Herald, California

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census-designated place
Herald is located in California
Position in California.
Coordinates: 38°17′18″N 121°13′52″W / 38.28833°N 121.23111°W / 38.28833; -121.23111Coordinates: 38°17′18″N 121°13′52″W / 38.28833°N 121.23111°W / 38.28833; -121.23111
Country  United States
State  California
County Sacramento
 • Total 7.901 sq mi (20.464 km2)
 • Land 7.879 sq mi (20.406 km2)
 • Water 0.022 sq mi (0.058 km2)  0.28%
Elevation[2] 79 ft (24 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,184
 • Density 150/sq mi (58/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95638
Area code(s) 209
GNIS feature ID 2583034

Herald is a census-designated place in Sacramento County, California.[2] Herald sits at an elevation of 79 feet (24 m).[2] It is located east of the City of Galt along State Route 104. The ZIP Code is 95638, and the community is inside area code 209. The 2010 United States census reported Herald's population was 1,184.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 7.9 square miles (20.5 km²), 99.72% of it land and 0.28% of it water.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Herald had a population of 1,184. The population density was 149.9 people per square mile (57.9/km²). The racial makeup of Herald was 934 (78.9%) White, 20 (1.7%) African American, 13 (1.1%) Native American, 64 (5.4%) Asian, 7 (0.6%) Pacific Islander, 105 (8.9%) from other races, and 41 (3.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 254 persons (21.5%).

The Census reported that 1,105 people (93.3% of the population) lived in households, 79 (6.7%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 350 households, out of which 142 (40.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 260 (74.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 27 (7.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 20 (5.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 14 (4.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 37 households (10.6%) were made up of individuals and 15 (4.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.16. There were 307 families (87.7% of all households); the average family size was 3.29.

The population was spread out with 269 people (22.7%) under the age of 18, 102 people (8.6%) aged 18 to 24, 243 people (20.5%) aged 25 to 44, 411 people (34.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 159 people (13.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.4 years. For every 100 females there were 114.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.3 males.

There were 376 housing units at an average density of 47.6 per square mile (18.4/km²), of which 295 (84.3%) were owner-occupied, and 55 (15.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.5%. 930 people (78.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 175 people (14.8%) lived in rental housing units.


In the state legislature, Herald is in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cox, and in the 10th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Alyson Huber.

Federally, Herald is in California's 7th congressional district, represented by Democrat Ami Bera.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c d "Herald". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "California's 7th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.