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South Yuba City is a census-designated place in Sutter County. It is located on the west bank of the Feather River (opposite Alicia), southwest of Yuba City, northwest of Bogue, and northeast of Sutter National Wildlife Refuge. It is bounded approximately on the north and south by Franklin Road and Bogue Road, on the northwest and southwest by Ohleyer Road and Sanborn Road, and on the northeast and southeast by Barrett Road and Railroad Avenue.

It has a population of 12,651 (as of the 2000 census) and a total area of 3.2 square miles. The average annual rainfall is 18.1 inches. The average high temperature in July is 96.3°, and the average low temperature in January is 38.0°.

The U.S. Postal Service sometimes lists addresses in South Yuba City as being in Yuba City, because they are both split between the 95991 and 95993 zip codes. However, on the Yuba-Sutter Wiki, we prefer listing the more specific location South Yuba City.


As of a July 2007 estimate1, residents' median age was 35 years.

59.4% of residents were white and non-Hispanic, followed by 20.2% who were Asian Indian (predominantly Punjabi) and 11.9% of residents who were Hispanic. South Yuba City has the highest proportion of Asian Indian residents in the Yuba-Sutter area.

Of residents 25 or older, 80.3% had at least a high school degree, 19.2% had at least a bachelor's degree, and 5.7% had a graduate or professional degree.

Of residents 15 or older, 67.4% were married, 19.8% had never married, 8.1% were divorced, 4.0% were widowed, and 0.8% were separated. South Yuba City has the second-lowest proportion of divorced and widowed residents in the Yuba-Sutter area (after Beale Air Force Base).

4.0% of households were headed by unmarried partners. 0.3% of households were headed by self-identified same-sex couples.

For employed residents, the average travel time to work was 28 minutes. The most common industry for males to work in was the construction industry (12%). The most common industries for females to work in were education (15%) and health care (13%).

The 2007 median annual household income was $72,997 (the highest in the Yuba-Sutter area) and 2008 median home price was $225,790. 5.8% of residents were below the poverty level in 2007, and 2.1% were below half the poverty level. South Yuba City has the lowest proportion of residents below the poverty level in the Yuba-Sutter area, and the lowest proportion of residents below half the poverty level in the Yuba-Sutter area except Beale Air Force Base. The 2008 cost of living index was 90.5 (the United States average is 100).


A Nisenan village used to be located in what is now South Yuba City, on the bank of the Feather River at the end of what is now Shanghai Bend Road. The people of this village were called the Seshums.

In 1841, John Sutter established Hock Farm on the bank of the Feather River, a few miles south of what is now South Yuba City. Another Nisenan village was located there, and its people were called the Hocks.


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South Yuba City entry on Wikipedia Sperling's Best Places: South Yuba City City Data: South Yuba City, California


1. City Data: South Yuba City, California

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