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Marysville is the county seat of Yuba County, California, United States. The population was 12,072 at the 2010 census, down from 12,268 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Yuba City Metropolitan Statistical Area, often referred to as the Yuba-Sutter Area after the two counties, Yuba and Sutter. The metropolitan statistical area is part of the Greater Sacramento area.
The National Register list the following 9 Historic sites and 1 Historic district as cultural resources worthy of preservation. Bok Kai Temple, Decker-Jewett Bank, Ellis Building, Forbes House, Hart Building, Warren P. Miller House: Also known as the “Mary Aaron Museum”, Packard Library, Jose Manuel Ramirez House: Also known as “The W.T. Ellis House” or “The Castle”, US Post Office – Marysville Main, Marysville Historic Commercial District. Other sites of historic interest include homes designed by Julia Morgan, Hotel Marysville, and the State Theater.
Marysville is located at 39°08′45″N 121°35′29″W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (3.36%) is water.
Flooding has been a major concern for the city for many years.
Marysville is 40 miles north of Sacramento and located in the Sacramento Valley. The city is bordered on the south and east by the Yuba River and the west by the Feather River, with the two rivers converging just southwest of the city. In years of significant snow runoff from the nearby Sierra Nevada range or heavy rain from winter storms, these two rivers pose a serious flooding risk to the city.
Marysville has a Mediterranean Climate, which is mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. January is usually the wettest month. July is the driest and hottest. The wet season starts from mid-October and ends in mid-April when Yuba City sees frequent rain and is usually under the tule fog. Heavy rain, especially during El Niño or too much mountain snow from winter storms can cause major flooding in the spring. Snow is rare in the valley, but cold waves from the north bring some light snow and ice. Spring is wet in the beginning but becomes dryer and warmer as summer months approach.
April is the wettest spring month. May has some rain, but usually from thunderstorms than winter storms. Spring orchards and fields become filled with flowers and tree blossoms during Spring. June-to-September is the dry and hot season. Rain usually doesn’t fall at all, but from rare southwest monsoon thunderstorms. July and August are the hottest months when temperatures reach the upper 90’s. Heat waves usually occur from June through September. The hottest months are July and August. The delta breeze, which comes from the Bay Area on summer nights, helps cool temperatures and add humidity. At times the delta breeze is strong enough to bring coastal fog inland to the Sacramento Valley. Autumn starts out warm but begins to become cooler, wetter, and foggier. From September-to-mid-October temperatures begin to cool down rapidly bringing rain and fog. Rain and fog become more persistent from mid-October into November.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Marysville had a population of 12,072. The population density was 3,367.9 people per square mile (1,300.3/km²). The racial makeup of Marysville was 8,576 (71.0%) White, 522 (4.3%) African American, 298 (2.5%) Native American, 498 (4.1%) Asian, 38 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 1,247 (10.3%) from other races, and 893 (7.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2,920 persons (24.2%).
The Census reported that 11,402 people (94.4% of the population) lived in households, 145 (1.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 525 (4.3%) were institutionalized.
There were 4,668 households, out of which 1,571 (33.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,551 (33.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 836 (17.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 318 (6.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 453 (9.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 35 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,606 households (34.4%) were made up of individuals and 579 (12.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44. There were 2,705 families (57.9% of all households); the average family size was 3.14.
The population was spread out with 3,032 people (25.1%) under the age of 18, 1,569 people (13.0%) aged 18 to 24, 3,158 people (26.2%) aged 25 to 44, 2,860 people (23.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,453 people (12.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.5 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.
There were 5,196 housing units at an average density of 1,449.6 per square mile (559.7/km²), of which 1,828 (39.2%) were owner-occupied, and 2,840 (60.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 10.2%. 4,571 people (37.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 6,831 people (56.6%) lived in rental housing units.
In the state legislature, Marysville is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa, and in the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Dan Logue.
As of December 2010 the city of Marysville is represented by Mayor Bill Harris and council members Jim Kitchen, Christina Billeci, Ricky Samayoa and Dale Whitmore. City council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 PM in city hall. City council members serve four year terms.
Marysville is served by Marysville Joint Unified School District for its public school system. It has five high schools: Marysville High, Lindhurst High School, Yuba County Career Preparatory Charter School (which is home to the award winning Automotive Academy), Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts, and Abraham Lincoln Home School.
The city is home to the county’s only brick and mortar library of the Yuba County Library system.