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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Antelope is approximately 36,421 (2000), 45770 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 11,655 (2000), 14159 (2010).
The distance from Antelope to Washington DC is 2360.86 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 11.61 miles. (as the crow flies)
Antelope is positioned 38.71 degrees north of the equator and 121.33 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Antelope elevation is 141 feet above sea level.
Antelope per capita income is $ 21,373.
Antelope median income is $ 59,151 (2000).
The Antelope median home price is $ 282,000 (2000).
Antelope average annual rainfall is 23.0 inches per year
The average low temperature is (winter) 37.7 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (summer) 94.1 degrees F.


northeast of Sacramento near Citrus Heights. Other nearby communities include Foothill Farms, North Highlands, Roseville and Rio Linda. This map page shows the boundaries for the community as well as links to a number of other types of maps.
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moderate. Here is a current weather page for Antelope and the area.
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History & History Related Items

Antelope was the main settlement in the Center Township back in the late 1800s. Many of the railroad workers made their homes here and eventually stayed permanently. Gradually, workers left the area and Antelope became just another small community with little business.

On 28 April 1973, an event took place that changed Antelope forever - it basically was blown away. A large bomb explosion at the Roseville switch yard took care of any buildings that were left in Antelope. What is known as Antelope today mostly began as a planned community in the late 1980s. It consisted of mainly single-family homes and apartments. Due to the relative newness of the neighborhood, most homes are new and the areas well planned out. Antelope received its own postmark and recognition as a community by the county on 1 July 1994.

This history page has links for various aspects of Antelope history. Some pictures are also available on the site.
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The Antelope Community Web has information about Antelope and the area. The site also includes a few pictures and local informaiton of interest.
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Antelope City Government

Antelope is an unincorporated area of Sacramento County. As such, it is governed by the county board of supervisors. It is located in Supervisorial District 4. It is also part of State Assembly District 4 and State Senate District 6. It is part of the California 3rd Congressional District.

Sunrise Recreation and Park District
7801 Auburn Boulevard
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Phone: 916-725-1585
Fax: 916-725-2541
Serving the communities of Citrus Heights, Foothill Farms and Antelope, the district has over 40 park facilities and offers hundreds of recreation programs throughout the year.

Antelope Historical Events

The Roseville Rail yard where the 1973 explosions took place was not owned by Union Pacific. The new owners began to remodel the yard by moving traks and other structures. Soon after beginning, the heavy equipment came across many unexploded bombs from the earlier accident. As the area was excavated, new bombs were uncovered and detonated on-site. When homeowners in surrounding areas began to complain about the explosions and some bomb fragments finding their way into nearby homes, the undetonated bombs were then sent to the Bay area to a weapons disposal company. Since this time, no new bombs have been found and the area has been deemed clear and safe from unexploded bombs.

Try this page for more information on the blast and the additional clean-up in 1997

1973, April 28
Antelope Erased
On this date, an historic event took place that forever changed Antelope. At 8:03 a.m., aircraft bombs in a railroad car exploded in the Roseville switch yard. The train was enroute to Port Chicago in Contra Costa County with 7,000 aircraft bombs and liquefied petroleum in tanker cars. The strong blasts were felt in Sacramento where the state Capitol building was closed because of worry that the capitol dome had shifted from the bombs. Luckily no one was killed in the explosions, but great damage was done to Antelope and surrounding areas.

Antelope Chamber

Antelope-Highlands Chamber of Commerce
Serving the communities of Antelope, North Highland, Foothill Farms and McClellan Park
Voice mail: 916-725-5652

Sacramento Metro Chamber
917 Seventh Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-552-6800
Fax: 916-443-2672

Antelope Organizations

Antelope-Highlands Chamber of Commerce
Serving the communities of Antelope, North Highland, Foothill Farms and McClellan Park
Voice mail: 916-725-5652

Sacramento Metro Chamber
917 Seventh Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-552-6800
Fax: 916-443-2672

Antelope Libraries

North Highlands-Antelope Library
4235 Antelope Road
Antelope, CA 95843

Antelope Schools

Center Unified School District
8408 Watt Ave.
Antelope, CA 95843
Phone: 916-338-6400
Fax: 916-338-6411
Serving the area of Antelope, Elverta and Roseville west of Walerga Road.

Roseville Joint Union High School District
1750 Cirby Way
Roseville, CA
Phone: 916-786-2051
Serving students of Antelope east of Walerga Road

Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
9707 Cook Riolo Rd.
Roseville, CA
Serving elementary students east of Walerga Road Antelope


Antelope is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time. The area code is 916 (as of 1-2005).

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