Folsom, CA

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Population

75,897

1.25% growth

Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$106,718

3.92% growth

Poverty Rate

4.97%


Number of Employees

34,320

1.76% growth

Median Property Value

$456,600

5.38% growth

About

In 2017, Folsom, CA had a population of 75.9k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $106,718. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Folsom, CA grew from 74,960 to 75,897, a 1.25% increase and its median household income grew from $102,692 to $106,718, a 3.92% increase.

The population of Folsom, CA is 62.7% White Alone, 16.2% Asian Alone, and 11.2% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Folsom, CA speak a non-English language, and 92.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Folsom, CA are Folsom Lake College (1,169 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Folsom, CA is $456,600, and the homeownership rate is 69.8%. Most people in Folsom, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Folsom, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Folsom, CA employs 34.3k people. The largest industries in Folsom, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,621 people), Manufacturing (4,406 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,897 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($111,607), Utilities ($107,422), and Manufacturing ($105,649).

Median household income in Folsom, CA is $106,718. Males in Folsom, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Folsom, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$106,718

2017 value

± $3,849

3.92%

1 Year Growth

± 4.33%

Households in Folsom, CA have a median annual income of $106,718, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $102,692 in 2016, which represents a 3.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Folsom, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 85.12

  2. Census Tract 85.09

  3. Census Tract 85.10

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Folsom, CA was Census Tract 85.12 with a value of $170,197, followed by Census Tract 85.09 and Census Tract 85.10, with respective values of $157,857 and $145,511.

The following map shows all of the places in Folsom, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Folsom, CA (3.49k out of 70.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,830 ± 400

  2. Hispanic

    416 ± 173

  3. Asian

    342 ± 146

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Folsom, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

34.3k

2017 Value

± 1,172

1.76%

1 Year growth

± 4.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Folsom, CA grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 33.7k employees to 34.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Folsom, CA, are Management Occupations (5,146 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,129 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,047 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Folsom, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Folsom, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (5,146 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,129 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,047 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Folsom, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (4.03 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (3.03 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Folsom, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($124,583), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($103,864), and Management Occupations ($103,043).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

34.3k

2017 Value

± 1,172

1.76%

1 Year growth

± 4.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Folsom, CA grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 33.7k employees to 34.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Folsom, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,621 people), Manufacturing (4,406 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,897 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Folsom, CA, though some of these residents may live in Folsom, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Folsom, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,621 people), Manufacturing (4,406 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,897 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Folsom, CA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.25 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.16 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Folsom, CA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($111,607), Utilities ($107,422), and Manufacturing ($105,649).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

97% of the population of Folsom, CA has health coverage, with 68.9% on employee plans, 6.01% on Medicaid, 9.74% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.551% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Folsom, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Folsom, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.01%

Uninsured

68.9%

Employer Coverage

6.01%

Medicaid

9.74%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

0.551%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Folsom, CA declined by 22.5% from 3.88% to 3.01%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Folsom, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Folsom, CA is home to a population of 75.9k people, from which 92.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Folsom, CA residents were born outside of the country (12.3k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Folsom, CA is composed of 47.6k White Alone residents (62.7%), 12.3k Asian Alone residents (16.2%), 8.49k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.2%), 3.74k Two or More Races residents (4.93%), 3.13k Black or African American Alone residents (4.12%), 311 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.41%), 244 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.321%), and 76 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.1%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Folsom, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Folsom, CA was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Folsom, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Folsom, CA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    12.3k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Folsom, CA residents (12.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Folsom, CA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

92.4%

2017 Citizenship

93%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.4% of Folsom, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Folsom, CA was 93%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    47.6k ± 1.26k

  2. Asian Alone

    12.3k ± 878

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8.49k ± 925

In 2017, there were 3.86 times more White Alone residents (47.6k people) in Folsom, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.3k Asian Alone and 8.49k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Folsom, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Folsom, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Folsom, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Folsom, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,298 ± 227

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,011 ± 270

  3. Korea

    400 ± 95

Folsom, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Folsom, CA awarded 1,169 degrees. The student population of Folsom, CA is skewed towards women, with 3,698 male students and 4,801 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Folsom, CA are White (751 and 64.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (158 and 13.6%), Asian (125 and 10.7%), and Two or More Races (66 and 5.67%).

The largest universities in Folsom, CA by number of degrees awarded are Folsom Lake College (1,169 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Folsom, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (383 and 32.8%), Biological & Physical Sciences (158 and 13.5%), and Child Care Provider (120 and 10.3%).

The median tuition costs in Folsom, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 284 degrees awarded

  2. 158 degrees awarded

  3. 104 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Folsom, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 284 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Folsom, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,169 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Folsom, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Folsom Lake College with 1,169 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

393

Degrees Awarded to Men

776

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 393 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Folsom, CA, which is 0.506 times less than the 776 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    751 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    158 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    125 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Folsom, CA were to White students. These 751 degrees mean that there were 4.75 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 158 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Folsom, CA was $456,600 in 2017, which is 2.1 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $433,300 to $456,600, a 5.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Folsom, CA is 69.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Folsom, CA have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Folsom, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$106,718

Median Household Income

± $3,849

26.8k

Number of Households

± 1,067

In 2017, the median household income of the 26.8k households in Folsom, CA grew to $106,718 from the previous year's value of $102,692.

The following chart displays the households in Folsom, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $150k - $200k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$456,600

2017 Median

± $5,310

$433,300

2016 Median

± $5,525

In 2017, the median property value in Folsom, CA grew to to $456,600 from the previous year's value of $433,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Folsom, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Folsom, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Folsom, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Folsom, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.8%

2017 Homeownership

69%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.8% of the housing units in Folsom, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Folsom, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Folsom, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Folsom, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Folsom, CA have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.65% of the workforce in Folsom, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.9%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.28%

  3. Carpooled

    8.06%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Folsom, CA was Drove Alone (78.9%), followed by those who Worked At Home (8.28%) and those who Carpooled (8.06%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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