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Citrus Heights, California - Basic Facts

The City of Citrus Heights had a population of 87,332 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Citrus Heights, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 87,332
Daytime Population: Workers 21,328
Daytime Population: Residents 47,758
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 69,086
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 86,831
Population in Familes 67,385
Population in Group Qrtrs 501
Population Density2 6,138
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $54,923
Average Household Income $68,294
Per Capita Income $26,761


Total Housing Units 35,918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,779 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,141 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,998 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $247,632
Average Home Value $271,784


Total Households 33,920
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 21,673
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.65% 0.77%
Households 0.51% 0.68%
Families 0.46% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

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, 2017 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 Density # 179 88th
Diversity Index # 870 43rd
Median Household Income # 794 48th
Per Capita Income # 884 42nd

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