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Placer County, California

95677, 95765

Page Contents for Rocklin, California

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Rocklin is approximately 56,974 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 14,421 (2000), 20800 (2010).
The amount of land area in Rocklin is 32.655 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Rocklin is 19.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.005 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rocklin to Washington DC is 2508 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 23 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rocklin is positioned 38.80 degrees north of the equator and 121.24 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Rocklin elevation is 248 feet above sea level.
Rocklin per capita income is $ 26,910 (2010).
Rocklin median income is $ 84,508 (2010).
The Rocklin median home price is $ 480,000 (2010).
Rocklin average annual rainfall is 23.15 inches per year
Rocklin average annual humidity is 35-63%
The average winter temperature is 37-52 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 43-72 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 58-98 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 47-79 degrees F.


in central California about 23 miles northeast of Sacramento. Other nearby communities include Loomis, Roseville, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Citrus Heights, Orangevale, Fair Oaks and Foothill Farms.
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History & History Related Items

Rocklin really is built "on a rock." There is solid granite under it and all around it. It is highly sought after for its quality and ability to take a high polish. In 1890, as many as 30 quarries were operating at the same time. Quality Rocklin Granite is found all over the world.

After the 1849 gold rush had subsided somewhat, many people were in the general area looking for ways to start a business. One man by the name of Hathaway noted the abundance of granite boulders in the area and decided to open a quarry. The base core of the state capitol is built from Rocklin Granite. The railroad came into town in May of 1864 to manage the loads of granite which were being sent out. Before that time wagons with oxen were used to haul out the granite slabs.

Here is a history page for Rocklin. This page from the Rocklin HIstorical Society has a lot of historical information plus many pictures.
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The founding of Rocklin


The incorporation of Rocklin



See photos of Rocklin and the area here.
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Rocklin City Government

The City of Rocklin
3970 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677
Phone: (916) 625-5000
FAX: (916) 625-5561

Rocklin has a Council/Manager form of government. There are five members on the city council. The city manager is hired by the city council.

Rocklin Historical Events

Rocklin continues to be the fastest growing city in Placer County. Between 1990 and 1997, Rocklin's population increased by 47 percent and between 1997 and 2005, the population is expected to increase over 68 percent.

Rocklin Chamber

Rocklin Chamber of Commerce
5055 Pacific Street
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 52
Rocklin, CA 95677
Phone: (916) 624-2548
FAX: (916) 624-5743

Rocklin Organizations

Rocklin Chamber of Commerce
5055 Pacific Street
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 52
Rocklin, CA 95677
Phone: (916) 624-2548
FAX: (916) 624-5743

Rocklin Libraries

Placer County Library
Rocklin Branch
5460 Fifth St.
Rocklin, CA
Phone: 916-624-3133

Rocklin Schools

Rocklin Unified School District
2615 Sierra Meadows Dr..
Rocklin, CA 95677
Phone: 916-624-2428

Rocklin High School


Sierra Community College
5000 Rocklin Rd
Rocklin, California 95677
Rocklin Campus: 916-624-3333
Roseville Gateway: 916-781-6200
Nevada County Campus: 530-274-5300
Toll-free: 800-242-4004 (from Northern California) Rocklin


The population of Rocklin was:
1990 - 18,806
1997 - 27,632
1998 - 29,750
1999 - 31,710
2000 - 36,330
2001 - 38,634
2002 - 41,098
2005 - 49,626
2006 - 50,131
2007 - 50,494
2010 - 56,974

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 7,559
2000 - 14.421
2010 - 22,010

Median age:
2000 - 34.5 years
2010 - 36.7 years

Population Density:
2010 - 2,900 persons per square mile

Median household income:
2000 - $ 64,737
2001 - $ 67,210
2005 - $ 69,900
2009 - $ 75,542
2010 - $ 84,508

Per Capita Income:
2009 - $ 31,552
2010 - $ 26,910

median house value:
2000 - $ 208,600
2001 - $ 227,884
2005 - $ 490,200
2009 - $ 365,440
2010 - $ 480,000

Rocklin is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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