Rancho Murieta California Real Estate and Community Information
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Rancho Murieta is a census-designated place (CDP) and guard-gated community in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 5,488 at the 2010 census, up from 4,193 at the 2000 census. It is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range, about 25 miles (40 km) east of Sacramento.
Rancho Murieta is located at 38°30′11″N, 121°5′5″W (38.503068, -121.084643)GR1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31 km2), of which, 11.9 square miles (31 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.50%) is water. The principal east-west access route is California State Highway 16, the Jackson Highway, which connects Rancho Murieta with the Sacramento metropolitan area.
Non-Profit Groups in the Rancho Murieta region
- West Coast Equine Foundation
- Summerfest of Rancho Murieta Community
- Rancho Murieta Optimus Club
- Rancho Murieta Rotary
- Rancho Murieta Kiwanis
- Deer Creek Hills, a 4,062-acre open-space conservancy and working cattle ranch, located about one north of Rancho Murieta (northeast of Stonehouse Road and Latrobe Road). There are dozens of miles of hiking, equestrian, and mountain biking trails within Deer Creek Hills. Many local residents of Rancho Murieta also volunteer as Docents for the Sacramento Valley Conservancy.
The 2010 United States Censu reported that Rancho Murieta had a population of 5,488. The population density was 454.8 people per square mile (175.6/km²). The racial makeup of Rancho Murieta was 4,874 (88.8%) White, 130 (2.4%) African American, 33 (0.6%) Native American, 158 (2.9%) Asian, 6 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 81 (1.5%) from other races, and 206 (3.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 425 persons (7.7%).
The Census reported that 5,488 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 2,301 households, out of which 617 (26.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,589 (69.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 126 (5.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 57 (2.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 70 (3.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 15 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 454 households (19.7%) were made up of individuals and 253 (11.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39. There were 1,772 families (77.0% of all households); the average family size was 2.72.
The population was spread out with 1,135 people (20.7%) under the age of 18, 189 people (3.4%) aged 18 to 24, 981 people (17.9%) aged 25 to 44, 1,856 people (33.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,327 people (24.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.
There were 2,436 housing units at an average density of 201.9 per square mile (77.9/km²), of which 2,051 (89.1%) were owner-occupied, and 250 (10.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.0%. 4,836 people (88.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 652 people (11.9%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,193 people, 1,783 households, and 1,408 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 352.4 people per square mile (136.0/km²). There were 1,857 housing units at an average density of 156.1 per square mile (60.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.03% White, 1.93% African American, 0.36% Native American, 2.72% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.07% from other races, and 2.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.63% of the population.
There were 1,783 households out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.6% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.64.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 35.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $82,130, and the median income for a family was $89,635. Males had a median income of $70,382 versus $36,923 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $44,010. About 1.8% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.
Rancho Murieta is an unincorporated community within Sacramento County’s 4th Supervisor District. As of 2016, the elected Sacramento County Supervisor is Sue Frost.
Rancho Murieta Community Services District was formed in 1982 by State Government Code 61000 to provide essential services in Rancho Murieta. Rancho Murieta CSD is an independent special district which provides the following services: water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment, reuse, drainage, flood control, security, and solid waste collection/disposal.
Rancho Murieta’s governing bodies are the Rancho Murieta Home Owner’s Association (RMA), The Murieta Townhouses Inc. (MTI), and the Villa and Village HOAs. The Rancho Murieta Community Services District provides water, sewer, drainage, garbage, and security services for the community. The RMA provides park, common ground landscape, street maintenance, and enforcement of the CC&R’s.
The CC and R’s prohibit motorcycle riding in the North Development. Motorcycles must be parked at the entrance parking lot, or may be escorted to and from a residence 2 times a year by local security.
State and Federal
The Rancho Murieta Airport no longer has an FAA Flight Service Station.
Rancho Murieta is home to the Operating Engineers Training Center (Local #3).
The Sacramento metropolitan area is the fifth largest in California after the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Inland Empire, and the San Diego metropolitan area, and is the 27th largest in the United States. In 2002, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University conducted for Time magazine named Sacramento “America’s Most Diverse City”.
The Port of Sacramento has been plagued with operating losses in recent years and faces bankruptcy. This severe loss in business is due to the heavy competition from the Port of Stockton, which has a larger facility and a deeper channel. As of 2006, the city of West Sacramento took responsibility for the Port of Sacramento. During the Vietnam War era, the Port of Sacramento was the major terminus in the supply route for all military parts, hardware and other cargo going to Southeast Asia.
As of 2012, the top employers in the County of Sacramento were:
The Sacramento area hosts a wide variety of higher educational opportunities. There are two major public universities, many private institutions, community colleges, vocational schools, and McGeorge School of Law.
Sacramento is home to Sacramento State (California State University, Sacramento), founded as Sacramento State College in 1947. In 2004, enrollment was 22,555 undergraduates and 5,417 graduate students in the university’s eight colleges. The university’s mascot is the hornet, and the school colors are green and gold. The 300 acres (1.2 km2) campus is located along the American River Parkway a few miles east of downtown.
The University of California has a campus, UC Davis, in nearby Davis and has a graduate center in downtown Sacramento. The UC Davis Graduate School of Management (GSM) is near the UC Davis Medical Center off of Stockton Boulevard near Highway 50. Many students, about 400 out of 517, at the UC Davis GSM are working professionals and are completing their MBA part-time. The part-time program is ranked in the top-20 and is well known for its small class size, world class faculty, and involvement in the business community. UC also maintains the University of California Sacramento Center (UCCS) for undergraduate and graduate studies. Similar to the UC’s Washington, D.C., program, “Scholar Interns” engage in both academic studies and as well as internships, often with the state government. The UC Davis School of Medicine is located at the UC Davis Medical Center between the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Tahoe Park, and Oak Park.
The Los Rios Community College District consists of several two-year colleges in the Sacramento area—American River College, Cosumnes River College, Sacramento City College, Folsom Lake College, plus a large number of outreach centers for those colleges. Sierra College is on the outskirts of Sacramento in Rocklin.
University of the Pacific has its Sacramento Campus in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento. The campus has long included McGeorge School of Law and in 2015 was expanded to become a comprehensive graduate and professional campus, including programs in analytics, business, education, health sciences, and public policy.
The National University Sacramento regional campus offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, education, health-care and teaching credential programs.
The University of San Francisco has one of its four regional campuses in Sacramento. At the undergraduate level they offer degrees in Applied Economics, Information Systems, Organizational Behavior and Leadership, and Public Administration. At the graduate level, Master’s programs are offered in: Information Security and Assurance, Information Systems, Organization Development, Project Management, Public Administration, Nonprofit Administration, and Counseling.
The private University of Southern California has an extension in downtown Sacramento, called the State Capital Center. The campus, taught by main campus professors, Sacramento-based professors, and practitioners in the State Capitol and state agencies, offers Master of Public Administration, Masters of Public Policy, and Master of Public Health degrees.
Epic Bible College and the Professional School of Psychology are also based in Sacramento. Western Seminary has one of its four campuses in Sacramento, which opened on the campus of Arcade Church in 1991. Western is an evangelical, Christian graduate school that provides theological training for students who hope to serve in a variety of ministry roles including pastors, marriage and family therapists, educators, missionaries and lay leadership. The Sacramento campus offers four master’s degrees, and a variety of other graduate-level programs.
A satellite campus of Alliant International University offers graduate and undergraduate programs of study.
The Art Institute of California – Sacramento was established in 2007, and is a branch of The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles. The school is focused on educating students in the field of commercial arts. The school offers both a Bachelor of Science and an Associate of Science degree, as well as diplomas in some areas of study. Some majors the school offers are Digital Film-making & Video Production, Culinary Management, Graphic Design, and Game Art & Design.
On J Street, there is the Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, a private, evening-only law school program with a strong legal presence in the region.
The Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is in Sacramento; it offers automotive programs in auto mechanical, auto body, and diesel.
Primary & secondary education
The Sacramento Public Library system has 28 branches located in the greater area. The Sacramento area is served by various public school districts, including the Sacramento City Unified School District, Natomas Unified School District, San Juan Unified School District, Twin Rivers Unified School District, and Elk Grove Unified School District. As of 2009, the area’s schools employed 9,600 elementary school teachers (not including special education teachers), and 7,410 middle school teachers (not including special education or vocational teachers).
Almost all areas south of the American River are served by the Sacramento City Unified School District. The only exceptions are the Valley Hi/North Laguna and Florin areas that are served by the Elk Grove Unified School District.
Areas north of the American River are served by the remaining school districts. This area was not originally part of the City of Sacramento and as such is not served by Sacramento City Unified School District. North Sacramento outside of Natomas and Robla (for K-8) is served by the Twin Rivers Unified School District. The Robla area is served by the Robla School District for K-8 and by Twin Rivers for 9–12. The Natomas region is served by the Natomas Unified School District. The Campus Commons area and the small portions of the Sierra Oaks neighborhood that fall into the city of Sacramento are served by the San Juan Unified School District.
While Roman Catholic institutions still dominate the independent school scene in the Sacramento area, in 1964, Sacramento Country Day School opened and offered Sacramento citizens an independent school that is affiliated with the California Association of Independent Schools. SCDS has grown to its present-day status as a learning community for students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Additionally, the suburb of Fair Oaks hosts the expansive riverside campus of the Sacramento Waldorf School, a Steiner school adjacent to the Rudolf Steiner College, and the largest Waldorf school in North America. Sacramento Waldorf School educates students from pre-K through 12th grade on a secluded, pastoral site that incorporates a large, functioning biodynamic farm.
Shalom School is the only Jewish day school in Sacramento; however, Brookefield School on property owned by Congregation B’nai Israel provides extracurricular Jewish education.
Capital Christian School is a pre-school–12th grade private, Christian school. There is a small Bible college on campus offering associate degrees in Bible studies or theology. Sacramento Adventist Academy is another Christian school in Greater Sacramento. This is a pre-school–12 institution, as well.
There is one Islamic school in Sacramento, Masjid Annur, founded in 1988.
Karen, frequent caller to the nationally syndicated “Don and Mike Show” heard locally on KHTK 1140.
Sacramento is home to one major league sports team — the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. The Kings came to Sacramento from Kansas City in 1985. On January 21, 2013, a controlling interest of the Sacramento Kings was sold to Chris Hansen, who intended to move the franchise to Seattle for the 2013–2014 NBA season and rename the team the Seattle SuperSonics. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson fought the move, forming an ownership group led by Vivek Ranadive to keep the Kings in Sacramento. On May 16, 2013, the NBA Board of Governors voted 22–8 to keep the Kings in Sacramento.
Sacramento has two other professional teams. Sacramento Republic FC began play in April 2014 at Hughes Stadium before a sellout crowd of 20,231, setting a USL Pro regular-season single game attendance record. They now play in Papa Murphy’s Park. The Republic FC won the USL championship in their first season. In 2000, AAA minor league baseball returned to Sacramento with the Sacramento River Cats, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants and formerly an affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The River Cats play in Raley Field, in West Sacramento.
Sacramento is the former home of two professional basketball teams. The Sacramento Heatwave of the American Basketball Association previously played in the Sacramento area until 2013. Sacramento was also formerly home to the now defunct Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA. The Monarchs were one of the eight founding members of the WNBA in 1997 and won the WNBA Championship in 2005, but folded in November 2009.
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Sacramento has frequently hosted the NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship as well as the 1st and 2nd rounds of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship. The California International Marathon (est. 1983) attracts a field of international elite runners who vie for a share of the $50,000 prize purse. The fast course is popular for runners seeking to achieve a Boston Marathon qualifying time and fitness runners.
- Top two newspapers
- The Sacramento Bee, the primary newspaper, was founded in 1857 by James McClatchy. The Sacramento Bee is the flagship paper of The McClatchy Company, the second-largest newspaper publisher in the United States. The Sacramento Bee has won five Pulitzer Prizes in its history and numerous other awards, including many for its progressive public service campaigns promoting free speech (the Bee often criticized government policy, and uncovered many scandals hurting Californians), anti-racism (the Bee supported the Union during the American Civil War and later publicly denounced the Ku Klux Klan), worker’s rights (the Bee has a strong history of supporting unionization), and environmental protection (leading numerous tree-planting campaigns and fighting against environmental destruction in the Sierra Nevada).
- The Sacramento Union, the Sacramento Bee‘s rival, started publishing six years earlier in 1851; it closed its doors in 1994, with a revival attempt lasting from 2005 to 2009. Writer and journalist Mark Twain wrote for the Union in 1866.
- Other newspapers
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