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Rio Linda, California - Basic Facts

The Rio Linda Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Sacramento County at latitude 38.6875 and longitude -121.4417. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 56 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Rio Linda 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 Rio Linda Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rio Linda: Dry Creek.

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Rio Linda, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 15,286
Population in Households 15,237
Population in Familes 12,893
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 1,544
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 4,829
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 3,659
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 5,171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,406 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,423 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 342 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $159,537
Average Home Value $181,531


Median Household Income $52,483
Average Household Income $61,700
Per Capita Income $19,610
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.28% 0.63%
Households 0.18% 0.56%
Families 0.19% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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.


Rio Linda, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Linda 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 # 392 74th
Population Density1 # 667 56th
Diversity Index2 # 770 50th
Median Household Income # 758 50th
Per Capita Income # 1067 30th

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