Roseville is a city in Placer County, California, a metropolitan area of Sacramento. Interstate 80 runs through the majority of the city, while State Route 65 intersects the northern part of Roseville. Dry Creek, Linda Creek, Secret Ravine, and Cirby Creek all flow through Roseville.


Formerly known as the Griders, Roseville was originally a stage coach station by the same name. When the railroad arrived, the name was then changed to Roseville Junction, or more commonly just Junction, and then was finally abbreviated to simply Roseville. The Roseville Post Office opened in 1864, and Roseville did not become a city until 1909.


Roseville, much like most of California, has a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winter, and hot, dry summers. October through April is typically classified as the "wet season," and average daily high temperatures range from 54 °F (12 °C) in January to 95 °F (35 °C) in July. Daily low temperatures range from 39 °F in winter to 60 °F in summer (4 to 16 °C).


2010 The 2010 United States Census[7] reported that Roseville had a population of 118,788. The population density was 3,279.4 people per square mile (1,266.2/km²). The racial makeup of Roseville was 94,199 (79.3%) White, 2,329 (2.0%) African American, 885 (0.7%) Native American, 10,026 (8.4%) Asian (3.1% Filipino, 2.0% Indian, 1.0% Chinese, 0.6% Japanese, 0.6% Vietnamese, 0.5% Korean, 0.8% Other), 346 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 5,087 (4.3%) from other races, and 5,916 (5.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17,359 persons (14.6%).

The Census reported that 117,941 people (99.3% of the population) lived in households, 478 (0.4%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 369 (0.3%) were institutionalized.

There were 45,059 households, out of which 16,885 (37.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 24,050 (53.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 4,901 (10.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 2,088 (4.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 2,518 (5.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 286 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 11,042 households (24.5%) were made up of individuals and 4,502 (10.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62. There were 31,039 families (68.9% of all households); the average family size was 3.14.

The population was spread out with 31,210 people (26.3%) under the age of 18, 9,397 people (7.9%) aged 18 to 24, 33,362 people (28.1%) aged 25 to 44, 28,952 people (24.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 15,867 people (13.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.8 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

There were 47,757 housing units at an average density of 1,318.4 per square mile (509.0/km²), of which 29,513 (65.5%) were owner-occupied, and 15,546 (34.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.8%. 79,887 people (67.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 38,054 people (32.0%) lived in rental housing units.

2005 As of 2005, there were 103,845 people, 42,538 households, and 21,855 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,622.5 people per square mile (1,012.4/km²). There were 31,925 housing units at an average density of 1,047.6 per square mile (404.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city in 2010 was 71.0% non-Hispanic White, 1.8% non-Hispanic African American, 0.5% Native American, 8.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.6% of the population.

There were 30,783 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $68,273, and the median income for a family was $84,863[8] Males had a median income of $50,426 versus $35,494 for females. The per capita income for the city was $47,021. About 3.4% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Points of Interest

Golfland Sunsplash Located at 1893 Taylor Road, Roseville, the park features two 18-hole miniature golf courses, more than 200 arcade games, a 5,000 square foot laser tag arena, and a water park. Among the most popular attractions at the water park are a lazy river, adventure island, a wave pool, and eight slide towers. While no outside food or drinks are permitted, the park does host a pizza kitchen and a variety of snack bars.

Marco Dog Park Located at 1816 Sierra Gardens Drive, Roseville, the dog park was named in honor of a Roseville police dog that was killed in the line of duty. Marco Dog Park is sponsored by the Roseville Dog Owners Group, who provide the park with "pick-up bags" to maintain the cleanliness of the facility. It is recommended that dog owners not bring food into the park.

Roseville Telephone Museum Located at 106 Vernon Street, Roseville, this seven-year old museum transports guests via four galleries displaying technology from the 1890s to present. Admission is $1 for ages 13 and older.


Despite a dramatic increase in population, the city of Roseville has maintained the city's infrastructure due to revenue from sale's tax. Roseville is, thus, composed of small and large employers, mixed levels of housing, and shopping opportunities. Roseville is home to one of the largest Auto Malls in the nation, which significantly contributes to sales tax receipts at the city and county levels.

Shopping As of 2008, Roseville has the eleventh highest retail sales in all of California, despite that is was the smallest of the top fifteen earning cities. The Westfield Galleria at Roseville is considered a regional shopping destination, since it is the main shopping center in the city.

Roseville is also home to the $70 million dollar complex, "Fountains at Roseville," created by the Peter Bollinger Investment Company. The Fountains at Roseville is a 330,000 square foot retail center, with several recreational centers.

Additionally, there are many shopping centers around the Galleria and Douglas Boulevard financial district.

Top Employers The top ten Roseville employers, as of 2009, were:

  1. Kaiser Permanente: 4,300 jobs

  2. Hewlett-Packard: 3,200 jobs

  3. Union Pacific Railroad: 2,000 jobs

  4. Sutter Roseville Medical Center: 1,922 jobs

  5. City of Roseville: 1,100 jobs

  6. Roseville City School District: 862 jobs

  7. Wal-Mart (2 stores): 862 jobs

  8. RJUHSD: 803 jobs

  9. Renesas Electronics (former NEC Electronics): 800 jobs

  10. PRIDE Industries: 800 jobs


Roseville is part of the Roseville City School District, Eureka Union School District, Dry Creek Join Elementary School District, and Roseville Joint Union High School District.


  • Adventure Christian School (Pre-K-7)
  • American Montessori Academy (Pre-K-1)
  • Cornerstone Christian School (K-12)
  • Granite Bay Montessori (Pre-K-8)
  • Nautilus Montessori School (Pre-K)
  • St. John's School (Pre-K-8)
  • Sunrise Montessori School (Pre-K)

Elementary Schools

  • Adventure Christian School (Pre-K-7)
  • Blue Oaks Elementary School (K-5)
  • Brown (Vencil) Elementary School (K-5)
  • Cirby Elementary School (K-5)
  • Cornerstone Christian School (K-12)
  • Coyote Ridge Elementary School (K-5)
  • Crestmont Elementary School (K-6)
  • Diamond Creek Elementary School (K-5)
  • Dry Creek Elementary School (K-5)
  • Excelsior Elementary School (4-6)
  • Gates (Catheryn) Elementary School (K-5)
  • Granite Bay Montessori (Pre-K-8)
  • Heritage Oak Elementary School (K-5)
  • Junction Elementary School (K-5)
  • Kaseberg Elementary School (K-5)
  • Maidu Elementary School (K-3)
  • Merryhill Country School (K-5)
  • Quail Glen Elementary School (K-5)
  • Roseville Community School, Inc. (K-6)
  • Sargeant Elementary School (K-6)
  • Sierra Gardens Elementary School (K-6)
  • Spanger (Ferris) Elementary School (K-5)
  • St. Albans Country Day School (Pre-K-8)
  • St. John's School (Pre-K-8)
  • St. Rose School (K-8)
  • Stoneridge Elementary School (K-6)
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (K-5)
  • Woodbridge Fundamental Elementary School (K-3)

Middle Schools

  • Adventure Christian School (Pre-K-7)
  • Buljan (George A.) Intermediate School (6-8)
  • Cooley (Robert C.) Middle School (6-8)
  • Cornerstone Christian School (K-12)
  • Eich Intermediate School (7-8)
  • Gates of Learning Center (8-12)
  • Olympus Junior High School (7-8)
  • Silverado Middle School (6-8)
  • St. John's School (Pre-K-8)

High Schools

  • Adelante High School (10-12)
  • Aristos Academy (9-12)
  • Cornerstone Christian School (K-12)
  • Independence High (Alternative) (9-12)
  • Oakmont High School (9-12)
  • Roseville High School (9-12)
  • Woodcreek High School (9-12)


  • Heald College-Roseville (2-year, private, not-for-profit)
  • Sierra College (Accredited, 2-year community college)


  • The Roseville Press-Tribune: a weekly newspaper operated by Gold Country Media, which also operates several other small newspapers in the area.
  • Rocklin and Roseville Today: an independently owned daily online source for news, with a circulation of over 50,000.
  • The Sacramento Bee: the most popular newspaper in Roseville.
  • Roseville Patch: an online source for stores on news, crime, education, business, arts and entertainment, and events.


State Route 65 and Interstate 80 both run through Roseville.

Amtrak is a passenger rail system that provides service to the city at the Roseville Amtrak Station.

Roseville Transit is operated by MV Transportation, and is a public transit service with twelve regular, local routes. Roseville is also connected with the Watt/I-80 light rail, Roseville Transit Dial-A-Ride, and Roseville Transit Commuter service.

Taxi Cabs

There are a very limited number of cabs in Roseville however Sacramento Taxi Yellow Cab (916)888-2222  offers taxi to airport service https://www.sacramentoyellowcabco.com/


Utilities The City of Roseville provides water, wastewater, electric, and solid waste services to most areas. Pacific Gas and Electric provides natural gas services, while the major internet, telephone, and cable companies are AT&T, Comcast, and SureWest.

Healthcare Sutter Roseville and Kaiser Permanente are the major healthcare providers for the city of Roseville. UC Davis Medical Center is also located in downtown Sacramento.

Notable Residents

  • Evelyn Ashford, runner, Olympic gold medalist and world record holder
  • Fred Besana, Sr., MLB player
  • Fred Besana, Jr., NFL player
  • Kathleen Brenneman, a professional soccer player
  • Tedy Bruschi, NFL player
  • Dan Bunz, NFL player
  • Ray Clemons, NFL player
  • John Ensign, U.S. Senator from Nevada
  • Jason Hill, NFL football player
  • Scott Pruett, 2008 Rolex sports car series championship winner
  • Molly Ringwald, actress
  • Summer Sanders, Olympic gold medalist for swimming, T.V. personality
  • E. Stephen, singer/songwriter for film/TV
  • David Yost, blue Power Ranger from Power Rangers T.V. Series)

    Much of the general information was obtained from Wikpedia. Wikipedia's Roseville, California article

    Information regarding the education options offered in Roseville was obtained from the City of Roseville