Granite Bay, California
Location in Placer County and the state of California
|• State Senate||Dave Cox (R)|
|• State Assembly||Richard Pan (D)|
|• U. S. Congress||Tom McClintock (R)|
|• Total||21.572 sq mi (55.870 km2)|
|• Land||21.528 sq mi (55.757 km2)|
|• Water||0.044 sq mi (0.113 km2) 0.20%|
|Elevation||430 ft (131 m)|
|• Density||950/sq mi (370/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1853392|
Granite Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 20,402 at the 2010 census, up from 19,388 at the 2000 census. The ZIP code is 95746. Granite Bay is a primarily residential suburb of Sacramento located just east of Roseville and west of Folsom Lake.
Granite Bay is located at (38.748504, -121.179793).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 21.6 square miles (56 km2), of which, 21.5 square miles (56 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.20%) is water. The place name, Granite Bay, is derived from a bay in Folsom Lake on the east side of the town. The entire town is underlain by granodiorite of the Penryn Pluton of Cretaceous age, hence the geological basis for the place name.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Granite Bay had a population of 20,402. The population density was 945.8 people per square mile (365.2/km²). The racial makeup of Granite Bay was 17,960 (88.0%) White, 148 (0.7%) African American, 138 (0.7%) Native American, 1,152 (5.6%) Asian, 28 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 222 (1.1%) from other races, and 754 (3.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,260 persons (6.2%).
The Census reported that 20,353 people (99.8% of the population) lived in households, 38 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 11 (0.1%) were institutionalized.
There were 7,202 households, out of which 2,857 (39.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 5,223 (72.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 473 (6.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 260 (3.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 201 (2.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 34 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,006 households (14.0%) were made up of individuals and 521 (7.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83. There were 5,956 families (82.7% of all households); the average family size was 3.11.
The population was spread out with 5,309 people (26.0%) under the age of 18, 1,300 people (6.4%) aged 18 to 24, 3,206 people (15.7%) aged 25 to 44, 7,621 people (37.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 2,966 people (14.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.0 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.
There were 7,542 housing units at an average density of 349.6 per square mile (135.0/km²), of which 6,414 (89.1%) were owner-occupied, and 788 (10.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.8%. 18,270 people (89.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 2,083 people (10.2%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 19,388 people, 6,474 households, and 5,587 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 898.2 people per square mile (346.9/km²). There were 6,626 housing units at an average density of 307.0 per square mile (118.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.40% White, 0.68% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 3.53% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. 4.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 6,474 households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.0% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.7% were non-families. 10.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 2.91 in the state of California.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.
According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the CDP was $115,980, and the median income for a family was $119,874. Males had a median income of $100,000+ versus $73,190 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $57,970. About 1.5% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over. Granite Bay is named top 25 American cities in the nation for highest cost of living.
According to the Sacramento Association of REALTORS, the median price of a detached single family home is $715,000 as of April 2009
Famous current and former residents
- Shareef Abdur-Rahim - Assistant general manager, Sacramento Kings and retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player
- Rick Adelman - Minnesota Timberwolves head coach, former Sacramento Kings head coach
- Dusty Baker - Cincinnati Reds Manager, former San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs manager; retired Major League Baseball player, primarily with the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers
- Steve Cook - Former professional ten-pin bowler and member of the PBA Hall of Fame
- Bobby Jackson - Retired NBA player and current assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings
- Eddie Jordan - Philadelphia 76ers head coach, former Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards head coach
- Leron Lee - Retired Major League Baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians and San Diego Padres
- Eddie Murphy - Actor
- Geoff Petrie - Sacramento Kings President of Basketball Operations and former NBA player with the Portland Trail Blazers
- Maureen Reagan - Daughter of Former President Ronald Reagan lived here until her death
- Summer Sanders - Multiple gold medalist in swimming at the 1992 Summer Olympics, TV Sports commentator and personality
- Steve Sax - Retired MLB baseball player (primarily second baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, and Oakland Athletics)
- Predrag Stojaković - New Orleans Hornets, former Sacramento Kings small forward
- Chris Webber - Retired Sacramento Kings power forward and center
- Jason Williams - Orlando Magic, former Sacramento Kings point guard
- Tobin Esperance - Bassist of band Papa Roach
- Jeff Keith - Singer of band Tesla
- Danny Ainge - Former NBA basketball player and current President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics
- John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston - Actors.
Granite Bay is served by one public high school, Granite Bay High School. Granite Bay High School is consistently rank among the top high schools in the State. The Eureka Union School District is the K-8 district serves Granite Bay and feeds into Granite Bay High School. It is also one of the state's highest performing districts according to Standardized Testing and Reporting. This is one of the few California school districts with its own parent sponsored educational foundations.
The quality of schools in Granite Bay is often cited as an important factor in the area's high home values.
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- Eureka Union SD website
- Roseville Joint Union SD website
- Eureka Schools Foundation website
- History of Granite Bay
- Granite Bay homepage