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Folsom, CA

Folsom offers both a vibrant arts and culture scene and natural beauty with fun outdoor opportunities. Consumer-oriented activities include shopping at designer brand stores, dining at high quality restaurants and wine-tasting in the nearby foothills. Outdoor recreational activities include water sports, bike riding, and hiking on the American River Parkway.

Folsom CA Employment & Population

Located on the American River Parkway, Folsom has a population of 75,361 people. There is a high proportion of young, unmarried, upwardly-mobile professionals who call Folsom home. This adds a lively element to the city and makes Folsom a great option for other single professionals who are looking to relocate.

Folsom is considered a white-collar community with approximately 44% of Folsom residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. Approximately 90% of Folsom’s workforce is employed in white-collar jobs. Sales jobs, office and administrative support and management positions are the dominant workforce in Folsom. Of note is that Folsom, and its surrounding region, has more residents who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Folsom CA Demographics

As of 2010, thirty-nine percent of households had children under the age of 18 living in them and the average yearly income was approximately $151,000 for a family of four. This is considered upper middle class in California and upper class relative to the rest of the nation. Housing costs in Folsom are among some of the top in the country, but do not approach the real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Folsom contains a high mix of ethnic diversity. The majority of Folsom residents report their race to be White (74%), Asian is the second largest self-identified ethnic group (12.5%), a little over 12% of Folsom residents identify as Hispanic or Latino and almost 6% identify as African American. Foreign-born individuals account for around 15% of Folsom’s population and contribute to Folsom’s culture.