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Rancho Cordova, California - Basic Facts

The City of Rancho Cordova had a population of 70,326 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rancho Cordova is located at latitude 38.5762 and longitude -121.2467 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rancho Cordova (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.

The City of Rancho Cordova (GNIS ID: 2411513) 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 Rancho Cordova is located within Rancho Cordova CCD of Sacramento County.

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


Total Population 70,326
Population in Households 70,007
Population in Familes 56,854
Population in Group Qrtrs 319
Population Density1 2,018
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 25,056
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 17,077
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,001 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,953 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,103 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,945 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $243,385
Average Home Value $273,509


Median Household Income $55,381
Average Household Income $71,214
Per Capita Income $25,497
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.32% 1.3%
Households 1.05% 1.12%
Families 1.28% 1.22%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Rancho Cordova, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rancho Cordova 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 # 123 92nd
Population Density1 # 598 61st
Diversity Index2 # 487 68th
Median Household Income # 746 51st
Per Capita Income # 895 41st

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