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Welcome to Folsom (aka 'Folsom City') ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Folsom has a population of 80,689 people<2> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Folsom, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated April 20, 1946.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Folsom: Named for Joseph L. Folsom (1817-1855), a real estate investor and founder of Folsom.
The city of Folsom has also been called Folsom City. Going back to its beginning, Folsom was originally named Granite City<3>. For more information about the names of Folsom, see The Names of Folsom on our Genealogy Page.
The community of Folsom is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Folsom lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Folsom: (916)
The ZIP codes for Folsom: 95630, 95763<5>
Websites for Folsom ...
Official Website: www.folsom.ca.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.FolsomChamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Folsom had an population of 80,689 people. This is an increase of 11.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 55.52% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Folsom had a population of 72,203 people (which is 5.09% of the total population of Sacramento County). This makes Folsom the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Folsom represents 0.19% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 110th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 72,203 people, the population of Folsom increased 39.16% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 51,884 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Folsom.
Adding Folsom to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Folsom in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Folsom was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Folsom on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Folsom on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Folsom ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Folsom - they are located in Alabama (2), Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas (2), Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Folsom.
Communities near Folsom ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Folsom.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Folsom. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Folsom.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Folsom. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Folsom.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Folsom. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Folsom.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Folsom ...
Looking for more information about Folsom? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Folsom, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Folsom.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Folsom: www.folsom.ca.us/
The official website for Sacramento County: www.saccounty.net/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 10 Oct 2021