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Rio Linda, California - Basic Facts

The Rio Linda Census Designated Place had a population of 15,989 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Rio Linda is located at latitude 38.6875 and longitude -121.4417 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the Rio Linda Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Rio Linda Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409175) 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 Rio Linda Census Designated Place is located within Sacramento CCD of Sacramento County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rio Linda 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 Rio Linda: Dry Creek.

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


Total Population 15,989
Population in Households 15,941
Population in Familes 13,566
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density2 1,612
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $60,533
Average Household Income $73,702
Per Capita Income $23,272


Total Housing Units 5,291 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,551 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,458 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 282 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $299,203
Average Home Value $353,794


Total Households 5,009
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 3,798
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 0.69% 0.84%
Households 0.54% 0.73%
Families 0.55% 0.74%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   3.22%

Rio Linda, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Linda 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 # 388 74th
Population Density # 661 56th
Diversity Index # 751 51st
Median Household Income # 710 53rd
Per Capita Income # 1071 29th

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