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Overview

Introduction to Roseville, California

Placer County is home to the California city of Roseville, which is also part of the metropolitan area of Sacramento (the city of Sacramento is situated 17 miles to Roseville's southwest). Principal highways running through Roseville include Interstate 80 and California Highway 65.

Roseville History

Roseville was developed on the ground marking the junction of the Central Pacific and California Central railroad lines which crossed there in the 1860s. Designated on railroad maps for years simply as "Junction," Roseville existed for decades thereafter as merely a small freight and passenger railroad shipping point of about 250 inhabitants catering to the needs of local farmers and ranchers. Things changed in the early 1900s, when the railroad roundhouse and repair facilities were moved to Roseville from nearby Rocklin, which had until then been the area's major railroad service center.

Almost overnight, the landscape of this small village changed into that of a bustling town of two or three thousand. In 1909, the town incorporated and sustained a steady period of growth, finally becoming Placer County's largest and most significant city. Roseville continued as an unchallenged railroad center into the post-war years, but by the 1950s the airline and trucking industries provided stiff competition. By 1972, the local depot was closed but in 1987 passenger traffic was reintroduced and a new intermodal depot facility was completed. In the meantime, the city of Roseville grew by leaps and bounds. While still true to its "Junction" roots, today's Roseville is no longer completely dependent on the railroad, as the electronics industry has made its presence felt with both Hewlett-Packard and NEC Electronics becoming major employers in Roseville and South Placer County.

Roseville Culture and Entertainment

The Carnegie Museum provides a walking tour of historic Roseville. The Carnegie Library, Roseville's first permanent library, was constructed in 1912 and funded in part by Andrew Carnegie. The Maidu Interpretive Center and Historic Site offers guided museum tours highlighting ancient Nisenan Indian culture. The Roseville Telephone Museum explores 100 years of telephone history and showcases an outstanding collection of antique telephones and telephone memorabilia. Art enthusiasts can take advantage of the "3rd Saturday Art Tours," where every third Saturday of the month Roseville art galleries and businesses present a reception-style event, complete with a wide variety of art, music, food and an opportunity to meet the artists. Shoppers will find a variety of offerings at Denio's Farmers Market and Auction, a combination farmer and flea market (open Saturdays and Sundays). Another popular Roseville attraction is the Magic Circle Theater, where a full schedule of musicals, mysteries, comedies, youth musical workshops and concerts are presented in the historic Roseville Theater.

Attractions in other parts of Placer County include: Johnson-Springview Park (Rocklin), Historic Main Street (Newcastle), Lakeview Farms (Lincoln), Traylor Bird Sanctuary and Nature Preserve (Penryn), Griffith Quarry Museum (Penryn), Rocklin History Museum, Gladding McBean & Co. (Lincoln) and the Blue Goose Fruit Shed (Loomis).

Less than a 30-minute drive away is the California State Capital of Sacramento, which offers its own host of attractions, including the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento Zoo. Area sports fans can watch the Sacramento Kings (NBA basketball), Sacramento Monarchs (WNBA women's basketball), Sacramento Knights (World Indoor Soccer League) and Sacramento River Cats (Minor League AAA farm team of the Oakland Athletics).

Demographics

People

Total Population128,276
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+59,289
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married53.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.7%
Median Earnings25+$51,829
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,970
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,490

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,968
% Above Poverty Level91.4%
% Below Poverty Level8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone25.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,359
Median House Value$355,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.4%
Irish12.5%
English11%
Italian7.2%
French Except Basque2.9%
Polish2.3%
Norwegian2.2%
Swedish1.9%
Scottish1.8%
Dutch1.7%
Portuguese1.7%
Russian1.6%
Danishn1%
Ukrainian1%
Welsh0.8%
Iranian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Arab0.6%
Czech0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Serbian0.2%
African0.2%
Slovak0.1%
South African0.1%
US/American0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
German0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Basque0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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Roseville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Placer County
Standard Zip Codes95661, 95678, 95747, 95746
Phone Area Codes916,530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.74
Approximate Longitude-121.25

Roseville 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
Distance7.4 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
Distance20.9 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
Distance29.9 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
Rocklin60,509$102,345
Sacramento484,530$60,601

Roseville Public Libraries

Roseville Public Library
225 TAYLOR ST.
Roseville, California
(916) 774-5234

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Roseville Hospitals

Telecare Placer County Psychiatric Health Facility
(Proprietary)
101 Cirby Hills Drive
Sutter Roseville Medical Center
(Non-profit)
One Medical Plaza
Kaiser Fnd Hosp - Roseville
(Non-profit)
1600 Eureka Road

Roseville Public Schools

Crestmont Elementary
1501 Sheridan Ave.
ZIP: 95661
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Excelsior Elementary
2701 Eureka Rd.
ZIP: 95661
Middle
Total Enrollment 546
George Sargeant Elementary
1200 Ridgecrest Way
ZIP: 95661
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Maidu Elementary
1950 Johnson Ranch Dr.
ZIP: 95661
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Oakmont High
1710 Cirby Way
ZIP: 95661
High
Total Enrollment 1829
Olympus Junior High
2625 La Croix Dr.
ZIP: 95661
Middle
Total Enrollment 537
Stoneridge Elementary
2501 Alexandra Dr.
ZIP: 95661
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Warren T. Eich Middle
1509 Sierra Gardens Dr.
ZIP: 95661
Middle
Total Enrollment 783
Adelante High (continuation)
350 Atlantic St.
ZIP: 95678
High
Total Enrollment 119
Bradford Woodbridge Fundamental Elementary
515 Niles Ave.
ZIP: 95678
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
Catheryn Gates Elementary
1051 Trehowell Dr.
ZIP: 95678
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Ferris Spanger Elementary
699 Shasta St.
ZIP: 95678
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
George A. Buljan Middle
100 Hallissy Dr.
ZIP: 95678
Middle
Total Enrollment 1108
George Cirby Elementary
814 Darling Way
ZIP: 95678
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Independence High (alternative)
125 Berry St.
ZIP: 95678
High
Total Enrollment 167
John Adams Academy
One Sierragate Plaza
ZIP: 95678
Other
Total Enrollment 880
Roseville High
1 Tiger Way
ZIP: 95678
High
Total Enrollment 1986
Thomas Jefferson Elementary
750 Central Park Dr.
ZIP: 95678
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Vencil Brown Elementary
250 Trestle Dr.
ZIP: 95678
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
William Kaseberg Elementary
1040 Main St.
ZIP: 95678
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Barbara Chilton Middle
4501 Bob Doyle Dr.
ZIP: 95747
Middle
Total Enrollment 373
Blue Oaks Elementary
8150 Horncastle Ave.
ZIP: 95747
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Coyote Ridge Elementary
1751 Morning Star Dr.
ZIP: 95747
Primary
Total Enrollment 890
Creekview Ranch
8779 Cook Riolo Rd.
ZIP: 95747
Primary
Total Enrollment 835
Creekview Ranch Middle
8779 Cook Riolo Rd.
ZIP: 95747
Diamond Creek Elementary
3151 Hopscotch Way
ZIP: 95747
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Dry Creek Elementary
2955 Pfe Rd.
ZIP: 95747
Fiddyment Farm
4001 Brick Mason Cir.
ZIP: 95747
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Heritage Oak Elementary
2271 Americana Dr.
ZIP: 95747
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Junction Elementary
2150 Ellison Dr.
ZIP: 95747
Primary
Total Enrollment 741
Quail Glen Elementary
1250 Canevari Dr.
ZIP: 95747
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Robert C. Cooley Middle
9300 Prairie Woods Way
ZIP: 95747
Middle
Total Enrollment 934
Silverado Middle
2525 Country Club Dr.
ZIP: 95747
Middle
Total Enrollment 1109
Wilson C. Riles Middle
4747 Pfe Rd.
ZIP: 95747
Middle
Total Enrollment 697
Woodcreek High
2551 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd.
ZIP: 95747
High
Total Enrollment 2215

Roseville Private Schools

Granite Bay Montessori
9330 Sierra College Blvd
ZIP: 95661
Elementary
Total Enrollment 121
Granite Bay School House
8265 Sierra College Blvd Ste 322
ZIP: 95661
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Merryhill School
1622 Sierra Gardens Dr
ZIP: 95661
Elementary
Total Enrollment 105
Sunrise Montessori School
8449 Sunrise Blvd
ZIP: 95661
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Adventure Christian School
6401 Stanford Ranch Rd B
ZIP: 95678
Elementary
Total Enrollment 358
American Montessori Academy
1050 Douglas Blvd
ZIP: 95678
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 130
Cornerstone Christian School
143 Clinton Ave
ZIP: 95678
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 166
Gates Of Learning Center
1780 Vernon St Ste 5
ZIP: 95678
Secondary
Total Enrollment 24
Roseville Community School
50 Corporation Yard Rd
ZIP: 95678
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
St Albans Country Day School
2312 Vernon St
ZIP: 95678
Elementary
Total Enrollment 216
St Rose School
633 Vine Ave
ZIP: 95678
Elementary
Total Enrollment 307
Valley Christian Academy
301 W Whyte Ave
ZIP: 95678
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 235
Arbor View Montessori
7441 Foothills Blvd # 140
ZIP: 95747
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Kindercare Learning Center- Foothill
5141 Foothills Blvd
ZIP: 95747
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Nautilus Montessori School
100 Hibiscus Ct
ZIP: 95747
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
St John's School
4501 Bob Doyle Dr
ZIP: 95747
Elementary
Total Enrollment 183
Trinity Christian Academy
233 Berkswell Ct
ZIP: 95747
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
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