Folsom, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Folsom, California - Basic Facts

The City of Folsom had a population of 79,783 as of July 1, 2018. Folsom ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Folsom is located at latitude 38.676 and longitude -121.1477 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the City of Folsom (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.95 sq. miles and a water area of 2.35 sq. miles. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 220 feet.

The City of Folsom (GNIS ID: 2410516) 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 Folsom is located within Folsom CCD of Sacramento County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Folsom population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Folsom: Folsom City.

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


Total Population 79,783
Population in Households 73,178
Population in Familes 62,251
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,605
Population Density1 3,635
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $108,152
Average Household Income $133,576
Per Capita Income $49,217


Total Housing Units 28,105 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,276 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,287 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 543 ( 1.9%)
Median Home Value $488,611
Average Home Value $536,279


Total Households 27,562
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 19,576
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.22% 1.41%
Households 1.21% 1.34%
Families 1.3% 1.41%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Folsom, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Folsom 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 # 110 93rd
Population Density # 365 76th
Diversity Index # 872 43rd
Median Household Income # 160 90th
Per Capita Income # 273 82nd

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