Population: 72,495

Male 49% Female 51%
Married 63%
Single 37%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Elk Grove has a low population density. Elk Grove is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

4,770 Elk Grove
27,441 New York

City Info

Elk Grove, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Elk Grove has a population density of 4,770, with 72,495 current residents.

Out of the 72,495 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 63% of the residents are married and 37% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 73% Sun
  • 18% Rain
  • 0% Snow


66°F average temperature

  • 17 years Median home age
  • $176,220 Median home price
  • -14.32% Home appreciation rate
  • 8.16% Annual property tax
  • 81.5%
    Homes owned
  • 16.2%
    Homes rented
  • 2.3%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Elk Grove, the air quality is 2% and the weather, on average, is 73% sunny, 18% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 66°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Elk Grove, you should know that 81.5% of homes are owned while 16.2% of homes are rented, and 2.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $176,220, the median age of homes is 17 years, the annual home appreciation is -14.32% and the annual property tax is 8.16%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Elk Grove, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Elk Grove’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Elk Grove is 32 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 58.30% Democratic, 39.34% Republican, and 2.35% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:21


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 87%
    High school diploma
  • 11%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 18%
    Bachelors degree
  • 6%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Elk Grove, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.60% of residents are unemployed in Elk Grove (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Elk Grove residents: 15.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 21.48% are in the arts and sciences field, 11.9% are in the customer service field, 31.3% are in the sales field, 0.32% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 10.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:21. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 86.82%, 10.87% of residents have an associate’s degree, 18.25% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 6.35% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Elk Grove, you should be aware that the average commute time is 30 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Elk Grove have a few different options. 79% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.

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