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Gold River, California - Basic Facts

The Gold River Census Designated Place had a population of 8,236 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Gold River is located at latitude 38.6269 and longitude -121.2492 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the Gold River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 121 feet.

The Gold River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408305) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Gold River Census Designated Place is located within Rancho Cordova CCD of Sacramento County.

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

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


Total Population 8,236
Population in Households 8,235
Population in Familes 6,955
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 3,123
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $117,582
Average Household Income $160,336
Per Capita Income $67,406


Total Housing Units 3,557 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,863 (80.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 580 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $519,373
Average Home Value $564,682


Total Households 3,443
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,416
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.49% 0.71%
Households 0.39% 0.6%
Families 0.28% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Gold River, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gold River 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 # 531 65th
Population Density # 439 71st
Diversity Index # 938 38th
Median Household Income # 115 92nd
Per Capita Income # 104 93rd

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