All About Penn Valley
First, let’s distinguish between 95946 (which covers every address in the 95946 zip code) and Penn Valley (which is similar to city limits, except that Penn Valley is not a city, it is a census designated place). 95946 covers a substantially larger area than Penn Valley, as you can see in the maps below.
Penn Valley, California 95946 – General Info
The telephone area code for Penn Valley, California is 530. The zip code is 95946.
The sales tax rate for Penn Valley is 7.5%. California has a state tax rate of 6.0% plus a state-mandated 1.25% local tax. Nevada county has an additional 0.25% sales tax, so that is the sales tax rate breakdown for Penn Valley.
Penn Valley is in California’s 1st congressional district. Republican Douglas Lee LaMalfa has been the U.S. Representative for this district since 2013. It is also in California’s 1st State Assembly district, represented by Republican Brian Dahle.
Penn Valley, California 95946 – Housing
The median home value in Penn Valley 95946 is $386,890. The median home age is 33 years old.
In Penn Valley 95946 the own vs. rent ratio is 88% own and 12% rent. In Penn Valley proper, 80% own and 20% rent.
Penn Valley, California 95946 – Income
Residents of the Penn Valley 95946 zip code have a median income of $63,039 per year. Comparatively, Penn Valley proper residents have a median income of $41,436 annually.
Penn Valley, California 95946 – Population
Now let’s talk about the population and people who live in Penn Valley. 95946 is home to 8,090 residents, but within Penn Valley proper there are only 1,890 residents. The median age for 95946 is 55 years, compared to Penn Valley at 39 years. Here is a breakdown of the population of children and adults by age group as well as the number of households with children. The chart on the left is for 95946 and the chart on the right is for Penn Valley proper.
Penn Valley, California 95946 – Schools
The Penn Valley Union Elementary School District has four schools:
The Nevada Joint Union High School District: has seven schools:
- Bear River High School (9-12)
- Ghidotti Early College High School (9-12)
- Nevada Union Adult School
- Nevada Union High School (9-12)
- North Point Academy (9-12)
- NU Tech High School (9-12)
- Silver Springs High School (9-12)
There is also Sierra College Nevada County Campus located in nearby Grass Valley. They offer a couple of tuition-free programs through Ghidotti Early College (for high school students) and The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (for adults).
Nevada City has Connected Communities Academy, which is a technology training center supported by the Nevada Union Adult School and CalWorks.
Penn Valley, California 95946 – Weather
The elevation of Penn Valley 95946 is 1,024 feet above sea level and Penn Valley proper is 1,028 feet.
Penn Valley 95946 has 39.37 inches of annual rainfall and 2.94 inches of snow. Penn Valley proper gets 45 inches of rain per year and 4.55 inches of snow.