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Located in: El Dorado County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Gold Rdg.

Time Zone: Gold Ridge lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT)

Elevation: 4,040 feet [1,231.39 m] above sea level<1>

Websites for Gold Ridge

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<2>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Gold Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7532, Longitude: -120.5683     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gold Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   38° 45' 11"
Lon:   -120° 34' 5"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<3>   Pollock Pines

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Gold Ridge

GNIS ID:   1733904
FIPS State / Place Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Gold Ridge)

About El Dorado County

The community of Placerville is the County Seat for El Dorado County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for El Dorado)


2016:<4>     185,625   (2.52% increase since 2010)  
2010:     181,058   (15.84% increase since 2000)
2000:     156,299

Total Area:<5>   1,786 sq. miles [4,626.6 km²]   - of which 4.39% is water (78.5 sq. miles [203.2 km²])

Housing Units:<6>   88,159

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for El Dorado

GNIS ID:   277273
FIPS State / County Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Gold Ridge)

About California

From the US Census


2016:     39,250,017   (5.36% increase since 2010)  
2010:     37,253,956   (9.99% increase since 2000)
2000:     33,871,648

Websites for State of California

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of California

GNIS ID:   1779778
FIPS State:   06

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gold Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Gold Ridge, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<3>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Gold Ridge.

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<4>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Gold Ridge. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<6>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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