ePodunk - The power of place
PLACE SEARCH
   State:    
Include former names         Go To:
Advanced search | Cemetery search
FOLSOM COMMUNITY PROFILE
California > All counties > Sacramento County > Folsom
QUICK LINKS

Profile for Folsom, California, CA

Send us your Folsom photos:

Tell us the pros & cons of Folsom
Blog about Folsom
Folsom map

Sponsored Ads

Site of Folsom Prison

Folsom is a city in Sacramento County, in the Sacramento-Arden-Arcade metro area.

The community was named after Capt. Joseph L. Folsom, landholder.

The latitude of Folsom is 38.678N. The longitude is -121.175W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 220 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 62,628.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$73,175
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Folsom demographic reports
Folsom is on the American River.
Gold was discovered here, along the American River, by African-American miners.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 119. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Debbie Meyer, swimmer, Olympic medallist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival - Sept. 29-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Folsom web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Folsom attractions: Folsom City Zoo
Historic sites and museums: Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park, Folsom History Museum, Folsom Prison Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 92

Listed places near Folsom

Click on a group to see the items on the map
 
Please wait while the map loads... click here to force load
Folsom
Sacramento County
California
Add extra pins to the map by clicking on the list above the map. You may click the displayed pins for more information, or search the displayed pins by using the above search field.
Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Folsom demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sacramento County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Sacramento area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 95670 ZIP code.

Folsom, CA locator map
(Also see local map below.)
Folsom Web sites

Ancestry & family history

17% of Folsom residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Folsom ancestry & family history guide.

Post a query on a message board:

Records & databases:

Attractions
Books
Cemeteries
Communities
Companies
Courts & laws
Crime
Deaths
Disability access & rights
Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Folsom was $30,210, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

38% of Folsom residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Folsom festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Folsom festival web sites:

Geocaching & geography
Gifts & collectibles
Government
Guides to Folsom
Health
Historical societies
Historical societies
History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Folsom, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $867.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,664.


Jobs
Libraries

Libraries in Folsom include Folsom Public Library ... View libraries

Maps

Media outlets

Newspapers in Folsom include Folsom Telegraph

Military
Obituaries
Organizations
Parks & recreation
People
Pets
Photos & post cards
Politics

Sacramento County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Folsom political report.

Postal Service
Religion
Restaurants

Folsom restaurants taking online reservations include Bidwell Street Bistro, Black Angus Steakhouse - Folsom ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Folsom workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Folsom between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel
Weather
Wildlife

Browse list of California community profiles



Job Search
what
job title, keywords, or company name
where
city, state, zip code
jobs by Indeed


EPODUNK USER REVIEWS & BLOGS

LOCAL GUIDES

More info about Folsom:

RECORD SEARCHES
EPODUNK EXTRAS
OTHER EPODUNKS
FEEDBACK

Send us your corrections and additions



Search Health Care Jobs





powered by HospitalJobsOnline.com
News about Folsom
College Search

Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.

Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!