Gold River, California

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Gold River is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California. The population was 8,023 at the 2000 census. Gold River is part of the SacramentoArden-ArcadeRoseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The community of Gold River consists of a residential planned development and some smaller subdivisions served by Gold River Discovery Center (a K through 8 school), as well as some retail, commercial and light industrial areas. The community consists of detached single family homes, duplex and triplexes, as well as a condominium development. Gold River lies between the cities of Rancho Cordova on the South, Folsom on the East, the American River on the North and U. S. Highway 50 on the South. The Gold River Community Association [1] is the master association for the 25 separate "villages" that make up the planned development. Each village has its own subassociations as well. The planned development and two subdivisions, including Gold River Station and [reference needed] opted out of inclusion into the City of Rancho Cordova by resolution and petitions, respectively. The community remains an unincorporated part of Sacramento County.



Gold River is located at 38°37′24″N 121°14′52″W / 38.62333°N 121.24778°W / 38.62333; -121.24778 (38.623392, -121.247845).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.55%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,023 people, 3,180 households, and 2,391 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,011.1 people per square mile (1,164.5/km²). There were 3,275 housing units at an average density of 1,229.1/sq mi (475.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.23% White, 1.28% African American, 0.26% Native American, 15.19% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, and 2.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.08% of the population.

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