About Rocklin

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About Rocklin

Located in South Placer County at the intersection of Interstate 80 and State Highway 65, Rocklin is characterized by rolling hill terrain with 360-degree panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada mountains to the northeast and to the Sutter-Butte mountain range in the West. 

Rocklin is a preferred location to live, work, visit, and grow business because of its convenient location, high quality of life, excellent schools, abundant recreational opportunities, and the highest commitment to public safety. 

Located in South Placer County at the intersection of Interstate 80 and State Highway 65, Rocklin is characterized by rolling hill terrain with 360-degree panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada mountains to the northeast and to the Sutter-Butte mountain range in the West. 

Rocklin is a preferred location to live, work, visit, and grow business because of its convenient location, high quality of life, excellent schools, abundant recreational opportunities, and the highest commitment to public safety. 

Rocklin is located in proximity to many tourist locations and recreational amenities. It is within 20 minutes of Folsom Lake, 30 minutes of downtown and Old Sacramento, and less than 2 hours from Lake Tahoe, the Pacific Ocean, and San Francisco. 

Rocklin has been one of the fastest growing cities in California. The City’s population grew 64% from 2000-2014 with a current population of approximately 64,417. In August 2008, Family Circle magazine named Rocklin one of the “10 Best Towns” for families in America (it was the only California city on the list). 

The City’s strongest assets are its residents, and citizen input and participation set Rocklin apart. We are proud of Rocklin’s rich heritage and excited about its future. Thanks to residents, businesses and community leaders working together, we can ensure a bright future. 

Vision Statement

The City of Rocklin’s mission is to become a city that provides its citizens with exceptional quality of life while maintaining its small town sense of community.

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Climate & Weather

Rocklin’s climate closely tracks that of the Sacramento Metropolitan region. It is characterized by comfortable fall and spring temperatures in the 70s and warm summers. Average annual rainfall is 21 inches per year. 

Air Quality

The Air Quality and Meteorological Information System (AQMIS) is a web-based source for real-time (and historical) air quality and meteorological data. AQMIS is used by state and local officials as well as the public to track air quality.

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Demographics

Rocklin is a wonderful place where people can raise a family because of quality schools, abundant recreational opportunities, and the highest commitment to public safety. Browse the demographics below for more information about why Rocklin is a preferred location to live, work, and grow business.

Population: 64,417 (May 2017)

Rocklin has been one of the fastest growing cities in California, with approximately 60% growth since 2000.

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photo of Rocklin History Museum

History of Rocklin

The City of Rocklin has a long history, but much of the growth has been within the last 30 years. Rocklin was first recognized as a destination along the transcontinental railroad in 1864, about the same time granite mining began. Rocklin was incorporated in 1893 during the heyday of railroad and granite mining activity. By 1910, 22 quarries operated in Rocklin and, in 1912, nearly 2,000 train carloads of granite were sent out of town to become part of the state capitol building and buildings in San Francisco. 

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Locations

The City of Rocklin is located in South Placer County at the junction of Interstate 80 and State Highway 65. It encompasses 20 square miles and is located 25 miles from the center of Sacramento. 

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Shopping and Dining

Why shop and dine in Rocklin?

A strong local economy and high quality of life in the City of Rocklin are dependent in part upon the community’s preference to do their shopping and dining in the City. 

The goal of the shop and dine program in Rocklin is to encourage residents to shop and dine in Rocklin. When this happens, 100% of the City-derived sales tax stays in Rocklin, providing services to Rocklin residents and businesses.

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Community Video Tour

Welcome to our video tour of the City of Rocklin – click on the links below and enjoy!