Rocklin, California


Rocklin, California

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Rocklin, California
settlement_type = City


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map_caption = Location in Placer County and the state of California


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subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = California
subdivision_name2 = Placer
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leader_title = Mayor
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leader_title1 = State Senate
leader_name1 = Sam Aanestad (R)
leader_title2 = State Assembly
leader_name2 = Ted Gaines (R)
leader_title3 = U. S. Congress
leader_name3 = John Doolittle (R)
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area_total_km2 = 41.9
area_total_sq_mi = 16.2
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area_land_sq_mi = 16.2
area_water_km2 = 0
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elevation_ft = 259
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population_total = 36330
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population_density_km2 = 867.1
population_density_sq_mi = 2242.6
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postal_code = 95677, 95765
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Rocklin is a city in Placer County, California. It is a primarily residential community located north of Sacramento. It shares borders with Roseville, Loomis, and Lincoln. As of 2006, the city's population was estimated to be 50,920 people [ [http://www.rocklin.ca.gov/ City of Rocklin - Homepage ] ] .

Rocklin is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Recent archaeological evidence indicates earliest human habitation of the Rocklin area at about 7,000 years ago. About 3000 year ago, perhaps as late as 1500 years ago, the Nisenan, sometimes called Southern Maidu, arrived to occupy the area. Although European-Americans severely disrupted their culture in the 19th century, descendants of these people still reside in South Placer County.

Although European-Americans were probably fishing and harvesting game in the Rocklin area in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries, major European-American settlement started in the early 1850’s as fortune hunters sluiced for gold in Secret Ravine, an area of oaks and dredger tailings that can be found today southeast of Interstate 80 between Roseville and Loomis. [ [http://www.rocklintoday.com/news/anmviewer.asp?a=2851&z=31 Introduction to Rocklin History Series ] ]

Geography

Rocklin is located at coor dms|38|48|0|N|121|14|48|W|city (38.800011, -121.246731)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.2 square miles (41.9 km²), of which, 16.2 square miles (41.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.12%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 36,330 people, 13,258 households, and 10,009 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,246.2 people per square mile (867.5/km²). There were 14,421 housing units at an average density of 891.6/sq mi (344.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.32% White, 0.91% African American, 0.80% Native American, 4.16% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 1.93% from other races, and 3.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.91% of the population. 16.8% were of German, 11.8% English, 10.6% Irish, 8.1% Italian and 6.5% American ancestry accoding to Census 2000.

There were 13,258 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $64,737, and the median income for a family was $72,245. Males had a median income of $54,426 versus $35,920 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,910. About 3.1% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

All schools in Rocklin are part of the [http://www.rocklin.k12.ca.us Rocklin Unified School District] . The eleven elementary schools are
* Antelope Creek Elementary School
* Breen Elementary School
* Cobblestone Elementary School
* Parker Whitney Elementary School
* Rock Creek Elementary School
* Rocklin Academy (charter school)
* Rocklin Elementary School
* Ruhkala Elementary School
* Sierra Elementary School
* Twin Oaks Elementary School
* Valley View Elementary School

The two middle schools are
* Granite Oaks Middle School
* [http://svms.rocklin.k12.ca.us/ Springview Middle School]

The two high schools are
* Rocklin High School
* Whitney High School

The continuation high school is
* Victory High School

Rocklin Elementary is the oldest school in the district, though its location has changed a few times. Parker Whitney is the oldest school in the district maintaining the same location. The newest addition is [http://whs.rocklin.k12.ca.us Whitney High School] on the border of Rocklin and Lincoln, it is located near Highway 65 and Twelve Bridges exit.

In 2006 Sierra College, a local Community College, celebrated its 70th year of service to the community.

Rocklin is also home to William Jessup University which is the Sacramento metropolitan area's first private Christian University.

Transportation

Rocklin is served by Interstate 80 and State Route 65. Work on a new interchange at Sierra College Boulevard and I-80 is near completion. [ [http://sacramento.bizjournals.com/sacramento/stories/2007/03/19/daily34.html?surround=lfn Rocklin I-80 interchange construction begins - Sacramento Business Journal: ] ] There is an Amtrak station in Rocklin that is served by the Capitol Corridor and the California Zephyr routes.

Notable Residents

* Geoff Petrie -- General Manager of the Sacramento Kings
* Kevin Martin -- Shooting Guard of the Sacramento Kings

hopping

Blue Oaks Town Center

Blue Oaks Town Center is a 600,000 SF planned regional shopping center anchored by national tenants RC Willey (their first Sacramento area location), Mervyn's, Steinmart and Sportsman's Warehouse. This upscale center provides shopping, entertainment and dining with numerous high-end profile retailers, a hotel, dinner houses, shops and professional services in an architecturally integrated town center setting. The center is located in the geographic center of the Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln and South Placer County Trade Areas on Rocklin’s expanding Highway-65 retail corridor.

Toy Row

Toy Row is a major shopping destination in Rocklin. Toy Row is a stretch of Granite Drive in Rocklin right along Interstate 80. Recently, Lexus of Roseville announced plans to relocate to Toy Row. Other businesses on this half mile stretch include three boat dealers (including [http://www.copeandmcphetres.com/ Cope & McPhetres Marine] ), a Land Rover showroom, a Porsche showroom. There are also several recreational vehicle dealers on this stretch. Also, Mercedez-Benz.

References

External links

* [http://www.ci.rocklin.ca.us/ City of Rocklin]


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