About Elk Grove....
Even in these challenging economic times, Elk Grove still holds the
title of “the second-fastest-growing area in the region and California's
first new City of the 21st Century” with a population growth that has
been phenomenal. However,
its ability to retain the feel of that once small town that began back
in 1850 makes Elk Grove unique to its residents.
As the population increases, so does its retail and service businesses.
This has allowed Elk Grove to
beautifully blend that small-town feeling with all the amenities of an
urban area. With a climbing population, a conscious effort was made to
maintain the community's character.
The Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce realizes that it takes a
positive attitude and great level of effort to maintain the rural feel
of our small town. The
community and its surrounding organizations attempt to encourage this
atmosphere with family-oriented events as the Western, Strauss & Harvest
Festivals, Salute to Red, White and Blue, and the Parade of Lights &
The community has also taken steps to ensure that business and
residential developments don't displace the natural beauty of the region
by preserving open spaces such as the Cosumnes River Preserve and the
Stone Lakes Wildlife Refuge. In
addition, the Cosumnes Community Services District has made providing
quality parks a top priority for Elk Grove residents.
In fact, Elk Grove has received
many awards of excellence in park systems management.
Elk Grove is a family-oriented area that offers everything from starter
homes to ranch estates. Its
population is diverse in ethnicity, age, and income levels.
The award-winning Elk Grove
Unified School District has an impeccable reputation offering plenty of
services to the community. As Elk
Grove blossoms and more businesses make their way into the area, folks
will be able to live, work and play close to home.
In the past few years, the City of Elk Grove has made great strides in
creating a “business friendly” economic climate by approving incentive
programs and faster plan processing for development.
Elk Grove is poised for success as population, retail and business
growth continue to thrive.
141,430 (as of January 1, 2009)
38°26’18” North, 121°22’55” West (38.438222, -
121.381925), about 15 miles south of
Sacramento, within Sacramento County,
42 square miles or 26,000 acres
Varies from low temperatures of 24° to
44° to highs of 80° to 110°.
Average annual rainfall is 22
inches falling primarily from October
For economic information on Elk Grove, visit the Elk Grove Economic
Development Corporation website at
For Demographics and Facts click here