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Encyclopedia > Rocklin, California
Rocklin, California
Location in Placer County and the state of California
Country United States
State California
Counties Placer
Area
 - City  16.2 sq mi (41.9 km²)
 - Land  16.2 sq mi (41.9 km²)
 - Water  0 sq mi (0 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 36,330
 - Density 2,242.6/sq mi (867.1/km²)

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[1]. Image File history File links Placer_County_California_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Rocklin_Highlighted. ... Placer County is a county located in California, USAs Sierra Nevada, in the Gold Country. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Placer County is a county located in California, USAs Sierra Nevada, in the Gold Country. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Placer County is a county located in California, USAs Sierra Nevada, in the Gold Country. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Location of Sacramento in Sacramento County, California County Sacramento Government  - Mayor Heather Fargo Area  - City  99. ... Location in Roseville Coordinates: , County Placer Incorporated April 10, 1909 Government  - Mayor Jim Gray[1] Area  - City 79. ... Loomis is an incorporated town in Placer County, California, United States. ... Lincoln is a city located in Placer County, California. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

Recent archeological 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, occupied the area. Although European-Americans severely disrupted their culture in the 19th century, descendants of these people still reside in South Placer County. The Maidu are a group of Native Americans who lived in Northern California. ... Placer County is a county located in California, USAs Sierra Nevada, in the Gold Country. ...


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.Google "Rocklin History Series" Location in Roseville Coordinates: , County Placer Incorporated April 10, 1909 Government  - Mayor Jim Gray[1] Area  - City 79. ... Loomis is an incorporated town in Placer County, California, United States. ...


Rocklin History A series of articles about Rocklin's past [1]


Geography

Rocklin is located at 38°48′0″N, 121°14′48″W (38.800011, -121.246731)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.9 km² (16.2 mi²). 41.9 km² (16.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.12%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 36,330 people, 13,258 households, and 10,009 families residing in the city. The population density was 867.5/km² (2,246.2/mi²). There were 14,421 housing units at an average density of 344.3/km² (891.6/mi²). 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. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


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. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

All schools in Rocklin are part of the 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
  • Springview Middle School

The two high schools are

The continuation high school is Rocklin High School is a public high school in Rocklin, California. ... Whitney High School is a public high school in Rocklin, California. ...

  • 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 Whitney High School on the border of Rocklin and Lincoln, it is located near Highway 65 and Twelve Bridges exit.


2006 is the year that Sierra College, a local Community College, will be celebrating its 70th year of service to the community. Logo Sierra College, a community college has its main campus located in Rocklin, California. ...


Rocklin is also home to William Jessup University which is the Sacramento metropolitan area's first private Christian University. William Jessup University is a non-denominational Christian college located in Rocklin, California. ...


Transportation

Rocklin is served by Interstate 80 and Highway 65. Work on a new interchange at Sierra College Boulevard and I-80 has just begun.[2] There is an Amtrak station in Rocklin that is served by the Capitol Corridor and the California Zephyr routes. Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-99 KER 0. ... Other information Code RLN Traffic Passengers (2006) 30,462 2. ...


Shopping

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 the interstate. Recently, Lexus of Roseville announced plans to relocate to Toy Row. Other businesses on this half mile stretch include three boat dealers (including Cope & McPhetres Marine), a Land Rover showroom, a Porsche showroom. There are also several recreational vehicle dealers on this stretch. Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Land Rover was the name of one of the first British civilian all-terrain utility vehicles, first produced by Rover in 1947. ... This article is about the auto company. ... “RV” redirects here. ...


External links

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Rocklin, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (519 words)
Rocklin is a city in Placer County, California, just north of Sacramento.
Rocklin is located at 38°48′0″N, 121°14′48″W (38.800011, -121.246731)
Rocklin High School was rated as one of the top high schools in the nation, and over $1.5 million was offered in scholarships to the students there in 2002.
Welcome to the Rocklin Historical Society (4596 words)
The Rocklin area, that the early miners traveled through to the gold mines east of Sacramento, was made up of groves of oak trees with Digger Pine trees mixed in.
Rocklin is a city built on a rock which has granite under it, around it, and no one has ever bored through it to find its thickness.
Rocklin also had some fairly large stock yards where cattle and sheep were shipped in the spring by rail to their summer ranges in the mountains and returned in the fall.
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