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Citrus Heights, California - Basic Facts

The City of Citrus Heights had a population of 85,874 as of July 1, 2016. Citrus Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Citrus Heights is located at latitude 38.6948 and longitude -121.288 in Sacramento County. 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. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 167 feet.

The City of Citrus Heights (GNIS ID: 2409464) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Citrus Heights is located within Sacramento CCD of Sacramento County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Citrus Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Citrus Heights, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 85,874
Population in Households 85,372
Population in Familes 66,325
Population in Group Qrtrs 502
Population Density1 6,035
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 33,350
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 21,339
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 35,768 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,439 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,911 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,418 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $230,172
Average Home Value $249,814


Median Household Income $53,342
Average Household Income $65,296
Per Capita Income $25,597
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.77%
Households 0.32% 0.66%
Families 0.29% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 97 94th
Population Density1 # 180 88th
Diversity Index2 # 874 42nd
Median Household Income # 812 47th
Per Capita Income # 889 41st

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