Rancho Cordova, California

Rancho Cordova, California

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Rancho Cordova, California
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = California
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Sacramento
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Linda Budge
leader_title1 = Vice Mayor
leader_name1 = Dan Skoglund
leader_title2 = City Manager
leader_name2 = Ted A. Gaebler
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = July 1, 2003
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area_total_km2 = 59.1
area_land_km2 = 58.3
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area_total_sq_mi = 22.8
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area_water_sq_mi = 0.3
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population_as_of = 2007
population_footnotes = cite web |url=http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/Estimates/E4/E4-01-06/HistE-4.asp
title=E-4 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State, 2001-2007, with 2000 Benchmark. Sacramento, California, May 2007
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population_total = 59,056
population_density_km2 = 1,023.0
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latd = 38 |latm = 35 |lats = 21 |latNS = N
longd = 121 |longm = 18 |longs = 10 |longEW = W
elevation_footnotes = cite web |url=Gnis3|1659466
title=USGS—Rancho Cordova, California |accessdate=2007-05-24
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postal_code = 95670, 95741, 95742
area_code = 916
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website = [http://www.cityofranchocordova.org/ www.cityofranchocordova.org]
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Rancho Cordova is a city in Sacramento County, California, USA, that incorporated in 2003. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The State of California estimates its population at 59,056 as of January 1, 2007 [http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/demograp/ReportsPapers/Estimates/E1/E-1text.asp]


Original names of the town included Cordova Vineyards and Cordova Village, before it was officially named Rancho Cordova when a post office was established in the community in 1955.cite journal | title = The Rancho Cordova Index | journal = Prosper Magazine | year = 2007 | month = August | pages = p. 82] In the Gold Rush era of mid 19th century California, certain Placer mining activities took place in the Rancho Cordova environs, some traces of which disturbance are extant. The elevation of the generally level terrain is approximately convert|118|ft|m above mean sea level [U.S. Geological Survey, "Carmichael Quadrangle, 7.5" Quadrangle", 1967, photorevised 1980] Lone Star Gravel Company and other companies have historically extracted younger gravels at depths of 30 to convert|40|ft|m without encountering groundwater, which is characteristically found at about convert|100|ft|m. Partially confined groundwater generally flows to the southwest. ["Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, APN 072-0580-018, Rancho Cordova, California", Earth Metrics Report No. 10235, October 31, 1989]

Geography and Geology

Rancho Cordova is located at coor dms|38|35|6|N|121|17|50|W|city (38.585083, -121.297269).GR|1According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 22.8 square miles (59.1 km²), of which, 22.5 square miles (58.3 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (1.27%) is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2007, there were 59,060 people, 20,407 households, and 13,550 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,445.4 people per square mile (944.0/km²). There were 21,584 housing units at an average density of 958.6/sq mi (370.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 66.66% White, 11.34% African American, 0.95% Native American, 8.24% Asian, 0.54% Pacific Islander, 5.72% from other races, and 6.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.90% of the population.

There were 20,407 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 25.5% 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 2.68 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,095, and the median income for a family was $60,211. Males had a median income of $54,706 versus $45,383 for females.


City Government

The City of Rancho Cordova has a Council-manager form of government with five members elected to the Council, one of whom serves as mayor each year. The Mayor's post is thus simply that of "chief among equals for a time". In 2007, serving as Rancho Cordova's fifth Mayor, is Councilmember David Sander. The Vice Mayor of Rancho Cordova in 2007 is Linda Budge. The three other councilmembers are Robert J. McGarvey, Ken Cooley, and Dan Skoglund. In 2008, Linda Budge became the 6th mayor of Rancho Cordova.

County Government

Rancho Cordova is represented by Don Nottoli on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors.

tate Representation

In the state legislature Rancho Cordova is located in the 1st and 6th Senate Districts, represented by Republican Dave Cox and Democrat Darrell Steinberg respectively, and in the 10th Assembly District, represented by Republican Alan Nakanishi.

Federal Representation

Federally, Rancho Cordova is located in California's 3rd and 5th congressional districts, which have Cook PVIs of R +7 and D +14 respectively [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url=http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html | accessdate = 2008-02-10] and is represented by Republican Dan Lungren and Democrat Doris Matsui respectively.


The city is supplied by four water agencies and one sewage treatment agency. [ [http://www.cityofranchocordova.org/community_services/utilities_and_services.html#WaterSewerServices Rancho Cordova, California Official Website] ]

Points of Interest

*American River Parkway
*Hagan Community Park
*Sacramento Mather Airport (formerly Mather Air Force Base)
*Sacramento California Temple

Notable Residents

*Chris Bosio, 10-year MLB pitcher with the Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners
*Lester Holt, The Today Show.
*Geoff Jenkins, MLB outfielder with the Philadelphia Phillies
*Jerry Manuel, former Chicago White Sox manager and current the New York Mets manager
*Max Venable, 10-year MLB outfielder
*Seneca Wallace, NFL quarterback with the Seattle Seahawks
*Gerald Willhite, former running back for the Denver Broncos
*Greg Dean, author of Real Life Comics
*Raymond Carver, author
*Jennifer Strange, a 28-year-old woman who died of water intoxication on January 12, 2007 after taking part in a Sacramento, California, radio station's water-drinking contest.


External links

* [http://www.cityofranchocordova.org/ City of Rancho Cordova Home Page]
* [http://www.ranchocordovapost.com/ Rancho Cordova Post Newspaper]
* [http://www.ranchocordovaonline.com/ Rancho Cordova Discussion Forum]

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