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Rancho Cordova, California - Basic Facts

The City of Rancho Cordova had a population of 72,311 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Rancho Cordova is located at latitude 38.5762 and longitude -121.2467 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rancho Cordova (see map below) 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.

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

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Rancho Cordova, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 72,311
Daytime Population: Workers 51,589
Daytime Population: Residents 39,754
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 91,343
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 71,993
Population in Familes 58,494
Population in Group Qrtrs 318
Population Density2 2,075
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $57,220
Average Household Income $75,178
Per Capita Income $26,880


Total Housing Units 27,539 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,426 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,315 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,798 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $269,964
Average Home Value $299,964


Total Households 25,741
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 17,573
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 1.52% 1.28%
Households 1.28% 1.12%
Families 1.5% 1.21%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Rancho Cordova, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rancho Cordova 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 # 122 92nd
Population Density # 587 61st
Diversity Index # 478 69th
Median Household Income # 731 52nd
Per Capita Income # 873 42nd

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