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The population of Folsom is approximately 65,611 (2005), 72203 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 17,968 (2000), 24951 (2010).

The amount of land area in Folsom is 55.499 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Folsom is 21.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.79 sq kilometers.
The distance from Folsom to Washington DC is 2503 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 20 miles. (as the crow flies)
Folsom is positioned 38.67 degrees north of the equator and 121.14 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Folsom elevation is 218 feet above sea level.
Folsom median income is $73,175 (2000).

The Folsom median home price is $228,700 (2000).

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Folsom location: in central California about 20 miles east of the city of Sacramento. Other nearby communities include Orangevale, Granite Bay, El Dorado Hills, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Loomis and Roseville. The city's northern border is Folsom Lake. The American River runs through the city. This wide portion of the river is known as Lake Natoma. Here is a map page for Folsom.

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Folsom history:

Folsom is an old gold mining town from the mid-1800's. Many of the historic buildings remain today, including the Wells Fargo Office, which was also a Pony express station. The old Southern Pacific Depot, where the current Chamber of Commerce is housed today, is at the intersection of Sutter and Wool Streets. Several old rail cars are on display as well as the 1868 Ashland Freight Depot, which is said to be the oldest standing station west of the Mississippi River. Folsom was the site of the first passenger rail system west of the Rockies

Folsom was named for Joseph Folsom who was a local landowner. He was also prominent in the efforts to bring the railroad to Folsom. Both the gold rush and, later, the arrival of the railroad were very influential in the forward movement of the city throughout history. The railroad arrived in 1856 when the line went from Sacarament to Folsom bringing with it immediate and lasting prosperity. The town grew up around the railroad and its depot. This entire area is in constant revnovation as the state has named a historical preservation business district here.

Historic Old Folsom. Learn more about the Folsom Historic District at this page.
The incorporation date of Folsom: 1946

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Folsom attractions:

Old Powerhouse
Phone: 916-985-2895 for powerhouse tours
Phone: 916-988-1707 for dam tours
The first long distance transmission of electric power to Sacramento came from this powerhouse in 1895. It is not a state historic monument and national landmark and part of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
17,718 acres and 120 miles of shoreline, just two miles nw of Folsom just off US Hwy 50, featuring water skiing, windsurfing, horse rentals, nature trails and more.

Folsom State Prison
The name of the City is famous across America because of one 109-year-old resident - Folsom State Prison

The Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park.

American River District
c/o Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
7806 Folsom-Auburn Road
Folsom, CA 95630-1797
Phone: (916) 988-0205
FAX (916) 988-9062

The Folsom Zoo
Natoma and Stafford Streets
Phone for details: (916) 351-3527

Folsom History Museum
823 Sutter Street
Folsom, CA 95630
Phone: 916-985-2707
Please call ahead for hours of operation
This museum is housed in a historic building along with a reconstruction of the original Wells Fargo & Company Assay office. Learn more about Folsom history with collections, exhibits, special events and activities. Fun for all ages.

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