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Overview

Introduction to Citrus Heights, California

Citrus Heights is a California city located in Sacramento County, and situated between downtown Sacramento and Roseville. Centrally located between the region's major freeways, Citrus Heights provides close access to Interstate 5, Interstate 80, U.S. Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 99. The Sacramento International Airport is located approximately 20 miles away. Nearby universities and colleges include: California State University, Sacramento; University of California, Davis; American River College; Sierra College; National University; Golden Gate University; Lincoln Law School; and McGeorge School of Law.

Citrus Heights incorporated in 1997, making it only the fifth city in Sacramento County. The process of incorporation was a long and somewhat contentious one. In 1974, a Community Planning Advisory Council was formed to provide for orderly growth of the area. The proposed solution to achieving orderly and efficient development was to incorporate, rather than annex Citrus Heights into the city of Sacramento. This proposal faced opposition during the 1970s and 1980s by the County Board of Supervisors, resulting in a battle between the city of Sacramento and the Citrus Heights Incorporation Project (CHIP) on whether the choice of incorporation should be put on the ballot. In 1993, the issue was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, whose decision to not hear the case effectively upheld the State Supreme Court ruling that only residents of the proposed city should be allowed to vote on incorporation. On November 5, 1996, the voters of Citrus Heights approved the measure handily, with 62.5% of the votes.

Things to do in and around Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights is home to a robust retail industry. The Sunrise Mall, located in the center of the city, is newly remodeled with major specialty and department stores. The Sunrise Marketplace is a growing venue offering a wide variety of dining, service and retail establishments.

Citrus Heights also offers residents proximity to the legendary recreation centers of Lake Tahoe (approximately 90 miles to the east) and the Napa Valley wine country. In addition, Citrus Heights is situated near the major metropolitan area of Sacramento (a 15-minute drive away) and within a two-hour drive of San Francisco. Some of the attractions in nearby Sacramento include:

  • California State Capitol
  • California State Railroad Museum
  • Sacramento Convention Center
  • Sacramento Zoo
  • Old Sacramento
  • Crocker Art Museum
  • Discovery Museum

Sacramento County is also home to several professional sports teams:

  • Basketball: Sacramento Kings (NBA) and Sacramento Monarchs (WNBA)
  • Pacific Coast League Baseball: Sacramento River Cats (Minor League AAA affiliate of the Oakland Athletics)
  • Soccer (World Indoor Soccer League): Sacramento Knights

Demographics

People

Total Population86,618
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+40,751
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married43.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20%
Median Earnings25+$35,764
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,710
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,627

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,769
% Above Poverty Level86.8%
% Below Poverty Level13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone28.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,112
Median House Value$246,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.7%
German15.7%
Irish11.9%
English9.2%
Italian6.6%
French Except Basque3.3%
Ukrainian3.1%
Scottish2.6%
Swedish2.1%
Russian2%
Norwegian2%
Polish1.5%
Portuguese1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Romanian0.9%
Danishn0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Arab0.5%
African0.5%
Czech0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Greek0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Swiss0.2%
US/American0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Citrus Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sacramento County
Standard Zip Codes95610, 95621
P.O. Box Zip Codes95611
Phone Area Codes916
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.69
Approximate Longitude-121.27

Citrus Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFOLSOM DAM
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp39 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp61 to 95 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip24.6 inches
StationAUBURN
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp63 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationSACRAMENTO AP
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp39 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp58 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip17.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Folsom75,897$125,335
Lincoln46,404$89,597
Loomis6,727$84,309
Rancho Cordova70,785$64,560
Rocklin61,697$109,211
Roseville130,705$99,753

Citrus Heights Public Schools

Kingswood Elementary
5700 Primrose Dr.
ZIP: 95610
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
Mariposa Avenue Elementary
7940 Mariposa Ave.
ZIP: 95610
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
San Juan High
7551 Greenback Ln.
ZIP: 95610
High
Total Enrollment 712
Skycrest Elementary
5641 Mariposa Ave.
ZIP: 95610
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Sylvan Middle
7137 Auburn Blvd.
ZIP: 95610
Middle
Total Enrollment 644
Woodside K-8
8248 Villa Oak Dr.
ZIP: 95610
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Arlington Heights Elementary
6401 Trenton Way
ZIP: 95621
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
Cambridge Heights Elementary
5555 Fleetwood Dr.
ZIP: 95621
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Carriage Drive Elementary
7519 Carriage Dr.
ZIP: 95621
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Citrus Heights Elementary
7085 Auburn Blvd.
ZIP: 95621
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Grand Oaks Elementary
7901 Rosswood Dr.
ZIP: 95621
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Lichen K-8
8319 Lichen Dr.
ZIP: 95621
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Mesa Verde High
7501 Carriage Dr.
ZIP: 95621
High
Total Enrollment 961

Citrus Heights Private Schools

Faith Christian Academy
7737 Highland Ave
ZIP: 95610
Elementary
Total Enrollment 104
Harvest Academy
8127 Auburn Blvd
ZIP: 95610
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
Holy Family Catholic School
7817 Old Auburn Rd
ZIP: 95610
Elementary
Total Enrollment 278
Kindercare Learning Center
5448 San Juan Ave
ZIP: 95610
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Marks Lutheran School
7869 Kingswood Dr
ZIP: 95610
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
Valley Oak Academy-antelope/mariposa/madison
7730 Antelope Rd
ZIP: 95610
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
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