Rio Linda, California

Rio Linda, California

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Rio Linda, California
settlement_type = CDP

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map_caption = Location in Sacramento County and the state of California

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subdivision_name1 = California
subdivision_name2 = Sacramento
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area_total_km2 = 14.2
area_total_sq_mi = 5.5
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elevation_ft = 56
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population_total = 10466
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population_density_km2 = 737
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 95673
area_code = 916
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Rio Linda is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 10,466.


The Rio Linda/Elverta community is part of a Mexican Land Grant dating from 1839, known as Rancho Del Paso. In 1910, a Fruit Land Company of Minneapolis acquired 12,000 acres of the Grant and in 1912 the area was subdivided. Renamed in 1913 to Rio Linda it was known as 'Dry Creek Station', a flag stop for the Northern Electric Railroad. Two families settled in Rio Linda by 1912, three more arrived in 1913 and nine more in 1914. By 1918 approximately fifty families in the community, mostly of Scandinavian and Geraman descent. By 1920 poultry farming had proved to be feasible in the area which was advertised throughout several Eastern states during the 1920's. An association was formed in 1942 as the area became well known for its excellent poultry production. [cite web |url= |title= The Unique History of Rio Linda and Elverta |accessdate= 2008-06-01 ]


Rio Linda is located at coor dms|38|41|25|N|121|27|14|W|city (38.690252, -121.453814)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 10,466 people, 3,461 households, and 2,647 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,911.2 people per square mile (737.4/km²). There were 3,596 housing units at an average density of 656.7/sq mi (253.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 83.04% White, 2.23% African American, 1.46% Native American, 2.69% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 4.88% from other races, and 5.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.10% of the population.

There were 3,461 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $44,026, and the median income for a family was $45,272. Males had a median income of $38,178 versus $29,504 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,656. About 9.9% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.


In the state legislature Rio Linda is located in the 6th Senate District, represented by Democrat Darrell Steinberg, and in the 4th Assembly District, represented by Republican Ted Gaines. Federally, Rio Linda is located in California's 3rd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +7 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url= | accessdate = 2008-02-10] and is represented by Republican Dan Lungren.

ports and Recreation

Rio Linda is home to the Roy Hayer Memorial Race Track. This track is noted as the first track that four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon ever competed on. [cite web |url= |title= Only traces of past linger in Gordon's hometown in Cali |accessdate= 2007-12-21 |last= Caraviello |first= David |date= 2007-06-23 |publisher= ]

Rio Linda hosts the northern tip of the Sacramento Northern Bike Trail

Notable Residents

* Bob Oliver, Professional Baseball player
* Darren Oliver, Professional Baseball player
* Jaime Jara, Gladiator Challenge middleweight champion
* Sheila Hudson, Triple-Jump record holderWillis J. Johnson, CEO and Founder of COPART INC, (NSADAQ Ticker symbol CPRT) graduate, 1964 Rio Linda High School


External links

* [ My Rio Linda] - A nostalgic look at life in Rio Linda.
* [ A Rio Linda information Page]
* [ Rio Linda 87] - The Rio Linda High School class of 1987 website.
* [ Rio Linda 71] - Reunion Information for Rio Linda Senior High School Class of 1971.

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