Placer County, California (CA)

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County population in 2012: 361,682 (86% urban, 14% rural); it was 248,399 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 73,357
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 20,866
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 68,368
Renter-occupied apartments: 38,404 (it was 25,014 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

44%

Land area: 1404 sq. mi.

Water area: 98.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 254 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Placer County: 99.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.2%), Educational, health and social services (11.5%), Manufacturing (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Placer County, California:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (76.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (12.8%)
  • Asian alone (5.7%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years
Males: 170,151  (35.0%)
Females: 178,281  (65.0%)

Placer County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Placer County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $73,328 ($57,535 in 1999)

This county:

$73328
California:

$60190

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,172 (lower quartile is $864, upper quartile is $1,529)
This county:

$1172
State:

$1120


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $352,500 (it was $208,800 in 2000)
Placer:

$352,500
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $253,600 - $483,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $411,705
Here:

$411,705
State:

$516,149

Townhouses or other attached units: $235,590
Here:

$235,590
State:

$433,209

In 2-unit structures: $317,940
Here:

$317,940
State:

$591,113

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $134,572
Here:

$134,572
State:

$414,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,402
Here:

$191,402
State:

$419,085

Mobile homes: $68,609
Here:

$68,609
State:

$79,966

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $186,578
Here:

$186,578
State:

$74,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,102
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $553

Institutionalized population: 1,717

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Placer County, CA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 4745 buildings, average cost: $198,700
  • 2001: 4722 buildings, average cost: $200,100
  • 2002: 5402 buildings, average cost: $205,800
  • 2003: 4686 buildings, average cost: $221,700
  • 2004: 4743 buildings, average cost: $235,200
  • 2005: 4895 buildings, average cost: $236,300
  • 2006: 2596 buildings, average cost: $249,600
  • 2007: 2188 buildings, average cost: $262,700
  • 2008: 1393 buildings, average cost: $257,400
  • 2009: 1108 buildings, average cost: $241,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,649 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,898 (0.9%)

Placer County household income distribution in 2009 Placer County home values distribution Placer County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.4%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.6% for Black residents, 12.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.1% for American Indian residents, 4.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.7% for other race residents, 14.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.4%
Placer County:

8.4%
California:

16.8%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% for Black residents, 12.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.1% for American Indian residents, 4.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.3% for other race residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Area name: Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Placer County is $786 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $959 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1384 a month.

Cities in this county include: Roseville, Loomis Basin-Folsom Lake, Rocklin, West Valley, Granite Bay, Colfax-Summit, Auburn, Lake Tahoe, North Auburn, Lincoln.

Placer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
95602Auburn80
95603Auburn492
95604Auburn20
95631Foresthill132
95648Lincoln140
95650Loomis170
95658Newcastle140
95661Roseville252
95663Penryn10
95677Rocklin163
95678Roseville310
95681Sheridan10
95701Alta11
95703Applegate123
95713Colfax123
95717Gold Run10
95722Meadow Vista60
95736Weimar20
95746Granite Bay152
95747Roseville120
95765Rocklin172
96140Carnelian Bay297
96141Homewood91
96142Tahoma91
96143Kings Beach469
96145Tahoe City8922
96146Olympic Valley253
96148Tahoe Vista235

2005 air pollution in Placer County:

Carbon Monoxide: 1 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.013 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.119 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.098 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 19 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 40 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 47 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Placer County: Star Town (A), Secret House Campground (B), Gates Group Campground (C), Duncan Peak Lookout Tower (D), Coyote Group Campground (E), Black Bear Campground (F), Sugar Pine Point (G), Camp Far West Ranch (H), Tadpole Campground (I), Talbot Campground (J), The Balloon (K), Chicken Hawk Campground (L), Alta Powerhouse (M), Brockway Guard Station (N), Cranston Ranch (O), Drum Powerhouse (P), Dutch Flat Powerhouse (Q), Sunny South (R), Old Schaeffer Mill (S), Silver Creek Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Iowa Hill Cemetery (1), Pioneer Grave (2), Manzanita Cemetery (3), Lone Star Cemetery (4), Colfax Cemetery (5), New Auburn Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Estelle (A), Fisher Lake (B), Natalie Lake (C), Mud Lake (D), Palisade Lake (E), Five Lakes (F), Ellis Lake (G), Watson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brush Creek (A), Buckskin Creek (B), Cabin Creek (C), Campbell Creek (D), Cottonwood Creek (E), Coyote Creek (F), Deep Creek (G), Dolly Creek (H), Donner Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Placer County include: Christian Valley Park (1), Auburn State Recreation Area (2), Tahoe State Recreation Area (3), Emigrant Gap Historical Marker (4), Placer County Grove Sierra Redwoods (5), Burton Creek State Park (6), Deer Park (7), Ward Creek Project (8), Kasian Recreation Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Atagam Beach (A), Moondunes Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Douglas County, Nevada , El Dorado County , Washoe County, Nevada , Nevada County , Sacramento County , Sutter County , Yuba County , Carson City, Nevada .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 14,728
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 17,562 (48% naturalized citizens)

Placer County:

7.1%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3,308
  • 1990 to 1994: 2,691
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,278
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,645
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,407
  • 1970 to 1974: 955
  • 1970 to 1974: 907
  • 1965 to 1969: 4,371

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.7%

Placer County marital status for males Placer County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Placer County with a mortgage: 47,781 (8,021 second mortgage, 5,297 home equity loan, 276 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,017

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Placer County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant58,135153
Catholic51,34212
Other17,46257
Mainline Protestant6,37630
Orthodox4001
None214,717-
Placer County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 55
Placer County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
This county:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 74
Placer County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 299
This county:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Placer County:

6.7%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Placer County:

17.6%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in Placer County:

Average size of farms: 91 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $25,847
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1047.66
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.73%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.76%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,145
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.60%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,720
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.99%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.99
Vegetables: 177 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,748 acres

Tornado activity:

Placer County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below California state average. It is 148830607.8 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Placer County-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 752% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 129.9 miles away from Placer County center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 211.6 miles away from the county center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 157.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 136.3 miles away from the county center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 272.2 miles away from Placer County center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 295.0 miles away from the county center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Placer County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Fires: 4, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (33%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • India (3%)
  • Japan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Placer County (%):

  • German (16%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Norwegian (2%)

Placer County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 93,265 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 11,718 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 932 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 38 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 34 (0%)
  • Railroad: 134 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 22 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 254 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 461 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,930 (2%)
  • Other means: 722 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 6,891 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Placer County, California in 2000:

  • 1,332 people in nursing homes
  • 471 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 357 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 181 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 120 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 75 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 70 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 67 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 47 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 39 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 37 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 32 people in religious group quarters
  • 26 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 26 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 13 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Placer County, California in 2010:

  • 1,060 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 549 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 509 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 508 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 454 people in college/university student housing
  • 411 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 128 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 80 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 65 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 26 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 3 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $74,894.

8.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($57,659 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.26%
California average:

5.03%


0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($491 average AGI)
Placer County:

0.08%
California average:

0.07%

6.39% relocated from other counties in California ($44,901 average AGI)
1.79% relocated from other states ($12,267 average AGI)
Placer County:

1.79%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sacramento County, CA  3.13% ($55,535 average AGI)
from Nevada County, CA  0.38% ($46,189)
from El Dorado County, CA  0.26% ($56,861)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.23% ($94,792)
from Yuba County, CA  0.17% ($51,346)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.17% ($80,326)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($50,547)


7.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,420 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
California average:

5.12%


0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($519 average AGI)
Placer County:

0.09%
California average:

0.10%

5.30% relocated to other counties in California ($32,356 average AGI)
1.84% relocated to other states ($13,545 average AGI)
Placer County:

1.84%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sacramento County, CA  2.64% ($39,051 average AGI)
to Nevada County, CA  0.30% ($53,635)
to El Dorado County, CA  0.20% ($55,996)
to San Diego County, CA  0.18% ($37,700)
to Washoe County, NV  0.17% ($69,493)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($44,085)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.16% ($50,847)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in Placer County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 7.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Placer County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Placer County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 39,944 (35,693 aged, 4,251 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.3. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 114.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 61.2
  • Poisoning - 21.7
  • Suffocation - 21.2
  • Other - 10.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 344,625

Size of family households: 40,637 2-persons, 19,823 3-persons, 19,621 4-persons, 8,652 5-persons, 3,080 6-persons, 1,723 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 30,496 1-person, 6,914 2-persons, 1,073 3-persons, 394 4-persons, 146 5-persons, 47 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons.

48,873 married couples with children.
12,146 single-parent households (3,480 men, 8,666 women).

89.4% of residents of Placer County speak English at home.
5.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,283,463,000 ($4181 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $93,496,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $785,105,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $212,960,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,679,000
Federal grants: $181,017,000
Federal procurement contracts: $43,379,000 ($14,171,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $56,323,000 ($9,362,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,338,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $122,847,000
Federal Government insurance: $255,067,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 17,817
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 11,191
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,783
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +60,149
Here +190 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Placer County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 59.38 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3,993
  • 2000 to 2004: 44,653
  • 1990 to 1999: 31,444
  • 1980 to 1989: 24,756
  • 1970 to 1979: 22,764
  • 1960 to 1969: 11,809
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,395
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,571
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,494
Rooms in houses/apartments in Placer County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 145
  • 2 rooms: 702
  • 3 rooms: 2,294
  • 4 rooms: 4,756
  • 5 rooms: 14,182
  • 6 rooms: 16,127
  • 7 rooms: 12,546
  • 8 rooms: 9,709
  • 9+ rooms: 7,907
  • 1 room: 1,258
  • 2 rooms: 2,910
  • 3 rooms: 4,645
  • 4 rooms: 6,537
  • 5 rooms: 4,749
  • 6 rooms: 2,634
  • 7 rooms: 1,391
  • 8 rooms: 638
  • 9+ rooms: 252
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Placer County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 304
  • 1 bedroom: 2,139
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,919
  • 3 bedrooms: 31,593
  • 4 bedrooms: 18,874
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,539
  • no bedroom: 1,621
  • 1 bedroom: 6,829
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,349
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,491
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,518
  • 5+ bedrooms: 206
Cars and other vehicles available in Placer County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,770
  • 1 vehicle: 14,311
  • 2 vehicles: 32,365
  • 3 vehicles: 14,444
  • 4 vehicles: 3,905
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,573
  • no vehicle: 2,851
  • 1 vehicle: 10,922
  • 2 vehicles: 8,389
  • 3 vehicles: 2,170
  • 4 vehicles: 485
  • 5+ vehicles: 197

48% of Placer County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in California.

Placer County:

48.2%
State average:

52.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $223,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Placer County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (61.1%)
  • Electricity (17.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.5%)
  • Wood (6.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (52.1%)
  • Electricity (35.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.9%)
  • Wood (4.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,771
Here:

9.0%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 815
Here:

5.2%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,442
Here:

11.4%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Placer County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $33,305,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $664,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $4,523,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,490,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $61,962,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $52,025,000
    Health - Other: $46,342,000
    Police Protection: $44,143,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $43,573,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,225,000
    Regular Highways: $28,132,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,912,000
    Central Staff Services: $23,222,000
    Financial Administration: $15,883,000
    Corrections - Other: $12,299,000
    Sewerage: $7,689,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,096,000
    Transit Utilities: $5,957,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,009,000
    Libraries: $4,616,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,209,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,073,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,971,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,997,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,092,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $13,000
    Air Transportation: $4,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $0
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,220,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $32,042,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $1,090,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,026,000
    Police Protection: $1,814,000
    General - Other: $1,412,000
    Housing and Community Development: $946,000
    Financial Administration: $423,000
    Corrections - Other: $370,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $250,000
    Health - Other: $243,000
    Local Fire Protection: $177,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,000
    Central Staff Services: $51,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $33,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $158,060,000

Placer County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $40,878,000
    Sewerage: $9,670,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,950,000
    Regular Highways: $3,275,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,789,000
    Housing and Community Development: $87,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $71,000
    Hospital Public: $0
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,296,000
    Transit Utilities: $909,000
    Housing and Community Development: $347,000
    General Local Government Support: $79,000
    Education: $34,000
    Natural Resources: $18,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $11,275,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,411,000
    All Other: $2,018,000
    Sewerage: $377,000
    Health and Hospitals: $105,000
    Housing and Community Development: $99,000
    Public Welfare: $30,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $16,364,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,678,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,925,000
    Special Assessments: $3,029,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,010,000
    Sale of Property: $372,000
    Rents: $101,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,899,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $79,009,000
    All Other: $50,598,000
    Education: $44,959,000
    Highways: $19,877,000
    Health and Hospitals: $16,599,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,316,000
    Transit Utilities: $345,000
  • Tax - Property: $135,770,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,979,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $8,362,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,771,000
    Other License: $7,582,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $5,824,000
    NEC: $1,728,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,394,000

Placer County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,405,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,921,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,414,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,930,000

Placer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,175,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $351,872,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,579,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Placer County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Placer County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 51 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,180$279,6942,499$293,81310,074$275,449390$168,51310$8,002,2001,651$316,90461$176,918
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED181$279,978329$273,9641,027$291,80757$156,4041$700,000175$287,43424$111,292
APPLICATIONS DENIED381$278,740443$307,2572,980$322,532208$110,1922$550,000508$327,64471$156,394
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN317$273,110415$299,7452,274$304,157118$181,8560$0335$287,17322$165,091
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS61$282,14879$312,861430$310,36023$165,0000$052$275,0385$121,200
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 46 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED238$287,559106$316,5196$287,167
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED119$319,05039$323,8722$245,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED49$317,16334$332,5592$234,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$289,68814$348,1431$268,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS17$368,9412$362,5000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Placer County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John98476.0 years
Robert90373.3 years
William86875.2 years
Mary85080.8 years
James72673.6 years
George53277.2 years
Charles51776.6 years
Dorothy46580.9 years
Helen44081.0 years
Richard41671.9 years
Most common last names in Placer County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith38076.7 years
Johnson26979.2 years
Brown22977.3 years
Miller18978.8 years
Williams18277.0 years
Jones18177.9 years
Anderson17379.9 years
Wilson15577.9 years
Davis15278.4 years
Martin11876.2 years
Businesses in Placer County, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1JoS. A. Bank1
7-Eleven13Jones New York8
99 Cents Only Stores1Journeys1
ALDO1Justice2
AMF Bowling1KFC7
AT&T8Kincaid1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kmart2
Abercrombie Kids1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware5Kroger1
Aeropostale1La-Z-Boy1
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Furniture4
Ann Taylor1Little Caesars Pizza6
Apple Store1Lowe's2
Applebee's1Macy's2
Arby's1Marriott5
AutoZone3Marshalls1
Avenue1MasterBrand Cabinets7
BMW1Mazda1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1McDonald's17
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse1
Barnes & Noble1Motel 61
Baskin-Robbins4Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works2New Balance9
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Best Western2Nike21
Big O Tires2Nissan1
Blockbuster7Nordstrom2
Brooks Brothers1Office Depot1
Budget Car Rental2OfficeMax1
Burger King7Old Navy1
CVS10Olive Garden1
Cache1On The Border1
CarMax1Outback1
Carl\s Jr.11Outback Steakhouse1
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun1
Catherines1Panda Express7
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread2
Chevrolet3Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A1Payless4
Chico's1Penske3
Chipotle3PetSmart3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pier 1 Imports1
Cinnabon 1Pizza Hut1
Circle K4Pottery Barn1
Clarks1Pottery Barn Kids1
Cold Stone Creamery3Quality1
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos6
Comfort Inn1RadioShack5
Comfort Suites1Red Robin2
Costco1Rite Aid7
Crate & Barrel1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Curves9SAS Shoes1
DHL4SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen2Safeway8
Days Inn1Sam's Club1
Dennys5Sears3
Discount Tire2Sephora2
DressBarn2Skechers USA1
Dressbarn1Soma Intimates1
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel4
Express1Staples4
Extended Stay America1Starbucks39
Famous Footwear4Subaru2
Fashion Bug1Subway31
FedEx49Super 81
Firestone Complete Auto Care2T-Mobile11
Ford2T.J.Maxx2
Forever 211Taco Bell10
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Talbots1
GNC7Target4
GameStop4The Cheesecake Factory1
Gap1The Room Place1
Goodwill3Toyota2
Gymboree1Toys"R"Us3
H&M1Trader Joe's1
H&R Block9True Value3
Hilton2U-Haul19
Hobby Lobby1UPS60
Holiday Inn4Urban Outfitters1
Hollister Co.1Vans11
Home Depot4Verizon Wireless6
Honda2Victoria's Secret1
Hot Topic1Volkswagen1
Howard Johnson1Vons10
Hyatt1Walgreens4
IHOP1Walmart2
J. Jill1Wendy's2
JCPenney1Wet Seal1
Jack In The Box8Whole Foods Market1
Jamba Juice8Z Gallerie1

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