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Overview

Introduction to Rocklin, California

Rocklin, California, in Placer county, is 3 miles NE of Roseville, California (center to center) and 20 miles NE of Sacramento, California. It's situated in the Sierra Foothills and is regarded as a residential community. The city has a long history of productive granite quarries and some of them are utilized today to produce granite for kitchen counters and other items. A notable Hewlett-Packard facility is nearby.

Rocklin History

Archaeological evidence suggests that the region's earliest human inhabitants arrived about 7000 years ago. Later, the Nisenan, also known as the Southern Maidu lived in the area and the first non-native settlements were established in the early 1850s. The Spring Valley Ranch was a vast acreage and one of the first developed sites in Rocklin. The city was incorporated in 1893. In 1910 the granite quarries were prominent factors for the economy. Rocklin's granite was utilized in constructing the state capitol and numerous buildings in San Francisco.

Rocklin and Nearby Attractions

  • Blue Oaks Town Center is a prominent shopping location and includes entertainment and a variety of restaurants.
  • Rocklin Historical Society Museum.
  • Maidu Interpretive Center.
  • Aerospace Museum of California.
  • Joss House Museum.
  • Scandia Family Fun Center.

Rocklin Activities

The nearby Folsom Lake is enjoyed for a variety of outdoor activities. The popular "Gold Country" is about 25 miles away. The Placer County Fairgrounds offers a variety of entertainment. Families enjoy the Sunspalsh Water Park. Some of the area's notable golf courses include Ancil Hoffman Golf Course, Empire Golf, Antelope Greens Golf Course and the Whitney Oaks Golf Course. The American Canyon includes numerous scenic trails. The nearby Canyon Creek offers one of the best hiking trails in the region. The county features numerous lakes for boating, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Rocklin Higher Education

The city is served by William Jessup University and Sierra College.

Rocklin Transportation

The city includes an Amtrak station that offers transportation on the Capitol Corridor and the California Zepher routes.

Demographics

People

Total Population60,509
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+28,448
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married54.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41%
Median Earnings25+$51,327
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,962

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,345
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone22.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,391
Median House Value$381,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.3%
German16.8%
Irish14%
English11.7%
Italian8.3%
French Except Basque3.7%
Scottish2.7%
Norwegian2.6%
Swedish2.4%
Polish1.8%
Dutch1.7%
Portuguese1.7%
Welsh0.9%
Russian0.9%
Danishn0.9%
Greek0.6%
Arab0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
African0.4%
Iranian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Basque0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Rocklin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Placer County
Standard Zip Codes95677, 95765
Phone Area Codes530,916
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.8
Approximate Longitude-121.24

Rocklin 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
Distance7.3 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
Distance24.7 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
StationPLACERVILLE IFG
Distance27.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Citrus Heights85,954$60,600
Folsom74,960$120,569
Lincoln45,675$85,225
Loomis6,690$83,615
Roseville128,276$96,968
Wheatland3,617$70,560

Rocklin Public Schools

Antelope Creek Elementary
6185 Springview Dr.
ZIP: 95677
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
Parker Whitney Elementary
5145 Topaz Ave.
ZIP: 95677
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Rocklin Academy At Meyers Street
5035 Meyers St.
ZIP: 95677
Primary
Total Enrollment 175
Rocklin Elementary
5025 Meyers St.
ZIP: 95677
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Sierra Elementary
6811 Camborne Way
ZIP: 95677
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Spring View Middle
5040 Fifth St.
ZIP: 95677
Middle
Total Enrollment 805
Breen Elementary
2751 Breen Dr.
ZIP: 95765
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
Cobblestone Elementary
5740 Cobblestone Dr.
ZIP: 95765
Primary
Total Enrollment 376
Granite Oaks Middle
2600 Wyckford Dr.
ZIP: 95765
Middle
Total Enrollment 928
Maria Montessori Charter Academy
1850 Wildcat Blvd.
ZIP: 95765
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Rock Creek Elementary
2140 Collet Quarry Dr.
ZIP: 95765
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Rocklin Academy
6532 Turnstone Way
ZIP: 95765
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Rocklin Academy Gateway
6550 Lonetree Blvd.
ZIP: 95765
Primary
Total Enrollment 819
Rocklin Alternative Education Center
3250 Victory Dr.
ZIP: 95765
Other
Rocklin High
5301 Victory Ln.
ZIP: 95765
High
Total Enrollment 1872
Rocklin Independent Charter Academy
3250 Victory Dr.
ZIP: 95765
Other
Total Enrollment 119
Ruhkala Elementary
6530 Turnstone Way
ZIP: 95765
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Sunset Ranch Elementary
2500 Bridlewood Dr.
ZIP: 95765
Primary
Total Enrollment 782
Twin Oaks Elementary
2835 Club Dr.
ZIP: 95765
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Valley View Elementary
3000 Crest Dr.
ZIP: 95765
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Victory High
3250 Victory Dr.
ZIP: 95765
High
Total Enrollment 82
Western Sierra Collegiate Academy
660 Menlo Dr.
ZIP: 95765
Other
Total Enrollment 732
Whitney High
701 Wildcat Blvd.
ZIP: 95765
High
Total Enrollment 1926

Rocklin Private Schools

Destiny Christian Preschool
6900 Destiny Dr
ZIP: 95677
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool & Kindergaten
4701 Grove St
ZIP: 95677
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Kindercare Learning Center-rocklin
2251 Sunset Blvd
ZIP: 95765
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 40
The Phoenix School
2820 Theona Way
ZIP: 95765
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
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