Elk Grove, CA

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2021 Population
175,510
1.23% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
38.1
1.06% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
8.44%
5.95% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$106,797
4.93% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$466,600
6.75% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
82,145
0.349% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Elk Grove, CA had a population of 176k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $106,797. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Elk Grove, CA grew from 173,370 to 175,510, a 1.23% increase and its median household income grew from $101,776 to $106,797, a 4.93% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elk Grove, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (33.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (29.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.5%), White (Hispanic) (7.56%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.46%).

None of the households in Elk Grove, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.5% of the residents in Elk Grove, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elk Grove, CA are California Northstate University (297 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Elk Grove, CA was $466,600, and the homeownership rate was 74%.

Most people in Elk Grove, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Elk Grove, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Elk Grove, CA is home to a population of 176k people, from which 93.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 24.9% of Elk Grove, CA residents were born outside of the country (43.7k people).

In 2021, there were 1.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.2k people) in Elk Grove, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 18.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.5%
2021 Citizenship
93.9%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 93.5% of Elk Grove, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Elk Grove, CA was 93.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elk Grove, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    58.2k ± 2.49k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    51.2k ± 1.97k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18.5k ± 1.64k
18.7%
Hispanic Population
32.9k people

In 2021, there were 1.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.2k people) in Elk Grove, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 18.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.7% of the people in Elk Grove, CA are hispanic (32.9k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

24.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
43.7k people
24.2%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
42k people

As of 2021, 24.9% of Elk Grove, CA residents (43.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elk Grove, CA was 24.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,221 ± 257
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,712 ± 344
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,157 ± 237

Elk Grove, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Elk Grove, CA employs 82.1k people. The largest industries in Elk Grove, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,617 people), Public Administration (11,639 people), and Educational Services (7,800 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($105,714), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($102,917), and Utilities ($94,375).

Occupations

82.1k
2021 Value
± 2,449
0.349%
1 Year growth
± 4.18%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Elk Grove, CA grew at a rate of 0.349%, from 81.9k employees to 82.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elk Grove, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,725 people), Management Occupations (9,038 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,491 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elk Grove, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

82.1k
2021 Value
± 2,449
0.349%
1 Year growth
± 4.18%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Elk Grove, CA grew at a rate of 0.349%, from 81.9k employees to 82.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elk Grove, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,617 people), Public Administration (11,639 people), and Educational Services (7,800 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elk Grove, CA, though some of these residents may live in Elk Grove, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$62,438
Median earning men ± $3,510
$47,403
Median earning women ± $2,556

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Public Administration ($80,951), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($76,051), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($72,860).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,813), Public Administration ($65,530), and Manufacturing ($64,180).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in California. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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flagCivics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 18, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Elk Grove, CA awarded 297 degrees. The student population of Elk Grove, CA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 862 male students and 1,030 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elk Grove, CA are Asian (136 and 45.8%), followed by White (89 and 30%), Two or More Races (44 and 14.8%), and Black or African American (11 and 3.7%).

The largest universities in Elk Grove, CA by number of degrees awarded are California Northstate University (297 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Elk Grove, CA are Pharmacy (131 and 44.1%), Medicine (94 and 31.6%), and General Health Services (45 and 15.2%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Elk Grove, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 9.78%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 1,892 (45.6% men and 54.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 1,892 students enrolled in Elk Grove, CA, 45.6% men and 54.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Asian with 1,038 records, of which 55.7% were women and 44.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 131 degree-majors awarded
  2. 94 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Professional Doctorate recipients in Elk Grove, CA was Pharmacy with 131 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
297 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was California Northstate University with 297 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 128 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elk Grove, CA, which is 0.757 times less than the 169 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Asian students. These 136 degrees mean that there were 1.53 times more degrees awarded to Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 89 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($46,350) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,044) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 1.89% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.12% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were Some college (7.01M), High School or Equivalent (6.74M), and Bachelors Degree (6.25M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Elk Grove, CA was $466,600 in 2021, which is 1.91 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $437,100 to $466,600, a 6.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Elk Grove, CA is 74%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Elk Grove, CA have an average commute time of 32.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elk Grove, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Elk Grove, CA is $106,797. In 2021, the place with the highest median household income in Elk Grove, CA was Census Tract 93.28 with a value of $138,068, followed by Census Tract 96.17 and Census Tract 96.35, with respective values of $136,250 and $130,917.

Property

$466,600
Median Property Value 2021
±$4,095
$40,162
Median Property Taxes
±$1,513

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elk Grove, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

74%
Homeownership
2021
69.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 74% of the housing units in Elk Grove, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 93.28
  2. Census Tract 96.17
  3. Census Tract 96.35

In 2021, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elk Grove, CA was Census Tract 93.28 with a value of $138,068, followed by Census Tract 96.17 and Census Tract 96.35, with respective values of $136,250 and $130,917.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$106,797
Median Household Income
± $3,251
54.3k
Number of Households
± 1,874

In 2021, the median household income of the 54.3k households in Elk Grove, CA grew to $106,797 from the previous year's value of $101,776.

The following chart displays the households in Elk Grove, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elk Grove, CA is from Elk Grove, CA.
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In N/A, the income inequality in N/A was N/A according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a N/A N/A from N/A to N/A, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat N/A even. The GINI for N/A was N/A than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed N/A evenly in N/A in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (73%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.1%)
  3. Carpooled (9.96%)

In 2021, 73% of workers in Elk Grove, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.1%) and those who carpooled to work (9.96%).

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Commute Time

32.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elk Grove, CA have a longer commute time (32.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 4.36% of the workforce in Elk Grove, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elk Grove, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elk Grove, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elk Grove, CA (14.8k out of 175k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elk Grove, CA is Asian, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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97.6% of the population of Elk Grove, CA has health coverage, with 60.3% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 9.06% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 0.79% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.3% under 18 years, 17.8% between 18 and 34 years, 41.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.4%
Uninsured
60.3%
Employer Coverage
15.6%
Medicaid
9.06%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
0.79%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elk Grove, CA declined by 1.16% from 2.43% to 2.4%.

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