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Overview

Introduction to Rocklin, California

Rocklin, California, in Placer county, is 3 miles NE of Roseville, California (center to center) and 20 miles NE of Sacramento, California. It's situated in the Sierra Foothills and is regarded as a residential community. The city has a long history of productive granite quarries and some of them are utilized today to produce granite for kitchen counters and other items. A notable Hewlett-Packard facility is nearby.

Rocklin History

Archaeological evidence suggests that the region's earliest human inhabitants arrived about 7000 years ago. Later, the Nisenan, also known as the Southern Maidu lived in the area and the first non-native settlements were established in the early 1850s. The Spring Valley Ranch was a vast acreage and one of the first developed sites in Rocklin. The city was incorporated in 1893. In 1910 the granite quarries were prominent factors for the economy. Rocklin's granite was utilized in constructing the state capitol and numerous buildings in San Francisco.

Rocklin and Nearby Attractions

  • Blue Oaks Town Center is a prominent shopping location and includes entertainment and a variety of restaurants.
  • Rocklin Historical Society Museum.
  • Maidu Interpretive Center.
  • Aerospace Museum of California.
  • Joss House Museum.
  • Scandia Family Fun Center.

Rocklin Activities

The nearby Folsom Lake is enjoyed for a variety of outdoor activities. The popular "Gold Country" is about 25 miles away. The Placer County Fairgrounds offers a variety of entertainment. Families enjoy the Sunspalsh Water Park. Some of the area's notable golf courses include Ancil Hoffman Golf Course, Empire Golf, Antelope Greens Golf Course and the Whitney Oaks Golf Course. The American Canyon includes numerous scenic trails. The nearby Canyon Creek offers one of the best hiking trails in the region. The county features numerous lakes for boating, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Rocklin Higher Education

The city is served by William Jessup University and Sierra College.

Rocklin Transportation

The city includes an Amtrak station that offers transportation on the Capitol Corridor and the California Zepher routes.

People

Total Population 59,727
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 27,691
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 54.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.7%
Median Earnings25+ $50,180
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,397
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,737

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,286
% Above Poverty Level 91.4%
% Below Poverty Level 8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,368
Median House Value $352,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.7%
US/American 0.5%
English 11.2%
Irish 13.6%

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

Rocklin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of Roseville, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles NE of Sacramento, California
County Placer
Standard Zip Codes 95677, 95765
Phone Area Codes 916
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.79
Longitude -121.234

Rocklin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station FOLSOM DAM
Distance 7.3 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
Station SACRAMENTO AP
Distance 24.7 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
Station PLACERVILLE IFG
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 54 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 74 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Stanford Ranch (95677)

Sunset Whitney Ranch (95677)

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
Folsom 74,156 $119,032
Lincoln 45,038 $80,705
Loomis 6,648 $95,875
Roseville 126,327 $93,377
Wheatland 3,543 $67,028

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

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5301 VICTORY LANE
916-632-1600
Serves 2,472 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.3

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5301 VICTORY LANE
916-632-3195
A Non-traditional School
Serves 99 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 99

VICTORY HIGH (CONT)
3250 VICTORY DR.
916-632-3195
A Non-traditional School
Serves 75 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.4

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