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Rancho Murieta, California
—  CDP  —
Location in Sacramento County and the state of California
Coordinates: 38°30′11″N 121°5′5″W / 38.50306°N 121.08472°W / 38.50306; -121.08472Coordinates: 38°30′11″N 121°5′5″W / 38.50306°N 121.08472°W / 38.50306; -121.08472
Country United States
State California
County Sacramento
 - Total 12 sq mi (30.9 km2)
 - Land 11.9 sq mi (30.8 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 167 ft (51 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,193
 Density 349.4/sq mi (135.7/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95683
Area code(s) 916
FIPS code 06-59506
GNIS feature ID 1820537
Rancho Murieta South Entrance Sign.

Rancho Murieta is a census-designated place (CDP) and guard-gated community in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is part of the SacramentoArden-ArcadeRoseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,193 at the 2000 census. It is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 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 11.9 square miles (31.0 km²), of which, 11.9 square miles (30.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.42%) is water.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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's governing bodies are the Rancho Murieta Home Owner's Association (RMA), The Murieta Townhouses, Inc. (MTI) and the Villa and Village HOAs. The Sacramento County Rancho Murieta Community Services District provides water, sewer, and security services to the CID. The RMA provides landscape and street maintenance, and enforcement of the CC&R's.

State and Federal

In the state legislature Rancho Murieta is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cox, and in the 10th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Alyson Huber. Federally, Rancho Murieta is located in California's 3rd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +7 [2] and is represented by Republican Dan Lungren.

Rancho Murieta Country Club

It is best known in the Sacramento region for the Rancho Murieta Country Club, which hosted the Raley's Senior Gold Rush, a Senior PGA Tour event, until 1995.

Non-Profit Rancho Murieta Groups

Rancho Murieta Optimus Club

Telephone Prefixes

Telephone numbers for wired telephones working out of the Rancho Murieta central office follow the format (916) 354-xxxx and 314-xxxx.

Adjacent Areas


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 


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