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Gold River, California - Basic Facts

The Gold River Census Designated Place had a population of 8,005 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gold River is located at latitude 38.6269 and longitude -121.2492 in Sacramento County. 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. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 121 feet.

The Gold River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408305) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Gold River Census Designated Place is located within Rancho Cordova CCD of Sacramento County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gold River 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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Gold River, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,005
Population in Households 8,004
Population in Familes 6,718
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 3,036
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 3,348
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,348
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,545 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,777 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 571 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $459,625
Average Home Value $485,758


Median Household Income $107,711
Average Household Income $144,123
Per Capita Income $60,580
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.57%
Households 0.06% 0.45%
Families -0.09% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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 1,516 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 # 534 65th
Population Density1 # 443 71st
Diversity Index2 # 935 38th
Median Household Income # 107 93rd
Per Capita Income # 104 93rd

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