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Folsom, California - Basic Facts

The City of Folsom had a population of 77,194 as of July 1, 2016. Folsom 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 Folsom is located at latitude 38.676 and longitude -121.1477 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the City of Folsom (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.95 sq. miles and a water area of 2.35 sq. miles. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 220 feet.

The City of Folsom (GNIS ID: 2410516) 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 Folsom is located within Folsom CCD of Sacramento County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Folsom: Folsom City.

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


Total Population 77,194
Population in Households 70,399
Population in Familes 59,480
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,795
Population Density1 3,517
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 26,571
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 18,839
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,370 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,200 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 844 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $450,386
Average Home Value $476,160


Median Household Income $102,675
Average Household Income $119,976
Per Capita Income $44,564
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 1.18%
Households 1.01% 1.14%
Families 1.09% 1.19%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.

Folsom, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Folsom 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 # 110 93rd
Population Density1 # 370 76th
Diversity Index2 # 868 43rd
Median Household Income # 130 91st
Per Capita Income # 252 83rd

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