Granite Bay, California

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Granite Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States. It is part of the SacramentoArden-ArcadeRoseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 19,388 at the 2000 census. The ZIP code is 95746. Granite Bay is a primarily residential suburb of Sacramento located just east of Roseville and west of Folsom Lake.

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Geography

Granite Bay is located at 38°44′55″N 121°10′47″W / 38.74861°N 121.17972°W / 38.74861; -121.17972 (38.748504, -121.179793).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 21.7 square miles (56.1 km²), of which, 21.6 square miles (55.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.32%) is water. The place name, Granite Bay, is derived from a bay in Folsom Lake on the east side of the town. The entire town is underlain by granodiorite of the Penryn Pluton of Cretaceous age, hence the geological basis for the place name.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 19,388 people, 6,474 households, and 5,587 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 898.2 people per square mile (346.9/km²). There were 6,626 housing units at an average density of 307.0/sq mi (118.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.40% White, 0.68% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 3.53% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. 4.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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