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Placerville is a city in El Dorado County, in the Sacramento-Arden-Arcade metro area.

It is the county seat.

The name refers to deposits containing gold particles; the mining technique of washing out the gold was called "placer mining"

The latitude of Placerville is 38.729N. The longitude is -120.797W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,867 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,123.


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Median household income
Local
$36,454
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Placerville demographic reports
Placerville is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada
Former and merged names include:
· Dry Diggings
· Old Dry Diggings
Part of the "Mother Lode" region of the 1849 gold rush. Once called "Hangtown" because of its strict law enforcement

John Studebaker worked here as a wheelwright before returning to Indiana and founding the company that would become a major automaker

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 40. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1984 movie, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • El Dorado County Fair - June 14-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Placerville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Fountain-Tallman Museum, El Dorado County Historical 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.)
Quotes:
The camp that will be named Placerville is earlier called Hangtown. When a mob forgets to tie the hands of a condemned man and he clutches the rope above him, someone beats his hands with a pistol until he lets go.
-- Assembling California
John McPhee

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Ancestry & family history

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

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Placerville was $19,151, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Placerville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Placerville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $556.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,242.


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Libraries in Placerville include El Dorado County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Placerville include Placerville Mountain Democrat

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

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The average commute time for Placerville workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Placerville include Best Western, Gold Country Inn, Historic Cary House Hotel, National 9 Inn, Shafsky House Bed B&B.

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“ The camp that will be named Placerville is earlier called Hangtown. When a mob forgets to tie the hands of a condemned man and he clutches the rope above him, someone beats his hands with a pistol until he lets go. ”
~ Assembling California
John McPhee

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