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Overview

Introduction to Roseville, California

Placer County is home to the California city of Roseville, which is also part of the metropolitan area of Sacramento (the city of Sacramento is situated 17 miles to Roseville's southwest). Principal highways running through Roseville include Interstate 80 and California Highway 65.

Roseville was developed on the ground marking the junction of the Central Pacific and California Central railroad lines which crossed there in the 1860s. Designated on railroad maps for years simply as "Junction", Roseville existed for decades thereafter as merely a small freight and passenger railroad shipping point of about 250 inhabitants catering to the needs of local farmers and ranchers. Things changed in the early 1900s, when the railroad roundhouse and repair facilities were moved to Roseville from nearby Rocklin, which had until then been the area's major railroad service center. Almost overnight, the landscape of this small village changed into that of a bustling town of two or three thousand. In 1909, the town incorporated and sustained a steady period of growth, finally becoming Placer County's largest and most significant city. Roseville continued as an unchallenged railroad center into the post-war years, but by the 1950s the airline and trucking industries provided stiff competition. By 1972, the local depot was closed but in 1987 passenger traffic was reintroduced and a new intermodal depot facility was completed. In the meantime, the city of Roseville grew by leaps and bounds. While still true to its "Junction" roots, today's Roseville is no longer completely dependent on the railroad, as the electronics industry has made its presence felt with both Hewlett-Packard and NEC Electronics becoming major employers in Roseville and South Placer County.

Roseville Culture and Entertainment

The Carnegie Museum provides a walking tour of historic Roseville. The Carnegie Library, Roseville's first permanent library, was constructed in 1912 and funded in part by Andrew Carnegie. The Maidu Interpretive Center and Historic Site offers guided museum tours highlighting ancient Nisenan Indian culture. The Roseville Telephone Museum explores 100 years of telephone history and showcases an outstanding collection of antique telephones and telephone memorabilia. Art enthusiasts can take advantage of the "3rd Saturday Art Tours", where every third Saturday of the month Roseville art galleries and businesses present a reception-style event, complete with a wide variety of art, music, food and an opportunity to meet the artists. Shoppers will find a variety of offerings at Denio's Farmers Market and Auction, a combination farmer and flea market (open Saturdays and Sundays). Another popular Roseville attraction is the Magic Circle Theater, where a full schedule of musicals, mysteries, comedies, youth musical workshops and concerts are presented in the historic Roseville Theater.

Attractions in other parts of Placer County include: Johnson-Springview Park (Rocklin), Historic Main Street (Newcastle), Lakeview Farms (Lincoln), Traylor Bird Sanctuary and Nature Preserve (Penryn), Griffith Quarry Museum (Penryn), Rocklin History Museum, Gladding McBean & Co. (Lincoln), and the Blue Goose Fruit Shed (Loomis).

Less than a 30-minute drive away is the California State Capital of Sacramento, which offers its own host of attractions, including the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento Zoo. Area sports fans can watch the Sacramento Kings (NBA basketball), Sacramento Monarchs (WNBA women's basketball), Sacramento Knights (World Indoor Soccer League), and Sacramento River Cats (Minor League AAA farm team of the Oakland Athletics).

People

Total Population 124,250
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 57,521
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.7%
Median Earnings25+ $50,738
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,702
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,191

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,461
% Above Poverty Level 91.4%
% Below Poverty Level 8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,283
Median House Value $317,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.2%
Irish 13.1%

Roseville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles NE of Sacramento, California
County Placer
Standard Zip Codes 95661, 95678, 95746, 95747
Phone Area Codes 916
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.752
Longitude -121.286

Roseville 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 7.4 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 20.9 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 29.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Citrus Heights 84,678 $59,355
Folsom 73,334 $116,527
Lincoln 44,397 $79,017
Loomis 6,589 $95,217
Rocklin 59,002 $91,946
Sacramento 476,075 $57,200

Roseville Public Libraries

Library
Roseville Public Library
225 TAYLOR ST.
Roseville, California
(916) 774-5221

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Roseville Hospitals

SUTTER ROSEVILLE MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
ONE MEDICAL PLAZA
(916) 781-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Roseville High Schools

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WOODCREEK HIGH
2551 WOODCREEK OAKS BLVD.
916-771-6565
Serves 2,068 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

ROSEVILLE HIGH
601 TAHOE AVE.
916-782-3753
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,698 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.6

CENTER HIGH
3111 CENTER COURT LANE
916-338-6420
Serves 1,657 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.1

OAKMONT HIGH
1710 CIRBY WAY
916-782-3781
Serves 1,590 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.3

ANTELOPE VIEW HOME CHARTER
8725 WATT AVE.
916-339-4690
A Charter School.
Serves 413 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.3

INDEPENDENCE HIGH (ALTER.)
600 TAHOE AVE.
916-786-0793
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 403 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.3

ADELANTE HIGH (CONT.)
350 ATLANTIC ST.
916-782-3155
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 210 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

MCCLELLAN HIGH (CONT.)
8725 WATT AVE.
916-338-6440
A Non-traditional School
Serves 99 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.8

SUCCESS HIGH (CONT.)
1750 CHELSEA WAY
916-782-8065
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 35 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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