Placer County Information

Placer in California occupies 1,503 square miles and has a 2006 population of 326,242, a change from a 2000 population of 248,399 and 172,796 in 1990. 13.2% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 13.9% percent is 25-35, and 15% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 623 acts of violent crime reported in Placer in 2004, a change from 533 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 7,072 people: 4.2% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 3.6%.

Read more about Placer, California in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyPlacer 
StateCalifornia 
Land Area1,503 sq. milesRanked 444 of 3,140
Population 2006326,242Ranked 189 of 3,140
Population 2005316,868 
Population 2000248,399Ranked 233 of 3,140
Population 1990172,796Ranked 280 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion90.2% 
African American1.3% 
Asian American4.6% 
Native American.9% 
Pacific Islander.2% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 55.7% 
Population 5 to 1413.1% 
Population 15 to 2413.2% 
Population 25 to 3413.9% 
Population 35 to 4415% 
Population 45 to 5414.7% 
Population 55 to 6410.4% 
Population 65 to 747.1% 
Population 75 and up6.9% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes623533
Murders / Manslaughters3 
Forcible Rapes41 
Robberies113 
Aggravated Assaults466 
Total Property Crimes9,2626,706
Burglaries1,941 
Larceny Thefts6,097 
Motor Vehicle Thefts1,224 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population168,934131,403
Unemployed Population7,0724,720
Unemployment Rate4.2%3.6%

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