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Lets cover off Elk Grove first. Elk Grove is a city in Sacramento County, California, located just south of the state capital of Sacramento.

It is part of the SacramentoArden-ArcadeRoseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. State population estimates place the city’s population at 136,318 as of January 1, 2007.

Due to its rapid growth, Elk Grove has earned the title of the fastest growing city in the U.S. Elk Grove is the second-largest city in Sacramento County.

The incorporated city boundaries are larger than the census-designated place boundaries set by the Census in 2000.

Elk Grove at the Historic Grange BuildingThe Elk Grove Unified School District is the 5th largest school district in California and one of the fastest growing school districts in the nation. Located in southern Sacramento County, the district covers 320 square miles (830 km2), one-third of the county.

For the 2002-03 school year, the district served more than 52,500 students, and expects to reach 73,000 students by 2010. Those students attend 38 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 8 high schools and 4 alternative high schools.

The school district recently opened a new middle/high school, Pinkerton Middle and Cosumnes Oaks High. The new school opens just as the school district enters its 50th year of existence during the 2008-2009 school year.

Economy

According to the City’s 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Elk Grove Unified School District 5,000
2 Kaiser Permanente 1,468
3 Apple 1,100
4 California State Automobile Association 750
5 Methodist Hospital of Sacramento 550
6 Cosumnes River College 330
7 AllData 282
8 Wal-Mart 273
9 Bimbo Bakeries USA 265
10 City of Elk Grove 250

Elk Grove is divided into several major areas which are: Laguna West, Laguna Creek, Elk Grove proper, East Elk Grove, and big parts of the Sheldon, and Franklin townships.

Elk Grove, CA : Laguna CreekLaguna West is between Interstate 5 and the Union Pacific railroad tracks. Laguna Creek is bordered by the city limits to the south, Sheldon Road to the north, the Union Pacific railroad tracks to the west, and Highway 99 to the east.

Elk Grove proper – which includes the Historic District (Historic Elk Grove) – is bordered by Highway 99 to the west, Waterman Road to the east, Calvine Road to the north, and Grant Line Road to the south.

East Elk Grove is bordered by Calvine Road to the north, Grant Line Road to the east and south, and Waterman Road to the west. Elk Grove has one of California’s largest Native American populations, an estimated 4 percent are descendants of local and other American Indian tribes

Elk Grove Employment Statistics

Population of Elk Grove
Total population 127,371
Male 47.52%
Female 52.48%
Median age 33.4
Elk Grove Housing
Owner-occupied homes 85.3%
Median cost of a home $451,300
Median mortgage payment $1,513
Renter-occupied homes 14.7%
Vacant housing 6.1%
Median monthly rent $1,242
Average Income
Median for all workers $43,079
Median for all male full-time $60,109
Median for all female full-time $47,728
Household Income
Less than $10,000 3%
$10,000 to $14,999 1%
$15,000 to $24,999 4%
$25,000 to $34,999 3%
$35,000 to $49,999 8%
$50,000 to $74,999 25%
$75,000 to $99,999 20%
$100,000 to $149,999 25%
$150,000 to $199,999 7%
$200,000 or more 4%
Education
Less than 9th grade 3%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5%
High school graduate 15%
Some college, no degree 26%
Associate’s degree 11%
Bachelor’s degree 29%
Graduate degree 11%
Marital Status
Never married 26%
Currently married 61%
Separated 1%
Widowed 2%
Divorced 10%
Race
White 51%
Black or African American 13%
Asian 26%
Other 10%
Elk Grove Commute
Carpool 12.6%
Public transportation 1.8%
Average travel time 33 minutes