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Overview

Introduction to Elk Grove, California

The California city of Elk Grove is located in Sacramento County, only 15 miles south of the state capital of Sacramento. California State Highway 99 runs through the city, which is also close to Interstate I-5. The Sacramento International Airport, less than a 30-minute drive away, provides carrier service via major airlines and rail transportation is also available in Sacramento.

Founded in 1850 as a stage and hotel stop, Elk Grove soon became a hub for local commerce largely due to its proximity to historic Sutter's Fort. Evolving with a growth pattern distinct from that of its northern neighbor Sacramento, the city quietly expanded outward into adjoining countrywide areas until the late 20th century. Reliant on agriculture throughout most of its history, Elk Grove today retains its farms, vineyards and livestock industries, but has more recently supplemented these with a burgeoning prominence of high-tech, professional service and commercial and retail enterprises.

Things to do in Elk Grove

Elk Grove is within easy driving distance of both the Bay Area and Sierra Mountain resorts, and the city also offers its visitors and residents a variety of home-grown attractions. One of Elk Grove's more prominent outdoor spots is Laguna Creek Parkway, a 13-mile waterway which includes walking and riding trails, fishing and bird watching. On the western edge of the city is Stone Lakes Refuge, recently dedicated as a National Wildlife Refuge. Elk Grove is also home to dozens of small parks, totaling more than 140 acres of recreational amenities. The city also hosts several annual events. Some of these are:

  • Elk Grove Western Festival (May): Two days of Western-themed family-oriented fun.
  • Salute to Red, White & Blue: An annual Fourth of July event featuring music as well as ground and aerial fireworks displays.
  • Strauss Festival (July): Features the waltzes of Johann Strauss as interpreted by period-costumed dancers, actors and a professional symphonic orchestra.
  • Community Harvest & Giant Pumpkin Festival (October): A hometown fall harvest festival with crafts, food and entertainment.
  • Dickens Faire (November): An old-fashioned street fair located in the historic section of Elk Grove.

Demographics

People

Total Population163,634
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens10.6%
Employed Population 16+72,192
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married53.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.2%
Median Earnings25+$50,168
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,851
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,755

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,973
% Above Poverty Level90.3%
% Below Poverty Level9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone17.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,489
Median House Value$317,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.8%
German9.2%
Irish6.3%
English5.5%
Italian4.1%
Portuguese1.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Afghan)1.3%
Scottish1.3%
African1.2%
Swedish1.2%
Polish1.1%
Norwegian1.1%
Arab0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Russian0.7%
Greek0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Czech0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
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Elk Grove Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sacramento County
Standard Zip Codes95624, 95757, 95758
P.O. Box Zip Codes95759
Phone Area Codes916
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.44
Approximate Longitude-121.3

Elk Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSACRAMENTO AP
Distance9.4 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
StationLODI
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp38 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 74 F
Jul Temp57 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 79 F
Annual Precip18.2 inches
StationFOLSOM DAM
Distance23 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Citrus Heights85,954$60,600
Galt24,848$68,561
Lodi63,842$57,769
Rancho Cordova69,482$60,545
Sacramento484,530$60,601
West Sacramento51,386$66,465

Elk Grove Public Schools

Arthur C. Butler Elementary
9180 Brown Rd.
ZIP: 95624
Primary
Total Enrollment 916
California Montessori Project - Elk Grove Campus
8828 Elk Grove Blvd., Ste. 4
ZIP: 95624
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Edna Batey Elementary
9421 Stonebrook Dr.
ZIP: 95624
Primary
Total Enrollment 987
Edward Harris, Jr. Middle
8691 Power Inn Rd.
ZIP: 95624
Middle
Total Enrollment 1210
Elk Grove Elementary
9373 Crowell Dr.
ZIP: 95624
Primary
Total Enrollment 864
Elk Grove High
9800 Elk Grove-florin Rd.
ZIP: 95624
High
Total Enrollment 1796
Ellen Feickert Elementary
9351 Feickert Dr.
ZIP: 95624
Primary
Total Enrollment 658
Florence Markofer Elementary
9759 Tralee Way
ZIP: 95624
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
James A. Mckee Elementary
8701 Halverson Dr.
ZIP: 95624
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Jessie Baker
8850 S.side Ave.
ZIP: 95624
Other
Total Enrollment 175
Joseph Kerr Middle
8865 Elk Grove Blvd.
ZIP: 95624
Middle
Total Enrollment 906
Katherine L. Albiani Middle
9140 Bradshaw Rd.
ZIP: 95624
Middle
Total Enrollment 1400
Monterey Trail High
8661 Power Inn Rd.
ZIP: 95624
High
Total Enrollment 2190
Pleasant Grove Elementary
10160 Pleasant Grove Sch Rd.
ZIP: 95624
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Pleasant Grove High
9531 Bond Rd.
ZIP: 95624
High
Total Enrollment 2595
Raymond Case Elementary
8565 Shasta Lily Dr.
ZIP: 95624
Primary
Total Enrollment 781
Roy Herburger Elementary
8670 Maranello Dr.
ZIP: 95624
Primary
Total Enrollment 954
Transition High (continuation)
9800 Elk Grove-florin Rd.
ZIP: 95624
High
Total Enrollment 65
Arlene Hein Elementary
6820 Bellaterra Dr.
ZIP: 95757
Primary
Total Enrollment 1197
Carroll Elementary
10325 Stathos Dr.
ZIP: 95757
Primary
Total Enrollment 1180
Cosumnes Oaks High
8350 Lotz Pkwy.
ZIP: 95757
High
Total Enrollment 2148
Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle
8365 Whitelock Pkwy.
ZIP: 95757
Middle
Total Enrollment 1068
Elk Grove Charter
10065 Atkins Dr.
ZIP: 95757
High
Total Enrollment 251
Elliott Ranch Elementary
10000 E. Taron Dr.
ZIP: 95757
Primary
Total Enrollment 932
Franklin Elementary
4011 Hood-franklin Rd.
ZIP: 95757
Primary
Total Enrollment 736
Franklin High
6400 Whitelock Pkwy.
ZIP: 95757
High
Total Enrollment 2767
Helen Carr Castello Elementary
9850 Fire Poppy Dr.
ZIP: 95757
Primary
Total Enrollment 938
Toby Johnson Middle
10099 Franklin High Rd.
ZIP: 95757
Middle
Total Enrollment 1329
Elitha Donner Elementary
9461 Soaring Oaks Dr.
ZIP: 95758
Primary
Total Enrollment 872
Foulks Ranch Elementary
6211 Laguna Park Dr.
ZIP: 95758
Primary
Total Enrollment 925
Harriet G. Eddy Middle
9329 Soaring Oaks Dr.
ZIP: 95758
Middle
Total Enrollment 969
Irene B. West Elementary
8625 Serio Way
ZIP: 95758
Primary
Total Enrollment 1090
John Ehrhardt Elementary
8900 Old Creek Dr.
ZIP: 95758
Primary
Total Enrollment 966
Joseph Sims Elementary
3033 Buckminster Dr.
ZIP: 95758
Primary
Total Enrollment 1039
Laguna Creek High
9050 Vicino Dr.
ZIP: 95758
High
Total Enrollment 1814
Stone Lake Elementary
9673 Lakepoint Dr.
ZIP: 95758
Primary
Total Enrollment 765

Elk Grove Private Schools

Elk Grove Montessori School
8842 Williamson Dr
ZIP: 95624
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
First Baptist Church Kindergarten
8939 E Stockton Blvd
ZIP: 95624
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Montessori Country Academy
8930 Sierra St
ZIP: 95624
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
St Peter's Lutheran School
8701 Elk Grove Florin Rd
ZIP: 95624
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
Cabrini Academy
8829 Land Star Way
ZIP: 95758
Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
Lutheran High School
9270 Bruceville Rd
ZIP: 95758
Secondary
Total Enrollment 65
St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
9539 Racquet Ct
ZIP: 95758
Elementary
Total Enrollment 323
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