Data & Demographics

Overview

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: 60,351 (May 2016)

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

Location 

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: 60,351 (May 2016)

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

Location 

Rocklin is located in Placer County, approximately 22 miles from Sacramento, and approximately 100 miles from either Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, or Napa Valley. Rocklin is intersected by Interstate 80 (a heavily travelled freeway for both commerce and travelers) and Highway 65 (largely serving commuter and regional traffic).  A major east‐west rail line operated by Union Pacific runs through Rocklin, and the Rocklin train depot is served by Amtrak for regional, statewide, and interstate service.

Employment & Workforce

As of April 2016, Rocklin has an estimated civilian work force of 30,100 with an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent, an improvement of .4 percent since May 2015. Approximately 40% of Rocklin citizens over age 25 hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Education

Rocklin Unified School District provides K-12 education in Rocklin.  In addition there are several charter and private schools that serve Rocklin.  Rocklin is also home to Sierra College (two-year community college) and William Jessup University (private university).

Household Income

Rocklin has a median household income of $79,274 (20010-2014).

Age Statistics

Rocklin has a current median age of 36.3 years. 

Race

The population in Rocklin is White (82.6%), Black/African American (1.5%), American Indian/Alaskan Native (0.7%), Asian (7.2%), Two or more races (5%).

Hispanic/Latino (2010)

The population in Rocklin is 11.5% Hispanic or Latino and 75.5% Non-Hispanic.

Housing

Rocklin consists of an estimated 22,862 households, with an average of 2.76 persons per household, and a homeownership rate of 67.2%. As of June 2016, the median value of owner-occupied housing units is $415,400 and on the rise. 

Quality of Life

The amenities in Rocklin are varied and appeal to people of all ages. We have thirty parks throughout the city including a volunteer‐maintained dog park and an 18‐hole disc golf course. The City also owns and operates the Finnish Temperance Hall, home to Rocklin Community Theater, and the Rocklin Event Center, a conference and meeting facility. Rocklin has one of the lowest crime rates in the region.

Data Sources

US Census Bureau: Rocklin Quick Facts | State of California Employment Development Department | Zillow

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Employment & Labor

Rocklin’s employment growth has closely tracked Placer County, one of the nation’s top employment growth areas. 

Unemployment in Rocklin is significantly lower than the Sacramento metro area, Placer County, and California.