Gold River, California
Location in Sacramento County and the state of California
|• Total||2.721 sq mi (7.048 km2)|
|• Land||2.637 sq mi (6.830 km2)|
|• Water||0.084 sq mi (0.218 km2) 3.10%|
|Elevation||115 ft (35 m)|
|• Density||2,900/sq mi (1,100/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1853391|
Gold River is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California. The population was 7,812 at the 2010 census, down from 8,023 at the 2000 census. Gold River is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The community of Gold River consists of a residential planned development and some smaller subdivisions served by Gold River Discovery Center (a K through 8 school), as well as some retail, commercial and light industrial areas. The community consists of detached single family homes, duplex and triplexes, as well as a condominium development. Gold River lies between the cities of Rancho Cordova on the South, Folsom on the East, and the American River to the North. The Gold River Community Association  is the master association for the 25 separate "villages" that make up the planned development. Each village has its own subassociations as well. The planned development and two subdivisions, including Gold River Station and opted out of inclusion into the City of Rancho Cordova by resolution and petitions, respectively. The community remains an unincorporated part of Sacramento County.
Gold River is located at (38.623392, -121.247845).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), of which, 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (3.10%) is water.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Gold River had a population of 7,912. The population density was 2,907.4 people per square mile (1,122.6/km²). The racial makeup of Gold River was 5,837 (73.8%) White, 195 (2.5%) African American, 20 (0.3%) Native American, 1,426 (18.0%) Asian, 28 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 97 (1.2%) from other races, and 309 (3.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 515 persons (6.5%).
The Census reported that 7,912 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 3,335 households, out of which 912 (27.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,045 (61.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 218 (6.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 98 (2.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 92 (2.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 30 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 815 households (24.4%) were made up of individuals and 420 (12.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37. There were 2,361 families (70.8% of all households); the average family size was 2.83.
The population was spread out with 1,583 people (20.0%) under the age of 18, 444 people (5.6%) aged 18 to 24, 1,304 people (16.5%) aged 25 to 44, 3,024 people (38.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,557 people (19.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49.7 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.
There were 3,505 housing units at an average density of 1,288.0 per square mile (497.3/km²), of which 2,787 (83.6%) were owner-occupied, and 548 (16.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 10.7%. 6,665 people (84.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,247 people (15.8%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,023 people, 3,180 households, and 2,391 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,011.1 people per square mile (1,164.5/km²). There were 3,275 housing units at an average density of 1,229.1 per square mile (475.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.2% White, 1.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 15.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.1% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.
There were 3,180 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 32.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $92,028, and the median income for a family was $98,842. Males had a median income of $67,905 versus $48,452 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $42,341. About 0.5% of families and 0.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.8% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature Gold River is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cox, and in the 10th Assembly District, represented by Republican Alan Nakanishi. Federally, Gold River is located in California's 7th congressional district and is represented by Democrat Ami Bera.
- Dan Lungren, 3rd district Congressmen, former California Attorney General, 1998 Republican gubernatorial nominee
- Roberta MacGlashan, Sacramento County Supervisor
- Sarah Gardner, former KCRA News Anchor
- Nasir Gebelli, former Square programmer
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|Rancho Cordova||Rancho Cordova||Rancho Cordova, Folsom|
- U.S. Census
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- 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 2008-01-31.
- Gold River Community Association
- Gold River Community Forum
- Gold River Online
- The Rotary Club of Gold River