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Elk Grove, California - Basic Facts

The City of Elk Grove had a population of 167,230 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elk Grove population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elk Grove: Elkgrove.

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Elk Grove, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 167,230
Daytime Population: Workers 34,847
Daytime Population: Residents 91,511
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 126,358
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 165,330
Population in Familes 147,658
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,900
Population Density2 3,963
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $84,228
Average Household Income $104,543
Per Capita Income $32,381


Total Housing Units 54,210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37,433 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,518 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,259 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $358,291
Average Home Value $404,221


Total Households 51,951
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 41,408
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.23% 0.94%
Households 1.12% 0.9%
Families 0.98% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

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, 2017 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 # 31 98th
Population Density # 319 79th
Diversity Index # 334 78th
Median Household Income # 300 80th
Per Capita Income # 612 60th

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