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Placer County, California

95661, 95678, 95747

Page Contents for Roseville, California

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Roseville is approximately 105,940 (2005), 118788 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 23,834 (1995), 45059 (2010).
The amount of land area in Roseville is 77.381 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Roseville is 35.62 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.044 sq kilometers.
The distance from Roseville to Washington DC is 2511 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 19 miles. (as the crow flies)
Roseville is positioned 38.75 degrees north of the equator and 121.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Roseville elevation is 165 feet above sea level.
Roseville median income is $ 57,637 (2004).
The Roseville median home price is $ 440,801 (2004).
Roseville average annual rainfall is 18 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 47 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 63 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 62 degrees F.


in central California about 18 miles from Sacramento off of Interstate 80. It is about 102 miles northeast of San Francisco. Other nearby communities include Citrus Heights, Rocklin, Foothill Farms, Orangevale, Fair Oaks, Granite Bay, North Highlands and Loomis.

Here is a map page from Yahoo Maps for Roseville.
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very nice! Due to its foothill location, the weather is cooler than in the Sacramento metro area.There are an average of 257 sunny days each year in Roseville!
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Roseville.

Roseville began as a railroad junction known as "junction" on the maps. Around 1907 the roundhouse and repair facilities were moved from Rocklin to this area, causing much growth for Roseville.

In 1964, Roseville celebrated its 100th birthday.
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The incorporation of Roseville

10 April 1909


Roseville is Placer County's largest city (1999)

Placer County Strawberry Festival
Held every year in April at the Placer County Fairgrounds
800 All America City Blvd
Phone: 916-781-7066
Toll-free: 877-742-7066
Hosted by the Roseville Historical Society
Established in 1990 in historic Oldtown Roseville as an avenue to bring awareness to the historic district. When the festival grew much larger in size, it was moved to the fairgrounds. While arts and crafts are the highlight of this event, the strawberries are the attraction! Fresh strawberries are sold, varied strawberry delights are available for feasting and many other unique strawberry offerings are available. Tons of food, tons of fun, lots of variety and a great way to spend the day with your family and friends.
Visit the website for exact dates for the festival and for pre-sale of tickets. Updates for all the events may also be found on the site

Placer County Fairgrounds
800 All America City Blvd
Phone: 916-781-7066
Toll-free: 877-742-7066
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Roseville City Government

City of Roseville website.

City Council
311 Vernon St.
Roseville, Ca 95678
Phone: 916-774-5200

Roseville has a council-manager form of Government.

Roseville 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.

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.

Roseville Chamber

Roseville Chamber of Commerce
650 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678
Phone: 916-783-8136

Roseville Organizations

Roseville Chamber of Commerce
650 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678
Phone: 916-783-8136

Roseville Libraries

Library information for Roseville.

Roseville Schools

Roseville joint union High School District
1750 Cirby Way
Roseville, Ca 95661-5520
Phone: 916-782-8663

Dry Creek Elem. School District
9707 Cook riolo Rd.
Roseville, Ca 95747
Phone: 916-771-0646

An education page for Roseville and the area.


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) Roseville


The population of Roseville was:
1910 - 2,608
1920 - 4,477
1940 - 6,653
1960 - 13,421
1970 - 18,221
1980 - 24,347
1990 - 44,685
1995 - 56,500
1997 - 63,479
1998 - 71,609
2000 - 79,921
2005 - 105,940

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