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Rancho Cordova, California - Basic Facts

The City of Rancho Cordova had a population of 75,073 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Rancho Cordova is located at latitude 38.5891 and longitude -121.3027 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rancho Cordova encompass a land area of 34.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.

The City of Rancho Cordova (GNIS ID: 2411513) 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 Rancho Cordova is located within Rancho Cordova CCD of Sacramento County.


Rancho Cordova, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 75,073 (100%)
Population in Households 74,769 (99.6%)
Population in Families 60,899 (81.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 304 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 2,144
Diversity Index2 78


Median Household Income $69,851
Average Household Income $88,904
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $31,561
Wealth Index5 85


Total HU (Housing Units) 28,359 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,659 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,055 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,645 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $323,488
Average Home Value $345,148
Housing Affordability Index3 123


Total Households 26,714
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 18,272
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.45% 1.14%
Households 1.27% 1.0%
Families 1.45% 1.09%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
Owner Occupied HU   1.48%


Rancho Cordova, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rancho Cordova to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 119 92nd
Population Density # 582 62nd
Median Household Income # 652 57th
Housing Affordability Index # 1158 76th
Per Capita Income # 793 48th
Diversity Index # 456 70th

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