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Placer County, CA
The county was named for alluvial or glacial deposits containing gold particles

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Placer County is one of 58 counties in California.

The county is in the Sacramento-Arden-Arcade metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 307,004. This was an increase of  23.59% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$57,535
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Placer County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Placer County was $37,083. This was an increase of 21.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 120% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Auburn

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17% of Placer County residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Placer County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Placer County include Applegate Cemetery, Auburn District Cemetery, Colfax Cemetery, Dutch Flat Cemetery, Foresthill Cemetery, Iowa Hill Cemetery, Lincoln Cemetery, Lone Star Cemetery, Manzanita Cemetery, New Auburn Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Placer County include Alpine Meadows, Alta, Applegate, Auburn, Blue Canyon, Bowman, Brockway, Carnelian Bay, Cisco, Clipper Gap ... View communities

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Colleges in Placer County include Heald College - Roseville, Sierra College ... View colleges

School districts in Placer County include Ackerman Elementary, Alta-Dutch Flat Union Elementary, Auburn Union Elementary, Colfax Elementary, Dry Creek Joint Elementary, Emigrant Gap Elementary, Eureka Union, Foresthill Union Elementary, Loomis Union Elementary, Newcastle Elementary ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Placer County include Applegate Library, Auburn Library, Colfax Library, Foresthill Library, Granite Bay Library, Kings Beach Library, Lincoln Public Library, Loomis Library, Maidu Branch Library, Meadow Vista Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Placer County include Auburn Journal, Roseville Press-Tribune, Tahoe World ... View newspapers

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Placer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Placer County political report.

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Hotels in Placer County include Best Value Inn, Best Western, Best Western, Comfort Inn Central, Comfort Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Courtyard Galleria, Days Inn-Sacramento/Rocklin, Extended Stay America-Roseville, Fairfield Inn by Marriott ... More hotels

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