Elk Grove, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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Elk Grove, California - Basic Facts

The City of Elk Grove had a population of 169,527 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.4088 and longitude -121.3716 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elk Grove 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Elk Grove, CA Housing Affordability Index is 112
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Elk Grove, CA Wealth Index is 137
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 169,527
Population in Households 167,628
Population in Familes 149,772
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,899
Population Density 4,038
Diversity Index1 82
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $93,140
Average Household Income $114,181
Per Capita Income $35,169
Wealth Index3 137

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 54,739 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39,323 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,467 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,948 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $399,120
Housing Affordability Index2 112
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 52,791
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 42,006
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.13% 0.81%
Households 1.06% 0.77%
Families 0.94% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Elk Grove, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk Grove to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 310 80th
Per Capita Income # 619 59th

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