Sheridan, Placer County, California

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census-designated place
Sheridan is located in California
Position in California.
Coordinates: 38°58′47″N 121°22′32″W / 38.97972°N 121.37556°W / 38.97972; -121.37556Coordinates: 38°58′47″N 121°22′32″W / 38.97972°N 121.37556°W / 38.97972; -121.37556
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer
 • Total 26.044 sq mi (67.455 km2)
 • Land 26.038 sq mi (67.439 km2)
 • Water 0.006 sq mi (0.015 km2)  0.02%
Elevation[2] 112 ft (34 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,238
 • Density 48/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95681
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature IDs 232964; 2583137
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sheridan, Placer County, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sheridan, Placer County, California

Sheridan is a census-designated place in Placer County, California, United States.[3] It is located at the western edge of the county, along State Route 65. Sheridan is 7.5 miles (12.1 km) northwest of Lincoln.[4] Its ZIP code is 95681 and area code 530. The elevation is 112 feet (34 m). The population was 1,238 at the 2010 census.


The Sheridan post office opened in 1868, closed for a time in 1870, and re-opened.[4]


Sheridan is governed by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The Supervisor currently elected to the Sheridan area district is Robert Weygandt. The Sheridan area has its own Municipal Advisory Committee (Sheridan MAC) which serves as an advisory board to the County's Board of Supervisors.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 26.0 square miles (67.5 km²), 99.98% of it land, and 0.02% of it water.


The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Sheridan had a population of 1,238. The population density was 47.5 people per square mile (18.4/km²). The racial makeup of Sheridan was 1,026 (82.9%) White, 7 (0.6%) African American, 20 (1.6%) Native American, 13 (1.1%) Asian, 3 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 113 (9.1%) from other races, and 56 (4.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 253 persons (20.4%).

The Census reported that 1,238 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 414 households, out of which 155 (37.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 238 (57.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 54 (13.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 27 (6.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 32 (7.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 68 households (16.4%) were made up of individuals and 24 (5.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99. There were 319 families (77.1% of all households); the average family size was 3.32.

The population was spread out with 302 people (24.4%) under the age of 18, 108 people (8.7%) aged 18 to 24, 286 people (23.1%) aged 25 to 44, 387 people (31.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 155 people (12.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.7 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.

There were 447 housing units at an average density of 17.2 per square mile (6.6/km²), of which 309 (74.6%) were owner-occupied, and 105 (25.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 0%. 907 people (73.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 331 people (26.7%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sheridan, Placer County, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sheridan, Placer County, California
  4. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 554. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  5. ^ Municipal Advisory Council – Sheridan
  6. ^ 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.