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Overview

Introduction to Rancho Cordova, California

The California city of Rancho Cordova is located in Sacramento County, about 12 miles east of the state capital of Sacramento. Situated on U.S. Route 50, the city is bounded on the north by the American River and on the west by the city of Rosemont.

Incorporated in 2003, Rancho Cordova is one of California's newest cities. The city's history stretches back to the Gold Rush era of mid 19th century California and the days of the Pony Express. Mills Station, one of the local stopping points for the Pony Express, is a city landmark which is now being renovated into a community center. Another city landmark is Mather Field, a former Air Force base used during World War II for pilot, navigator, observer, and bombardier training; and also used as a stopover location for troops, aircraft, and materials bound for combat duty in the Pacific. No longer an Air Force base, the site today is the home of the Mather Regional Park and Mather Airport, now a Sacramento County asset converted to civilian use. Rancho Cordova is also home today to a local campus of the University of Phoenix.

Rancho Cordova Points of Interest

Located in the heart of Rancho Cordova is the Mathew Kilgore Cemetery, an historic site established in 1874 which contains plots of many of the city's pioneer founding families. Mather Regional Park comprises more than 1,600 acres of a variety of California valley wildlife. The site is home to Mather Golf Course, an eighteen-hole championship course which is one of the most popular in the area. Outdoor recreation can be found at the American River Parkway, which accommodates a wide variety of aquatic activities including rafting, kayaking and salmon fishing; as well as biking, hiking and horseback riding. Only minutes away from Rancho Cordova is the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, a small unique California zoo which also serves as a sanctuary for some common and uncommon animals, both wild and domestic.

Demographics

People

Total Population69,482
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+31,126
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.9%
Median Earnings25+$35,309
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,481

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,545
% Above Poverty Level83.1%
% Below Poverty Level16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$982
Median House Value$223,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.7%
German10.5%
Irish7.5%
English6.9%
Italian4.6%
French Except Basque2.9%
Russian2.9%
Ukrainian2.7%
US/American2.5%
Portuguese1.5%
Norwegian1.5%
Scottish1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Swedish1%
Romanian0.9%
African0.9%
Polish0.6%
West Indian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Rancho Cordova Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sacramento County
Standard Zip Codes95742, 95670
P.O. Box Zip Codes95741
Phone Area Codes916
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.58
Approximate Longitude-121.3

Rancho Cordova 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 5 ESE
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp41 to 55 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp61 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip19.8 inches
StationFOLSOM DAM
Distance10.6 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
StationSACRAMENTO AP
Distance12.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Citrus Heights85,954$60,600
Elk Grove163,634$91,973
Folsom74,960$120,569
Roseville128,276$96,968
Sacramento484,530$60,601
West Sacramento51,386$66,465

Rancho Cordova Public Schools

Cordova Gardens Elementary
2400 Dawes St.
ZIP: 95670
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Cordova High
2239 Chase Dr.
ZIP: 95670
High
Total Enrollment 1731
Cordova Lane Center
2460 Cordova Ln.
ZIP: 95670
Cordova Meadows Elementary
2550 La Loma Dr.
ZIP: 95670
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Cordova Villa Elementary
10359 S. White Rock Rd.
ZIP: 95670
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Kinney High (continuation)
2710 Kilgore Rd.
ZIP: 95670
High
Total Enrollment 134
Mills Middle
10439 Coloma Rd.
ZIP: 95670
Middle
Total Enrollment 747
Navigator Elementary
10679 Bear Hollow Dr.
ZIP: 95670
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Peter J. Shields Elementary
10434 Georgetown Dr.
ZIP: 95670
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Rancho Cordova Elementary
2562 Chassella Way
ZIP: 95670
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Riverview Stem Elementary
10700 Ambassador Dr.
ZIP: 95670
Primary
Total Enrollment 124
W. E. Mitchell Middle
2100 Zinfandel Dr.
ZIP: 95670
Middle
Total Enrollment 738
Walnutwood High (independent Study)
10850 Gadsten Way
ZIP: 95670
Other
Total Enrollment 159
White Rock Elementary
10487 White Rock Rd.
ZIP: 95670
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Williamson Elementary
2275 Benita Way
ZIP: 95670
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Reymouth Special Education Center
1965 Birkmont Dr.
ZIP: 95742
Sunrise Elementary
11821 Cobble Brook Dr.
ZIP: 95742
Primary
Total Enrollment 1120

Rancho Cordova Private Schools

Cchat Center-sacramento
11100 Coloma Rd
ZIP: 95670
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Cordova Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten
10527 Coloma Rd
ZIP: 95670
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Ihs Christian School
11111 Morgan River Ct
ZIP: 95670
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 104
St John Vianney
10499 Coloma Rd
ZIP: 95670
Elementary
Total Enrollment 229
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