Introduction to Rancho Cordova, California

The California city of Rancho Cordova is located in Sacramento County, about 12 miles east of the state capital of Sacramento. Situated on U.S. Route 50, the city is bounded on the north by the American River and on the west by the city of Rosemont.

Incorporated in 2003, Rancho Cordova is one of California's newest cities. The city's history stretches back to the Gold Rush era of mid 19th century California and the days of the Pony Express. Mills Station, one of the local stopping points for the Pony Express, is a city landmark which is now being renovated into a community center. Another city landmark is Mather Field, a former Air Force base used during World War II for pilot, navigator, observer, and bombardier training; and also used as a stopover location for troops, aircraft, and materials bound for combat duty in the Pacific. No longer an Air Force base, the site today is the home of the Mather Regional Park and Mather Airport, now a Sacramento County asset converted to civilian use. Rancho Cordova is also home today to a local campus of the University of Phoenix.

Rancho Cordova Points of Interest

Located in the heart of Rancho Cordova is the Mathew Kilgore Cemetery, an historic site established in 1874 which contains plots of many of the city's pioneer founding families. Mather Regional Park comprises more than 1,600 acres of a variety of California valley wildlife. The site is home to Mather Golf Course, an eighteen-hole championship course which is one of the most popular in the area. Outdoor recreation can be found at the American River Parkway, which accommodates a wide variety of aquatic activities including rafting, kayaking and salmon fishing; as well as biking, hiking and horseback riding. Only minutes away from Rancho Cordova is the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, a small unique California zoo which also serves as a sanctuary for some common and uncommon animals, both wild and domestic.


Total Population 68,326
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 29,986
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.9%
Median Earnings25+ $35,306
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,055
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,961


Median Family Income $59,756
% Above Poverty Level 82.8%
% Below Poverty Level 17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 3.9%


People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $961
Median House Value $205,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.3%
US/American 2.2%
English 6.1%
Irish 7.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rancho Cordova Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles E of Sacramento, California
County Sacramento
Standard Zip Codes 95670, 95742
P.O. Box Zip Codes 95741
Company Zip Codes 95743
Phone Area Codes 916
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.589
Longitude -121.301

Rancho Cordova Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 55 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 61 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 19.8 inches
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 58 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rancho Cordova, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Nimbus (95670)

Rncho Cordova (95670, 95741, 95742)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Citrus Heights 85,408 $58,727
Elk Grove 161,084 $85,473
Folsom 74,156 $119,032
Roseville 126,327 $93,377
Sacramento 480,566 $58,714
West Sacramento 50,747 $59,912

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

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Serves 176 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29.3

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