The City of Rocklin has a long history, but much of the growth has been within the last 30 years. Rocklin was first recognized as a destination along the transcontinental railroad in 1864, about the same time granite mining began. As Rocklin has evolved, the City has saved many of the original granite bridges used to cross creeks on the Spring Valley Ranch and has designed parks to include these bridges.
The amenities in Rocklin are varied and appeal to people of all ages. We have thirty parks throughout the city including a volunteer‐maintained dog park and an 18‐hole disc golf course. The City also owns and operates the Finnish Temperance Hall, home to Rocklin Community Theater, and the Rocklin Event Center, a conference and meeting facility. Rocklin has one of the lowest crime rates in the region.
Rocklin is located in Placer County, approximately 22 miles from Sacramento, and approximately 100 miles from either Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, or Napa Valley. Rocklin is intersected by Interstate 80 (a heavily travelled freeway for both commerce and travelers) and Highway 65 (largely serving commuter and regional traffic). A major east‐west rail line operated by Union Pacific runs through Rocklin, and the Rocklin train depot is served by Amtrak for regional, statewide, and interstate service.
Rocklin’s climate closely tracks that of the Sacramento Metropolitan region. It is characterized by comfortable fall and spring temperatures in the 70’s and warm summers. Annual rainfall is 21 inches per year. Population: 60,252 (2015) Rocklin has been one of the fastest growing cities in California, with approximately 64% growth since 2000.
As of May 2015, Rocklin has an estimated civilian work force of 30,000 with an unemployment rate of 4.9%, with recent positive job growth. Approximately 40% of Rocklin citizens over age 25 hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Rocklin has a median household income of $77,031 (2009-2013). Rocklin has a current median age of 36.3 years.