Parkway-South Sacramento, California

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Parkway-South Sacramento is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is part of the SacramentoArden-ArcadeRoseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The area shares three boundaries with the City of Sacramento. The population was 36,468 at the 2000 census.



The urban sprawl of South Sacramento began with the major road of Stockton Boulevard that goes through the area. Stockton Boulevard and Franklin Boulevard extend southerly from Downtown Sacramento and were used from the earliest days of the "gold mining" era for land routes to Stockton as well as to travel to farming areas.

The next transportation growth was the Southern Pacific Railroad and then several years after, the Western Pacific Railroad who both built railroad tracks in neighboring Florin.

During the 1940s, steady growth of residential areas was occurring in neighboring areas of South Sacramento. During the 1950s additional shopping centers were developed on or near Stockton Boulevard and Florin Road and new residential areas developed in the nearby Lindale and Florin areas. Rapid growth occurred in the early 1960s as the Florin Mall was built in South Sacramento as well as additions to the Lindale area, tapering off in the late '60s to early '70s. [1]


Parkway-South Sacramento is located at 38°30′42″N 121°27′8″W / 38.51167°N 121.45222°W / 38.51167; -121.45222 (38.511657, -121.452288).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 36,468 people, 11,197 households, and 8,207 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,534.1 people per square mile (2,909.2/km²). There were 11,779 housing units at an average density of 2,433.5/sq mi (939.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 38.10% White, 16.64% African American, 1.54% Native American, 17.38% Asian, 0.64% Pacific Islander, 18.02% from other races, and 7.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.01% of the population.

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