- Rocklin, California
official_name = Rocklin, California
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location in Placer County and the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Placer
leader_title = Mayor
leader_title1 = State Senate
leader_title2 = State Assembly
leader_title3 = U. S. Congress
area_total_km2 = 41.9
area_total_sq_mi = 16.2
area_land_km2 = 41.9
area_land_sq_mi = 16.2
area_water_km2 = 0
area_water_sq_mi = 0
elevation_ft = 259
elevation_m = 79
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 36330
population_density_km2 = 867.1
population_density_sq_mi = 2242.6
timezone = PST
utc_offset = -8
latd = 38 |latm = 48 |lats = 0 |latNS = N
longd = 121 |longm = 14 |longs = 48 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
postal_code = 95677, 95765
area_code = 916
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 06-62364
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0277586
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.
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 ] ]
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.
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 densitywas 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.
incomefor 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 incomefor 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.
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.
Sierra College, a local Community College, celebrated its 70th year of service to the community.
Rocklin is also home to
William Jessup Universitywhich is the Sacramento metropolitan area's first private Christian University.
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.
Geoff Petrie-- General Manager of the Sacramento Kings
Kevin Martin-- Shooting Guard of the Sacramento Kings
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 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 Rovershowroom, a Porscheshowroom. There are also several recreational vehicledealers on this stretch. Also, Mercedez-Benz.
* [http://www.ci.rocklin.ca.us/ City of Rocklin]
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