Rancho Murieta, California
|• Total||12.068 sq mi (31.255 km2)|
|• Land||11.887 sq mi (30.787 km2)|
|• Water||0.181 sq mi (0.468 km2) 1.50%|
|Elevation||167 ft (51 m)|
|• Density||450/sq mi (180/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1820537|
Rancho Murieta is a census-designated place (CDP) and guard-gated community in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 5,488 at the 2010 census, up from 4,193 at the 2000 census. It is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range, about 25 miles (40 km) east of Sacramento.
Rancho Murieta is located at 38°30′11″N, 121°5′5″W (38.503068, -121.084643)GR1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31 km2), of which, 11.9 square miles (31 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.50%) is water. The principal east-west access route is California State Highway 16, the Jackson Highway, which connects Rancho Murieta with the Sacramento metropolitan area.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Rancho Murieta had a population of 5,488. The population density was 454.8 people per square mile (175.6/km²). The racial makeup of Rancho Murieta was 4,874 (88.8%) White, 130 (2.4%) African American, 33 (0.6%) Native American, 158 (2.9%) Asian, 6 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 81 (1.5%) from other races, and 206 (3.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 425 persons (7.7%).
The Census reported that 5,488 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 2,301 households, out of which 617 (26.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,589 (69.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 126 (5.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 57 (2.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 70 (3.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 15 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 454 households (19.7%) were made up of individuals and 253 (11.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39. There were 1,772 families (77.0% of all households); the average family size was 2.72.
The population was spread out with 1,135 people (20.7%) under the age of 18, 189 people (3.4%) aged 18 to 24, 981 people (17.9%) aged 25 to 44, 1,856 people (33.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,327 people (24.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.
There were 2,436 housing units at an average density of 201.9 per square mile (77.9/km²), of which 2,051 (89.1%) were owner-occupied, and 250 (10.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.0%. 4,836 people (88.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 652 people (11.9%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,193 people, 1,783 households, and 1,408 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 352.4 people per square mile (136.0/km²). There were 1,857 housing units at an average density of 156.1 per square mile (60.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.03% White, 1.93% African American, 0.36% Native American, 2.72% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.07% from other races, and 2.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.63% of the population.
There were 1,783 households out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.6% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.64.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 35.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $82,130, and the median income for a family was $89,635. Males had a median income of $70,382 versus $36,923 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $44,010. About 1.8% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.
Rancho Murieta is an unincorporated community within Sacramento County's 4th Supervisor District. As of 2016, the elected Sacramento County Supervisor is Sue Frost.
Rancho Murieta Community Services District was formed in 1982 by State Government Code 61000 to provide essential services in Rancho Murieta. Rancho Murieta CSD is an independent special district which provides the following services: water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment, reuse, drainage, flood control, security, and solid waste collection/disposal.
Rancho Murieta's governing bodies are the Rancho Murieta Home Owner's Association (RMA), The Murieta Townhouses Inc. (MTI), and the Villa and Village HOAs. The Rancho Murieta Community Services District provides water, sewer, drainage, garbage, and security services for the community. The RMA provides park, common ground landscape, street maintenance, and enforcement of the CC&R's.
The CC and R's prohibit motorcycle riding in the North Development. Motorcycles must be parked at the entrance parking lot, or may be escorted to and from a residence 2 times a year by local security.
State and Federal
The Rancho Murieta Airport no longer has an FAA Flight Service Station.
Rancho Murieta is home to the Operating Engineers Training Center (Local #3).
Non-Profit Groups in the Rancho Murieta region
- West Coast Equine Foundation
- Summerfest of Rancho Murieta Community
- Rancho Murieta Optimus Club
- Rancho Murieta Rotary
- Rancho Murieta Kiwanis
- Deer Creek Hills, a 4,062-acre open-space conservancy and working cattle ranch, located about one north of Rancho Murieta (northeast of Stonehouse Road and Latrobe Road). There are dozens of miles of hiking, equestrian, and mountain biking trails within Deer Creek Hills. Many local residents of Rancho Murieta also volunteer as Docents for the Sacramento Valley Conservancy.
Telephone numbers for wired telephones working out of the Rancho Murieta central office follow the format (916) or (279) 354-xxxx and 314-xxxx.
Karen, frequent caller to the nationally syndicated "Don and Mike Show" heard locally on KHTK 1140.
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- "Modern-day history of Murieta". RanchoMurieta.com. Retrieved 2014-12-25.