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Overview

Introduction to Placerville, California

Placerville, California, in El Dorado county, is 20 miles E of Folsom, California and 39 miles E of Sacramento, California

Placerville History

Placerville was originally known as Old Dry Diggings. In 1849, shortly after gold was discovered in nearby Coloma, the city was renamed Hangtown. The first post office of the city was established in 1850. It was officially incorporated as the City of Placerville in 1854. The name of the city refers to the deposits that contain gold particles. In fact, the mining technique that was used to wash out gold was known as "placer mining." It became the county seat of El Dorado County in 1857.

Placerville and Nearby Attractions

  • County Fair Shopping Center.
  • El Dorado Historical Museum.
  • Fountain and Tallman Soda Factory Museum.
  • Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.
  • Gold Country Museum.
  • Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.

Things To Do In Placerville

The El Dorado Historical Museum and the Fountain and Tallman Soda Factory Museum provide insights into the area's history. The Placerville City Park, the Hangtown Gold Bug Park, Rotary Park, Lumsden Park and Lions Park are some of the local parks. The Discovery Plaza Shopping Center, the Carriage Trade Shopping Center and the County Fair Shopping Center are the local shopping destination. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Sierra Golf and Country Club. The city also hosts the El Dorado County Fair every June.

Placerville Transportation

Sacramento International is the nearest major airport.

Placerville Higher Education

Higher education is available from Sierra College, California State University-Sacramento and American River College.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,540
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens18.2%
Employed Population 16+3,968
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married43.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.8%
Median Earnings25+$28,229
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,764
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,779

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,724
% Above Poverty Level78.8%
% Below Poverty Level21.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home8.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone33.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,009
Median House Value$270,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.8%
German18.5%
Irish14.3%
English10.2%
Italian4.8%
Portuguese3.3%
French Except Basque3.2%
Dutch2.5%
Swedish2.4%
Scottish2.3%
Polish2.3%
Norwegian2.2%
Canadian1.4%
Swiss1.3%
Greek1.1%
Danishn1.1%
Austrian0.9%
Russian0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Hungarian0.9%
Finnish0.5%
Basque0.4%
New Zealand0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Iranian0.2%
US/American0.1%
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Placerville Almanac

CategoryValue
County El Dorado County
Standard Zip Codes95667
Phone Area Codes530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.73
Approximate Longitude-120.8

Placerville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPLACERVILLE
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 58 F
Apr Temp41 to 69 F
Jul Temp57 to 93 F
Oct Temp46 to 77 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationPLACERVILLE IFG
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp39 to 54 F
Apr Temp44 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 91 F
Oct Temp53 to 74 F
Annual Precip40.7 inches
StationFOLSOM DAM
Distance20 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
Amador City174$0
Auburn13,858$75,396
Folsom74,960$120,569
Loomis6,690$83,615
Plymouth961$49,917
Sutter Creek2,487$63,547

Placerville Public Libraries

El Dorado County Library
345 FAIR LANE
Placerville, California
(530) 621-5540

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Placerville Hospitals

Marshall Medical Center (1-rh)
(Non-profit)
1100 Marshall Way
Telecare El Dorado County Phf
(Government - Local)
935-b Spring Street

Placerville Public Schools

Central Sierra Rop
6767 Green Valley Rd.
ZIP: 95667
High
Charter Community School Home Study Academy
6767 Green Valley Rd.
ZIP: 95667
Other
Total Enrollment 497
Edwin Markham Middle
2800 Moulton Dr.
ZIP: 95667
Middle
Total Enrollment 352
El Dorado Coe Charter Community Day
6767 Green Valley Rd.
ZIP: 95667
El Dorado High
561 Canal St.
ZIP: 95667
High
Total Enrollment 1288
Gold Oak Elementary
3171 Pleasant Valley Rd.
ZIP: 95667
Primary
Total Enrollment 311
Gold Trail
889 Cold Springs Rd.
ZIP: 95667
Middle
Total Enrollment 355
Golden Ridge
299 Fair Ln.
ZIP: 95667
Other
Total Enrollment 8
Herbert C. Green Middle
3781 Forni Rd.
ZIP: 95667
Middle
Total Enrollment 474
Indian Creek Elementary
6701 Green Valley Rd.
ZIP: 95667
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Louisiana Schnell Elementary
2871 Schnell Sch Rd.
ZIP: 95667
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Pleasant Valley Middle
4120 Pleasant Valley Rd.
ZIP: 95667
Middle
Total Enrollment 152
Sierra Elementary
1100 Thompson Way
ZIP: 95667
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Sky Mountain Charter
4535 Missouri Flat Rd., Ste. 1a
ZIP: 95667
Other
Total Enrollment 2219
Special Education
6767 Green Valley Rd.
ZIP: 95667
Other
Total Enrollment 159
Sutters Mill
4801 Luneman Rd.
ZIP: 95667
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
Vista High
561 Canal St.
ZIP: 95667
High
Total Enrollment 51
Workforce Investment Act Charter
6767 Green Valley Rd.
ZIP: 95667
High

Placerville Private Schools

Cedar Springs Waldorf School
6029 Gold Meadows Rd
ZIP: 95667
Elementary
Total Enrollment 164
Country Day Montessori
2771 Spear St
ZIP: 95667
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
El Dorado Adventist School
1900 Broadway
ZIP: 95667
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 196
First Friends Montessori
3132 Sheridan St
ZIP: 95667
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Sierra Ranch School
4300 Forni Rd
ZIP: 95667
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
Summitview
5036 Sunrey Rd
ZIP: 95667
Secondary
Total Enrollment 24
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