Gridley is a small community in Butte County. According to the US Census Bureau, Gridley had a population of about 5,000 in the year 2000. Many in this town work in other nearby communities such as Chico and Yuba City. Although it is so small and is not the county seat, Gridley is home to the annual Butte County Fair.
Gridley is located on Highway 99, where it passes along the eastern side of town. It is about 30 miles south of Chico. While Gridley is small, there are a surprising number of places to get a bite to eat or for general refreshments.