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|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|• Total||8.842 sq mi (22.900 km2)|
|• Land||8.842 sq mi (22.900 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||52 ft (16 m)|
|• Density||620/sq mi ( 240/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
Elverta is a census designated place in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento metropolitan area; the metropolitan area including Sacramento (the state capital and county seat), as well as Arden-Arcade and Roseville. It is located about 20 miles (32 km) to Sacramento, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) miles from Rio Linda, 6 miles (9.7 km) of Roseville, and 8.0 miles (12.9 km) of Antelope. The population was 5,492 as of the 2010 census.
The community has two street lights, very few hills, and no major bodies of water.
The unincorporated community was named for Elverta Dike, whose husband donated property to a local church. The Elverta/Rio Linda community is located on part of the Rancho Del Paso Mexican land grant of 1844. In 1910, a Fruit Land Company of Minneapolis acquired 12,000 acres (49 km2) of the Grant and in 1912 the area was subdivided. It also runs to the Rio Linda, California Bike Path. This town is the home of the locally famous Ditch Wench of Elverta.
Elverta is located at (38.7137910, -121.4627326).
The 2010 United States Census reported that Elverta had a population of 5,492. The population density was 621.1 people per square mile (239.8/km²). The racial makeup of Elverta was 4,453 (81.1%) White, 117 (2.1%) African American, 77 (1.4%) Native American, 208 (3.8%) Asian, 48 (0.9%) Pacific Islander, 302 (5.5%) from other races, and 287 (5.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 859 persons (15.6%).
The Census reported that 5,486 people (99.9% of the population) lived in households, 6 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 1,741 households, out of which 688 (39.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,035 (59.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 219 (12.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 123 (7.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 106 (6.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 23 (1.3%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 259 households (14.9%) were made up of individuals and 83 (4.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15. There were 1,377 families (79.1% of all households); the average family size was 3.48.
The population was spread out with 1,387 people (25.3%) under the age of 18, 554 people (10.1%) aged 18 to 24, 1,240 people (22.6%) aged 25 to 44, 1,728 people (31.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 583 people (10.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.6 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.
There were 1,839 housing units at an average density of 208.0 per square mile (80.3/km²), of which 1,389 (79.8%) were owner-occupied, and 352 (20.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.6%. 4,317 people (78.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,169 people (21.3%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,178 people, 1,898 households, and 1,573 families residing in the Unincorporated community. As of the census 2008 there were 6,704 people. As of 2000 there were 1,956 housing units at an average density of 738.1 per square mile (285/km2). The racial makeup of the unincorporated community was 80.8% White, 2.40% African American, 2.15% Native American, 2.90% Asian, 0.51% Pacific Islander, 5.51% from other races, and 5.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.90% of the population.
There were 1,898 households out of which 40.7% and children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.25 and the average family size was 3.50.
The median income per household in the unincorporated community was $46,681, and the median income per family was $17,255. Males had a median income of $39,000 versus $30,893 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,255. About 8.4% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those 65 or over.
Elverta is served by Elverta Joint Elementary School District, which serves Sacramento and Placer counties. The district is a California distinguished school district. It includes Elverta Elementary School, an elementary school serving kindergarten through fifth grade, and Alpha Technology Middle School, a middle school serving sixth through eighth grades. Elverta high school students attend schools in Center Unified School District, Twin Rivers Unified School District, or Roseville Joint High School District.
Government and infrastructure 
Elverta is represented by Phil Serna, the District 1 representative on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors. The United States Postal Service Elverta post office is located at 161 West Elverta Road.
Adjacent areas 
||(Sutter County) Counsman||(Sutter County)
Counsman Placer County
|(Placer County), Roseville|
|Sutter County||(Placer County), Roseville
|Sutter County||Rio Linda||Rio Linda
See also 
- "Feature Detail Report for: Elverta". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
- "Places". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau.
- "Places: California". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
- "FIPS55 Data: California". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006.
- "Elverta, CA Zip Code 95626". AmericanTowns.com. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "Zip Code 95626". City-Data.com. Retrieved January 30, 2010.
- "Zip Code 95626". Zipinfo.com. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
- "Elverta, California information". ePodunk. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
- "Ditch Wench in My Home Town of Elverta Ca?". Answers.Yahoo.com. February 2, 2012.
- All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "About Us". Elverta Joint Elementary School District. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
- Sacramento County Board of Supervisors - District 1
- "Post Office Location - ELVERTA". United States Postal Service. Retrieved February 27, 2010.
- Official website of Elverta - Rio Linda on Sacramento County Website
- Elverta Joint Elementary School District
- First Baptist Church of Elverta