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Welcome to Folsom (aka 'Folsom City') ...

The city of Folsom is located in Sacramento County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Folsom has a population of 80,689 people<2> (see below for details).

Folsom is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<3>.

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<4>

While we don't have a date for the founding 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.

Websites for Folsom ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

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 (or 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.

Communities Also Named Folsom ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

  • Sacramento
  • Roseville
  • Citrus Heights
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Rocklin
  • Lincoln
  • Auburn
  • Placerville
  • Loomis
  • Crescent Ridge Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Ridge Village
    • Crescent Ridge Village lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Folsom.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Ridge Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Ridge Village

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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Folsom was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Folsom mentioned on a train schedule titled Southern Pacific Railroad Time Tables (August 1903).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Folsom.

The official website for Folsom:

The official website for Sacramento County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Sacramento, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Folsom.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Folsom - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Folsom). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Folsom or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Folsom) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Folsom. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FolsomOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Folsom. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6694, Longitude: -121.1538    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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