a pressurization problem and had to drop to a lower altitude Because of this more fuel than expected was used and the aircraft ran out of fuel It crashed before meeting with a tanker aircraft The pilot gave the bailout command and the crew egressed at 10 000 ft except for the pilot who ejected at 4 000 ft while avoiding a populated area The aircraft was destroyed The weapons two Mark 39 3 8 megatons each thermonuclear bombs identified from declassified Department of Energy films and photographs were destroyed on impact though no explosion took place and there was no release of radioactive material as a result 15 self published source 1976 school bus crash Edit Main article Yuba City bus disaster On May 21 1976 a school bus carrying members of the Yuba City High School s choir to a performance at Miramonte High School in Orinda California plunged 28 feet off the exit ramp on I 680 at Marina Vista Road in Martinez California Twenty seven students and one adult chaperone died and twenty three students were seriously injured 16 1978 missing person case Edit Main article Disappearance of Gary Mathias On February 24 1978 five young men from Yuba City Gary Dale Mathias Jack Madruga Jackie Huett Theodore Ted Weiher and William Sterling aged between 24 and 32 years disappeared under mysterious circumstances They went to a basketball game in Chico and on their way back drove up to a mountain road away from the main road back to Yuba where their car had been found later undamaged and with enough gas to drive back to Yuba City Four of the men were later found in and near a trailer on June 4 of the same year Ted Weiher was found inside the trailer starved covered in blankets Inside the trailer there was enough food to supply all five men for about a year and enough paper and wood to light a fire but nothing was used this way The corpses and bones of three of the other men were found outside the trailer but Gary Mathias was never found 17 18 1994 mosque burning Edit Yuba City has been home to a significant Muslim population including Pakistani Americans descended from c 1902 immigrants In 1994 the Muslim community completed a mosque that cost an estimated 1 8 million and many hours of donated work Soon after the mosque was destroyed by an act of arson the first time that a mosque was destroyed in the United States Eventually the mosque was rebuilt with help of Sikhs Mormons Christians and other groups The story is told in the 2012 documentary An American Mosque Geography Edit Sutter Buttes seen from Yuba City Yuba City is located at 39 8 5 North 121 37 34 West 39 134792 121 626201 19 According to the United States Census Bureau the city has a total area of 14 7 square miles 38 km2 of which 14 6 square miles 38 km2 of it is land and 0 1 square miles 0 26 km2 of it is water The total area is 0 53 water The Yuba City area is located 40 miles north of Sacramento and situated in the Sacramento Valley It is home to the Sutter Buttes the smallest mountain range in the world 20 The Feather River borders the city to the east and the area is sometimes referred to as the Feather River Valley which divides the city from its neighbor Marysville Climate EditYuba City has a hot summer mediterranean climate Csa according to the Koppen climate classification system which consists of cool wet winters and hot dry summers On average January is the coolest and wettest month and July is the hottest and driest During the wet season from mid October to mid April Yuba City sees frequent rain and is usually under the tule fog Snow is rare in the valley but cold waves from the north may bring some light snow and ice Spring is wet in the beginning but becomes drier and warmer as summer months approach May has some rain but usually from thunderstorms not winter storms Rain is rare from June to September The Delta Breeze which comes from the Bay Area on summer nights helps cool temperatures and adds humidity At times the Delta Breeze is strong enough to bring coastal fog inland to the Sacramento Valley Autumn starts out warm but becomes cooler wetter and foggier as the season progresses Climate data for Yuba City California Elevation 60ft Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YearRecord high F C 75 24 82 28 90 32 97 36 106 41 113 45 111 44 111 44 113 45 104 40 90 32 79 26 113 45 Average high F C 55 13 61 16 63 17 70 21 82 28 91 33 95 35 93 34 88 31 75 24 61 16 54 12 73 23 Average low F C 37 3 43 6 45 7 48 9 54 12 59 15 61 16 59 15 55 13 48 9 41 5 37 3 48 9 Record low F C 19 7 23 5 27 3 32 0 37 3 45 7 45 7 46 8 43 6 32 0 27 3 18 8 18 8 Average precipitation inches mm 4 54 115 2 4 13 104 8 3 85 97 9 1 70 43 3 0 84 21 3 0 29 7 4 0 07 1 8 0 08 2 0 0 64 16 2 1 43 36 2 3 00 76 1 3 67 93 3 24 23 615 5 Source weather com 1 Demographics EditHistorical populationCensus Pop 1890562 19101 160 19201 70847 2 19303 605111 1 19404 96837 8 19507 86158 2 196011 50746 4 197013 98621 5 198018 73634 0 199027 43746 4 200036 75834 0 201064 92576 6 2019 est 67 010 6 3 2 U S Decennial Census 21 2010 Edit The 2010 United States Census 22 reported that Yuba City had a population of 64 925 The population density was 4 429 9 people per square mile 1 710 4 km2 The racial makeup of Yuba City was 37 382 57 6 White 1 591 2 5 African American 909 1 4 Native American 11 190 17 2 Asian 228 0 4 Pacific Islander 9 772 15 1 from other races and 3 853 5 9 from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18 413 persons 28 4 The Census reported that 64 345 people 99 1 of the population lived in households 125 0 2 lived in non institutionalized group quarters and 455 0 7 were institutionalized There were 21 550 households out of which 9 012 41 8 had children under the age of 18 living in them 11 277 52 3 were opposite sex married couples living together 2 969 13 8 had a female householder with no husband present 1 412 6 6 had a male householder with no wife present There were 1 436 6 7 unmarried opposite sex partnerships and 118 0 5 same sex married couples or partnerships 4 753 households 22 1 were made up of individuals and 1 960 9 1 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 2 99 There were 15 658 families 72 7 of all households the average family size was 3 49 The population was spread out with 18 314 people 28 2 under the age of 18 6 630 people 10 2 aged 18 to 24 17 575 people 27 1 aged 25 to 44 14 810 people 22 8 aged 45 to 64 and 7 596 people 11 7 who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 33 0 years For every 100 females there were 97 9 males For every 100 females age 18 and over there were 95 3 males There were 23 174 housing units at an average density of 1 581 2 per square mile 610 5 km2 of which 12 266 56 9 were owner occupied and 9 284 43 1 were occupied by renters The homeowner vacancy rate was 2 3 the rental vacancy rate was 7 1 36 525 people 56 3 of the population lived in owner occupied housing units and 27 820 people 42 8 lived in rental housing units Yuba City also has a large population of Punjabi Mexican Americans 2000 Edit As of the census 23 of 2000 there were 36 758 people 60 507 as of January 1 2006 13 290 households and 8 944 families residing in the city The population density was 3 924 4 people per square mile 1 514 7 km2 There were 13 912 housing units at an average density of 1 485 3 per square mile 573 3 km2 The racial makeup of the city was 67 0 White 2 8 African American 1 7 Native American 6 4 Asian American 0 3 Pacific Islander 14 4 from other races and 2 4 from two or more races 24 12 5 of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race The European population in Yuba City was 0 5 Romanian 0 3 Italian and 1 6 German citation needed There were 13 290 households out of which 36 7 had children under the age of 18 living with them 47 6 were married couples living together 14 3 had a female householder with no husband present and 32 7 were non families 26 5 of all households were made up of individuals and 9 7 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 2 70 and the average family size was 3 28 In the city the population was spread out with 29 0 under the age of 18 10 7 from 18 to 24 29 4 from 25 to 44 18 7 from 45 to 64 and 12 2 who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 32 years For every 100 females there were 95 5 males For every 100 females age 18 and over there were 91 7 males The median income for a household in the city was 32 858 and the median income for a family was 39 381 Males had a median income of 34 303 versus 23 410 for females The per capita income for the city was 15 928 18 1 of the population and 14 5 of families were below the poverty line Out of the total population 24 8 of those under the age of 18 and 9 5 of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line Transportation EditBus service in Yuba City is provided by Yuba Sutter Transit The city is served by two highways California State Route 20 is the major east west route running to Marysville to the east and Williams to the west California State Route 99 travels south toward Sacramento and north to Chico Business and economy EditSunsweet Growers Inc headquarters Edit Yuba City is home to the largest dried fruit processing plant in the world 25 Sunsweet Growers Incorporated In 1988 Yuba City was home to the California Prune Festival In 2001 the name was changed to the California Dried Plum Festival and in early 2003 directors announced the end of the festival s 15 year run in the Yuba Sutter area This was primarily due to rise in costs difficulty in securing sponsors and competition from other festivals Other employers Edit Being a small town retail and healthcare make up the largest sectors of the economy 26 Some other notable employers include the Geweke Auto Group Hilbers Incorporated SharpeSoft Jaeger Construction Ardent Mills formerly Andean Naturals and Nordic Industries Inc Farming is also the most important part of the Yuba Sutter area Top employers Edit According to the city s 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 27 the top employers in the city are Employer of Employees1 Fremont Rideout Health Group 1 8552 Yuba City Unified School District 1 3773 Sutter County 8574 Sunsweet Growers 7105 Walmart 5506 Sutter North Medical Group 4507 City of Yuba City 2978 Sam s Club 2409 Target 20010 Raley s Bel Air 180Arts and culture EditAnnual events Edit Sikh Parade Edit Yuba City is known for its sizeable Sikh community 28 29 The Sikh population in the Yuba Sutter area has grown to be one of the largest in the United States and one of the largest Sikh populations outside of the Punjab state of India Each year on the first Sunday of November Sikhs from the United States Canada India the United Kingdom and throughout the world attend the Sikh parade in Yuba City which commemorates the receipt by Sikhs of their Holy scripture the Guru Granth Sahib in 1708 The 4 5 mile long parade features floats and a procession of parade participants The 2005 parade drew an estimated 56 000 people while the 2007 parade was estimated to draw between 75 000 and 85 000 people of both Sikh and non Sikh background In 2008 an estimated 80 000 people came out for the event which is now considered one of the largest gatherings in Northern California 30 In 2012 the parade participants rose to an estimated number of 150 000 people California Swan Festival Edit Yuba City participated in the California Swan Festival which had been held from 2013 to 2016 November 13 15 with the events centered in adjacent Marysville s Caltrans Building 31 32 33 34 35 36 Museums and other points of interest Edit Community Memorial Museum of Sutter CountyGovernment EditIn the California State Legislature Yuba City is in the 4th Senate District represented by Republican Jim Nielsen and in the 3rd Assembly District represented by Republican James Gallagher 37 In the United States House of Representatives Yuba City is in California s 3rd congressional district represented by Democrat John Garamendi 38 Yuba City also elected the first Sikh American Mayor in the United States Kash Gill 39 and Preet Didbal the first Sikh American woman Mayor in the United States 40 Parks EditThis section does not cite any sources Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed March 2015 Learn how and when to remove this template message Community parks Sam Brannan Park Blackburn Talley Sports Complex Park Gauche Aquatic Park Neighborhood parks Bogue Park Greenwood Park Happy Park Hillcrest Park Holly Tree Park Kingwood Park Lloyd Park Maple Park Moore Park Nakwhal Park Northridge Park Patriot Park Regency Park Shanghai Garden Park Southside Park Passive parks Clark Ainsley Mini Park Plumas Tower Plaza Mini Park Veterans Memorial Park Other recreational facilities April Lane School Park Geweke Field City Hall Senior Center Feather River Levee Bike Trail AK School AKMSEducation Edit Public schools are part of the Yuba City Unified School District 41 The three high schools in the district are Yuba City High School River Valley High School and Albert Powell Continuation High School Faith Christian High School and Adventist Christian School http www acselementary org are private christian schools located in Yuba City The Yuba City Charter School is K 12 Twin Rivers Charter is a K 8 St Isidore Catholic School is a PK 8 parochial school under the auspices of St Isidore Catholic Church Yuba City is in the Yuba Community College District and is served by Yuba Community College in neighboring Marysville Media EditThe main newspaper for Yuba City area is the Appeal Democrat The newspaper is printed in Marysville but serves the entire Yuba Sutter area The Sacramento Bee is also widely sold and read in Yuba City Although KKCY 103 1 KUBA 1600 AM and 98 1 FM KETQ LP 93Q KKCY HD2 95 5 KCYC LP KOBO and KRYC LP are the only radio stations within the city there is a wide variety of others broadcasting nearby Notable people EditThis section does not cite any sources Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed June 2021 Learn how and when to remove this template message Josh Appelt mixed martial artist Frank Bacon actor Guy Branum actor comedian podcaster and writer Richard Buckner singer songwriter Juan Corona serial killer Marcie Dodd singer and actress Wally Herger politician member of U S House of Representatives 1987 2012 Brad Johnson actor and real estate developer Brandun Lee professional boxer Leanne Marshall winner of Season 5 of Project Runway Adrian Molina Academy Award winning writer and director of Coco John Joseph Montgomery aviation pioneer was born in Yuba City Michael P Moran actor and screenplay writer Charlie Peacock award winning songwriter recording artist record producer born Charles W Ashworth Chris Petersen University of Washington head football coach Darryl Scott Los Angeles Angels pitcher Brock Stassi Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Max Stassi Los Angeles Angels catcher Rick Stephenson bodybuilding champion and United States Army Ranger Charlotte Stewart actress Preet Didbal City mayor Tyler Rich singer Sherman Clark NASCAR Cup Series driver Ron Porter NFL Kicker Yuba County Five Five men who went missing in 1978 William Jennings Capell heir presumptive to the Earldom of EssexSister cities Edit Toride Ibaraki Japan as determined by Sister Cities International 42 See also Edit California portal Yuba County California Yuba Sutter area Marysville California Yuba City Astronomical ObservatoryReferences Edit California Cities by Incorporation Date California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions Archived from the original Word on October 17 2013 Retrieved August 25 2014 Yuba City Swears In First Female Sikh Mayor CBS Sacramento Archived from the original on December 22 2017 Retrieved December 20 2017 2019 U S Gazetteer Files United States Census Bureau Retrieved July 1 2020 Yuba City Geographic Names Information System United States Geological Survey Retrieved November 9 2014 Yuba City city QuickFacts United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on March 23 2015 Retrieved March 11 2015 a b Population and Housing Unit Estimates United States Census Bureau May 24 2020 Retrieved May 27 2020 ZIP Code tm Lookup United States Postal Service Archived from the original on November 16 2014 Retrieved November 9 2014 Sutter County Museum Sutter County Historical Society News 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Ways People Die in the Golden State Craven Street Books P121 ISBN 978 1 884995 57 6 The Mathias Group from Yuba City Strange deaths on U S mountains strangeoutdoors com Archived from the original on April 29 2018 Retrieved April 29 2018 Gorney Cynthia July 6 1978 5 Boys Who Never Come Back Archived from the original on March 16 2018 Retrieved April 29 2018 via www washingtonpost com US Gazetteer files 2010 2000 and 1990 United States Census Bureau February 12 2011 Retrieved April 23 2011 Sutter Buttes usgs gov Archived from the original on April 1 2007 Retrieved April 29 2018 Census of Population and Housing Census gov Retrieved June 4 2015 2010 Census Interactive Population Search CA Yuba City city U S Census Bureau Archived from the original on April 9 2015 Retrieved July 12 2014 U S Census website United States Census Bureau Retrieved January 31 2008 Bureau U S Census American FactFinder Results factfinder census gov Archived from the original on February 10 2020 Retrieved April 29 2018 Sunsweet Growers sunsweet com Archived from the original on February 23 2018 Retrieved April 29 2018 Yuba City California CA Accommodation amp food services waste management arts entertainment amp recreation etc Economy and Business Data amp Market Research Archived from the original on January 3 2010 Retrieved June 22 2010 Yuba City at City Data com City of Yuba City CAFR PDF yubacity net Archived from the original PDF on December 22 2014 Retrieved April 29 2018 Sikh Topix Archived from the original on November 7 2009 Retrieved December 16 2015 The Sunday Tribune Spectrum Archived from the original on February 5 2016 Retrieved December 16 2015 Sikh Heritage Celebrated appeal democrat com Archived from the original on November 8 2008 Retrieved April 29 2018 California Swan Festival Bird Watching Events amp exhibits The California Swan Festival is held in Marysville CA with tours and ancillary events held throughout the Yuba Sutter region Creasey Andrew 18 September 2015 California Swan set to take flight in November The Appeal Democrat Marysville CA Retrieved 15 December 2018 2016 CA Swan Festival Yuba Sutter Arts Events Calendar Retrieved 15 December 2018 Weiser Matt 12 October 2013 Swan power Officials in Marysville Yuba City hope elegant waterfowl draw tourists The Sacramento Bee Sacramento CA Retrieved 15 December 2018 Swan Tours North Central Region California Department of Fish and Wildlife Retrieved 15 December 2018 more than 100 000 tundra swans migrate along the Pacific flyway to spend winter in California The tour explores a 23 000 acre expanse of privately owned rice fields and restored habitat This area boasts one of the largest seasonal concentrations of tundra swans in the Central Valley as well as a wide variety of other species including ducks geese shorebirds herons egrets and raptors California Swan Festival official website Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce 2014 Retrieved 15 December 2018 We re sorry to announce that the 2017 CA Swan Festival has been canceled Statewide Database UC Regents Retrieved November 20 2014 California s 3rd Congressional District Representatives amp District Map Civic Impulse LLC Retrieved March 1 2013 Sikh becomes first mayor of Yuba City in US November 14 2009 Archived from the original on April 24 2017 Retrieved April 23 2017 Preet Didbal is 1st Sikh woman mayor of US Archived from the original on December 9 2017 Retrieved December 9 2017 Home Yuba City Unified School District Archived from the original on December 15 2015 Retrieved December 16 2015 Sister Cities International Directory California USA Archived from the original on October 13 2008 Retrieved October 16 2008 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Yuba City California Official website Yuba City Police Department Punjabi American Heritage Society of Yuba City Yuba City on the Yuba Sutter local wiki Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Yuba City California amp oldid 1052998355, wikipedia, wiki, 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