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Gold River, California - Basic Facts

The Gold River Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Sacramento County at latitude 38.6269 and longitude -121.2492. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 121 feet.

The formal official name is the Gold River Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gold River, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Gold River indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Gold River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles.

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Gold River, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,898
Population in Households 7,897
Population in Familes 6,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 2,995
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 3,327
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,333
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,759 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 569 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $367,967
Average Home Value $409,170


Median Household Income $108,338
Average Household Income $137,008
Per Capita Income $58,001
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.04% 0.44%
Households -0.06% 0.39%
Families -0.28% 0.38%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   3.48%
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.


Gold River, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gold River 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 # 536 65th
Population Density1 # 449 71st
Diversity Index2 # 948 38th
Median Household Income # 106 93rd
Per Capita Income # 85 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.