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Citrus Heights, California - Basic Facts

The City of Citrus Heights is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sacramento County at latitude 38.6948 and longitude -121.288. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 167 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Citrus Heights, but most people and references simply refer to it as Citrus Heights, California.

The P1 Census Class Code for Citrus Heights indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Citrus Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Citrus Heights, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 83,921
Population in Households 83,419
Population in Familes 64,827
Population in Group Qrtrs 502
Population Density1 5,898
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 32,851
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 20,985
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 35,317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,137 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,714 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,466 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $186,692
Average Home Value $206,025


Median Household Income $51,023
Average Household Income $60,962
Per Capita Income $23,994
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.17% 0.56%
Households 0.12% 0.51%
Families 0.03% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Citrus Heights, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Citrus Heights to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 93 94th
Population Density1 # 183 88th
Diversity Index2 # 874 43rd
Median Household Income # 817 46th
Per Capita Income # 823 46th

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