La Sierra University
La Sierra University is a Seventh-day Adventist university in the Riverside, United States. La Sierra offers undergraduate and doctoral level degrees and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Adventist Accrediting Association. Founded in 1922 as La Sierra Academy, it became La Sierra College, a liberal arts college, was merged into Loma Linda University in 1967 and named La Sierra College of Arts and Sciences. In 1990, La Sierra College of Arts and Sciences separated from Loma Linda University to become La Sierra University, an independent institution. Since becoming independent in 1990, La Sierra University has won multiple national and world titles in the Enactus competition. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, controversy arose involving the teaching of evolution in La Sierra's science curriculum. La Sierra has been the subject of controversy due to its students' low CPA exam pass rates and high levels of student debt after graduation. La Sierra was founded in 1922 when the Southeastern California Conference, one of the regional governing bodies of the Adventist church, obtained 300 acres of land in an unincorporated area of Riverside County from Willits J. Hole.
The land was once a part of a large Mexican land grant named Rancho La Sierra, giving La Sierra its current name. Since its founding in 1922 as La Sierra Academy, La Sierra has morphed through a number of stages. In 1927, the school became known as La Sierra Academy and Normal School when it expanded into offering courses for future teachers; that year, after course offerings were expanded, it became known as the Southern California Junior College. In 1939, the school was renamed La Sierra College. In 1940, the high school section split to form La Sierra College Preparatory School; the preparatory school is still located near the university. It was first accredited as a four-year liberal arts college in 1946. In 1964 the city of Riverside annexed much of La Sierra lands and nearby Arlington, placing the college within Riverside's city limits. In 1967, the college merged with Loma Linda University, becoming Loma Linda University's College of Arts and Sciences. During this time, La Sierra's School of Education, School of Business and Management, its Division of Continuing Studies were founded.
In 1990, the two campuses were reorganized into separate institutions, the La Sierra campus became La Sierra University. La Sierra remains a major feeder school for Loma Linda University for Loma Linda's medical programs. After the separation of the two campuses into independent institutions, Fritz Guy became La Sierra's president, he was followed by Lawrence T. Geraty in 1993. In 1999, over 20 percent of the student body signed a petition criticizing the university's core curriculum due to its alleged lack of focus on the Bible, politically liberal leanings, "subversive attacks on Christianity and monotheism". La Sierra sold 200 acres of its land to a developer in 2000, in what the university described as "the most significant physical change to La Sierra in the institution's 78-year history." The land, which the school used for agriculture and a dairy, became a planned development known as "Riverwalk". In 2007, Randal Wisbey president of Columbia Union College, became president of La Sierra University.
In the late 2000s, the university's science curriculum became a subject of controversy as the school was accused of teaching evolution in its biology classes, contrary to the teachings of the Adventist church. Concerned about the allegation, a campaign collected over 6,300 signatures to an online petition which called for Adventist universities to teach the Genesis creation narrative; the university's Board of Trustees unanimously affirmed those beliefs but some viewed that as inadequate. In 2010, the regional accreditation agency responsible for La Sierra, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, gave the university an eight-year accreditation extension despite concerns over academic freedom and institutional autonomy. La Sierra was accused of apostasy by the executive committee of the Michigan Conference, one of the church's regional governing bodies. In 2011, the denominational accreditation agency, the Adventist Accrediting Association, gave La Sierra an accreditation extension ending in 2012, but required it to make changes to better promote Adventist teachings.
In October 2011, the Board of Trustees voted in favor of a proposal stating "that creation be taught in university classrooms as faith, rather than science, that students be told that it could not be proven with scientific methods." Prior to the vote, three out of four trustees in favor were dismissed from the board, including a former United States ambassador. All three were women. In February 2012, one of the five faculty signers of the proposal was dismissed from the university. In May 2012, the American Association of University Professors sent a letter informing the university of its concerns regarding the professor's dismissal in relation to the issues of academic freedom and tenure. La Sierra's 150-acre campus is located in the La Sierra neighborhood of the city of Riverside; the school is a member of the American Public Gardens Association, which has designated the campus an arboretum. The first buildings built on the campus were female dormitories; the university opened a $23 million science complex in the fall of 2006, which houses its biology, computer science, mathematics departments.
The Frances E. Barnard Memorial Observatory is located behind the main La Sierra campus at the base of Mount Two-Bit; the observatory was named for Frances Evelyn Barnard, mother of Marion Cecil
Grass Valley, California
The city of Grass Valley is the largest city in the western region of Nevada County, United States. Situated at 2,500 feet elevation in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, this historic northern Gold Country city is 57 miles by car from the state capitol in Sacramento, 64 miles from Sacramento International Airport, 88 miles west of Reno, 143 miles northeast of San Francisco; as of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 12,860. Grass Valley, known as Boston Ravine and officially named Centerville, dates from the California Gold Rush, as does nearby Nevada City; when a post office was established in 1851, it was renamed Grass Valley the following year for unknown reasons. The town incorporated in 1860. Grass Valley is the location of the Empire Mine and North Star Mine, two of the richest mines in California. George Starr, manager of the Empire Mine, William Bowers Bourn II, the mine owner, donated mine property which became Memorial Park. Many of those who came to settle in Grass Valley were tin miners from England.
They were attracted to the California gold fields because the same skills needed for deep tin mining were needed for hardrock gold mining. Many of them specialized in pumping the water out of deep mining shafts; this followed the disastrous fall in tin prices as large alluvial deposits began to be exploited elsewhere. Grass Valley still holds on to its Cornish heritage, with events such as its annual Cornish Christmas and St Piran's Day celebrations. Cornish pasties are a local favorite dish with a few restaurants in town specializing in recipes handed down from the original immigrant generation. Grass Valley is twinned with Bodmin in Cornwall. There was a Roman Catholic Diocese of Grass Valley. Grass Valley is located at 39°13′9″N 121°3′30″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles, all of it land. A variety of igneous and metamorphic rock supports Grass Valley. Granitic rock such as quartz diorite underlies the downtown core and extends south along Highway 49.
Metavolcanic rock and diabase underlie areas around the granitic zone. Neighborhoods around Nevada County Golf Course and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital are underlain by ultramafic rock which supports infertile soils of the Dubakella series. Here the vegetation is not as luxuriant as one would expect from the high average annual precipitation, forested areas are dominated by several species of oaks and the crooked, thin-crowned gray pine. Straight, dense ponderosa pine inhabits the more fertile soils which include Musick series on granitic rock and Sites series on mafic or metamorphic rock. Grass Valley has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and wet, rainy winters. Summer is dry, but thunderstorms may occur; the winter rains contribute to a heavy fuel-loading of brush and grass, which dry out during the summer, posing a wildfire hazard. Snow occurs at times. Over the course of a year, 34.7 days of 90 °F or hotter and 1.2 days of 100 °F or hotter occur, with 69.0 days of 32 °F or colder.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Grass Valley had a population of 12,860. The population density was 2,711.3 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Grass Valley was 11,493 White, 208 Native American, 188 Asian, 46 African American, 9 Pacific Islander, 419 from other races, 497 from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1,341 persons; the census reported that 12,401 people lived in households, 118 lived in noninstitutionalized group quarters, 341 were institutionalized. Of the 6,077 households, 1,544 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,665 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 980 had a female householder with no husband present, 316 had a male householder with no wife present, 466 were unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 33 were same-sex married couples or partnerships. About 2,605 households were made up of individuals and 1,415 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older; the average household size was 2.04. The 2,961 families had an average family size of 2.78.
The population was distributed as 2,625 people under the age of 18, 1,146 people aged 18 to 24, 2,882 people aged 25 to 44, 3,183 people aged 45 to 64, 3,024 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 78.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.5 males. The 6,637 housing units averaged 1,399.3 per square mile, of which 2,391 were owner-occupied, 3,686 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.0%. As of the census of 2000, 10,922 people, 5,016 households, 2,678 families resided in the city; the population density was 2,660.2 people per square mile. Of the 5,016 households, 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.4% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 46.6% were not families. About 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals, 20.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.80 people.
The median income for a househ
A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city. In most English-speaking countries, suburban areas are defined in contrast to central or inner-city areas, but in Australian English and South African English, suburb has become synonymous with what is called a "neighborhood" in other countries and the term extends to inner-city areas. In some areas, such as Australia, China, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, a few U. S. states, new suburbs are annexed by adjacent cities. In others, such as Saudi Arabia, Canada and much of the United States, many suburbs remain separate municipalities or are governed as part of a larger local government area such as a county. Suburbs first emerged on a large scale in the 19th and 20th centuries as a result of improved rail and road transport, which led to an increase in commuting. In general, they have lower population densities than inner city neighborhoods within a metropolitan area, most residents commute to central cities or other business districts.
Suburbs tend to proliferate around cities that have an abundance of adjacent flat land. The English word is derived from the Old French subburbe, in turn derived from the Latin suburbium, formed from sub and urbs; the first recorded usage of the term in English, was made by John Wycliffe in 1380, where the form subarbis was used, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. In Australia and New Zealand, suburbs have become formalised as geographic subdivisions of a city and are used by postal services in addressing. In rural areas in both countries, their equivalents are called localities; the terms inner suburb and outer suburb are used to differentiate between the higher-density areas in proximity to the city center, the lower-density suburbs on the outskirts of the urban area. The term'middle suburbs' is used. Inner suburbs, such as Te Aro in Wellington, Eden Terrace in Auckland, Prahran in Melbourne and Ultimo in Sydney, are characterised by higher density apartment housing and greater integration between commercial and residential areas.
In New Zealand, most suburbs are not defined which can lead to confusion as to where they may begin and end. Although there is a geospatial file defining suburbs for use by emergency services developed and maintained by Fire and Emergency New Zealand, in collaboration with other government agencies, to date this file has not been released publicly. New Zealand company Koordinates Limited requested access to the geospatial file under the Official Information Act 1982 but this request was rejected by the New Zealand Fire Service on the basis that it would prejudice the health & safety of, or cause material loss, to the public. In September 2014 a decision was made by the Ombudsman of New Zealand ruling that the New Zealand Fire Service refusal to release the geospatial file without agreeing to terms which included, among other restrictions, a prohibition on redistribution of the geospatial file, was reasonable. In the United Kingdom and in Ireland, suburb refers to a residential area outside the city centre, regardless of administrative boundaries.
Suburbs, in this sense, can range from areas that seem more like residential areas of a city proper to areas separated by open countryside from the city centre. In large cities such as London and Leeds, suburbs include separate towns and villages that have been absorbed during a city's growth and expansion, such as Ealing and Guiseley. In the United States and Canada, suburb can refer either to an outlying residential area of a city or town or to a separate municipality or unincorporated area outside a town or city; the earliest appearance of suburbs coincided with the spread of the first urban settlements. Large walled towns tended to be the focus around which smaller villages grew up in a symbiotic relationship with the market town; the word'suburbani' was first used by the Roman statesman Cicero in reference to the large villas and estates built by the wealthy patricians of Rome on the city's outskirts. Towards the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty, the capital, was occupied by the emperor and important officials.
As populations grew during the Early Modern Period in Europe, urban towns swelled with a steady influx of people from the countryside. In some places, nearby settlements were swallowed up as the main city expanded; the peripheral areas on the outskirts of the city were inhabited by the poorest. Due to the rapid migration of the rural poor to the industrialising cities of England in the late 18th century, a trend in the opposite direction began to develop; this trend accelerated through the 19th century in cities like London and Manchester that were growing and the first suburban districts sprung up around the city centres to accommodate those who wanted to escape the squalid conditions of the industrial towns. Toward the end of the century, with the development of public transit systems such as the underground railways and buses, it became possible for the majority of the city's population to reside outside the city and to commute into the
Fenuki Aisea Tupou is an American football guard, a free agent. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft, he played college football at Oregon. Tupou was raised in Antelope, where he attended Center High School as a two-way lineman, he went on to attend Sierra College for two years, earning a Junior College All-American honorable mention in 2005. Tupou was recruited by Oregon, where he committed, he redshirted in 2006, before starting 23 games at offensive tackle for the Ducks over the course of his junior and senior year, earning All-Pacific-10 honors both seasons. Tupou was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft, he signed a 4-year contract with the team on June 6, 2009. He was placed on the injured reserve list on September 5, 2009, he was waived on September 4, 2010, re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 13. His practice squad contract expired at the conclusion of the season, so he was re-signed to a future contract on January 13, 2011.
Tupou was waived on September 2011, during final roster cuts. Tupou was signed to the Saints practice squad on October 3, 2011, he was re-signed on January 18, 2012. He was waived/injured on August 19, 2012, subsequently reverted to injured reserve on August 22, his brother, Christian Tupou was a defensive lineman for the USC Trojans. He went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, was signed for training camp by the San Diego Chargers, their cousin, Viliami Moala plays for the California Golden Bears. Philadelphia Eagles bio Oregon Ducks bio NFLDraftScout.com bio
Alfonso John Romero is an American director, designer and developer in the video game industry. He is best known as a co-founder of id Software and designer for many of their games, including Wolfenstein 3D, Dangerous Dave, Doom, Doom II and Quake, his game designs and development tools, along with new programming techniques created and implemented by id Software's lead programmer John D. Carmack, led to a mass popularization of the first-person shooter, or FPS, in the 1990s, he is credited with coining the FPS multiplayer term "deathmatch". Romero was born in Colorado in the United States, he is of Mexican and Cherokee heritage. His mother Ginny delivered him six weeks premature, his parents, married only a few months before, had long been living in hard times. Ginny, good-humored and easygoing, met Alfonso Antonio Romero when they were teenagers in Tucson, Arizona. Alfonso, a first-generation Mexican American, was a maintenance man at an air force base, spending his days fixing air conditioners and heating systems.
After Alfonso and Ginny got married, they headed in a 1948 Chrysler with three hundred dollars to Colorado, hoping their interracial relationship would thrive in more tolerant surroundings. Among his early influences, the arcade game Space Invaders, with its "shoot the alien" gameplay, introduced him to video games. Namco's maze chase arcade game Pac-Man had the biggest influence on his career, as it was the first game that got him "thinking about game design." Nasir Gebelli was his favorite programmer and a major inspiration, with his fast 3D programming work for Apple II games, such as the shooters Horizon V and Zenith, influencing his work at id Software. Other influences include programmer Bill Budge, Shigeru Miyamoto's Super Mario games, the fighting games Street Fighter II, Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting and Virtua Fighter. John Romero started programming games on an Apple II he got in 1980, his first developed game was a Crazy Climber clone. His first published game, Scout Search, appeared in the June 1984 issue of inCider magazine, a popular Apple II magazine during the 1980s.
Romero's first company, Capitol Ideas Software, was listed as the developer for at least 12 of his earliest published games. Romero captured the December cover of the Apple II magazine Nibble for three years in a row starting in 1987, he entered a programming contest in A+ magazine during its first year of publishing with his game Cavern Crusader. The first game Romero created, published was Jumpster in UpTime. Jumpster was created in 1983 and published in 1987, making Jumpster his earliest created published, game. Romero's first industry job was at Origin Systems in 1987 after programming games for 8 years, he worked on the Apple II to Commodore 64 port of 2400 A. D., scrapped due to slow sales of the Apple II version. Romero moved onto Space Rogue, a game by Paul Neurath. During this time, Romero was asked if he would be interested in joining Paul's soon-to-start company Blue Sky Productions renamed Looking Glass Technologies. Instead, Romero left Origin Systems to co-found a game company named Inside Out Software, where he ported Might & Magic II from the Apple II to the Commodore 64.
He had finished the Commodore 64 to Apple II port of Tower Toppler, but Epyx unexpectedly cancelled all its ports industrywide due to their tremendous investment in the first round of games for the upcoming Atari Lynx. During this short time, Romero did the artwork for the Apple IIGS version of Dark Castle, a port from the Macintosh. During this time and his friend Lane Roathe co-founded a company named Ideas from the Deep and wrote versions of a game named Zappa Roidz for the Apple II, PC and Apple IIGS, their last collaboration was an Apple II disk operating system for Infocom's games Zork Zero, Arthur and Journey. Romero moved to Shreveport, Louisiana in March 1989 and joined Softdisk as a programmer in its Special Projects division. After several months of helping the PC monthly disk magazine Big Blue Disk, he moved into the department until he started a PC games division in July 1990 named'Gamer's Edge'. Romero hired John D. Carmack into the department from his freelancing in Kansas City, moved Adrian Carmack into the division from Softdisk's art department, persuaded Tom Hall to come in at night and help with game design.
Romero and the others left Softdisk in February 1991 to form id Software. Romero worked at id Software from its inception in 1991 until 1996, he was involved in the creation of several milestone games, including Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom II: Hell on Earth and Quake. He served as executive producer on Hexen, he designed most of the first episode of Doom, a fourth of the levels in Quake, half the levels in the Commander Keen and Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny. He wrote many of the tools used at id Software to create their games, including DoomEd, QuakeEd, DM, DWANGO client, TED5, IGRAB, the installers for all the games up to and including Quake, the SETUP program used to configure the games, several others. In his keynote speech at WeAreDevelopers Conference 2017, Romero named this period Turbo Mode, in which he emphasizes having created 28 games, in 5.5 years with a team consisting of fewer than 10 developers. In level 30 of Doom II, "Icon of Sin", the boss is supposed to be a giant demon head with a fragment mis
Sacramento County, California
Sacramento County is a county in the U. S. state of California, State of the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,418,788, its county seat is Sacramento, the state capital of California since 1854. Sacramento County is the central county of the Greater Sacramento metropolitan area; the county covers about 994 square miles in the northern portion of the Central Valley, on into Gold Country. Sacramento County extends from the low delta lands between the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River, including Suisun Bay, north to about ten miles beyond the State Capitol and east into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains; the southernmost portion of Sacramento County has direct access to San Francisco Bay. Sacramento County was one of the original counties of California, which were created in 1850 at the time of statehood; the county was named after the Sacramento River. The river was named by Spanish cavalry officer Gabriel Moraga for the Santisimo Sacramento, referring to the Catholic Eucharist.
Alexander Hamilton Willard, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, is buried in the old Franklin Cemetery. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 994 square miles, of which 965 square miles is land and 29 square miles is water. Most of the county is at an elevation close with some areas below sea level; the highest point in the county is Carpenter Hill at 828 feet, in the southeast part of Folsom. Major watercourses in the county include the American River, Sacramento River, Cosumnes River, a tributary of the Mokelumne River, Dry Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River. Sutter County - northwest Placer County - north El Dorado County - northeast Amador County - east San Joaquin County - south Contra Costa County - southwest Solano County - west Yolo County - west Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge California National Historic Trail Pony Express National Historic Trail The 2010 United States Census reported that Sacramento County had a population of 1,418,788.
The racial makeup of Sacramento County was 815,151 White, 200,228 African American, 14,308 Native American, 203,211 Asian, 13,858 Pacific Islander, 131,691 from other races, 93,511 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 306,196 persons; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,223,499 people, 453,602 households, 297,562 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,267 people per square mile. There were 474,814 housing units at an average density of 492/sq mi; the racial makeup of the county was 64.0% White, 10.6% Black or African American, 1.09% Native American, 13.5% Asian, 0.6% Pacific Islander, 7.5% from other races, 5.8% from two or more races. 19.3 % of the population were Latino of any race. 10.2% were of German, 7.0% English, 6.7% Irish and 5.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 75.7% spoke only English at home. There were 453,602 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.4% were non-families.
26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.24. In the county, the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males. The median income for a household in the county was $43,816, the median income for a family was $50,717. Males had a median income of $39,482 versus $31,569 for females; the per capita income for the county was $21,142. About 10.3% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over. The Government of Sacramento County is defined and authorized under the California Constitution, California law, the Charter of the County of Sacramento.
Much of the Government of California is in practice the responsibility of county governments such as the Government of Sacramento County, while municipalities such as the city of Sacramento and Folsom provide additional non-essential services. It is composed of the elected five-member Board of Supervisors, several other elected offices including the Sheriff, District Attorney, Assessor, numerous county departments and entities under the supervision of the County Executive Officer. In addition, several entities of the government of California have jurisdiction conterminous with Sacramento County, such as the Sacramento County Superior Court. Under its foundational Charter, the five-member elected Sacramento County Board of Supervisors is the county legislature; the board operates in a legislative and quasi-judicial capacity. The current members are: Phil Serna, district 1 Patrick Kennedy, district 2 Susan Peters, district 3 Sue Frost, district 4 Don Nottoli, district 5The Sacramento County Code is the codified law of Sacramento County in the form of local ordinances passed by the Board of Supervisors.
The Sacramento County Sheriff provides court protection, jail management, coroner service for the entire county. It provides detective services for the unincorporated areas of the county. Incorporated municipalities within the county that have their own muni
Nevada City, California
Nevada City is the county seat of Nevada County, United States, located 60 miles northeast of Sacramento, 84 miles southwest of Reno and 147 miles northeast of San Francisco. The population was 3,068 as of the 2010 Census, it was first settled during the California Gold Rush, as Nevada. The Gold Tunnel on the north side of Deer Creek was the city's first mine, being located in 1850; the first saw mill built in Nevada City was on Deer Creek, just above the town, in August, 1850, was built by Lewis & Son, with a water wheel. In 1850–51, it was the most important mining town in the state, Nevada County being the leading gold-mining county in the state. In 1851, The Nevada Journal became the first newspaper published in the county; the town of Nevada was incorporated on April 19, 1856. In 1864, the word “City” was added to the name to relieve confusion with the nearby state of Nevada, the town has been known as “Nevada City” since; the former town of Coyoteville, California became Nevada City's northwestern section.
The Nevada City Downtown Historic District covers the downtown section bounded by Spring, Commercial, Washington and Main Streets. Several historical buildings have received National Register of Historic Places or California Historical Landmark status, have been preserved; some of these include: Court house and city hall Art Moderne facades are attributable to Works Progress Administration projects. Doris Foley Library for Historical Research, 211 North Pine Street, is a Carnegie library. Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, was the first manufacturing location of the Pelton wheel. National Hotel, 211 Broad Street, is one of the oldest continuously operating hotels west of the Rocky Mountains. Nevada City Firehouse No. 2 Nevada Brewery, 107 Sacramento Street, was used for brewing and serving lager beer to the mining community. Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, is California's oldest original-use theatre. South Yuba Canal Office, 134 Main Street, was used during the period of 1857 to 1880. Nevada City is located at 39°15′41″N 121°01′07″W at 2,500 feet above sea level.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles, 99.83% of it land and 0.17% of it water. Nevada, Missouri, is named after Nevada City. Most of Nevada City lies on brown sandy loam soils of the Hoda series which developed on granitic rock; the 2010 United States Census reported that Nevada City had a population of 3,068. The population density was 1,399.7 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Nevada City was 2,837 White, 26 African American, 28 Native American, 46 Asian, 0 Pacific Islander, 40 from other races, 91 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 205 persons; the Census reported that 2,829 people lived in households, 56 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 183 were institutionalized. There were 1,356 households, out of which 317 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 510 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 155 had a female householder with no husband present, 79 had a male householder with no wife present.
There were 97 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 15 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 488 households were made up of individuals and 168 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09. There were 744 families; the population was spread out with 517 people under the age of 18, 199 people aged 18 to 24, 720 people aged 25 to 44, 1,075 people aged 45 to 64, 557 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males. There were 1,510 housing units at an average density of 688.9 per square mile, of which 786 were owner-occupied, 570 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.8%. 1,678 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,151 people lived in rental housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,001 people, 1,313 households, 740 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,425.0 people per square mile.
There were 1,415 housing units at an average density of 671.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 94.3% White, 0.4% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population. There were 1,313 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 43.6% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.71. In the city, the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 97