Gold River, CA Community Profile: Data

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Gold River: Basic Info

Gold River is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the Gold River Census Designated Place is the formal official name. It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Sacramento County at latitude 38.6263 and longitude -121.2466. The elevation is 118 feet.

The Gold River Census Designated Place has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 2.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles.

Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

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Gold River: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data


The Gold River Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Gold River (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Gold River ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the Gold River Census Designated Place with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, California Congressional District Maps and a Map of Sacramento County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Gold River Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Gold River Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all California Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Gold River Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Gold River. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Gold River area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

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 Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Gold River to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 536 65th
Population Density1 # 449 71st
Diversity Index2 # 948 38th
Median Household Income # 106 93rd
Per Capita Income # 85 94th
Information Updates

The Demographic Data and Peer Comparison Ranking Data for cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this California Gazetteer is updated annually. The most recent update was on July 1, 2014.

The USPS report on the number of business and residential addresses being served in each ZIP Code and the ZIP Code Maps are updated 4 times per year. The last update was on August 1, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. The last update was on January 6, 2014.

The information on the California Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. The last update was on August 2, 2014.