Elk Grove, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Elk Grove, California - Basic Facts

The City of Elk Grove had a population of 169,343 as of July 1, 2018. Elk Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elk Grove is located at latitude 38.4146 and longitude -121.385 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elk Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 42.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of Elk Grove (GNIS ID: 2410425) 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 Elk Grove is located within Elk Grove CCD of Sacramento County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elk Grove: Elkgrove.

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Elk Grove, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 169,343
Population in Households 167,459
Population in Familes 150,167
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,884
Population Density2 4,014
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $88,747
Average Household Income $109,881
Per Capita Income $33,994


Total Housing Units 54,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38,853 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,734 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,156 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $385,839
Average Home Value $460,246


Total Households 52,587
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 41,881
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.24% 1.0%
Households 1.13% 0.96%
Families 1.0% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

Elk Grove, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk Grove to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 30 98th
Population Density # 319 79th
Diversity Index # 329 78th
Median Household Income # 301 80th
Per Capita Income # 614 60th

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